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K2's Small Business Cloud Accounting Shootout

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Tommy Stephens
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2 Hours
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Cloud-based accounting solutions are taking the market by storm. With so many choices available today, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you and your clients. Therefore, in this session, you will learn about the relative strengths, right fits, and target markets for many of the leading cloud-based solutions currently available, including QuickBooks Online, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Xero, and Accounting Suite. You will also learn about some of the lesser-known but practical options such as Zoho and Wave Accounting. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge of the options available to small businesses.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List three key capabilities/strengths associated with each solution discussed in this session
  • Identify examples of small businesses that might be well-suited to use each of the solutions discussed in this session
  • Create estimates of pricing for each solution presented

Major Subjects
  • Fundamentals of cloud accounting for small businesses and why these issues matter
  • Five critical questions when considering a small business accounting solution
  • Relative strengths and potential issues associated with leading cloud-based accounting solutions for small businesses

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Sat, Mar 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CST
Mon, Mar 29, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, Apr 30, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Mon, May 03, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Fri, May 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Wed, Jun 16, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Tue, Jul 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
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Tue, Aug 17, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Tue, Aug 31, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Mon, Nov 01, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Sat, Nov 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/28/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge computer operations
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals seeking to improve the accounting operations of small businesses
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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