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Professional Issues Update
Live Webcast

Professional Issues Update

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Personal Development

Average Rating:
  4.6   (16 comments)
Partner Produced |  Personal Development
Faculty :
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr.  |  Allyson Baumeister  |  William H. Hornberger, CPA, JD  |  Rachel Dresen
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Access for 40 day(s) after program date.


Take advantage of one of the most popular benefits of membership and participate in the upcoming FREE Professional Issues Update CPE webcast. This program will include two informative and engaging sessions to help you navigate future challenges and issues in the accounting profession.

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., with K2 Enterprises will present "A New Day, A New Technology Way," a session that will help you examine how you can take full advantage of today's technologies to advance your business practices, processes, and workflows so that you and your team are working at peak efficiency.


The second half of the webcast will be devoted to a panel discussion focused on the tax reform process, including: 

• Where are we right now? 

• What is being discussed? 

• What is the expected timetable for a bill?

• What are some of the possible effective dates? 

• What advice should you provide your clients during this period of uncertainty? 

• What should you be looking for as the reform process unfolds? 

• What resources are available to educate yourself on tax reform legislation? 


Panelists will be Allyson B. Baumeister, CPA, CGMA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Rachel Dresen, Director of Congressional and Political Affairs at AICPA; and, Willie Hornberger, CPA, Jackson Walker LLP

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Process routine transactions, such as expense reports and accounts payable invoices, more efficiently

*Take advantage of bank feeds to reduce data entry

*Improve accounts receivable collection periods

*Generate more accurate business forecasts

*Facilitate real-time communication and data sharing amongst team members

*Provide dynamic, interactive financial and operational dashboards to those with a “need to know.”

Major Subjects

*Current professional issues and trends 


Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens, Jr. Related seminars and products:

K2 Enterprises

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.

Rachel Dresen Related seminars and products:

Director of Congressional and Political Affairs


Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

All CPAs

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based



Overall:     4.6

Total Reviews: 541


Deborah M - HOUSTON, Texas

"Great topic & timely too"

Terry N - Austin, Texas

"Thank you. This was an excellent broadcast."

Bruce B - ,

"Great presentation -- both parts!"

Ellen M - Dallas, Texas

"Thanks, very professionally done"

Jason L - ,

"Great webcast! Very pleased!"

Christy D - ,

"Thanks for your time to provide relevant topics!"

Paul B - Dallas, Texas

"Great course today -- very good interactions."

Lana W - ,

"Thought this was one of the best."

Joseph M - Dallas, Texas

"The technology speaker was very very good. this was my first introduction to this type of material."

Luke J - Dallas, Texas

"Great content on use of technology! Really enjoyed the change of pace from the normal straight professional issues updates."

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