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


Description

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

Course Materials

Faculty

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

AICPA


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites

None


Advanced Preparation

None


Designed For

All CPAs


Original Recording Date

05/03/2017


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 

 


Yellow Book

No


Course Developer

TSCPA


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org 


Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


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