July 29, 2019 8:00am – 3:30pm

Fraud Update: Detecting and Preventing the Top 10 Fraud Schemes

Many costly fraudulent schemes have occurred repeatedly throughout the past several decades. Why do these material and frequently recurring frauds succeed? One reason is that business owners, management, auditors, and employees fail to recognize the red flags that have been associated with these financial statement and misappropriation of asset frauds. Another major reason is that the reporting and transaction processing systems do not have adequate controls to either prevent and/or detect these schemes. This course will provide descriptions of how these major frauds are perpetrated (including real-world examples) and the types of cost-effective controls that can be implemented by both small and large businesses and nonprofit entities to identify and prevent these deceptive acts.

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Phoenix
Accounting & Auditing
8
July 29, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm

Webcast: Estate Planning: A Comprehensive Overview

To get started in estate planning, learn the basics of intestate succession, probate, wills, health care directives, general powers of attorney, trusts, gift and estate tax planning as well as transfers of assets.

Dig into the basics of transfer tax planning, including A-B trusts, QTIPs, IDGTs, QPRTs, GRATs, unlimited marital deduction planning, planning with life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships and more.

Also, particular attention will be paid to planning for estate tax law changes and looking at advanced planning strategies, such as the use of trust protectors.

Formerly titled: Estate Planning Intro: Know Your Q-tip From a QTIP

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

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Webinar
Taxation
8
July 30, 2019 8:00am – 3:30pm

Webcast: Internal Control Best Practices for Small and Medium-Sized Entities

This course provides practical guidance for those involved with internal control responsibilities (auditing, monitoring, implementing, etc.) in adapting the 2013 COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework (the COSO framework) to smalland medium-sized entities. Internal control concepts are applicable to every entity, regardless of size. However, there is no "one size fits all" set of rules that can be applied to all entities. Often times the internal control "best practices" that have evolved over time are based upon large entity environments and these "best practices" are not necessarily relevant to small- and medium-sized entities. This course will show you some best practices for designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and auditing cost-effective internal controls for small- and mediumsized entities.

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Webcast
Accounting & Auditing
8
July 30, 2019 8:00am – 3:30pm

Internal Control Best Practices for Small and Medium-Sized Entities

This course provides practical guidance for those involved with internal control responsibilities (auditing, monitoring, implementing, etc.) in adapting the 2013 COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework (the COSO framework) to smalland medium-sized entities. Internal control concepts are applicable to every entity, regardless of size. However, there is no "one size fits all" set of rules that can be applied to all entities. Often times the internal control "best practices" that have evolved over time are based upon large entity environments and these "best practices" are not necessarily relevant to small- and medium-sized entities. This course will show you some best practices for designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and auditing cost-effective internal controls for small- and mediumsized entities.

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Phoenix
Accounting & Auditing
8
July 30, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm

Webcast: FASB Update: What's New?

Stay up-to-date on FASB's activities and save time from reading many email summaries and receive summarized news in one session with CPE credit.

This course delivers an overview of Accounting Standards Updates (ASU) released in the previous quarter and any changes to the FASB Workplan. Also, this course addresses any proposed ASU issued along with the deadline for comments.

Note: This course is updated and offered every three months via webcast.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

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Webinar
Accounting & Auditing
1.5
July 31, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm

Webcast: Retirement Distributions: Planning Options

Retirement accounts are a critical asset for aging clients and forward-thinking families. For many, retirement plans are the greatest financial asset they have. Go beyond mere calculations and learn how to assist clients with retirement planning.

Improper beneficiary choices and faulty distribution calculations can result in penalties or unnecessary taxes. Recent changes that affect late rollovers and relief for those in disaster areas show that the law in this area is dynamic and updates are necessary.

Course materials contain final regulations governing plan distributions and copies of all appropriate IRS forms and rulings. Updated with the latest cases, rulings, regulations and legislation, this course provides the necessary tools to serve clients who are about to retire or begin IRA withdrawals on their own or as a beneficiary.

Materials are provided as an ebook.

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Webinar
Taxation
8
July 31, 2019 8:30am – 12:00pm

Webcast: Digital Currency Revolutions: How Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies are Changing Commerce Webcast

This groundbreaking course helps attendees understand why digital currencies matter and how best to advise clients.

A $100 investment in Bitcoins in 2010 would be worth over $75 million today. What is the reason for this unfathomable explosion in value? Daily, there is an average of over 300,000 unique Bitcoin transactions processed. Companies of all sizes now accept Bitcoins for payments. As auditors, tax preparers, and advisors to businesses and investors from all walks of life, it is our professional duty to understand the changes orchestrated by Bitcoins and their digital currency cousins.

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Webinar
Accounting & Auditing
4
August 1, 2019 8:00am – 3:30pm

Webcast: This Year's Best Income Tax, Estate Tax, and Financial Planning Ideas

With different tax rates for individuals and trusts, tax planning takes on more importance. New ideas for financial planning for retirement must be considered. The purpose of this course is to explore practical tax-planning ideas that practitioners can use to assist clients with their needs. This course is crucial for CPAs who are looking for good ideas that can save clients money! Continually updated for legislative developments.

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Webcast
Taxation
8
August 1, 2019 8:00am – 3:30pm

This Year's Best Income Tax, Estate Tax, and Financial Planning Ideas

With different tax rates for individuals and trusts, tax planning takes on more importance. New ideas for financial planning for retirement must be considered. The purpose of this course is to explore practical tax-planning ideas that practitioners can use to assist clients with their needs. This course is crucial for CPAs who are looking for good ideas that can save clients money! Continually updated for legislative developments.

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Phoenix
Taxation
8
August 1, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm

Webcast: Sophisticated Planning for High Networth Clients

This course aggregates a number of different subjects that are relevant to planning for high net worth clients—federal, state and international income tax planning, estate planning, estate tax planning, asset protection and offshore holdings. Review a select a number of contemporary planning strategies and learn about real life case studies. This course is intended to be challenging and will require active engagement and participation. 

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Webinar
Taxation
8

Need assistance to find the right mix of CPE to meet your CPE requirements and to fit your professional development needs? Contact the ASCPA to assist you in planning your CPE schedule at (602) 324-6042 or by email.