Happy New Year! With live, in-person training events put on hold as a result of the global pandemic, we know that getting your CPE can be challenging. We’re here to help! GAAP Dynamics is launching a periodic webinar series covering the accounting, auditing, and practice issues impacting regional accounting firms and independent member firms of global accounting networks. While you’ll get CPE, the best part is they’re absolutely FREE!
This year’s lineup includes:
Key accounting and audit reminders for busy season (Thursday, January 28)
This webinar is a MUST for auditors going into busy season this year. It’s a “greatest hits” list of the issues within this year’s A&A Update that we facilitated for regional firms and member firms during the latter part of 2020. In this webinar we cover:
- Accounting and auditing issues arising from COVID-19
- Fair value measurements and related disclosures
- Auditing accounting estimates and the use of specialists
- Current expected credit loss (CECL) model outlined in ASC 326
- Risk assessment and its impact on your audit procedures
Accounting issues arising from COVID-19 (Thursday, February 18)
Accountants should consider the accounting and reporting implications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and this webinar has you covered! Using mini cases and polling questions, this webinar reviews the accounting requirements related to asset impairments, exit and disposal activities, fair value measurements, going concern, revenue recognition, and much more!
Top 5 Excel tips and tricks (Thursday, April 29)
Microsoft Excel is the universal modeling wizard and spreadsheet program. Almost everyone has used or is familiar with Excel, but very few have ever been formally trained in its use. As a result, the typical user misses out so much! Not only what it can do, but how to use it more efficiently to improve productivity.
Join David Ravetch, Senior Lecturer of Accounting at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, as he shares his “Top 5” tips and tricks to help you improve your Excel literacy. David has been teaching Excel workshops for a number of years to organizations all over the country and we’re excited to team up with him for this webinar!
Overview of ASUs effective in 2021 (Thursday, May 6)
The FASB never sleeps and despite a wave of big standards issued over the past few years, new Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) continue to be issued that impact financial accounting and reporting under U.S. GAAP. This webinar covers those ASUs applicable to both public and private entities that are effective in 2021. Accounting updates are a necessary evil, but that doesn’t mean they have to be mind-numbingly boring. Check it out for yourself and experience the GAAP Dynamics difference.
Using webinars to train your people and grow your practice (Thursday, August 26)
With in-person training being put on hold for the foreseeable future, many firms have turned to virtual training. Did you know that there are different rules for granting CPE for virtual training (i.e., group internet based and QAS self-study) as opposed to in-person training (i.e., group live)? We cover the NASBA requirements, as well as give you “real-life” examples of how firms are providing CPE-eligible, virtual training to their professionals. We also discuss how webinars are a great way to get your experts in front of clients and prospective clients, providing you with actionable steps to promote and improve such offerings so that you can grow your practice!
Key findings noted by inspectors and peer reviewers (Thursday, September 23)
Nobody enjoys going through an inspection or peer review, but it is necessary to maintain audit quality. Why not learn from other firms’ mistakes? This interactive webinar uses “real-life" scenarios to help engagement teams minimize inspection findings and perform higher quality audits. Using mini cases derived from actual deficiencies noted in inspection reports, this webinar covers topics such as internal controls, risk assessment, and auditing accounting estimates, including using the work of specialists, with a healthy dose of professional skepticism thrown in for good measure!
Each webinar begins at 11:00 am EST and lasts approximatly 60-90 minutes, depending on the topic. Our goal is to give you an opportunity for at least 8 CPE credits throughout the year. If you’re interested, just fill out this form so that we can email you the details and registration information for each webinar.
We look forward to seeing you there!
About GAAP Dynamics
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