Our annual live event – Accounting Day

Our CPE webinars will begin in early 2020 with a focus on:

  • A&A
  • Fraud
  • Ethics
  • Internal Control
  • Excel

with Mark Dauberman as the primary instructor/presenter.
www.markdauberman.com/

and Jim Colville as the primary instructor/presenter for Excel

Most webinars will be two hours in length (some are planned as one hour). This allows your to not spend all day on CPE. The two hour format gets you the needed knowledge and allows you to not to loose a day’s work.

AEI’s approach to CPE is different from what is common and expected. We don’t repeat what others have written. We hit the high points and get into the practical aspects and the real world issues.

Preliminary Course Catalog:

  • The New Lease Standard,
    • Beyond the “same old thing”
    • The new rules, presented from an implementation approach
    • Lessees, including real world scenarios and fact patterns
    • Lessors, other lease topics, unique and unusual situations
  • Peer review, issues and best practices
    • Common errors
    • The past, today and tomorrow; what is the direction of the peer review process.
  • GAAP-Inside and Out
    • Practical and misunderstood concepts
    • Hot topics as of the date of the webinar
  • Tax Basis/OCBOA Financial Statements
    • Full GAAP Financial Statement alternatives
    • Adding new knowledge / clarifying misconceptions
  • Compilation and Review
    • Landmines in the new rules
    • Common errors
  • Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements (AUP) (SSAE) No. 19
    • New rules
    • More flexibility both in procedures and reporting
  • Detecting Fraud Before It’s Too Late
    • Understand the motivations and warning signs behind accounting fraud
    • Get to know how accounting fraud is done and how to detect it
  • Understanding the New Lease Requirements
    • Review of the key provisions of the new lease standard highlighting changes from
      the previous standards and overview of step-by-step application approach
  • Applying the New Lease Standard – Lessees
    • A step-by-step approach to applying the new lease standard, including journal
      entries and disclosures for Lessees
  • Applying the New Lease Standard – Lessors & Special Topics
    • A step-by-step approach to applying the new lease standard, including journal entries and disclosures for Lessors and overview of related topics such as lease modifications for both lessees and lessors and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Understanding & Applying the Current Revenue Recognition Standards
    • A review of the key provisions of the current revenue recognition standards, with samples of journal entries for various transactions and sample disclosures
  • Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows
    • A brief review of the standards related to the statement of cash flows. Including recent changes, and using a template (provided) for simplifying preparation
  • Preparing the Deferred Income Tax Provision
    • A brief overview of the key principles underlying the standard for accounting for income taxes, including recent changes, and a template (provided) approach for repairing the deferred tax provision. Warning: The template is designed for California business taxpayers that do not have complex transactions that are taxed separately or for clients operating in multiple states (the template can be adapted)
  • Disclosures – A Practical Approach
    • A practical approach for training staff to write f0ootnotes that are relevant and can be understood by your clients’ financial statement users and for developing a custom disclosure for each financial statement client that will be easy to update each year
  • Understanding the Revised Independence Requirements & Other Provisions of the Code
    • Understanding and applying the current independence requirements in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct with suggestions for documentation along with the development and documentation of policies for compliance with other common provisions of the Code
  • Understanding & Performing Preparation & Compilation Engagements Under SSARS Understanding & Performing Review Engagements Under SSARS
    • An overview of the key provisions of SSARS that apply to all engagements and those specific to preparation and compilation engagements with unmodified reports including tips for reducing the inefficiency associated with commercial checklists
  • SSARS – Special Topics & Modified Reports
    • A brief review of requirements for SSARS engagements involving pro forma or prospective financial statements and requirements related to modified reports in SSARS engagements
  • Materiality & Risk Assessment
    • Understanding materiality and risk assessment, applying the requirements for audits and reviews, and how it applies to other engagements, including documentation
  • Developing Audit Programs
    • A practical approach for developing audit programs using the required cumulative top-down approach required by current standards, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of audit engagements
  • Preparing for Peer Review – No Audits
    • Approaches for documenting compliance with requirements of ethical and quality control engagements and requirements of SSARS
  • Preparing an Audit Firm for Peer Review
    • Approaches for documenting audit engagements to demonstrate compliance with all applicable auditing standards designed to satisfy peer reviewers. Warning: This course should only be taken after the course for non-audit firms or one comparable
  • Understanding Fraud Perpetrators for the Small Business & How to Prepare for Them
    • Understanding the profiles of the most common fraud perpetrators with techniques for identifying them and to prepare an entity to reduce the frequency and amount affecting small business
  • Fraud-Related Internal Controls for the Small Business Entity – Part I
    • An overview of the basic elements of an internal control struicture applicable to the small business entity, including professional service firms, and how to implement and document them allowing for future enhancement
  • Fraud-Related Internal Controls for the Small Business Entity – Part II
    • A continuation of the overview of the basic elements of an internal control structure applicable to the small business entity, including professional service firms, and how to implement and document them allowing for future enhancement
  • Common Fraud Schemes – Cash
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve cash, including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Common Fraud Schemes – Revenues & Accounts Receivable
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve revenues and accounts receivable, including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Common Fraud Schemes – Inventories
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve inventories, including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Common Fraud Schemes -Investments & Receivables
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve investments and receivables, including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Common Fraud Schemes – Property, Plant, & Equipment
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve property, plant, and equipment, including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Common Fraud Schemes – Liabilities & Equity
    • Common fraud schemes affecting small business that involve liabilities and equity including how to establish controls to prevent them and develop reports to detect them
  • Developing Consensus in a Diverse Environment
    • Understanding the theories behind how different individuals form conclusions in matters involving ethics and behaviors to assist managers and supervisors in motivating staff to perform in accordance with firm policies
  • Variable Interest Entites Affecting Small Business
    • An overview of the current rules and requirements fort VIEs that affect small business entites, including how to analyze when they apply, and how to apply ane document them when they do
  • Financial Instruments
    • Understanding what financial instruments are and how to account for them under current standards
  • Derivatives & Hedging
    • Understanding what derivatives are and how they are used, when derivatives qualify as hedges, and accountomg and disclosure for those that are and are not designated as hedges Warning: Finanical Instruments or a similar class shoulde be taken first
  • Not-for-Profit Accounting
    • Understanding what accounting requirements are unique to not-for-profit entities and how they compare to GAAP for for-profit entities
  • Reporting & Disclosures for NFP Entities
    • Requirements applicable to preparing financial statements for NfP entities, disclosures, and differences from for-Profit entities Warning: NfP accountng is required kinowledge
  • Internal Controls – Understanding the Essentials
    • Understand the COSO framework, including its principles and points of focus and how it can be applied to an overall entity, a process, transaction, or department within the entity, or to achieve objectives of almost any nature
  • Identifying Internal Control Deficiencies & Developing Revised & Enhanced Controls
    • Obtaining, documenting, and evaluating existing co9ntrols using a process designed to identify deficiencies, and principles to apply for developing enhanced or revised controls, as appropriate Warning: General knowledge of COSO and internal controls is required

 

Excel webinars will begin in Q1 2020

Please Check Back, More Events and Speaking Engagements are Continuously Posted

Recent Past Events by Jim Colville

Cloud Accounting and Excel
Accounting and Finance Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 23, 2019
Cloud Accounting and Excel in the Cloud 2019 – Jim Colville (PDF)

Accounting Day 2019
Town and Country Hotel

SSARS – Special Topics & Modified Reports

Monday, May 13, 2019
www.AccountingDay.org

Excel Dashboards
AFWA Dinner Meeting
February 21, 2019

Accounting Day 2019
Town and Country Hotel
Monday, May 13, 2019
www.AccountingDay.org

Excel in the Cloud
Accounting and Finance Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 26, 2018
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Excel-Nothing but Tricks
IMA Dinner Meeting
National University
Live and Webinar
June 14, 2018

Accounting Day
Town and Country Hotel
May 14, 2018
www.AccountingDay.org

See more history:
http://www.jimcolvillecpa.com/recent-presentations.htm