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Power BI - Use PBI Desktop to Create Reports and Dashboards

ID: 59651
Wednesday April 24, 2024 09:00AM - 01:00PM
Topics:
Technology
Non-members
$186.25
Members
$149.00
Your price
$186.25

* This course is #8 in the Microsoft Power BI series of webinars. Click button in Program Content section below to see suggested viewing order. * Power BI Desktop is a new stand-alone tool that adds visualization to your data. This course focus on learning the Power BI Desktop interface, connecting to data sources and creating the visualizations. We will demonstrate the creation of each of the various visualizations and the various options related to each. We will also show how the visualization can be connected together to provide fully-interactive reports with drill-down capabilities. This class does not require any Excel knowledge but understanding Power Pivot and Power Query can reduce your learning curve. This session is presented using Excel 2019/Office 365. Regardless of the version you are using, most concepts covered in this course apply to all versions of Excel. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Tour of the Power BI Desktop interface
  • Using Power BI Desktop to connect to data sources
  • Available visualizations in Power BI Desktop
  • Building interactivity into visualizations

This course is #8 in the Microsoft Power BI series of webinars. Click button below to see suggested viewing order.

View Series Sequence Who will benefit: Anyone who wants to learn how to analyze data

THIS WEBCAST IS HOSTED ON CPA CROSSINGS PLATFORM. ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ATTEND THE WEBCAST VIA E-MAIL.

Powerful Business Collaboration: Mind the Generation Gap

ID: 59652
Wednesday April 24, 2024 09:30AM - 10:30AM
Topics:
Business Management + Strategy
Talent Management + Human Resources
Non-members
$68.75
Members
$55.00
Your price
$68.75

This distinctive presentation shows how multigenerational teams enrich your CPA practice. You'll discover both quantitative and qualitative benefits from having members of Gen Z, the Milliennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers working on the same project. The presenters walk the talk! Elbert Lilly, Video Production Specialist at CPA Crossings, LLC, is a Millennial. Forbes Contributor Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, is a Baby Boomer. Through real-life examples, stories you can relate to, and a few fun exercises, Al and Bruce will demonstrate the power of collaborating with someone a bit (or a lot) older or younger than you. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructors will be available to answer your questions during the event.

The major topics covered in this course include:

  • Why is it in your business's financial interest to include a range of generations in your work teams?
  • What are the pitfalls of *not* having a multigenerational approach to your work?
  • What do you have to offer to someone else that is a direct result of your age and experience?
  • In what work-related areas would you be better off if you collaborated with someone much younger or older than you?
  • Does ageism apply only to how the world treats older people, or are younger people also subject to ageism?
  • What are misconceptions you have about older or younger people and how can you overcome them?
  • What are three things you can do as soon as you finish this webinar that will help you benefit from a multigenerational collaboration?

Who will benefit: CPAs, CFOs, controllers, internal auditors, board members, business owners, attorneys, entrepreneurs, compliance professionals, HR managers

THIS WEBCAST IS HOSTED ON CPA CROSSINGS PLATFORM. ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ATTEND THE WEBCAST VIA E-MAIL.

Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements: Update and Review

ID: 59182
Wednesday April 24, 2024 11:00AM - 03:00PM
Topics:
Audit + Assurance
Non-members
$261.00
Members
$213.00
Your price
$261.00

Get the latest developments

If you supervise preparation, compilation, and review engagements, this course will help you comply with the professional standards by informing you of the latest developments and issues relevant to these engagements.

Learn about the U.S. business economy, peer review, FASB and SSARS updates, and other areas affecting preparation, compilation, and review engagements.

Learning Objectives:
· Identify key economic factors and accountant's responsibility for fraud
· Recognize recent SSARSs, accounting and reporting developments
· Identify the professional standards and risk factors relevant to the performance of preparation, compilation and review engagements, including engagements on pro forma and prospective financial information

Who will benefit:
· CPA firm seniors (and above) managing engagements performed in accordance with SSARS

THIS IS AN AICPA HOSTED WEBCAST. YOU WILL LAUNCH THE COURSE FROM YOUR OSCPA LEARNING CENTER. AICPA WILL ISSUE AND MAINTAIN YOUR CREDITS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CPE CERTIFICATE FROM AICPA WEBCAST PORTAL AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WEBCAST.

Tax Research I - Tax Staff Essentials

ID: 59183
Thursday April 25, 2024 09:00AM - 01:00PM
Topics:
Tax
Non-members
$261.00
Members
$213.00
Your price
$261.00

Ask the right questions
Organize the facts, locate and assess pertinent authority, and clearly communicate research findings. That's what it takes to conduct tax research effectively. This webcast is focused on equipping you with the tools you need to find answers to complex tax questions.

We will discuss online tax research methodology, authoritative tax hierarchy, tax return support documentation, and so much more.

Learning Objectives:
· Recall the methodology of implementation-based tax research.
· Identify and analyze the pertinent facts and applicable laws to determine a tax result.
· Apply the hierarchy for sources of tax authority in researching a tax question.
· Recall how to execute efficient and meaningful research within tax online services.

Who will benefit:
· New tax staff (firm or in-house)

THIS IS AN AICPA HOSTED WEBCAST. YOU WILL LAUNCH THE COURSE FROM YOUR OSCPA LEARNING CENTER. AICPA WILL ISSUE AND MAINTAIN YOUR CREDITS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CPE CERTIFICATE FROM AICPA WEBCAST PORTAL AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WEBCAST.

Tax Research II - Tax Staff Essentials

ID: 59184
Thursday April 25, 2024 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Topics:
Tax
Non-members
$261.00
Members
$213.00
Your price
$261.00

Ask the right questions
Finding the right answer to a tax question starts with asking the most important questions, which are rarely the most obvious ones.

Learn to examine a unique set of facts in light of the tax law so that you can develop those precise questions that help your clients understand their options.

Learn to identify and phrase critical tax questions as you structure your searches and formulate the questions to make your research more effective.

Client-specific
Understand how to analyze your client's situation and place in the context of previous cases through research. Learn how to talk with clients about your findings in their cases.

Learning Objectives:
· Identify the appropriate authority for tax problems.
· Identify the evidence you gather regarding your client's tax situation.
· Distinguish the facts from other cases to reach a conclusion about your client's case.
· Identify specific ways to communicate your findings to your client.
· Recall the research methodology that is appropriate to tax planning.

Who will benefit:
· Tax staff (firm or in-house)

THIS IS AN AICPA HOSTED WEBCAST. YOU WILL LAUNCH THE COURSE FROM YOUR OSCPA LEARNING CENTER. AICPA WILL ISSUE AND MAINTAIN YOUR CREDITS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CPE CERTIFICATE FROM AICPA WEBCAST PORTAL AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WEBCAST.

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Conference

ID: 59461
Friday April 26, 2024 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Topics:
Audit + Assurance
Non-members
$486.25
Members
$399.00
Your price
$486.25

Whether you’ve been in the EBPA world for eons or you’re an eager rookie—this conference will get you up to speed on what’s around the bend for employee benefit plans and audits. We have a specially designed boot camp that’s the bee’s knees for beginners, and everyone will have the opportunity to hear from the DOL and peer review experts on the latest updates and top audit issues through interactive learning focused on the EBP sector and enhancing audit quality.

Topics to be covered:

- A U.S. Department of Labor update

- Accounting and auditing update

- Economic and retirement legislation update

- Auditing investments best practices

- Risk management, audit claims and engagement letters overview

- Peer review development and findings

- Audit technology

- Risk management best practices

- EBP audit beginner bootcamp

And you know what they say—the larger the group, the bigger the discount!

- 5-9 attendees = 10% off

- 10+ attendees = 20% off

Call Member Services at 614.764.2727 to register your group.

VSCPA Women’s Leadership Series: Navigating Burnout in the CPA Profession

ID: 59845
Friday April 26, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Topics:
Essential Skills + Professional Development
Non-members
$49.00
Members
$39.00
Your price
$49.00

In the demanding world of the CPA profession, burnout has become an increasingly prevalent and concerning issue, especially among women. Long hours, tight deadlines, and the evolving landscape of financial regulations can take a toll on even the most resilient professionals.


In honor of Women's Mental Health Day, we're celebrating with a session on Navigating Burnout in the CPA Profession. This session aims to shed light on the pervasive issues of burnout within the CPA profession and provide practical strategies for prevention, intervention and recovery. Join us for an exploration of the stressors women face and the impact of burnout on individual well-being, team dynamics and overall organizational performance.


Learning Objectives:

• Identify key factors to burnout, such as long hours, tight deadlines, and regulatory pressures.

• Examine the stressors faced by women in the CPA profession.

• Strategies to address gender-specific challenges and foster a supportive work environment.

• Preventative measures to enhance personal resilience.

• The role of leadership and organizational policies in creating a supportive work environment.

• Resilience-building techniques to help CPA professionals bounce back from challenging situations.


These learning objectives aim to address the specific challenges outlined in the session description and provide practical tools for navigating burnout in the CPA profession.


Major Subjects

• Understanding burnout and team dynamics in the CPA profession 

• Exploring gender-specific stressors 

• Impact on individual well-being 

• Assessing organizational performance 

• Practical prevention strategies 

• Recovery and resilience building

• Creating an action plan

Motivating the Right Way - Get the Most From Your Staff!

ID: 59653
Monday April 29, 2024 09:00AM - 11:00AM
Topics:
Essential Skills + Professional Development
Talent Management + Human Resources
Non-members
$111.25
Members
$89.00
Your price
$111.25

Are you getting the most from your staff? Are you paying top-dollar and still not getting high performance? New research gives us the insights to effectively motivate your people. This session discusses proven people motivation tactics. Many ‘old’ methods really did not motivate in the past and certainly do not work today. Getting the most from your people requires new, very learnable, leadership techniques. Whether your business is large or a start-up, getting people to move forward as one is a challenge. This session will show you how to create an environment where your talented employees can excel. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

The issues and alternatives of motivation.

  • Why many motivation tactics consistently fail
  • How to change your motivation tactics to enhance performance
  • The three things that every professional wants
  • The new science of effective motivation
  • How to motivate people today
  • An action plan to enhance motivation

 

Who will benefit: CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, Board members, advisers, managers and consultants.

THIS WEBCAST IS HOSTED ON CPA CROSSINGS PLATFORM. ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ATTEND THE WEBCAST VIA E-MAIL.

2022 Tax Legislation: Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS Act

ID: 59654
Monday April 29, 2024 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Topics:
Tax
Non-members
$111.25
Members
$89.00
Your price
$111.25

In a surprise twist, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was passed in short order after secret negotiations were revealed in late July 2022. Seismic changes in tax legislation are currently taking place, and the well-informed tax practitioner will want to attend this two-hour program in order to stay abreast of these developments! This course will provide a concise look at these hot topics. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

The major topics covered in this course include:

  • Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
    • The new 15% corporate AMT
    • Electric Vehicle Credits
    • Clean Commercial Vehicle Credits
    • 1% tax on the repurchase of corporate stock
    • Excess Business Losses
    • Clean Energy Tax Credits
    • Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit
    • Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (Section 179D)
    • New Credits
    • Research Credits for Small Businesses
    • Excise Taxes on Fossil Fuels
    • Green Property Depreciation
    • Additional Funding for the IRS
    • Transfers of certain credits to an unrelated transferee
  • Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022

Who will benefit: Who should Attend: This course is suitable for corporate tax and finance executives, directors, managers and staff, CPAs, CAs Enrolled Agents, accountants, attorneys and business/financial advisors who work with and advise businesses that have these tax implications.

THIS WEBCAST IS HOSTED ON CPA CROSSINGS PLATFORM. ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ATTEND THE WEBCAST VIA E-MAIL.

ChatGPT Bootcamp for CPAs with John Higgins

ID: 59908
Tuesday April 30, 2024 09:00AM - 01:30PM
4249 Easton Way Ste 150, Columbus, OH 43219
Non-members
$437.50
Members
$350.00
Your price
$437.50

Introducing the ChatGPT Hands-on Bootcamp for CPAs (IN PERSON)!

Are you ready to unlock the power of ChatGPT and revolutionize your accounting, finance, and tax workflows? Look no further! This half-day immersive course, led by nationally recognized advisor and CPA technology educator John Higgins, will propel you into the world of ChatGPT expertise. 

Why ChatGPT?

  • Fastest Growing Application: ChatGPT has taken the tech world by storm, with over 100 million users adopting it within just two months. Its impact is unprecedented!
  • Quality and Efficiency Boost: As a CPA or CFO, you’re a knowledge worker, and ChatGPT is tailor-made for you. It enhances the quality and efficiency of business processes across all industries.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. History and Basics: Dive into the fascinating history of ChatGPT and explore its inner workings.
  2. Hands-On Experience: Get your hands dirty! John Higgins will guide you through practical case studies, applying ChatGPT to real-world accounting, finance, and tax scenarios.
  3. Setting Up Your Account: Learn how to set up your ChatGPT account (both free and premium options).
  4. Risk Management: Understand how to navigate ChatGPT effectively and avoid potential pitfalls.
  5. Future Potential: Peek into the exciting future of AI in business.

Who Should Attend?

  • CPAs: Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this bootcamp is for you.
  • CFOs: Enhance your strategic decision-making with ChatGPT insights.
  • Bring Your Laptop!: This hands-on experience requires active participation.

Ready to ascend to the top of the pyramid of CPAs knowledgeable in ChatGPT? Register now and be prepared to transform your day-to-day tasks!