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Women's Mentor Circle - Braintree

Tuesday, December 6 8:30am - 9:30am

Virtual

0.00 Credits

Real Estate Taxation

Tuesday, December 6 8:45am - 12:15pm

Virtual

4.00 Credits

You could pay $0 for this course!This qualifies for reimbursement through the State Workforce Training Express Fund. Firms/companies with fewer than 100 staff will receive 100% reimbusement, and firms/companies with over 100 staff will receive 50% reimbursement. You must register for this course and apply for reimbursement through the Workforce Training Express Fund website three weeks in advance to be eligible. The course code for this program is 1136725. To learn more click here or contact Julia Ekelund at jekelund@mscpaonline.org.Do you find real estate-related topics such as passive activity limitations, like kind exchanges, involuntary conversions, and Section 1237 complicated? Learn about these common problem areas in this CPE course so you can avoid mistakes related to these provisions and ensure that your clients receive the most current tax planning and saving strategies for their tax plans.

Managing Through Corporate Politics - The Achilles' Heel of Executing Professional Skepticism

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 10:43am

TBD

2.00 Credits

Professionals often require the ability to utilize professional skepticism, due care and independence when executing their corporate role. Corporate politics can be a combating factor when attempting to comply with those requirements. Leaders must be vigilant about nipping “political” problems in the bud, before they spiral out of control and/or impede those whose job it is to see through political agendas.   Dealing with corporate politics can be one of the most frustrating and confusing experiences for any professional. Unfortunately, selfishness, greed, bickering, lust for power, etc. can creep into your company's culture and impede productivity.   Learning to understand and deal with corporate politics is a prerequisite to being able to maintain an effective career. This course discusses the basics of corporate politics and provides you with alternatives to managing and handling dilemmas that you may face.   This course focuses on the core concepts that impact corporate politics and discusses methods for better understanding when, how, and why the issues occur. This enables professionals to better execute their professional skepticism, due care and independence responsibilities.

LEADERSHIP SERIES: Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improv

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual

3.00 Credits

Surgent's Mastering Accounting for Income Taxes

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 12:30pm

TBD

4.00 Credits

Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, many have continued to struggle with applying the current model for accounting for income taxes, ASC 740. But this does not have to be you. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of this challenging topic. Through discussions and use of exercises, this course will analyze the authoritative literature to provide a thorough understanding of such topics as deferred taxes, income tax expense, uncertain tax positions and other classification and disclosure requirements related to income taxes. We will also explore some specialized areas of income tax accounting, such as intra-period allocations of income tax expense and accounting for changes in tax laws and rates, and we will review proposed updates to ASC 740 disclosures on which the FASB is contemplating. In summary, this course is the place to be to enhance your accounting for income taxes IQ.

Shorten Month-End: Closing Best Practices

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 1:00pm

TBD

4.00 Credits

Surveys show that the average North American company completes its monthly financial statement closing in six days. However, some companies can close their books in one day or less. You don't have to sacrifice accuracy for speed. This session will show you how to close month-end faster, better and cheaper. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Surgent's Fiduciary Income Tax Returns - Form 1041 Workshop with Filled-in Forms

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

This course is designed as a comprehensive guide to the core concepts of trust and estate income tax preparation. The course explains the common terminology and complicated income tax rules of estates and trusts, fiduciary accounting, and an introduction to or refresher on preparing Form 1041. This practical, over 300-page manual is an excellent reference source for your practice, which begins with quite simple cases. Building upon that base throughout the manual, the course ends with two complicated preparation cases, one trust and one estate, each with filled-in forms.

Surgent's Fraud and Abuse in Not-for-Profit Entities and Governments: Stealing from Everyone

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

When not-for-profit entities and governments fall prey to fraud and abuse, it breaks the hearts of donors and taxpayers. Fraud and abuse also causes donors and taxpayers to lose confidence in those not-for-profit entities and governments. In this course, we will focus on the common types of fraud and abuse that occur in not-for-profit entities and governments and also address the auditor's responsibilities related to fraud and abuse. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 30 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced knowledge of fraud and abuse in not-for-profit entities and governments.

Surgent's Industry Accountant Toolkit

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

This course will explore some of the most essential tools for measuring financial and operational success, as well as improving results. Appendices will be provided to give students hands-on applicable materials that can be utilized after completion of the course.

Surgent's Preparing C Corporation Tax Returns for New Staff and Paraprofessionals

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

This course is a great foundation to introduce new preparers to tax rules related to business returns. The course provides new staff coverage of tax areas affecting all business entities, providing staff training which they may carry to other business entity returns. Such business tax topics include the sale of assets used in any trade or business (Form 4797), depreciation (Form 4562), deductible vs. non-deductible items, and the basics of uniform capitalization. The objective of this course is to train new staff accountants, data processing employees, paraprofessionals, and bookkeepers to prepare a complicated federal corporate income tax return. It is a hands-on, practical course in filling out most tax forms, with extra emphasis on form changes due to new tax law.

The Best Federal Tax Update Course by Surgent

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

In this continually revised course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most recent legislation and IRS guidance, as well as major trends on the horizon with a view toward planning considerations. Continually updated to reflect enacted legislation.

The Best S Corporation, Limited Liability, and Partnership Update Course by Surgent

Tuesday, December 6 9:00am - 5:00pm

TBD

8.00 Credits

This year practitioners need to keep abreast of tax changes affecting pass-through entities used by their business clients and employers, and this enlightening course delivers that information. You will learn invaluable strategies, techniques, innovative tax-planning concepts, income-generating ideas, and other planning opportunities available to S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs. Continually updated to reflect enacted legislation.

Tax Research: Fundamentals

Tuesday, December 6 9:30am - 10:30am

TBD

1.00 Credits

The sheer number of sources of tax law can be overwhelming when you are first starting off as a practitioner. How do you differentiate between each one? What does each of them do? And what happens when there are conflicts between them? Through simple, plain language explanations and examples, this course gives the new practitioner an introduction to tax law. It talks about the types of primary authority and how they interact with each other. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Topic 842 - Implementing Leases Workshop

Tuesday, December 6 9:30am - 1:12pm

TBD

4.00 Credits

This updated course offers an in-depth look at the FASB leases standard (ASC 842), which requires organizations to recognize lease assets and liabilities on the balance sheet. This comprehensive course will cover recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements, while also focusing on a key area of change which is proper identification of a lease using a principles-based approach. We will discuss implementation requirements from both the lessee and lessor accounting models. In addition, we explore a variety of scenarios including short-term leases, purchase options, variable lease payments, and remeasurement. This course offers practical journal entry examples, lessons learned from implementation, and explores recently issued amendments to the lease accounting guidance.

Accounting & Auditing Update For Small Business

Tuesday, December 6 9:30am - 1:14pm

TBD

4.00 Credits

In this course, we will look at the recent activities of the FASB, the Auditing Standards Board (ASB), and Accounting & Review Services Committee (ARSC) that impact small businesses. We will discuss the impact of the new standards and how you can prepare to implement them in a practical way. This course is tailored to focus on topics primarily impacting smaller entities. It does not cover some of the more complex accounting requirements not commonly found in smaller entities.

Accounting & Auditing Update

Tuesday, December 6 9:30am - 1:20pm

TBD

4.00 Credits

This course will cover what's going on at both the FASB and AICPA by reviewing the standards effective this year. We'll start with a review of the Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) issued by the FASB that will be effective this year including a deep dive into Topic 842, Leases. The course will address those standards that will be effective for both public and private entities in 2022. We'll then turn our attention to the audit side of the house with a focus on SAS 142 which is effective this year. This course is a great way to overview all the A&A standards effective this year.

Dynamic Communication: Business and Workplace Communication Essentials

Tuesday, December 6 10:00am - 11:07am

TBD

1.00 Credits

Ever wonder why your words aren’t getting acted upon? Do you ever ask yourself: Why am I not getting through to them? Do you want your communication to be more confident, purposeful, and effective? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this program is for you. In this program we’re going to cover workplace communication essentials—starting with an understanding of how your communication resonates with other people and ending with ways to make your communication even more confident.

Negotiation Strategy: What to do Before, During and After

Tuesday, December 6 10:00am - 11:34am

TBD

1.80 Credits

The thought of bartering, bickering, negotiating, even compromising often produce a negative connotation, and frequently fear, in one's mind. Each of us however, has to negotiate daily in every aspect of our lives. Negotiation is an integral part of creating value for the organization and your success depends on your skills as a negotiator.  This course will give you with a new perspective on the art of negotiation by equipping you with techniques, counter-techniques, and a framework for mutually beneficial results.

K2's Selecting And Vetting Technology Providers

Tuesday, December 6 10:00am - 11:50am

TBD

2.00 Credits

Managing Information Technology (IT) is difficult when team members, contractors, and others all sound alike. If you manage IT, wouldn’t it be nice to know the questions you should ask? Join us in this session to learn the questions to ask your technology providers and how to identify some warning flags. The session materials can serve as a starting point for your discussions with your providers.  Attend this session and learn many of the things you need to know as you navigate your journey through the world of technology.

Cash Management Skills: Strategies for Long-Term Success

Tuesday, December 6 10:00am - 12:00pm

TBD

2.00 Credits

Businesses depend on adequate capital and cash flow.  While someone else may handle day-to-day cash management procedures, the CFO must take the lead in strategic cash management.  When a company goes into a growth mode, boards often replace those who can't manage cash strategically.  This webinar will help you to function at the highest level.