Stay up to speed on the latest developments affecting CPAs in business and industry through three hand-picked webcasts taking place over the course of two weeks. Save 18% by purchasing this package as a whole, rather than signing up for each course individually.
- Aug. 5 — Surgent’s Lease Accounting: The Impact of Changing Standards on Both Lessors & Lessees
The effective date for ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) is rapidly approaching. The new standard eliminates one of the largest forms of off-balance sheet accounting, but requires most leases to be brought onto the balance sheet (whether classified as a financing or operating lease) as well as mandates other changes in lease accounting for both lessees and lessors. This course will discuss the impact of these changing standards on both parties and will discuss recently issued or proposed updated guidance related to this new standard. These changes will be effective for public companies for periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with all other entities having an extra year for implementation. So now is the time to get up to date on all that is going on with regard to this topic.
- Aug. 10 — Surgent’s CFO/Controller’s Roadmap to Organization Success With Integrated Planning, Forecasting & Budgeting
Many organizations spend huge amounts of money and effort at planning, forecasting, and budgeting and all too often the three disciplines are separated and not connected throughout the company. It appears that people who are doing the strategic planning aren't talking with the people who are doing the budgeting or forecasting. Also, there is a lack of uniform accountability throughout the organization. This program is designed to completely integrate the planning process and show how it can move from long-range thinking, through medium-term planning, through the annual budget, and to the monthly cash-flow forecast. Also, the program will teach the participant how to avoid many political pitfalls that end up causing a lack of accountability and often cause the planning process to be demotivating to the staff. This isn't just a strategic planning course or a budgeting course. It is a course that looks at the entire planning process from beginning to end and shows how much smoother it can be when it is an integrated process. While it is a technical course discussing many of the technical tricks and tips for producing a good plan, it is also a management course in that it will discuss the political aspects of planning.
- Aug. 17 — The Best Federal Tax Update Course by Surgent
We now have the benefit of the completion of the first full tax season since the issuance of tax reform legislation. In this course, tax advisors will be fully updated on the most important aspects of tax reform as well as major trends on the horizon with a view toward planning after implementation of TCJA. As both formal and informal guidance is issued, you will be kept fully up-to-date.