Category Archives: Accounting & Auditing

Surgent course helps tax professionals conquer Inflation Reduction Act

Surgent’s first-to-market CPE course covers the IRA’s new tax provisions in detail, equipping participants to properly advise their individual and business clients if and how the tax changes impact their tax planning.

Pandemic forces accounting firms to adopt new training methods | Surgent CPE

Surgent CPE offers continuing education courses to improve interpersonal skills and help offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace.

Gamified CE

Game-based CE courses make learning fun for professionals For most accounting, finance and tax professionals continuing education courses are a requirement of the job. But continuing education courses don’t have to be boring. Are you tired of traditional approaches to learning? Are you bored by lectures or zone out easily when watching recorded videos? Today’s […]

accounting and cybersecurity

Are you prepared for a ransomware attack?   If the answer is “no” – and it probably is – then now is the time to get ready. Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and every business is a possible target.   Preparation and prevention are the keys to avoiding the dire consequences – the costs, leaks of […]

As the days get longer, the snow melts and flowers start to bloom, it can only mean one thing – employee benefit plan audit season is almost upon us. The upcoming season of audits of employee benefit plans with Dec. 31, 2021, year ends will be significantly different than in years past, as Statement on […]

Is the Build Back Better Act (BBB) going on a diet? President Biden’s $2.2 trillion spending proposal is showing signs that it’s too big to squeeze through the doors of the U.S. Senate, but advocates believe that losing a few pounds – er, dollars – is just what it needs to win final approval. The […]

Surgent CPE ASC 842 Tips

On Nov. 10, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) considered a request for a further two-year delay in the effective date of ASC Topic 842, Leases, for entities which have not yet adopted the new standard. The board voted 7-0 to not provide an additional deferral of ASC 842’s effective date. With this decision, the […]

Surgent CPE blog

The past year has provided numerous examples of CPAs providing critical assistance to their clients, both from an attest and non-attest perspective.  From assisting with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to helping with new accounting standard assessment and even staff augmentation services, CPAs have repeatedly gone above and beyond for their clients. However, when […]

Accountants and financial professionals are oftentimes called upon to advise businesses on major decisions. The valuation process of a business is a critical tool that can reveal how economic trends affect businesses and uncover areas of growth and/or vulnerability. Our introductory course, Basics of the Valuation of a Closely Held Business (BVA4), provides the perfect platform […]

The IRS has recently issued guidance in Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51 regarding deductions for eligible PPP expenses. Audit ramifications are obviously of concern here. In our new webinar, PPP Loan Forgiveness Case Study: Form 3508S Analyzed and Explained (PPP8), our proven experts will explore the various Form 3508 series options available to request and […]