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CPE How to choose the best CPE courses for accountants

Choosing the right continuing professional education (CPE) courses can be overwhelming. With so many options, how do you pick the right one? Between determining your CPE goals, finding the ideal course duration, managing cost and ensuring quality, the search can be daunting. We recommend simplifying your search by finding CPE courses that match your unique […]

7 tips for success in continuing education

For first-year accountants, there will be long days during busy season, but this also is an incredible learning experience. Pay close attention to workplace norms and culture, and you’ll make your mark as a reliable, knowledgeable team member.  Many industry veterans say this also is the time to earn your CPA credential. Nuts? Probably, but […]

Revised guidelines impact lease accounting for finance professionals

As a finance professional, you know that lease accounting, even under ASC 840, was loaded with landmines. It’s a topic that was very rules-based and required a great deal of effort to master. Now, with ASC 842, the new lease accounting standard being effective, you’re learning about lease accounting never ends. Understanding and implementing this […]

Fraud prevention courses for accounting professionals

Fraudsters never sleep. They are forever angling for that indetectable doorway into systems and accounts. In many cases, finance professionals are the last defense against fraud, but the skills needed to be that backstop must stay sharp. Knowing how fraud happens, who turns to fraud, and the latest tricks fraudsters are using is essential. Highly […]

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.

IRS tax training: 5 reasons to earn the AFSP – Record of Completion

Did you know that there are more than 400,000 tax preparers who don’t complete any approved ongoing tax education? How can they claim to be competent when they don’t keep up with ever-changing tax rules and regulations? Worse yet, how many of them are hucksters lurking in the shadows, preying on those who don’t understand […]

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.

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 […]

In May 2014, FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update regarding Topic 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers, along with various amendments, to be implemented in 2017 and 2019. In this post, we’ll talk about exact adoption dates of the new construction revenue recognition standards, the major updates, and how you can help your construction clients […]

So the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) is here. While many are focusing on the impact of individual rate reduction and the impact on their itemized deductions, corporations need to assess the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on financial statements–specifically on their deferred tax balances as part of the 2017 […]