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When continuing your education as an accountant or finance professional, you generally have two options: live courses (usually webinars) or self-study. Deciding which type of course to choose depends on several factors: your preferences, timeline and personal schedule, and each choice has its list of pros and cons. For example, self-study is highly flexible and […]
If you’re a CPA or hold another accounting credential, you must complete a number of continuing professional education (CPE) credits to keep your certification. The exact number varies by state, but generally, a CPA must complete 120 hours of CPE every three years or 80 hours every other year. Accounting and finance professionals are busy, […]
In any profession, ethics comes down to doing the right thing, but accountants live by a higher ethical standard – one they choose to accept when they earn CPA status. Yet the ethics guidelines described in the American Institute of CPA’s 204-page Code of Professional Conduct boil down to three pages. The code isn’t rigid […]
Surgent CPE offers continuing education courses to improve interpersonal skills and help offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace.
Last year, the IRS announced new Schedules K-2 and K-3 for the 2021 tax year. These schedules were introduced to standardize the reporting of international tax items that were previously reported on Schedule K-1. The IRS published updated instructions for Forms 1065, 1120-S and 8865 on Jan. 18, 2022, stating that entities with no foreign […]
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 […]
Customer feedback drives the customer experience, which is why Surgent conducts annual customer surveys that ask CPAs to provide feedback about their experiences with Surgent CPE, the competition, and the overall market. These insights allow Surgent to make adjustments to their high quality CPE online courses and continue delivering exactly what CPAs need and want. […]
In April 2017, the GAO released an exposure draft for a revised Yellow Book (a.k.a., Government Auditing Standards). The document carried a comment deadline of July 6, 2017 and it is available at www.gao.gov. Although the exposure draft was issued at a busy time of the year for many, the GAO still received an impressive […]
Though many of the details remain unclear, there’s a general consensus that tax reform is on its way. Forbes’ tax policy blogger, Tony Nitti, CPA, talks about why CPAs need to be prepared for any possible outcome, and why the time to start preparing is now.
With the amount of tax updates coming down the pipeline this year, Forbes tax policy blogger Tony Nitti, CPA, shares on this video why 2017 is not the year to put off completing your Federal Tax Update CPE requirement.