K2's Tech Update [TUP4]

May 30, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Subject:

Information Technology

Credit Hours:

4.00

Price:

Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

Tommy Stephens    more info

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software.  Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,900 educational sessions to over 58,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle -- his wife of thirty years -- have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Website registration for this course closes on May 23, 2018. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

Full Description

K2s Tech Update

May 30, 2018 / Morning Optional CPE Session

Westmark Hotel
813 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK

LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course, $25 for each 4 hour course and $12.50 for each 2 hour course.

What to do? What to buy? What to watch for? What to avoid? Get your answers in Tech Update where you will learn about who offers reliable solutions and what is changing the market. Specific topics included in this session are: technology trends, recommended hardware specifications, applications and licensing, and security. This session provides concentrated exposure to technology that may reveal ideas, trends, and options that you had not discovered through your normal channels.

Major Topics Covered:
- Hardware and software trends that affect your strategy
- Purchase guidance on what to approve and avoid
- Innovative applications for productivity and security

Learning Objectives:
Upon completing this session, you should be able to:
- Describe an optimum computer configuration for an accounting professional
- Identify a new Microsoft product that covers licensing for desktop operating systems and Office
-Specify a business case data compliance
- List three protection tools to use while connected to the Internet

Designed For: Accounting and business professionals who are interested in how technology affects them and seek an update of relevant technology trends, tools and techniques

CPE Credits: 4, Information Technology

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Fundamental understanding of basic technology concepts

Acronym: TUP4

Discussion Leader: Tommy Stephens, CPA, CGMA, CITP