2016 Annual Meeting & K2s Practical Technologies [AM-CPE]

Subject:

Jun 2, 2016
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Accounting

Credit Hours:

8.00

Price:

Member: $445.00
Non-member: $445.00

Discussion Leader:

Tommy Stephens

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.

Full Description

2016 Annual Meeting & K2s Practical Technologies for Todays Busy Professional (AM-CPE)

June 2, 2016

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa Kuskokwim Ballroom
401 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK

AKCPA Member Fee / Includes CPE, All Activities & Annual Meeting:
$395 until May 11th (Login to your AKCPA Account to see discounted fee)
$445 after May 11th

Non Member Fee / Includes ONLY June 2nd CPE:
$445

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

How good are you with the technology you use daily? What new technology tools are available that could save you time and make you more effective? Technology continues to accelerate rapidly, and the need to keep pace is important. If you are not an information technology (IT) expert, but need a technology update to maintain and improve your skills so that you can serve your companies and/or clients more efficiently and effectively, then this course is for you!

Major Topics:
In this fast-paced, update-style course, you will survey todays IT environment, learning about computer hardware, software (including Office 2016, QuickBooks, and other accounting applications), Windows 10, and peripheral devices. You will also learn about significant trends in information technology and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these trends. Examples include the latest Excel features, working with PDF files, and security and privacy issues. Additionally, you will learn how to improve the overall performance of your IT investment, thereby increasing your return on investment.

Throughout this program, you will learn from real-time demonstrations of practical applications of the latest tools which can provide you with knowledge you need to harness the power of technology, both now and in the future. Register now for this dont miss opportunity to get the skills needed to enhance the value of your IT investment.

Learning Objectives:
Identify key hardware and software enhancements and updates that are relevant to accountants, including operating systems, desktop productivity suites, accounting software, and document management systems
Implement key features in Microsoft Office applications, including accountant-centric features in Excel, Word, and Outlook
Apply key features found in various accounting applications, including QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online
List and apply key features found in Adobe Acrobat for working with PDFs, including commenting, reorganizing PDFs, securing PDFs, and creating and working with PDF forms
Identify key security and privacy issues facing accountants, including practical tools and techniques for mitigating risk, such as data encryption, password management, biometrics, and portals

Designed For: Accounting and financial professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of technology and the return on their investment in technology

CPE Credits: 8, Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Level of Knowledge: Update

Prerequisite: None

Acronym: AM-CPE

Discussion Leader: Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA