Profession Update & Advocacy/Fraud Risk Assess./Build Your Brand [AM-CPE]

May 25, 2022 to May 27, 2022
Time: Various

Subject:

Ethics & Professional Develop.

Credit Hours:

11.00

Price:

Member: $545.00
Non-member: $675.00

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Discussion Leader: Peterson/Cox/Feniks/Rosario/Ward

Website registration for this course closes on May 24, 2022. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

Full Description

Annual Meeting / 11-Hours CPE (AM-CPE)
*Season Tickets / Season Passes Not Valid For Annual Meeting*

Blind Spots Intelligence: How to Make Ethical Decisions and Build Better Relationships (4 CPE Credits)
Profession Update / Firm Insights (2 CPE credits)
Harnessing Your Inner Advocate in Support of Your Profession (2 CPE credits)
Fraud and Embezzlement: Risk Assessment and War Stories (1 CPE credit)
Passion, Purpose & Building Your Brand (2 CPE credits)

Lands End Resort
4786 Homer Spit Road
Homer, AK

AKCPA Member Fee / Includes 11-Hours CPE, Meals & All Annual Meeting Events:
$495 until May 10th (Login to your AKCPA Account to see discounted fee)
$545 after May 10th

Non-Member Fee / Includes 11-Hours CPE, Meals & All Annual Meeting Events:
$675

Blind Spots Intelligence: How to Make Ethical Decisions and Build Better Relationships (4-Hours CPE)

May 25th, 2022 / Afternoon Session

As he struggles to understand the complexity of his bad decisions, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed. But its not the legal conspiracy of the largest stock fraud in the history of Washington state, involving some of the biggest names in sports or the enigmatic FBI its a conspiracy of the mind. Its a battle with the most nefarious enemy of us all: our own blind spots.

Our speaker spent 33 months in a federal prison for a crime he didnt knowingly commit because he had blind spots. What are your blind spots doing to you? We all have numerous blind spots. Most of us think we have fewer than average. Therein lies the conundrum.

Blind spots are those unconscious biases, limiting beliefs and thinking errors that cloud perceptions, drive destructive behaviors and impair decision-making.

There is only one way to conquer this enemy: Blind Spots Intelligence.

Learning Objectives:
Learners will discover how to increase your Blind Spots Intelligence so you can make better decisions and enjoy richer relationships at work and home by:
- Discovering the fundamental principles for mitigating your blind spots.
- Challenging your perceptions and assumptions that are impacting your decisions and behavior.
- Learning how to maintain a heightened state of awareness to quickly recognize your blind spots so you can avoid unnecessary conflicts and bad decisions.
- Applying Neuroplasticity principles for creating better thinking habits.
- Unmasking the hidden biases that creep into every decision-making process.
- Learning and applying simple but effective critical decision-making tools.

CPE Credits: 4, Ethics

Discussion Leader: Kevin McCarthy, CSP


Profession Update / Firm Insights (2-Hours CPE)

May 26th, 2022 / 1st Morning Session

This session will cover a wide range of topical areas. With a focus on firm insights and data gathering done by AICPA data analysts, hear what firms across the country are doing to address their talent and staffing challenges. Get a clearer understanding of CPA Evolution, the talent pipeline and top issues impacting the profession today.

Designed For: CPAs and Accounting and Business Professionals

CPE Credits: 2, Professional Development

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Discussion Leader: Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA / AICPA Vice President of Small Firm Interests


Harnessing Your Inner Advocate in Support of Your Profession (2-Hours CPE)

May 26th, 2022 / 2nd Morning Session

Advocacy informs the public policy debate and effects legislative and regulatory changes. Through advocacy engagement, the CPAs can educate policymakers about issues unique to the profession. These issues include CPA licensing issues and the taxation of services provided by CPAs and CPA firms. Attendees will gain an understanding of key issues impacting the profession and engage in an advocacy training to learn strategies when engaging with policymakers.

Designed For: All CPAs & Accounting Professionals

Level of Knowledge: Basic / Intermediate

CPE Credits: 2, Professional Development

Prerequisite: None

Discussion Leaders: James Cox, AICPA Associate Director, State Legislative & Regulatory Affairs &
Melody Feniks, CPA, CGMA


Fraud and Embezzlement: Risk Assessment and War Stories (1-Hour CPE)

May 26th, 2022 / 1st Afternoon Session

This presentation offers an insight into fraud and embezzlement and the risks fraud poses to entities, CPAs and their clients. The session provides practical loss prevention tips to more safely respond to historic and developing fraud risks. The presentation includes guidance regarding preventing, detecting and responding to potential and suspected fraud incidence.

Participants of this session will:
- Gain a greater understanding of the many nuances of fraud and embezzlement
- Learn how cyber fraud is increasing at an alarming pace, and risk management practices to help prevent or mitigate the threat
- Hear real-life claims stories and learn about the typical fraudster, as well as some of the tricks and traps fraudsters use to deceive CPAs

Designed For: CPAs and Accounting and Business Professionals

CPE Credits: 1, Professional Development

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Discussion Leader: Ric Rosario, CPA / CAMICO CEO & President


Passion, Purpose & Building Your Brand (2-Hours CPE)

May 26th, 2022 / 2nd Afternoon Session

Full course description coming soon!

Designed For: CPAs and Accounting and Business Professionals

CPE Credits: 2, Professional Development

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Discussion Leader: Kelly Ward, CPA, CGMA, MBA