Annual Meeting Professional Development CPE [AM-CPE]

May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Time: Various


Ethics / Professional Develop.

Credit Hours:



Member: $545.00
Non-member: $650.00

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Discussion Leader: Various

Website registration for this course closes on May 28, 2019. To register after this date please contact the society at or 907-562-4334.

Full Description

Annual Meeting / 10-Hours CPE (AM-CPE)

Ethical Considerations for CPAs (4-Hours CPE)
Less Stress, More Ease: Transforming our Work-Lives Through Self-Care & Awareness (4-Hours CPE)
The Road to Modernizing Alaskas Accountancy Laws & Rules (2-Hours CPE)

May 29th / Afternoon Session May 30th, 2019

The Hotel Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, AK

AKCPA Member Fee / Includes 12-Hours CPE, Meals & All Annual Meeting Events:
$445 until May 10th (Login to your AKCPA Account to see discounted fee)
$495 after May 10th

Non-Member Fee / Includes ONLY May 30th CPE:

Ethical Considerations for CPAs (4-Hours CPE)

May 29th, 2019 / Afternoon Session

CPAs today face greater challenges than ever to maintain the high ethical standards of their profession. This course provides a framework within which to consider the ethical challenges facing CPAs and focuses on ethical requirements that CPAs must adhere to in their everyday practice, including practical examples of potential ethical dilemmas that practitioners may encounter.

Major Topics Covered:
- The CPAs role in todays economy
- The similarities and differences between individual and business ethics
- The link between ethics, integrity and scruples
- The basic attributes of ethics and professional conduct
- The history of the CPA profession and the CPAs requirement to adhere to ethics policies and codes of conduct
- The AICPAs Code of Professional Conduct and a CPAs responsibility to the public, clients, and colleagues
- The common rules and statutes faced daily in the CPA profession. Case studies may also be utilized to present potential ethical dilemmas CPAs may face during their careers

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the attributes of ethics and professional conduct
- Identify ethical issues that occur every day in the work environment
- Understand those deliberative, emotional, and social skills that enable a CPA to put their knowledge of the rules into practice in ways that are applicable to any situation

Designed For: All CPAs

CPE Credits: 4, Ethics

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Experience in financial reporting

Acronym: AM-CPE

Discussion Leader: Kevin Walsh, CPA and Melody Feniks, CPA, CGMA
Less Stress, More Ease: Transforming our Work-Lives Through Self-Care & Awareness (4-Hours CPE)

May 30th, 2019 / Morning Session

Learn how to incorporate self-care and harness the power of awareness at work. This session will include an overview of ways to better nourish yourself and how to incorporate tools and techniques that support healthy work-lives. Well explore the link between self-care and healthy boundaries, as well as learn about what boundaries are and why they are needed. The session will include training, discussions, practice and exercises.

Learning Objectives:
- List different ways to support self-care in the workplace
- Describe the difference between a boundary and a limit
- Outline your typical workday and understand your use of time
- Practice using awareness tools and how to incorporate these at work
- Develop a personal list of self-care support tools

Topics Discussed:
- Identify ways to support self-care at work
- Learn how to apply awareness tools in our work-lives
- Understand the importance of setting healthy boundaries

Designed For: Accounting and Business Professionals who are interested in learning ways to manage stress and how to support themselves during intense time periods of work.

CPE Credits: 4, Professional Development

Level of Knowledge: Basic

Prerequisite: None

Acronym: AM-CPE

Discussion Leader: Woodrie Burich, Owner, The Integration Group, LLC

The Road to Modernizing Alaskas Accountancy Laws & Rules (2-Hours CPE)

May 30th, 2019 / Afternoon Session

In 2018, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation to better align Alaskas Accountancy Law with the AICPA and NASBA Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA). While these changes moved the needle, they are not the end of the story. This workshop will highlight the ways in which Alaskas current statute and rules differ from the UAA, allow profession stakeholders to offer feedback on proposed changes, and offer a roadmap for achieving uniformity.

Designed For: All CPAs

Level of Knowledge: Basic / Intermediate

CPE Credits: 2, Professional Development

Prerequisite: None

Acronym: AM-CPE

Discussion Leaders: James Cox, AICPA Associate Director, State Regulation & Legislation
Members of the Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy