New Tax and Accounting CE Courses

by Chelsea Rosine | Apr 29, 2019
New WebCE CPA tax and accounting courses The tax and accounting industry is multi-faceted and requires an in-depth knowledge of various topics. Our industry experts sort through all news and updates to present relevant, applicable information you will use in your career. We developed and added four new courses to our tax, enrolled agent and CPA catalogs.

Financial Statement Analysis 

A firm’s financial statements present a picture of the past reporting period’s activities. While they present useful information about a firm, one must analyze the information to make meaningful decisions regarding the firm’s position.

This course provides an overview of how to analyze the information presented in a firm’s financial statements and how to utilize those statements to make informed decisions. Upon completion, you’ll be able to differentiate key aspects of the environment in which a firm operates, identify financial statement elements used in making financial projections and in estimating a firm's value, and identify common frameworks for analyzing a firm's financial statements.

This course is approved for 3 hours of CPA CPE in most states.

Accounting for Cloud Computing Arrangements 

This course provides an overview of the financial accounting and reporting requirements with respect to cloud computing arrangements, specifically those that do not include a software license and are accounted for as service contracts.

By the end of this course, you will be able to recognize what is meant by cloud computing arrangements and differentiate between computer software that is and is not used for internal-use. You will also learn the key requirements and characteristics of the amendments of cloud computing arrangements through the issuance of FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs).

This course is approved for 2 hours of CPA CPE in most states.

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Individual Tax Preparation 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), signed into law during the closing days of 2017, will significantly affect tax planning and the income tax liability for many taxpayers. This course will examine the principal changes affecting individual taxpayers made by the TCJA.

Upon completion, you will be able to recognize and apply the 2018 individual income and capital gains tax rates, calculate the pass-through deduction available under IRC § 199A, and calculate the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and Kiddie tax.

This course is approved for 2 hours of Tax CE, Enrolled Agent CE, and CPA CPE in most states.

Basics of New Representation Cases 

This course covers the basics of new representation cases. It discusses work you want to complete prior to taking a case. It covers eliminating or disclosing Conflicts of Interest, what should be in good engagement letters, how to gather all necessary information, how to interpret the information you received, and then putting together a game plan for the case.

After taking this course, you’ll be able to identify the key parts of transcripts and information received from a FOIA request in the scoping of the engagement and recognize when to use an engagement letter and what should be included in one. You’ll also be able to develop a plan of action for the client’s case based on the information gathered and what steps to take next in the process.

This course is approved for 2 hours of Tax CE, Enrolled Agent CE, and CPA CPE in most states.

WebCE’s tax and accounting continuing education courses will give you an in-depth look at many different topics to allow you to further your career. To order these courses and more, view the WebCE catalog or call 877.488.9308 to speak to a WebCE support services team member.

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