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K2's 2023 Small Business Accounting Shootout


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Accounting - Technical

Average Rating:
   17
Categories:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Accounting and Auditing
Speaker:
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
4 Hours

Dates
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Description

The market for accounting solutions designed for small businesses has never been better! From traditional desktop applications to newer Cloud-based solutions, small businesses have affordable options available today that were unthinkable for many just a few years ago. In this seminar, you will learn about these options and receive the benefit of an unbiased comparison of many of today’s leading solutions, helping you make an informed decision about the future direction of your accounting platform.

Solutions from Intuit, Sage, Xero, Wave, Zoho, and others will be reviewed and compared to help you decide whether you should remain with your current platform or switch to a different one. Additionally, you will learn about various third-party add-ins to help you make informed decisions about issues such as automated data entry, sales tax processing, reporting, and business intelligence. In sum, if you are the least bit curious about the accounting options available for smaller businesses, this is the most critical session you will participate in this year.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Create a list of needed features and functions for a small business accounting application
  • Identify solutions that represent a potential “good fit” for an organization
  • Estimate the investment required to implement a specific solution
  • List examples of third-party add-ins to provide necessary additional functionality

Major Subjects
  • Understanding the small business accounting landscape
  • Learn how solutions from leading providers can potentially solve your small business accounting and reporting issues
  • Create investment estimates for acquiring and implementing a new small business accounting solution

Course Materials

Speaker

Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA Related Seminars and Products

Shareholder

K2 Enterprises


Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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 twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Dates

Thu, Jun 20, 2024 - 05:00pm to 08:36pm CDT
Thu, Jun 27, 2024 - 09:00am to 12:36pm CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2023
Date Added to Catalog 8/25/2023
Prerequisites General understanding of accounting practices in use in small businesses
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals and advisors seeking to identify an accounting solution that is the “right fit” for a small business organization
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or help@acpen.com if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 17

Comments

Brown J

"K2 always does an excellent job."

Debbie T

"Great course! Good to know there are other applications out there other than QuickBooks. Presentation was very engaging as well."

Robert C - Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

"Thank You"