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K2's Small Business Cloud Accounting Shootout

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA, Jr.
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Cloud-based accounting solutions are taking the market by storm. With so many choices available today, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you and your clients. Therefore, in this session, you will learn about the relative strengths, right fits, and target markets for many of the leading cloud-based solutions currently available, including QuickBooks Online, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Xero, and Accounting Suite. You will also learn about some of the lesser-known but practical options such as Zoho and Wave Accounting. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge of the options available to small businesses.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List three key capabilities/strengths associated with each solution discussed in this session
  • Identify examples of small businesses that might be well-suited to use each of the solutions discussed in this session
  • Create estimates of pricing for each solution presented

Major Subjects
  • Fundamentals of cloud accounting for small businesses and why these issues matter
  • Five critical questions when considering a small business accounting solution
  • Relative strengths and potential issues associated with leading cloud-based accounting solutions for small businesses

Course Materials


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

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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.


Fri, May 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:48pm CDT
Wed, Jun 16, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Tue, Jul 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:48pm CDT
Tue, Aug 17, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Tue, Aug 31, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CDT
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:48pm CDT
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Mon, Nov 01, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:48am CDT
Sat, Nov 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CDT
Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:48pm CST
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:48am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/28/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge computer operations
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals seeking to improve the accounting operations of small businesses
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 6


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"Well done Tommy! Thank you"

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