Western CPE

WESTERN CPE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Western CPE

K2 Enterprises has partnered with Western CPE to support our efforts in providing the highest-quality CPE available to accounting and financial professionals in the United States and Canada. As a leader in technology-focused seminars and conferences, K2 Enterprises continuously strives to provide the highest quality, technology-focused CPE to our customers. Likewise, Western CPE is a leader in continuing professional education for accounting and financial professionals, particularly in the areas of tax, accounting, auditing, and management. Through this strategic alliance, both parties expect to reach larger audiences than ever before.

Western CPE Conferences

For 2019, K2 Enterprises is proud to announce that we are scheduled to present 57 sessions at 26 separate conferences produced by Western CPE. K2 instructors will present the following topics at these conferences:

The pace of technology change shows no signs of slowing down. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, mobile applications, hardware innovations, software updates, and security risks are all issues that you must stay on top of or risk falling behind in an ultra-competitive environment. In this session, you will learn about key developments in the world of technology as these relate to accounting, financial, and business environments. 

Designed for today’s business professional, this session is more than just a discussion of what’s new. Instead, the focus is on practical examples and applications of key technologies, including discussions of which technologies you should consider adopting and which ones might not yet be ready for prime time. Just as accounting and financial professionals need to stay abreast of changes in accounting pronouncements, auditing standards, and tax laws, so too must they stay on top of technology, and there may be no better way of doing so than by participating in this course.

Course Highlights

  • Key software updates and releases, including Windows, Microsoft Office, and Office 365
  • What’s new with end-user hardware, including computers, printers, scanners, and mobile devices
  • Strategies for managing personal and team technology
  • Security essentials
  • Emerging technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key new features in applications such as Microsoft Office that you can use to enhance productivity
  • List examples of end-user hardware investments that you should consider adopting
  • Create a plan for deploying technology at a personal level and at a team level
  • Specify key security risks you are facing today, along with solutions to mitigate those risks
  • Recognize the opportunities and risks associated with emerging technologies
NASBA Category: Computer Software and Applications

Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of computer operations
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credits Recommended: 6 hours
Qualifies for California Fraud Credit?: No

You use Excel, but do you use it the right way? Are you taking advantage of key features that can help you get your work completed more quickly and with fewer errors? Do you sometimes wonder what Excel tools you may not know about? Would you like to know about the new features that have been added to recent versions of Excel and how you can put them to use? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then make plans now to participate in this session to learn about how you can work more efficiently and effectively with Excel.

In this session, you will learn techniques to summarize and analyze data in ways that you may have never imagined possible. Building upon your existing Excel skill set, you will learn how to create data models in Excel and then to summarize these models using PivotTables. You will explore new features in Excel and learn how to take advantage of them, including tools that are useful in budgeting and forecasting environments. And you will learn innovative ways to use tried-and-true Excel features such as charts, VLOOKUP & HLOOKUP, tables, SUBTOTAL, and even formatting options. If you’re planning to take just one Excel course this year, this should be the one!

Course Highlights

  • Key new features added to recent versions of Excel
  • Tools for summarizing and analyzing data in Excel, including tables, data models, and PivotTables
  • Effective budgeting and forecasting techniques in Excel
  • Solving everyday business problems using features found in Excel

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key new features added to recent versions of Excel
  • Create accurate reports, schedules, and analyses using Excel
  • Prepare Excel-based budgets and forecasts, with improved accuracy and efficiency
  • Utilize various Excel features to solve common problems associated with spreadsheets
NASBA Category: Computer Software and Applications
Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of computer operations, including Microsoft Office Excel
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credits Recommended: 6 hours
Qualifies for California Fraud Credit?: No

Fraud continues to plague businesses of all sizes! In fact, many estimates peg the annual losses associated with fraud at 5% to 10% of total business revenues. Given these numbers, it’s clear that traditional approaches to preventing and detecting fraud are not working as well as intended and that better, more effective controls are necessary to stem the tide of fraud that exists today. To that end, you should make plans to join us in this highly informative session so that you will be prepared better to reduce the risk of fraud in your own organization or to assist clients in doing the same.

In this session, you will learn about where your fraud risks really are, and how you can implement effective controls to reduce these risks to prudently-acceptable levels. You will learn from real-world examples and case studies that help you to understand the mindset of those who are committing fraud, and the common characteristics of fraudulent transactions and activities. You will also learn how you can analyze your data to identify potential instances of fraud quickly and effectively. In sum, if you want to recover profits lost through fraudulent activities, you cannot afford to miss this session.

Course Highlights

  • The pervasiveness of fraud and how common frauds are committed
  • Exploring the mindset of today’s bad actors
  • Improving internal controls to reduce fraud
  • Analyzing data using Benford’s Law and other techniques to identify fraudulent activities

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the major types of frauds being committed today and the related losses associated with these activities
  • Evaluate anti-fraud internal controls for effectiveness
  • Create analyses to identify transactions that possess known fraud characteristics
  • Utilize Benford’s Law to identify potential instances of fraudulent activities
NASBA Category: Auditing

Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of transaction workflows and internal controls
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Credits Recommended: 6 hours
Qualifies for California Fraud Credit?: Yes

Benefits of Participating in Western CPE Conferences

  • See and hear the highest-quality instructors
  • Ask questions and receive real-time answers
  • Select from courses scheduled on multiple days and times
  • Interact with other participants
  • Learn about a variety of topics—with no test required
  • Receive your certificate of completion by email within 1 business day

Western CPE Webcasts

Western CPE offers some of the highest-quality webcasts available. Included in the Western CPE curriculum are a number of accounting, auditing, and tax subjects, along with technology-focused topics presented by K2 Enterprises. We encourage you to look below to learn more about webcast learning options available from Western CPE!