K2’s Accounting Solutions Shootout for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Webcast | 4193872J

Date :
November 8, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location :
Webcast
Facility :
Webcast Rebroadcast
Level of Difficulty :
Intermediate
Member Price :
295.00
Nonmember Price :
400.00
CPE Credits :
CPE 8.00, AA 8.00
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The market for accounting solutions designed for small to mid-sized businesses has never been better. From desktop applications to cloud-based solutions, you have affordable options available that were unthinkable just a few years ago. Learn about these tools and receive an unbiased comparison of many of today’s leading solutions. As a result, be able to make an informed decision about the future direction of your accounting platform.

Review accounting solutions from all the leading providers and compare them based on multiple criteria. This process will help you decide whether you should remain with your current platform or switch to a different one. Further, should you decide to switch, learn about the potential benefits of doing so, including possibly lower costs. Additionally, review various add-ins to help you make informed decisions about issues such as sales tax processing, financial and operational reporting, and business intelligence.

Objectives:

  • Create a List of Needed Features and Functions for Your Company’s Accounting Application
  • Identify Solutions that Potentially Represent a “Good Fit” for Your Organization
  • Estimate the Investment Required to Implement a Specific Solution
  • Identify Third-Party Add-ins to Provide Additional Functionality

Major Subjects:

  • Accounting solutions for Small and mid-sized businesses
  • Desktop to cloud-based solutions
  • Third-party add-ins that will provide additional functionality

Advanced Prep:

None.

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Level of Difficulty:
Intermediate
Field of Interest:
Accounting
Prerequisites:

General understanding of accounting practices in use in small to mid-sized businesses.

Designed For:

Accounting and business professionals.

Instructors

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr, CGMA, CITP, CPA

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr. received a bachelor of business administration (accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a CPA, Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an internal auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to staff manager and then operations manager of the internal audit group. In 1991, he transferred to the comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as manager of the cost accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a master’s degree in finance from Georgia State University in 1992.

Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education (CPE) courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally 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 19 years, Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, he enjoys an active personal life as well. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, he maintains professional memberships with the AICPA and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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