LearningPlus+

LearningPlus+

CPE Week Reimagined―Introducing LearningPlus+

CPE Week has long been a great way for you to get your core learning for the year in one place. They’ve also been valuable for networking with your fellow CPAs, making new friends, learning about trends in the profession, and having a bit of fun.  So CPE Weeks have been about learning…and more! CalCPA’s newly redesigned Learning+, a 3-day virtual event. Whether you’ve attended CPE Week in the past or never had the opportunity, we hope you’ll join us for the start of a new journey.

What’s new besides the name, Learning+?

  • We’ll be unveiling totally NEW education programs not seen previously, including a new concurrent track called “Focus on the Future” 
  • Built-in, virtual networking opportunities to encourage interaction with other attendees 
  • Fun-filled short breaks with stretching, breathing and other exercises 

Wednesday, Nov. 4

 
  

9–9:50 a.m.

Cybersecurity for Tax Practitioners During COVID-19 | CPE 1

   

During this pandemic, businesses and tax practitioners have adapted to remote work environments, but criminals have also grown in sophistication to gain entry into your networks. During this session, you will learn about the current cybersecurity threat landscape, the laws and regulations that affect CPAs and their clients, gain insight from real cybersecurity cases, and develop good cyber-hygiene by learning best practices. More Info.

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10 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Advisory: How Will You Meet the Accelerated Need? | CPE 3

   

During this session, we will bring 3 key principles that have allowed advisory centric firms to proactively lead their clients through times of growth and struggle – helping them reach their goals on the other side. As each principle is covered, you will hear from an advisory-centric firm and how it is applied in their firm. More Info.

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11:40 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Education Planning for the Next Decade: Practical Strategies for Success | CPE 1

   

In this presentation, Ross will share creative education planning strategies you can use with business owners, high income/high net worth individuals, middle-income individuals, divorced/divorcing couples, blended/non-traditional families, and grandparents as they experience the higher ed revolution first hand. More Info.

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1–4:30 p.m.

The Gig Economy and Worker Classification Update | CPE 4, MCLE 3
   

In this seminar we will look at litigation spawned by AB 5 (worker classification bill) and new exceptions added to the list in this legislative session. We will also discuss the CPAs role in helping your clients manage their way through the dilemma of worker classification. More Info.

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Thursday, Nov. 5

 
  8–9:40 a.m.

The Future of Accounting is HERE: A Discussion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Retention in Practice Management | CPE 2

   

This Pre-recorded panel discussion focusing on the importance of successfully enhancing today’s practice management by developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives alongside talent management and retention strategies to target a firm’s future viability. More Info.

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  8–9:40 a.m.

COVID-19: Risks and Accounting Changes for Auditors and Preparers to Consider for Fiscal Year End | CPE 2, AA 2

   

This interactive session will discuss new risks to consider, and accounting changes to make, in light of COVID. We will discuss ways in which preparers and auditors can plan for potential challenges such as impairment and going concern. We will also discuss the lease modification guidance alternatives available to simplify the accounting at fiscal year end. More Info.

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  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Titans of Tax Tour: Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals | CPE 8, MCLE 6.5, IRS-FTL 8, CFP 8, CTEC-FTL 8, MCLE LS-TX 6.5

   

This in-depth analysis of the year's important changes in Federal and California tax law explains new legislation and IRS and FTB guidance. Key developments from the IRS, FTB and courts are covered, along with compliance and planning lessons learned from these rulings. Due diligence considerations relevant to all new law is addressed to prepare for tax season. A tax outlook post-election is also included. More Info.

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  9:50–10:40 a.m.

Financial Statement Implications of Tax Changes | CPE 1

   

During our tax update session, we will cover changes as a result of the FASB tax simplification directive. Additionally, we will discuss in detail legislative updates in 2020 related to both the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as well as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” More Info.

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  9:50–11:30 a.m.

Leading Through Change—Why Finance Plays a Key Role | CPE 2

   

During this presentation we will talk about how finance and accounting should be collaborating and strategizing together to provide key insights to business leaders. We will also talk about the critical features that every financial forecast should have and discuss how reporting and dashboarding can have a positive impact on any organization. More Info.

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  10:40–11:30 a.m.

Changes in SSARSs – SSARS 25 and Effective Review Engagements | CPE 1

   

Participants will hear from a senior manager from the AICPA’s Audit & Attest Standards Team who serves as staff liaison to the Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) regarding the changes to requirements for reviews, compilations, and financial statement preparation engagements due to the issuance of SSARS 25. More Info.

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Friday, Nov. 6

 
  8–9:40 a.m.

Working with Diverse Groups and Cultures: Understanding Cultures and Tailoring Services | CPE 2

   

Join Mike Velazquez as he discusses working with diverse groups and cultures. Understanding the meaning and importance of Culture in your practice. Determine changes needed to better serve diverse groups by tailoring services, and recognize the nuances of culture and diversity in CPA service paradigms. More Info.

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  8–11:30 a.m.

COVID-19: The Obvious and Less Obvious Impacts on Financial Statements | CPE 4, AA 4

   

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy. Preparers of financial statements face unprecedented challenges to ensure the financial statements are meaningful and meet professional standards. This program will help by reviewing dozens of potential COVID-19 disclosure requirements. More Info.

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  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Titans of Tax Tour: Federal and California Tax Update for Businesses and Estates | CPE 8, MCLE 6.5, IRS-FTL 8, CTEC-FTL 8, MCLE LS-TX 6.5

   

Federal and California tax developments affecting C and S corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and exempt organizations are covered. Federal and California legislative updates and associated guidance from IRS and FTB are explained. Due diligence considerations relevant to recent developments are addressed to help with compliance and planning. A tax outlook post-election is also included. More Info.

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  9:50–10:40 a.m.

Straight From the Source: GAAP Update From a PCC Member | CPE 1

   

Stay current on the most recent accounting standards, FASB projects, and Private Company Council activities, including reference rate reform, convertible instruments, gifts-in-kind, debt classification, share-based compensation and profits interests. More Info.

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  9:50–11:30 a.m.

The Intersection Between Accounting and Sustainability | CPE 2

   

Businesses are starting to be measured and evaluated on more than just their balance sheet. Please join us as we delve into the world of sustainability and frameworks, offering a more in-depth view of your clients and the health of their organization…and yours! More Info.

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  Noon–1:40 p.m.

Get Ready for Changes to Risk Assessment Standards | CPE 2, AA 2

   

The Auditing Standards Board is preparing to issue a new risk assessment audit standard in the coming year. This standard will change requirements relating to obtaining an understanding of an entity’s system of internal control. It will modernize audit literature in relation to IT considerations and will clarify how auditor identify risks of material misstatements including significant risks. This course will give you a head start on these important changes. More Info.

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  Noon–3:30 p.m.

Data Analytics and Visualizations With Excel and PowerBI | CPE 4

   

This course is designed to help users build visualization dashboards for the business audience. We will cover the data visualization process, and design principles. This will be a hands-on course going through a business case study. We will compare the process of building charts using excel and PowerBI, and identify the benefits of using visualization tools. More Info.

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Thursday, Dec. 3

 
  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Titans of Tax Tour: Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals | CPE 8, MCLE 6.5, IRS-FTL 8, CFP 8, CTEC-FTL 8, MCLE LS-TX 6.5

   

This in-depth analysis of the year's important changes in Federal and California tax law explains new legislation and IRS and FTB guidance. Key developments from the IRS, FTB and courts are covered, along with compliance and planning lessons learned from these rulings. Due diligence considerations relevant to all new law is addressed to prepare for tax season. A tax outlook post-election is also included. More Info.

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Friday, Dec. 4

 
  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Titans of Tax Tour: Federal and California Tax Update for Businesses and Estates | CPE 8, MCLE 6.5, IRS-FTL 8, CTEC-FTL 8, MCLE LS-TX 6.5

   

Federal and California tax developments affecting C and S corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and exempt organizations are covered. Federal and California legislative updates and associated guidance from IRS and FTB are explained. Due diligence considerations relevant to recent developments are addressed to help with compliance and planning. A tax outlook post-election is also included. More Info.

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