AICPA Insights Live

AICPA-Insights-LiveThe AICPA Insights Live weekly webcast series covers hot topics important to AICPA members and the CPA profession. At 1 p.m. ET each Friday, experts and thought leaders will tackle an issue with broad appeal, providing commentary and practical guidance. This series is a component of the award-winning AICPA Insights blog and is one more way the AICPA is bringing members and the profession the most up to date information wherever they serve.

This webcast series is open to anyone and can be purchased with CPE or without. AICPA members and section members have access to a discount on the webcast series with CPE and can attend the webcast for free without CPE.

Check back soon for the 2014 schedule.

Past AICPA Insights Live webcasts are below, as well as links to resources and posts. 

  • Top 10 Risks Facing Nonprofits, 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET on Oct. 11
    Managing risk in a not-for-profit organization is a bit like juggling chainsaws: when leaders "drop the ball," serious harm can result. This session explored ten risk issues that need to be understood and managed, with practical tips and advice on juggling risks while keeping your mission aloft. Read the live blog to see what you missed.


  • What CPAs Need to Know to Advise Clients on Healthcare, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 18
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance through various mandates, subsidies, and insurance exchanges. In this webcast, Ted Sarenski, CPA/PFS discusses the latest developments regarding health care reform and the ACA, including what will be required of health plans offered both through exchanges and employers, the delay to 2015 of the requirement for large employers to offer health insurance, the individual mandate, penalties and federal subsidies, the Oct. 1 deadline for health insurance exchanges, preexisting conditions and Ted’s predictions and advice for clients in 2014. Read a summary of the webcast.


  • Year-End Financial and Tax Planning Strategies to Address ATRA and the Net Investment Income Tax, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 25
    Demonstrate your firm's value by understanding and implementing year-end strategies that are timely and beneficial. This AICPA Insights Live session intends to discuss the American Tax Payer Relief Act and Medicare Surtax as it pertains to year end tax planning. Listen to the podcast and view the slides.


  • How Accountants Can Add Value to Sustainability Activities, 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 1
    This webinar will provide information on the current state of sustainability and call for accounting practitioners to take a lead role in helping to improve sustainability activities within their organizations. Find out more about how CPAs can take a lead in sustainability.


  • Voices of Fraud: Learning from the Perpetrator, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 8
    This webinar will focus on real world stories from experienced fraudsters. By analyzing the fact pattern that allowed the fraud to occur, participants will learn how to detect fraud within the organization. The webinar will also focus on providing methods in order to help prevent opportunities for fraud to occur in the future. Follow along with the live blog for more information.


  • 10 Things You Should Know About Internal Controls, 1 to 3 p.m. ET on Nov. 15
    An informative and easy-to-follow session about the ten things you should know about internal controls. Listen to the podcast for more information.


  • Hot Topics and FAQs From the A+A Technical Hotline, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 22
    The AICPA Technical Hotline provides nonauthoritative advice to members on matters of accounting and financial reporting, audit, attest, compilation and review service standards. This session will address some of the more commonly asked questions over the past year in the areas of audit, attest, compilation and review engagements. Highlights include the new clarified audit standards, verification requests, supplementary information and SOC reporting.


  • Do the New PFP Standards Apply to You?, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 6
    This event will discuss the sweeping changes being made to the personal financial planning standards and how the changes affect the financial industry as a whole. Read a summary of the webcast for more information.


  • Small Firm Update, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 13
    Jim Metzler, CPA, AICPA Vice President - Small Firm Interests, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country. View a replay of the live blog.


  • Worst IT Practices CPAs Can Advise Businesses to Avoid, 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 20
    Joel Lanz, CPA, CITP, CFF, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CFE reflects on the current economic environment and the pervasive temptation to simply cut corners. Yet, knowing where to cut corners and where not to, often differentiates successful organizations from the unsuccessful. Faced with this challenge, organizations sometimes implement questionable IT practices. CPAs can assist organizations in identifying high risk challenges and can provide alternative approaches to the IT problems that need to be addressed.


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