A continuing education (CPE) event for accounting and finance professionals. The program allows you to earn four hours of CPE credit, keep up-to-date on accounting and finance issues and network with other professionals.
These CPE Sessions are conducted under the IMA's Global Core Values and IMA's Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. Adherence to these statements are required to participate in this event.
Our Vendor, Kaplan University has changed the platform that is used for the FMN Sessions. All prior participants will be required to log in with their current User-Id and change their password (Using the Forgot Password Link) before access to the system.
In addition, the new link for the Golden West Council FMN Session is:
Here are the June 2023 topics:
Hiring and Retaining Accounting Professionals: Challenges and Solutions
Field of Study: Management Services
There has been a nationwide shortage of accountants, and companies nationwide are challenged with keeping talented people in finance and accounting positions. A growing skills gap also presents problems in the accounting field. Yvonne Hinson, chief executive officer of the American Accounting Association, discusses the AAA’s initiative to strengthen the connection between current accounting and finance needs and accounting programs in universities, as well as best practices to attract and retain skilled accounting talent.
Nonprofit Auditing - Internal & External Perspectives
Field of Study: Auditing
Nonprofit organizations should be accountable to their boards, donors, employees and community. The audit helps to ensure that a nonprofit is adhering to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, which helps to ensure this accountability. Bill Sullivan, CPA and CFE, has extensive experience both working internally at nonprofit organizations and working as an external auditor. He guides us through best practices and applications of the audit as well as internal controls for the nonprofit organization to maximize their mission in an efficient way.
Interest Rate Swaps: Purpose and Potential
Field of Study: Accounting
The risk of rising interest rates is now a significant concern for borrowers with floating rate loans. To combat this risk, many organizations enter into interest rate swaps. Brett Schwantes, Director of Auditing for Wipfli LLP, reviews the basic characteristics of this type of derivative and why an entity would enter into one. Other topics include accounting hedges, alternatives to interest rate swaps and the impact of today's environment on the use of these tools.
Post Tax Season Update: New IRS Developments
Field of Study: Taxes
Under the umbrella called the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, the debt limit would be suspended through March 31, 2024, or until the debt increases by $1.5 trillion, whichever comes first. Tax expert Barbara Weltman reviews the details of this House proposal as well as a number of other topics. These include filing for a change in accounting method, tax consequences of M&A transactions, tax treatment of cryptocurrency, IRS spending and the 2022 IRS Data Book.
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