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This convenient, economical, and interactive seminar delivery is a perfect alternative for those having difficulty attending our conferences or who want to experience a new and innovative way of learning. You will benefit from the flexibility of studying from home, the office, or even while traveling, all with access to a subject expert.
Each seminar will be offered in module format.
Once registered, you will have two studying options:
Prior to the seminar commencement, you will be given password access to the online courseware via email. Within this courseware, you will find instructions on how to work through the seminar, all necessary seminar material, as well as a range of interactive learning activities designed to make studying on the Internet a rich and relevant experience.
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To register, visit mycpawebservices.ca/events and add the session of your choice to your cart. You will receive your log in information within two business days.
Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the end date.
Please note that the registration fee covers one participant. Each person wishing to participate must pay the registration fee individually.
Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.
These sessions are open to CPAs, CPA candidates & students, and members of the general public.
ASPE: Review of the Standards
Length: 14.00 hours Cost: $440.00This two-day seminar is designed to review ASPE from cover to cover encompassing all the Handbook sections and guidelines and is aimed at individuals seeking a complete review of ASPE together with limited not-for-profit impacts. The seminar will provide information about all of the standards that make up Part II of the Handbook with illustrative examples and exercises in certain measurement, recognition and disclosure areas. In addition, the seminar will identify and outline the accounting policy choices available to management in applying ASPE. Examples and exercises will cover some of the newer or more common concepts of accounting used by private enterprises or areas where practice review has identified struggles or challenges. Some supplemental information to address ASPE application for not-for-profit organizations will be included at a high level.Those seeking a robust and complete review of ASPE including individuals who have been detached from Canadian standards in recent years may find this seminar beneficial to regain a technical accounting base of standards to be used by private enterprises. Individuals involved in the not-for-profit sector may also find this seminar useful because of the ASPE measurement, recognition, and presentation and disclosure requirements applicable to not-for-profit accounting and reporting.
Audit Engagements: Review of the Standards
Length: 14.00 hoursCost: $440.00Developed with the needs of professional accountants working in public practice in mind, this seminar provides a solid foundation in the practical application of the Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) to audit engagements. Participants are given an opportunity to build on their understanding of the standards, with an emphasis on areas identified as common pitfalls in national practice inspection findings. Using a case study approach, participants practise applying the standards to a set of client-specific facts. The case study is based on the audit of a moderately complex for-profit private company. Participants will also explore the key elements of documenting an engagement working paper file including, planning, engagement execution, and reporting.Audit practitioners at all levels of experience, who want to refresh their understanding of the Canadian Auditing Standards and explore applying the standards in a more effective and efficient manner will benefit from this session.
IFRS: Review of the Standards
Length: 14.00 hoursCost: $440.00The objective of this seminar is to provide participants with a solid introduction to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) incorporated as part of CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting – Part I. The course will also cover IFRS standards currently under development at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) that are expected to be introduced during the next year. The focus is on the IFRS standards that apply to most profit-oriented entities. At the end of this two-day seminar you will be aware of the foundation of IFRS and be able to explain IFRS content. Examples and exercises throughout are incorporated for you to identify application issues.Professional accountants who work in financial reporting and related areas of publicly accountable enterprises or other enterprises applying IFRS, who are reading financial statements of publicly accountable enterprises, or who wish to be able to explain IFRS standards will find this session beneficial. Audit committee members who would like to gain an understanding of IFRS may also find this to be a useful course.
NFPO: Review of the Standards
Length: 7.00 hoursCost: $220.00Organizations that operate in the not-for-profit sector are developing new operational models, increasing in complexity and are seeing an increasing need by financial statement users for transparency and comprehensive information. This course is meant to equip participants with the tools to identify and apply the accounting standards that are most commonly encountered by Not-for-Profit Organizations.Participants will review the application of accounting standards, with an emphasis on areas where choice exists, that are found in Part III of the CPA Canada Handbook. These standards were drafted with the underlying premise that where transactions and circumstances are the same, there should be no difference in accounting from for-profit entities. As a result, participants will also review and analyze relevant sections of Part II of the CPA Canada Handbook, Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). Participants will learn what choices are available when setting policies, the impacts on disclosure, and participate in activities and exercises to strengthen the knowledge gains throughout this course.Government-controlled NFPOs must follow the Public Sector Accounting Handbook, which will not be addressed in this seminar.Professionals at all levels involved in the preparation and review of NFPO financial statements will find this session beneficial.
Review of Corporate Tax Planning
Length: 14.00 hoursCost: $440.00This two-day refresher seminar in corporate tax is designed for those who desire to update and refresh their knowledge in both technical and tax planning issues for corporations. Although the corporation taxation for public and private corporations is reviewed, the primary focus is on the taxation of private companies. At the end of the two-days participants will have a good understanding of the tax provisions that impact corporations. The detailed reference materials covering a broad range of corporate income tax topics, will be an invaluable reference in the future. Participants will work through case studies covering a wide range of corporate tax issues, collaborate with their peers and have an opportunity to share issues that have been impacting their clients.Those involved in corporate tax matters for private corporations that desire to expand or refresh their knowledge of corporate tax will benefit from this session.By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify changes to the corporate tax laws over the year and refresh their knowledge on a wide range of tax provisions impacting corporations that may have been forgotten over the years. A review of the organization of the Income Tax Act participants will help to provide more comfort in using the Act to research tax issues. Participants should have working experience with the preparation of corporate tax returns and some tax planning experience.
Review of Personal Tax Planning
Length: 14.00 hoursCost: $440.00This two-day refresher seminar in personal tax is designed for those who desire to update and refresh their knowledge in both technical and tax planning issues for individuals, trusts and partnerships. Although the taxation for trust and partnerships is reviewed, the primary focus is on the taxation of individuals. At the end of the two-days participants will have a good knowledge of the tax provisions that impact individuals, partnerships and trusts. The detailed reference materials covering a broad range of income tax topics, will be an invaluable reference in the future. Participants will work through case studies covering a wide range of personal tax issues, collaborate with their peers and have an opportunity to share issues that have been impacting their clients.By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify changes to the personal tax laws over the year and refresh their knowledge on a wide range of tax provisions impacting individuals, trust and partnerships that may have been forgotten over the years. An overview of the research materials available for use in answering tax related issue will provide you with the tools to answer client questions.Participants should have working experience in preparing personal tax returns and planning for clients.Those involved in personal tax matters who wish to expand or refresh their knowledge in the area of personal tax will find this session beneficial.
Renée Dupuis-Leon, Coordinator, Professional Development and Member Events
Tel: (506) 830-3300
October 20, 2020
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