The objective of this seminar is to help attendees develop a basic understanding of how money laundering is carried out; and the compliance and law enforcement initiatives aimed at preventing, investigating and prosecuting money laundering, terrorist financing and proceeds of crimes cases. Theory will be kept to the minimum necessary, with the emphasis throughout being on real life cases in Canada and abroad that illustrate core AML/CTF principles.
This course will provide a comprehensive and high level overview of the BC Societies Act, including the changes coming into effect in November 2018. Participants will gain an understanding of the most important changes introduced by the new Act, including new rules affecting directors, managers and members. Learn the basics of how to prepare and file a transition application, so you can complete this before the deadline of November 28, 2018.
CPA Program Overview
As a CPA, you may find yourself fielding questions from colleagues, friends, and acquaintances about what it takes to earn the CPA designation, and they will probably expect you to have all the answers. But, if you graduated out of a legacy program (and maybe more than a few years ago), you probably don't have talking points about the new CPA program readily at your disposal. While you could no doubt finesse your way through some basic questions, this webinar provides you with the training needed to be able to speak about the CPA program with confidence.
Public Company Audit Update (July 2018)
This seminar will provide insights to public company auditors and assist practitioners in their role of protecting the investing public; drawing on CPAB's oversight activities, international regulatory and standard setting changes.
Investing Fundamentals: Asset Allocation and Tax Strategy
This session will provide an overview of the considerations that go into building a portfolio of publicly traded securities as well as the tax implications of holding certain investments in certain accounts.
Update on Auditing and Assurance Standards
The objective of this session is to provide the most up-to-date information on significant auditing and assurance standards, including auditor reporting and other standards. At the end of this presentation you will have: a status update on current projects undertaken by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and their impact on practitioners; an in-depth understanding of newly issued standards, such as auditor reporting and review engagement standards; an opportunity to talk directly to the AASB Chair and Director about your burning questions.
Privacy Law Update
The objective of this session is to provide up to date information about Canadian private sector privacy legislation, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and recent enforcement action of both. It will also provide an overview of how accountants may be impacted by public sector privacy and access to information legislation.
Managing the Risks of a Public Accounting Practice
The world of public practice is more complicated than ever - members licensed for public accounting need to be more aware of the risks and learn how to avoid being on the wrong end of a lawsuit! Note that this session is targeted at public practitioners and does not deal with general risk management – the topics covered relate to public practice only. This seminar is a must for every public practice member insured under the CPA Professional Liability Plan (formerly AICA Services Inc).
Emerging Ethical Challenges (contains 1.5 hours of ethics content)
Increasingly, CPAs are being asked to take on additional "side of the desk" responsibilities that move well beyond financial reporting. In this session, the speaker will engage audience members in a consideration of the ethical implications of this kind of side of the desk work. He will also identify potential hazards and opportunities as well as suggest strategies for dealing in a professional way with the challenges posed by these expanding responsibilities that are beyond the traditional scope of accounting roles.
Legal Responsibilities of Officers and Directors
This seminar will provide participants with an introduction to the key principles and legal concepts which underpin the legal liability of directors and officers of both for-profit and not-for-profit corporations. At the end of this course, participants should be able to identify key legal concepts in this area, and best practices in reducing liability.
Security failures, such as a breach of client or customer data, are costly - they can even drive an organization out of business. In this session, you will learn about the latest tools and techniques for encryption, virus protection, secure communications, secure authentication, and more.
CPABC Regulatory Update (contains 2 hours of ethics content)
With the proclamation of the CPABC legislation effective June 24, 2015, and the introduction of the new CPABC governing documentation, there are changes that impact every member. The extent of this change will vary depending upon the professional activities currently being undertaken. This information session will provide an introduction to the new CPABC legislation and regulatory framework together with discussions about the most significant changes in the areas of membership, continuing professional development, public practice and the investigation and discipline procedures.
Be Prepared: What Everyone Should Include in Their Disaster Recovery Plan
Are you truly prepared in the event a disaster occurs in your practice or business? It is good business acumen to be prepared for the eventuality of a business disruption - big or small. This session will take you through the steps necessary to prepare for, and recover from, a disruption in your business or practice.
Not-for-Profit Organizations: Thinking Outside the Box
This seminar will explore new areas of interest for not-for-profit organizations including potential for outsourcing of accounting functions; new fundraising approaches - with limited risk of capital; community contribution companies and their workings; factors to consider in board member selection; and how to protect the organization from fraud..