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Innovate & Integrate: Multi-State Conference for Accountants

This groundbreaking conference merges the latest fraud prevention methodologies with cutting-edge technology controls to safeguard the accounting i...

Event Overview

This groundbreaking conference merges the latest fraud prevention methodologies with cutting-edge technology controls to safeguard the accounting industry. Immerse yourself in compelling sessions meticulously crafted to increase your awareness and expertise in combating fraud using sophisticated technology. Explore K2’s Artificial Intelligence for Accounting and Financial Professionals to unlock the potential of AI in everyday accounting tasks and decision-making. Perfect your proficiency in one of the most popular financial tools with K2’s Accountant’s Guide to QuickBooks.

Event Sessions

Monday, December 30, 2024
Day #1
K2’s Case Studies in Fraud and Technology Controls
Auditing | 4 Credits
Brian Tankersley
09:00 AM to 12:30 PM America/Chicago

Fraud plagues businesses at epidemic levels, and technology control failures are a major contributing factor. Using a case study approach, in this session, you will learn about the pervasiveness of fraud, the control failures that contribute to fraud, and what you can do to mitigate fraud risk.

A specific focus of this course is the application of information technology general controls and information technology application controls. In this course, you will examine numerous reported fraud cases and identify the general control and application control failures that contributed to each fraud. By learning through these real-world case studies, you will be better positioned to reduce fraud risk.

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K2’s Artificial Intelligence For Accounting And Financial Professionals
Computer Software and Applications | 4 Credits
Brian Tankersley
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM America/Chicago

Discover the real-world power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and equip yourself with the skills to conquer modern challenges in accounting and finance. In this engaging course, we demystify AI and unveil its practical applications, transforming it from theory into a hands-on tool. Learn the essential AI fundamentals and unlock its remarkable potential to boost your productivity and effectiveness alongside your team.

Explore the specific problem-solving capabilities of AI, tailored to address the unique challenges faced by accounting and financial professionals. Gain expertise in leveraging AI features integrated into everyday applications, including the ubiquitous Excel. Uncover how these features enable you to effortlessly detect fraud, identify potential transaction errors, and elevate your financial operations to new heights. Witness firsthand how AI is reshaping the present and future of your profession, positioning you at the forefront of this revolutionary wave.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Day #2
K2’s Accountant’s Guide To QuickBooks Online
Accounting, Computer Software and Applications | 8 Credits
Brian Tankersley
09:00 AM to 04:30 PM America/Chicago

QuickBooks Online’s (QBO) market share continues to expand, and the Cloud-based accounting platform now dominates the small business market. Yet, most accounting and financial professionals have not participated in any formal training on the Cloud-based accounting service. Thus, they are unaware of many of the tool’s available features and do not work with QuickBooks Online as efficiently and effectively as they should.

This course teaches you how to set up QBO and convert QuickBooks Desktop files into a QBO instance. You will learn how to process all types of transactions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank feeds, inventory, and payroll. Further, you will learn how to implement appropriate internal controls and how to capitalize on advanced features such as workflow management and management reports. Join us in this session to learn how to set up QBO properly and take full advantage of all it offers while avoiding common errors and mistakes.

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Event Instructors

Brian Tankersley

Knoxville, TN
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is also one of the national instructors for Yaeger CPA Review.

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