COVID-19 Learning Opportunities

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Economic Update Series with Chris Kuehl
As the status of the economy weighs heavy on most everyone’s minds, MOCPA is hosting a complimentary online Economic Update Series, featuring Chris Kuehl, Ph.D. author of the daily Business Intelligence Brief and president of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He will provide a big picture understanding of the current environment and identify important elements to watch for that might impact your business or clients in the short- and near-term. These courses offer 1 hour of CPE and are complimentary for MOCPA members.

Date: April 10
Time: 10  – 10:50 a.m.
Topic: Turning the Corner?
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Date: April 17
Time: 10 – 10:50 a.m.
Topic: Recovery in Sight or Settling in for a Siege
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COVID-19: Scenario Planning and Strategic Modeling 
As the coronavirus continues to spread, scenario planning and strategic modeling can help you marshal your organization’s resources around an action plan so you can react with speed and agility. Join us for this webcast as Ash Noah and Marc Seewald share best practices in scenario planning and how you can move from emergency and crisis management today, to planning and modeling for a variety of continuity and recovery scenarios. This course offers 1 CPE hour and is complimentary for MOCPA members.

Date:
April 14
Time:
8 – 9 a.m. 
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Date:
April 15
Time:
3 – 4 p.m.
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Date:
April 16
Time:
10 - 11 a.m. 
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The CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program
The economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses is unprecedented. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), administered through the Small Business Administration and created with the enactment of the CARES Act, is a vital program designed to provide access to cash so that small businesses can keep paying their employees and other expenses such as health insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payments and utilities. Join sought-after speaker Tony Nitti for a webcast discussion focused on the benefits of the program, how loans qualify for forgiveness, who is eligible for the PPP and how participation affects the ability for businesses to receive the employee retention credit and other relief offered in the CARES Act. This course offers 2 CPE hours and is complimentary for MOCPA members.

Date:
April 10
Time:
12 – 1:45 p.m. 
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Date:
April 14
Time:
2 – 3:45 p.m.
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Date:
April 17
Time:
10 – 11:45 a.m.
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Work From Home with Teams and Office 365
The COVID-19 virus threat has forced us to rethink just about every aspect of our lives. Near the top of the list is figuring out how to effectively work from home. This presentation will demonstrate how, in a matter of days, you can deploy the Microsoft Teams app within Office 365 to have a comprehensive digital communication, collaboration and file sharing solution. You likely already have Office 365, so it is a matter of learning how to take advantage of it to help your business through these trying times. If you don't have Office 365, Microsoft is offering Teams complimentary for six months. From a practical point of view, with our without a pandemic, deploying Teams is a smart business decision. This presentation will explain and demonstrate why and how. This course offers 1 hour of CPE and is complimentary for MOCPA members.

Date: April 10
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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Date: April 13
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
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Date: April 15
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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Risky Business – Conducting Remote Audits in Uncertain Times
As the COVID-19 virus spreads, responsible organizations recognize that their employees need to work remotely. But, how do you ensure your audit staff follow auditing standards while auditing remotely? Attend this webcast as experts Bob Dohrer, AICPA Chief Auditor; Bob Durak, Director, Audit & Accounting Technical Services at the CPEA; and Dan Knoll, Senior Director - Accounting Standards at the AICPA, detail out what to consider if your audit client asks you and your staff to remote audit. We will address best practices to ensure your audit follows the standards, especially as it relates to accounting areas that need extra attention, fraud interviews, internal control and risk assessment, and documentation. We will also cover items related to peer review. Auditing practitioners will be moderating the webcast to answer your questions throughout the event! Join us as we navigate auditing in this new world of COVID-19. This course offers 1 hour of CPE and is complimentary for MOCPA members.

Date: April 10
Time: 10 – 11 a.m. 
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Navigating Change: Tax implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) and it was swiftly signed into law by President Trump on March 18. In addition to provisions such as free COVID-19 testing and nutritional programs, H.R. 6201 notably requires certain employers to provide paid family leave and paid sick leave to their employees. Simultaneously, H.R. 6201 provides related tax credits to employers to offset the costs associated with providing those benefits. Join us for this webcast as we delve into the tax impacts of the expanded leave provisions on employers, employees and self-employed individuals and offer the latest in practical procedural guidance. This course offers 1 hour of CPE and is complimentary for MOCPA members.
 
Date: April 14
Time: 12 – 1 p.m. 
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Understanding Market Implications & Bringing Calm Amid Chaos 
Help clients stay calm in volatile times- COVID-19 is creating significant change in the world and navigating through health concerns, economic uncertainty, and market turbulence is no easy feat. If you are human, you have likely felt some apprehension through it all. This course offers 1 hour of CPE and is complimentary for MOCPA members. Join a panel of top CPA financial planners in this webcast, to hear their perspectives on:

  • Putting the market volatility and outlook in perspective
  • How they are communicating with their clients to bring calm
  • The importance of having a financial plan and sticking to the long-term strategy
  • Proactive planning strategies for clients who don't want to sit still
  • How they are taking care of themselves so they can be the best for others

Date: April 13
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
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Surgent's The CARES Act and its Impact on Individuals and Businesses
In an attempt to offset the disastrous impact of the coronavirus on the American economy, Congress enacted the CARES Act, which includes substantial tax changes that impact both individuals and businesses. In this program, our panel of experts goes through key provisions of this new legislation, helping you understand what you need to know NOW to help your clients immediately. This course offers 3 CPE hours and has a cost of $149 for MOCPA members.

Date: April 13
Time: 8 – 11 a.m.
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COVID-19: Tax Related Developments - Part 2 (CARES ACT) 
In response to the COVID-19 economic emergency, the Senate was quick to respond by passing the $2 trillion bill intended to provide relief to Americans affected by the pandemic and the economy. This Part II presentation of the COVID-19 tax series provides a detailed discussion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This course offers 2 CPE hours and has a cost of $79 for MOCPA members.
 
Date: April 9
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Date: April 10
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
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Date: April 13
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
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Date: April 14
Time:12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
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The CARES Act and its Impact on Individuals and Businesses 
In an attempt to offset the disastrous impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the American economy, Congress enacted the CARES Act, which includes substantial tax changes that impact both individuals and businesses.  In this program, our panel of experts goes through key provisions of this new legislation, helping you understand what you need to know NOW to help your clients immediately.  We will focus on items of most critical and immediate importance, and we will prepare you to discuss these changes with your clients and implement the CARES Act changes as required. Anyone preparing tax returns or dealing with individual and business clients cannot be without this useful, relevant, and timely information. This course offers 3 CPE hours and has a cost of $149 for MOCPA members.

Date: April 15
Time: 8 – 11 a.m. 
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Accounting and Financial Reporting Considerations Related To COVID 19
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are wide-ranging, with significant effects on accounting and financial reporting for all entities. Complicating the application of the relevant accounting guidance is the inherent uncertainty in which everyone is making decisions, including those with financial reporting responsibilities. This webinar will discuss the various financial accounting, disclosure, and reporting implications, which all preparers of financial statements will be facing over the next few months. Our goal is to give you a thorough list of considerations, with references to the applicable authoritative guidance which will allow entities and their accountants to apply the relevant standards when preparing financial statements in this challenging environment. This course offers 4 CPE hours and has a cost of $169 for MOCPA members.

Date: April 9
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
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Date: April 17
Time: 9 - 11 a.m. 
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Critical Update: Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Family and Sick Leave, and Tax Return Extended Due Dates
In our very distressed economic circumstances, many business clients are asking us about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Many want to know whether the loan option is worth forgoing the Employee Retention Credit, and how one goes about applying for such a loan and obtaining its forgiveness. This webinar begins with a detailed discussion of PPP loans and goes on to cover family leave and sick leave credits and the latest information regarding tax return extended due dates and payment dates. Demand for these loans is anticipated to be incredibly high, and it is probable the $349 billion allocated by the government to businesses devastated by COVID-19 will run out in short order. Our expert panelists, however, will discuss alternative funding measures as well - namely the Employee Retention Credit. This program will serve as the comprehensive source for those dealing with payroll interruption and other business problems resulting from the economic downturn. This course offers 4 CPE hours and has a cost of $169 for MOCPA members.

Date: April 8
Time: 12 – 3:30 p.m.
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Date: April 9
Time:
12 – 3:30 p.m.
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Date: April 14
Time: 12 – 3:30 p.m.
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Date: April 17
Time: 12 – 3:30 p.m.
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