Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

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Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi

Tax Reform

How does the 20% QBI deduction work? Who will pay more under tax reform? Who will pay less? Are there questions you haven’t even thought about yet? Find answers to questions like these on how tax reform impacts your client’s taxes at our one-day Tax Reform Seminars.



Your "Tax Alert on Things to Tell Your Client..." was terrific! Clear and practical.

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Earn up to 40 CPE credits. Collect 2 Bonus CPE credits each day you attend class and get up-to-date on the latest accounting and finance topics. Expand your knowledge with engaging, application-oriented presentations scheduled each morning presented by industry-leading experts. Each CPE conference features course tracks suited for both public and industry accountant requirements, so you can focus on the topics you need. Take advantage of our group discounts for reduced prices when sending five or more members of your team.


San Antonio Conference
September 24 - September 28, 2018

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Hotel Contessa

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St. Simons Conference
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October 22 - October 26, 2018

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October 22 - October 26, 2018

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October 29 - November 2, 2018

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October 29 - November 2, 2018

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La Playa Resort

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November 5 - November 9, 2018

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The Ritz Carlton

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Costa Rica Conference
November 12 - November 16, 2018

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Westin Playa Conchal

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Tucson Conference
November 12 - November 16, 2018

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Omni Tucson

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Las Vegas December Conference
December 3 - December 7, 2018

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Whether you're a new finance and accounting professional, new to management or a seasoned CPA looking to dive deep into a speciality, Western CPE has courses to ensure you meet your clients' needs while working more efficiently.

From mastering technology to the most up-to-date accounting strategies to auditing and tax, you'll find our hand-picked CPE opportunities will give you the knowledge and real world application to do your job better.

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Industry Accountant

We understand that CPAs serving in business and industry roles have unique continuing professional education priorities. That's why we've created the Industry CPAs Learning Track to help you stay compliant with courses designed with your specific education needs in mind.

Whether it's forecasting, fraud prevention, corporate presentation skills or mastering technology, we have hand-selected the most relevant courses to help you perform your job with confidence and competency.

Fraud Expert | Budget Planning | Presentation Skills |

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Tax Pros

Keep up with ever-changing tax rulings and procedures, get the most relevant information to develop strategies for your clients and maintain your credentials with our courses designed for EAs and tax professionals. Choose the learning track that best serves your education priorities including tax updates, financial advisors, and estate planning.

With Western CPE courses, you will learn from industry leaders who will ensure you are able to do your job with renewed confidence and efficiency.

Tax Updates | Financial Advisors | Estate Planning

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Meet the diverse knowledge needs of your team with relevant, applicable CPE and affordable pricing when you design your customized training plan. If you oversee continuing education for a staff of 15 or more accounting and finance professionals, we can work with you to find packages and events that will save you money that aligns with your business plans.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Course Instructor Credits Date Time
2018 Tax Reform One-Day Seminar Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 8 9/26/2018 11:00AM - 7:00PM ET Details
Understanding the 20 Percent Small Business Deduction in the New Tax Law Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 9/26/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Forecasting Using Microsoft Excel's Sensitivity Tools Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 9/26/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Complying with FATCA: The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 9/26/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Advancing Women Accountants: Yes, We Still Need to Have This Conversation Sandra Leyva 2 9/26/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
How To Handle Nonresident Alien Payees Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 9/26/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Critical Individual Tax Update Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 9/27/2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Key Guide To Revenue Recognition And Lease Accounting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 9/27/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
The Reporting Of Foreign Financial Assets David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 9/27/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting 2018 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 9/27/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Ethics For The Real World Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 4 9/27/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Security Blocking And Tracking K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 9/27/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Ransomware! Reducing Your Risk K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 1 9/27/2018 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Research Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 9/28/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Real Estate Tax Planning after Tax Reform: Understanding 199A Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 1 9/28/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Mastering Schedule D And Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 9/28/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
A Conversation With Leading CFOs Andi Baldwin 1 9/28/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Choice Of Entity Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 2 9/28/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Compilation And Preparation Engagement Essentials Kurt Oestriecher 4 9/28/2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Planning Solutions For Divorce Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 10/1/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Common International Tax Issues For Individuals David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 10/1/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Financial and Estate Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 3 10/1/2018 4:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 10/1/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 10/1/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details

Meet Our Instructors

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books.

Vern Hoven, CPA, MT, is one of America’s premier tax presenters and speaks to over 100 groups a year on a variety of tax topics.

Sharon Kreider, CPA, has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers annually get ready for tax season.

Jeff Sailor, CPA, has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional "boring CPE" since 1992.

Latest eTax Alert

eTax Alerts

IRS Releases Draft of 2019 Form W-4
August 01, 2018
The draft Form W-4 is only two pages (the 2018 Form W-4 is four pages.) The "Personal Allowances Worksheet," the "Deductions, Adjustments and Additional Income Worksheet," and the "Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet" have all been eliminated.

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