Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Get Your Tax Questions Answered Before Summer Vacation

What is most important to know when implementing more than 100 tax reform changes? Our one-day tax reform seminars have the answers. 

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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.

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

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

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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.


Professional Resources for Your Career

Public Practice

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.

New CPA | New Manager | Accounting Team Skills | Accounting Specialties

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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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Firms & Groups

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.

Bulk CPE Credit Packages | Group Rates for CPE Conferences | In-House CPE Training Events | Private Webcasts for Your Team

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Learn at Your Own Pace with Self-Study

Hard Copy

Materials are sent out within one business day. Simply fill out your final exam answer key and fax it in for grading. We’ll send you your results and certificate within one business day.

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Online Course

Download all the coursework you need and take it with you. You can print your certificate of completion immediately upon passing. You can also access your certificate at any time by logging in to your account.

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Self-Study Video

Gives you the best of both worlds. View exciting and informative videos from any device, then take your test when and where you choose.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Course Instructor Credits Date Time
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 5/21/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Tax Strategies for California Residents with Multistate Income Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 5/21/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Real-Life Ethics For Today's Accountant Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 4 5/21/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Estate Planning Mistakes Accountants Can Help Their Clients Avoid Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 5/21/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 1 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 3 5/21/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 2 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 2 5/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 5/22/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Financial and Estate Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 3 5/22/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
The Tax Preparer's Guide To Tax Reform Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 3 5/22/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Planning Opportunities for CPAs Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 5/22/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Expense Reporting Practices to Ensure Compliance with IRS Regs and Efficiency Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 5/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Collection Procedures Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 5/22/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Expense Report Shenanigans: Games Employees Play and How to Stop Them Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 5/22/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
How To Create Packages For Bookkeeping And Tax Services Sandra Leyva 2 5/23/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Practice Management Mastery Sandra Leyva 2 5/23/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Payment Fraud Prevention and Detection: What Companies of All Sizes Need to Know Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 5/23/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Valuing, Pricing, and Positioning Your Accounting and Tax Services Sandra Leyva 2 5/23/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Top Ten Ways to Attract Accounting, Tax, and QuickBooks Clients Sandra Leyva 2 5/23/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Successfully Negotiating Offers In Compromise 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 5/23/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Offshore Financial Assets: The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Ends Sept.28.2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 5/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Attract New Clients Using Online Marketing Sandra Leyva 3 5/24/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Communicating Change: More Than An Email Greg Conderacci 2 5/24/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Growing Through Change: Marketing Yourself And Your Firm Greg Conderacci 2 5/24/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Leading Change Ethically: Dealing With The Dilemmas Greg Conderacci 2 5/24/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Flourishing in a Crisis: Changing Yourself, Your Team, and Your Firm Greg Conderacci 2 5/25/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2017 Disaster Loss Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 1 5/25/2018 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 5/25/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
World’s Liveliest Industry Accounting Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 5/25/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Finding The Energy To Change: Beyond Time Management Greg Conderacci 2 5/25/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Accounting Standards Update For Privately Owned Companies David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 5/25/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Ransomware! Reducing Your Risk K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 1 5/25/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Security Blocking And Tracking K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 5/25/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM 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

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
February 09, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed February 9, 2018, makes changes you need to know about for 2017 tax returns.

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