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June 01, 2018
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June 11, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM ET


Computer Software and Applications

Course Description

Part 2 picks up right in the middle of Tommy Stephens' six-hour presentation. Registering for Part 1 prior to viewing Part 2 is recommended, but not required (slides for both parts will be provided to viewers of either course). In this course, K2's Tommy Stephens covers 'big data' and business intelligence in great length. 'The days of us generating row after row of data are behind us... We can take advantage of BI tools to improve financial reporting in ways that have largely been reserved for very big organizations.' As with Part 1, this course is designed for managers, and therefore covers not only methods to enhance cybersecurity at your firm, but the ROI of investing in these tools.


K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)

Thomas (Tommy) G. Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,900 educational sessions to over 58,000 participants nationwide. Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life. He and his wife of thirty years, Michelle, have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Course Specifics

Computer Software and Applications
Sep 19, 2016
Part 1 is recommended by not required

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe business intelligence and the tools necessary to harness its predictive power
  • Identify the new features in the MS Office 2016 suite to create more value for your clients
  • Cite ways to enhance your business' or firm's resistance to cyberattacks and better ensure the security of your clients' financial information

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