Washington Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals

Washington Association of Accountants & Tax Professionals and Western CPE are proud to partner to bring you high quality, relevant, and engaging live and online learning experiences.

With over 400 self-study courses, over 100 monthly live webcasts, and 60 plus live events around the US each year, you’ll have access to essential knowledge and insights to develop the skills you need. And as an added benefit, you’ll receive an exclusive WAATP Member Discount!

 

 

WAATP Member Discount 10% Off!

 

Self-Study Use Coupon Code: WAA-SS | Webcast Use Coupon Code: WAA-WC | 2018 Conferences Use Coupon Code: WAA-LIVE

 

 

Featured Instructor

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Frank is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and enterprise risk, and he lectures for numerous state and national organizations. Currently, he’s a Western CPE conference instructor, self-study author, and webcast presenter.

Frank graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary’s College and received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 1977.

A retired Marine reserve colonel, he was recalled to active duty out of retirement in 2004 and served with Multi-National Force—Iraq until June 2005. Before retiring, Frank served during Operation Enduring Freedom and spent time in Afghanistan with the Joint Forces Special Operations Command. His personal military decorations include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Frank's military expertise includes special operations, civil affairs, and economic warfare.

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Featured Self-Study Courses

Self-Study Ethics
NASBA Category Regulatory Ethics
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4 Credits
$99.00 (Hard Copy)
$79.00 (Online)
Self-Study Accounting
NASBA Category Accounting
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28 Credits
$359.00 (Hard Copy)
$329.00 (Online)
Self-Study Computers and Technology
NASBA Category Computer Science
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6 Credits
$119.00 (Hard Copy)
$89.00 (Online)
Self-Study Accounting
NASBA Category Accounting
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  • Hard Copy
  • Online
9 Credits
$159.00 (Hard Copy)
$129.00 (Online)

 

EXPLORE SELF-STUDY COURSES

Upcoming Webcasts

Course Instructor Credits Date Time
Tax Strategies For Wealthy Individuals Part 2 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 3/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 1 Session 2 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 3/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 1 Session 1 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 1 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 1 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal and California Tax Update: Day 2 Session 2 Sharon Kreider, CPA 4 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Individual and Employee Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 3/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: IRAs, Real Estate, Estates, and Trusts Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Payroll, Self-Employment, S and C Corporations, and LLCs Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 3/25/2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Leveraging Real Estate Tax Strategies Part 2 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 3/25/2019 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Understanding and Implementing the 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 3 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Preparing Business Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 3/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Leveraging Real Estate Tax Strategies Part 1 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 3/25/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Tax Strategies For Wealthy Individuals Part 1 Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Qualified Business Income (QBI) And Choice Of Entity 2018 Sharon Kreider, CPA 3 3/25/2019 4:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Social Security and Bridging to Retirement Planning (2018) Martha Shedden 2 3/25/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 3/25/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
The Reporting Of Foreign Financial Assets David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET Details
Annual Update of Essential Information for Controllers and CFOs 2017-2018 Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 3/25/2019 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Auditing Update 2019 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 3/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Advancing Women Accountants: Yes, We Still Need to Have This Conversation Sandra Leyva 2 3/25/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Anti-Fraud Protocols For Managers, Owners & Accountants David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting 2018 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 3/25/2019 11:00AM - 5:00PM ET Details
Value Pricing, Step-by-Step Sandra Leyva 2 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Western CPE's Guide to Prevention and Detection of Fraud 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 3/25/2019 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest SSARS Update 2019 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 3/25/2019 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Ethics For The Real World Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 4 3/25/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Key Guide To Revenue Recognition And Lease Accounting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 3/25/2019 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 3/25/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Revolutionizing Accounting For Decision Making 2018 Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 5 3/26/2019 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Social Security: The Financial and Tax Professional’s Guide to What Women Should Know (2018) Martha Shedden 2 3/26/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2019 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 3/26/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Indispensable Information for Financial Professionals (2018) Martha Shedden 2 3/26/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Accounting & Auditing Update For Privately-Owned Companies David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 3/26/2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Advanced Examination Techniques and the Practitioner’s Role in Protecting Taxpayer Rights Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 3/26/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Why Insurance Is The Center of the Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 3/26/2019 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Details
Successfully Negotiating Offers In Compromise 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 3/26/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Annual Update Of Essential Information 2018 Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 5 3/26/2019 1:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Choice Of Entity Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 2 3/26/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Critical Elements Of Business Law Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 2 3/26/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Financial Planning: Challenges For The Astute CPA Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 3/26/2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2018 International Tax Update David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 3/27/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Not-for-Profit Accounting Under The New Standards Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 3/27/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Accountant's Guidebook: Changes and Errors, Closing the Books, and Financial Statements Jeff Sailor, CPA 3 3/27/2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules and Strategies (2018) Martha Shedden 2 3/27/2019 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Applying The Risk Assessment Standards Kurt Oestriecher 2 3/27/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Benchmarking And Metrics In Accounts Payable Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 3/27/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Contract And Procurement Fraud 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 3/27/2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Nonprofit Organization Update David W. Holt, CPA, CFE 4 3/27/2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
QPRTs: Using Personal Residence Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 3/27/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Where Do I Go For Answers? Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 3/27/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Not Documented Not Done Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 3/28/2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Collection Procedures Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 3/28/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Creating Leaders That Influence And Impact All Generations Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 2 3/28/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Partnership Audit Rules And Their Impact Steven B. Gorin 1 3/28/2019 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Planning Solutions For Divorce Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 3/28/2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
California Individual Tax Hazards: 10 Strategies for Out-of-State Practitioners Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 3/28/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
California Business Tax Hazards: 10 Strategies for Out-of-State Practitioners Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 3/29/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Check Tampering, Inventory, and Employee Theft Protection: An Action Agenda for SMEs 2018 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 3/29/2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Common International Tax Issues For Individuals David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 3/29/2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details

Featured Live Conferences

Whitefish Conference
June 25 - June 29, 2018

Whitefish Conference

Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish

Located just outside Glacier National Park, Whitefish is an exciting mountain town surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery on the entire continent. June is the perfect time to visit, with lush, green valleys framed by grandiose snowcapped peaks. Lovers of the outdoors will find plenty to do. Rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback tou... more


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Alaska Cruise Conference
July 22 - July 29, 2018

Alaska Cruise Conference

Emerald Princess, Alaska

Join us for an incredible week in the wilds of Alaska as we sail with Princess Cruises onboard the Emerald Princess. Begin your journey in Seattle, where you can explore the shops and restaurants of Pike Place Market and the waterfront, ascend the Space Needle for an incredible city view, or explore the Seattle Aquarium. After boarding, we'll sail ... more


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Maui Conference
November 5 - November 9, 2018

Maui Conference

The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua

Few places on earth-if any-can match the beauty of Maui. Towering, volcanic peaks give way to immaculate beaches and turquoise waters, every bit earning the moniker paradise. While most of us dream of the beach, you'll want to explore the interior as well. Haleakala National Park offers visitors a chance to visit a dormant volcano overlooking the ... more


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