Are you ready for 2020? Go Beyond Distruption

About beyond disruption.

In today’s rapidly-changing, global business landscape, technology continues to disrupt how companies conduct their business. From helping to protect organizations from cybersecurity attacks to analyzing and leveraging data to make strategic business decisions or employing blockchain, understanding and using technology is at the forefront of the business world.

To help accounting and finance professionals stay on top of the latest trends – moving beyond the disruption of technology to fully leveraging it – we’ve created learning programs focused specifically on the topics affecting industry professionals today.

"According to Boomer Consulting, “by 2020, we’ll see the shrinking of compliance work and the shift toward the more consultative and advisory services you offer clients.” Boomer also states, "technology is driving many of these changes"."
Dustin Hostetler, Chief Innovation Officer, Boomer Consulting Inc.

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Blockchain Learning Programs

With the expansion of the Blockchain market expected to grow to $7.7 billion by 2022 with nearly 57% of larger corporations considering or in the process of deploying blockchain technology applications, it’s becoming increasingly important for professionals in accounting and finance to understand.

In fact, during this time of exceptional growth, the accounting and finance professions will play a pivotal role in driving the adoption of blockchain. Be ready for this rapidly-changing technology with our Blockchain Learning Programs. Explore the product suite:

Blockchain Certificate Program

You as a finance and accounting professional can choose to shape how the adoption comes to life. Begin your learning journey with our Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate Program which covers several blockchain topics to help you gain an understanding of the importance and impact of blockchain on your organization or client.

You have the flexibility to earn the certificate using a format that best matches your learning style. Select one of the options below to learn more. Multiple dates available:

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Blockchain Practice Area Specific Learning

These 8-hour courses are a guided tour of how the evolving blockchain technology will impact your practice area. You will delve into practical applications and use cases to help fully grasp the opportunities and risks this evolving technology will bring to audit, assurance and tax services. Interactive exercises will help you recognize and translate into relevant business applications and value. Multiple dates available:

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Blockchain Implications for Tax

This webcast discusses blockchain technology and teaches you how to master current tax issues, anticipate new challenges and create value for yourself and your clients with this new technology.

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Blockchain Implications for Tax

Gain the knowledge necessary to advise clients and organizations that are or may be involved in transactions involving Blockchain/DLT.

Blockchain Industry Specific Learning

This series of practical application 4-hour learning modules will help you understand the transformation and implications of blockchain on your industry and role. Weaved throughout are practical applications, use cases, and the pitfalls you need know to effectively manage the changing landscape. Multiple dates available:

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Blockchain for Supply Chain

In this webcast, you will explore three supply chain interactions and see how blockchain can be implemented to reduce errors, increase auditability and drive collaboration.

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Blockchain for Supply Chain

This dynamic course looks at three supply chain interactions to see how blockchain can be implemented to reduce errors, increase auditability, and drive collaboration.

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Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance Services

Are you wondering how audit and assurance services are evolving because of blockchain? Join this webcast to gain an understanding of the current practices for entities using blockchain technology.

 

Cybersecurity Learning Programs

Cyber-attacks are becoming commonplace in today’s business landscape. Plus, the impact of cyber-attacks can devastate companies resulting in loss of billions of dollars, damaged reputations, loss of intellectual property and public embarrassment.

Because of the increase in attacks and the negative consequences, both external and internal stakeholders are putting more and more pressure on organizations to manage and establish controls to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from security incidences.

Develop your fluency in cybersecurity and learn how to help your clients and your organization navigate cyber threats with our Cybersecurity Learning Programs.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate

Develop your fluency and gain the confidence to make sound strategic decisions regarding cybersecurity risk and learn what you should be doing as a non-IT professional, to help protect your clients and your organization from cyber threats.

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate is designed for finance and accounting professionals in public accounting and business and industry.

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Nov 13 | Las Vegas, NV
Dec 5 | National Harbor, MD
Dec 13 | New York, NY
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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate

Build a foundation to perform attestation engagements to examine and report on an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program.

The SOC for Cybersecurity Services Certificate is designed for CPAs in public accounting.

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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate

Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, you can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems.

Build a foundation toward becoming an adviser to an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program. The Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate is designed for CPAs in public accounting.

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Data Analytics Learning Programs

With so much data being generated, organizations often struggle to organize and leverage it all. And, to make matters worse, there’s a significant shortage of talent with the know-how to most effectively leverage and analyze all that data.

You can unlock opportunities by expanding your data analysis knowledge with our Data Analytics Learning Programs designed especially for accounting and finance professionals to learn how to properly leverage data and how to use it to make effective business decisions.

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Data Analyst Executive Series

What happens when changes you expected 10 years down the road are much closer — as in, happening right now? How do you make strategic business decisions when you are deluged with data?

The executive track will help you learn how to empower your team to make proactive, data-driven business decisions. The sessions will give tools and insights to build and implement data-driven strategies within your organization.

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Data Analyst Executive Series

In this webcast series, you will learn how to distill vast amounts of information into actionable insights and become a data-driven business leader.

 

Data Analytics Certificate Programs

Learn how to cultivate reporting and business analytics capabilities for you and your team that supports the development of evidence-based decision making for your organization.

Data Analytics for Accounting and Finance Managers will help you evolve your competency in data analytics. The condensed learning program will empower you to ask the right question, refine your data interpretation skills and will help you to make data-driven business decisions. This program will enable you to harness technology power and help you become a highly-valued data-driven business partner.

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Robotic Process Automation Learning Programs

By 2020, 40% of transactional accounting work is expected to be automated through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and accounting and finance professionals need to be ready!

Companies are not longer considering if they should implement RPA, but when. In fact, the RPA market is expected to grow to $2.9 billion by 2021 according to Forrester.

Because of the estimated prominence of the implementation of RPA, those in the profession need to understand how it’s transforming businesses. Be prepared for this rapidly-changing technology with the Robotic Process Learning Programs.

Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders

As a business leader or a strategic business partner, you should be considering Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Whether you sponsor, drive, initiate or are responsible for managing a robotic process automation strategy, this course will prepare you for the future.

You will get an overview of RPA, learn how it’s transforming businesses and understand how RPA provides a significant competitive advantage. You will also learn key considerations and steps needed to begin building your RPA strategy including, how to address the cultural shift needed to overcome the "fear of robots" and understand the critical role human intelligence plays to ensure a successful strategy.

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