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CPE Self-Study
Cash Management Strategies
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 1.5
Gain a fundamental understanding of the time value of money concepts, as well as the competent use of a financial calculator or time value of money software, to help your clients establish realistic financial goals.

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Product details

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Practical Applications Certificate Program.

Much of the personal financial planner's work involves asking the right questions to better understand a client's financial situation and to provide the client with accurate information. As the personal financial planner, you will want to have a fundamental understanding of the time value of money concepts, as well as the competent use of a financial calculator or time value of money software, to help your clients establish realistic financial goals.

In this CPE course, we cover Assumptions, Time Value of Money and Calculator and Cash Management Strategies. Fundamental to all PFP engagements are the assumptions to be used in the personal financial plan. Using established financial ratios, such as the housing expense ratio, the debt-to-income ratio, and the savings rate ratio, you can facilitate the creation of the personal financial planning client's spending plan, which is the basis for many of the recommendations in the PFP process.

In this course, we will cover the spending plan, which will identify fundamental PFP goals, including:

  • The amount of emergency reserves that need to be maintained
  • The amount of life insurance coverage necessary for survivors
  • The amount of money to set aside for financial independence or retirement

In this course you will learn to apply these concepts to create a financial plan, help your clients implement it, and help them reach their goals of financial independence and a comfortable retirement.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize a personal financial planning service.
  • Recall the strategic tool used to identify fundamental personal financial planning goals.
  • Identify a statistical measure of the change in prices for a set of products.
  • Select the alternative name for the interest rate used in determining present value.
  • Calculate an inflation-adjusted return.
  • Recall an assumption used when calculating serial payments.

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs and financial planners with basic knowledge of personal financial planning, and an interest in retirement and estate planning.

Enhanced On-Demand Format

This enhanced on-demand format offers meaningful and relevant content in the form of tables, charts, and discussion points on slides. An instructor who is an expert on the topical area breaks down complex topics, offers best practices, provides clarity, and shares insights that help the learner achieve the learning objectives for the course.

DISCOUNTS

PFP section members and PFS credential holders receive a 20% discount

When you log into this website with your AICPA member account, the section discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Section discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Find out more information on the PFP Section.

Ratings and reviews
Author(s)

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Susan M. Tillery, CPA/PFS, is President & CEO of Paraklete® Financial Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Susan also is a co-founder and president of Financial Planning Advocate LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Ms. Tillery’s experience at Harris myCFO, a multi-family office where she was responsible for the development and delivery of comprehensive family office solutions to affluent families, together with her work at Arthur Andersen, Ronald Blue & Co and other financial firms, provides the framework for Paraklete.

Susan earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Georgia. Susan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). In addition, she is chair of the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Credential Committee. Susan also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

Susan has over 30 years of experience in tax, philanthropy and financial planning, as well as in the administrative and compliance areas encountered by affluent individuals and families. Ms. Tillery speaks on the topics of: Financial Planning, CPAs and Financial Planning, Financial Issues Facing Women, Responsibilities of Wealth, Charitable Giving and Stewardship.

Tom Tillery, MA Ed, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF, CRPC®

Vice President, Financial Planning Advocate, LLC
Vice President & CCO, Paraklete® Financial, Inc.

Thomas Neal Tillery, CFP®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CRPC®, LUTCF is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Paraklete® Financial, Inc. Paraklete® provides integrated fee-for-service financial planning without asset management or product sales. The firm acts as An Advocate in Financial Services® for its clients with a disciplined focus on independence and objectivity. Tom is also a co-founder and Vice President of Financial Planning Advocate, LLC, a provider of continuing education for CPAs, financial advisers, universities and colleges.

Tom earned a M.S. in Financial Services from The American College and an M.A. in Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an active member of AICPA (Non-CPA Associate), the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves on the Board for The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.

With more than 30 years of experience in personal financial planning, Tom is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics relating to personal financial planning. He has written personal financial planning curriculum for several universities and on-line providers. Tom has been a provider of Continuing Education for attorneys, CPAs, and investment and insurance professionals for over 30 years. Tom and his family reside in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
PFP-PROC4
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