Welcome to the Academy for Continuing Professional Education

For the last 30 years, ACPE has strived to assemble the best programs for accountants seeking to satisfy their continuing education requirements, while offering practical, informative and entertaining speakers and topics.

A great benefit to ACPE seminars has been the personal touch: the ability to interact directly with the speakers and to network with peers.

This year, due to coronavirus, the seminars will be virtual. We are monitoring the situation closely to determine when in-person courses can continue. Going virtual has not in any way impacted the quality of our speakers.

JULY 28, 2020

The LIBOR Story—What Every Accountant Should Know

Paul Sanchez, CPA, CBA, CFSA

Nearly all accountants have clients with borrowing agreements that use LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate) as a basis for interest rate pricing. Mr. Sanchez will cover the LIBOR manipulation scandal, and the resulting 2020 phase out of LIBOR. The multiple, potential replacement rates, and the phase-in of these rates, will be reviewed. Mr. Sanchez will then examine the impact this change will have on existing loan agreements.

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AUGUST 11, 2020

SECURE/CARES Acts

Steven Seigel

Steven G. Siegel, J.D., LL.M.

The Secure Act of 2019 and the Cares Act of 2020 have made major changes in the rules addressing retirement plan contributions, withdrawals and distributions. Many clients will have to make significant changes to their retirement plan beneficiaries. 2020 is a year of special but limited opportunities. This program will address these issues, as well as the more impactful provisions that are likely to affect individuals and small businesses.

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AUGUST 18, 2020

Psychology of Fraud

Toby Groves

Toby Groves, Ph.D.

Toby is a social cognitive scientist, speaker and writer. He researches innovative thinking approaches that spark insight, with a focus on higher-order critical thinking, problem solving and communications. He presents his unique content using vivid mental imagery and radically interactive exercises. His fascinating history spurred a lifelong research journey in advanced critical thinking and communications in expert environments. A popular speaker amongst leading organizations in industry, government, and academia, Toby works with experts that provide society’s most critical services including the audit, intelligence, investigative, legal and medical communities. Toby has a PhD in psychology, an MA in industrial-organizational psychology, and has training in a unique combination of forensic psychology and forensic accounting.

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