An extensive increase in value, CPAmerica and CPAConnect members now have access to all webinar recordings. Regardless of whether a firm purchased the live webinar or not, members can now browse through the library and watch content on-demand.
This new offering allows members not needing CPE credit to still attain information they have a need for down the road or might have missed throughout the year. It allows attendees who can’t make the particular time or date of a live webinar, or who are the only ones from their firm needing to attend a webinar, still be able to benefit without needing to justify the expense or adjust their schedule.
The current collection contains webinars presented in 2014 and 2015, and will continue to build throughout the years. The library contains quality presentations from speakers such as Sam Donaldson, Jordan Goodman, Howard Abrams, Greg Clark, and Kip Dellinger. Tax topics include State and Local Tax, Partnerships, Estate Planning and Trusts, Repair Regs, Circular 230…and more. A&A topics include fair value, employee benefit plans, revenue recognition, laws and regulations, derivative and hedge accounting…as well as others.
Recordings will be made available within two days following a live webinar, and are automatically added to member catalogs. To see a list of the recordings currently available or to find recordings or register for live webinars in the future, log into LearnLive, CPAmerica’s webinar platform. If you are unsure whether you have a LearnLive account or do not remember your login, click the Forgot Password link on the sign in screen. Filtering by View Session Type then Self Study will display only the on-demand recordings available, then simply click View then Launch to watch a particular video.
Though recordings are now free for members, there is certainly still a value to attending live webinars. In addition to CPE credit, live webinars afford the opportunity to ask questions of a live subject matter expert. Additionally, several firms use it as a chance to gather as a group and generate needed discussion after the training. Art Winstead, director of A&A, remarks, “The all-you-can-eat pricing of CPAmerica webinars are an excellent opportunity to invite clients or CPAConnect sponsored firms to participate with you, fostering those relationships and extending value to them of content and CPE for no additional charge to you. I’m not sure why any firm wouldn’t take advantage of this.”
There are three remaining live A&A webinars scheduled for this year. Greg Clark with Loscalzo Associates, Ltd. is conducting two of them, focusing on SSARS 21 in September and focusing on current financial statement disclosures in November. Wolters Kluwer, formerly known as CCH, has generously offered to conduct a third webinar free of charge to our members in early December on the State of the Audit, which should be finalized soon.
Can you think of another topic or speaker you would like to see CPAmerica offer? Or do you have any questions about webinars or this new initiative of complimentary recordings? Please feel free to send your suggestions or questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as we are always looking for ways to better serve our members.
Kaylen Saunders, Member Services Manager for CPAmerica International, holds a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and has experience as a professional development trainer. Saunders is responsible for scheduling and hosting webinars, administering CPE, maintaining the members-only website, and coordinating the CPAConnect Roundtable.