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Re-thinking the month-end close, while working remotely

  • CPA (CA)
  • CRMA
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • IAP
  • QIAL

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Course Description

Course Description

Finance teams have had to adapt to closing the books remotely as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, piling pressure on this crucial process. It's been a learning experience, but best practices are emerging. Given the level of detail involved, closing the books even under normal circumstances can be complex and cumbersome. Sometimes, companies have data in multiple systems which adds even more complexity. Now, finance workers remain in separate places because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing the books remotely adds another layer of challenge. 

Most companies have a documented monthly close process in place. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way accounting departments can close the books for the month. With companies employing a combination of a remote workplace, with a hybrid workplace, there can be a disconnect among the members of the accounting team regarding the best methods to use to close the books monthly. 

This Online CPE webinar covers the following Key Topics:

  • How companies are adapting to the remote workplace 
  • How to best manage your close process remotely
  • How by designing a remote close process, you can address the number of days it takes to close the books
  • Discover new processes that decrease the number of days it takes for the monthly close  


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Learning Objectives

  • To identify the important items to include on your monthly close checklist.
  • To identify risk areas, such as separation of duties, and other internal controls that need to be addressed when closing the books remotely.
  • To begin to make better use of technology tools available, that can enhance and improve the monthly close process.
  • To optimize efficiencies to effectuate reporting accuracy.
  • To address operational risk areas such as cyber security, which calls for collaboration with other departments.

Recommended For

This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CIAs, CMAs, Chief Accounting Officers, Accounting and Finance Managers or Directors involved in month-end close in their organization.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Director
  • Auditors
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • CFO/Controller
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Director of Accounting
  • Risk Managers
  • Senior Accountant
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Presenter

About Presenter

Samuel Monastra

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Samuel Monastra

Samuel A. Monastra, CPA has spent his career as a public accountant.  As a client-facing professional, Mr. Monastra has excellent experience working with publicly held companies and large privately held companies. Industry focus includes: healthcare; life sciences and technology; manufacturing and distribution; and real estate and construction. 

Sam has held executive level positions with “Big Four” and Top 10 international accounting firms, including KPMG, RSM, and BDO. Sam served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal and is a frequent speaker for a variety of national organizations including the AICPA, State CPA societies, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Accountants. Principal speaking topics include: Revenue Recognition, Lease Accounting, Income Tax Accounting, Business Combinations, Fair Value, Inventory, Internal Controls, and Auditing Issues & Techniques


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Ratings and Review

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Jennifer Pauli, CPA (US)

Dec 10th, 2021

Positive - a lot of good information

Re-thinking the month-end close, while working remotely

$20

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Subject Area

Accounting

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