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Filling CPE Hours Can Be A Chore Most people need to get 40 hours of continuing professional education every year, with some variance based on their designation and rules. That's a...
Training for corporate finance has been the same for decades. Either employees are sent to training at live expensive conferences, a consultant is brought in to teach on site, or...
How does everyone feel about CPE? Nobody I've met (and I know a lot of CPAs) likes their Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirement. Nobody! Don't get me wrong, they...
It has been 16 years since the SOX legislation was passed by Congress.  The legislation itself has not changed, however, the evolving changes in business, culture and technology...
We get this question a lot, “Does Illumeo provide free CPE?” The short answer is “yes”. The question I get asked by many folks in corporate L&D and by non-...
Chances are, every single one of your employees has access to some sort of digital device. It might be a laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet - the type doesn't matter. The...
  Did you know that the week of October 8 – 12 of 2018 is Accounts Payable Appreciation Week?  What are you doing for your AP team to show your gratitude? Back when I...
We've explored the various accounting certifications in the US, Canada, and EU, but we avoided one of the big topics of discussion: bookkeepers.  Bookkeeping vs Accounting...
I was recently talking to the CFO of a publicly-traded company about training for his finance and accounting group (about 1,200 employees in the organization). They are already a...
  In business, as we do in life, most all of us strive to do the right thing and help those in need. The difference is that in business there are usually economic motives and...
After reviewing United States and Canadian accounting certifications, today we're going to take a look at EU accounting certifications. It would be impractical to cover every...
Operational risk is probably one of the most misunderstood risks in the whole of the risk spectrum. While risks such as “credit risk”, “liquidity risk”, “...
We recently covered the various accounting certifications available in the United States, but it's important to note that there are many other types of accounting certifications...
Congratulations. You’ve been assigned to moderate a panel. This is a great opportunity to add value to your customers and elevate your reputation. As you already realize, there...
For many of us, as we advance further and further into this new digital world, we are assailed by a plethora of new technologies, new terms, new ways of thinking and new ways of...
Most people know what a CPA is, but when you get beyond that all the abbreviations start to run together. CGMA, CIA, CFA... unless you're in that industry, you may not really...
Like Hollywood actors, professionals put themselves on the line with every word—taking a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. Just like actors, even the best, most...
By now, you have probably figured out that developing and using a sales strategy isn’t as simple as determining how much money you want to make. A revenue goal alone won’t...
If you manage an Accounts Payable organization, chances are you have heard the words “Accounts Payable Workflow” or “Automation”.  If you are part of an...
Do you have a plan to succeed? If you are a successful business owner or salesperson, then I am sure you do. This time of year, as a business owner who sells, I have strategic planning...