Gain a Practical Understanding of Accounting and its Relevance for Transaction, Litigation, and Management Attorneys
Do you understand basic accounting terms, ratios, and statements? Can you apply this knowledge to create a clear understanding of the overall financial picture? It is imperative that attorneys are able to develop a working understanding and analytical framework of accounting terminology to strengthen their background and avoid unintentional, involuntary accounting scandals. This course will teach you the basics of accounting so you can be knowledgeable when reviewing statements and identifying red flags. Don't put yourself at risk - register today!
Build your understanding of financial statements: gain perspective on calculating important ratios and how they're interconnected.
Recognize potential red flags: hone your error detection skills with help from seasoned experts.
Interpret income statements and cash flow to accurately determine profitability and liquidity.
Develop an accounting vocabulary to ensure clear communication with financial professionals.
Obtain a primer in accounting standards and fundamental principles to get the theoretical "lay of the land" for financials.
Understand how accounting documents vary depending on the business's entity structure.
Learn how forensic accounting methods are used for finding hidden assets in divorce.
Mitigate your liability when dealing with financial statements and accounting documentation.
Understanding Basic Accounting Concepts
Analyzing Financial Statements
Accounting for Different Entities
Law Office Accounting and Management
Dealing With the IRS
Identifying Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Complying With Ethical Standards
Using Accounting and Financial Records as Evidence
Janathan L Allen is a partner with Allen Barron, Inc., an estate planning and financial advisory firm located in San Diego. She is also senior partner at Janathan L. Allen, APC. Ms. Allen has an extensive international tax, accounting, finance and legal background, and has worked with a diverse group of businesses, advising clients in legal, financial and tax arenas. She began her career in the public accounting arena and then moved into the private sector as tax director for a biotech firm, Hybritech, Inc. Ms. Allen progressed to controller and CFO/legal counsel positions for a number of San Diego companies before becoming a partner at Allen Barron, Inc., and founding Janathan L. Allen, APC. Ms. Allen earned her B.S. degree from the University of Montana; her M.B.A. degree from the University of San Diego; her LL.M. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California; and her J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California.
Bruce T Andersen is the president of BTA Corporation, a boutique firm located in Los Angeles, California, providing tax, accounting, and consulting services to small businesses. Mr. Andersen is a certified public accountant. He has taught management science and information systems at California State University in Bakersfield. For the last 14 years he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Phoenix School of Business. Mr. Andersen is a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, his M.S.B.A degree from Boston University, his M.B.A. degree from California State University in Bakersfield and his M.S. (taxation) degree from Golden Gate University. After watching the cannabis industry for several years, the firm set up a division specifically for the cannabis industry in 2018, branded as CannabisCPA.tax, providing tax, audit, accounting and systems support to the cannabis industry.
Robert E Bollengier is a sole practitioner with Robert E. Bollengier, Attorney/CPA, in Warwick, Rhode Island. His practice areas include federal and state taxation, probate, estate planning, wills, trusts, and corporate and business law. Mr. Bollengier has been a visiting instructor for Bryant University and Providence College. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College; simultaneously earned his J.D. degree with his M.B.A. degree, highest honors, from St. Louis University; and his LL.M degree, cum laude, from Boston University. In addition, Mr. Bollengier earned a certificate of advanced graduate studies in estate planning from Bryant University and is currently working towards his CFP®, ChFC and CLU designations. He is a member of the Rhode Island and American bar associations, as well as the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark S Cherry is an attorney with Mark S Cherry Attorney at Law, PC, which is a general practice professional law firm in Cherry Hill, New Jersey that, in addition to the general practice of law, assists homeowners across New Jersey. His firm has extensive experience in foreclosure prevention, real estate, tax law, and bankruptcy law. Mr. Cherry is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, federal district courts, bankruptcy court, federal court of appeals and U.S. Tax Court. In addition to being an accredited civil mediator, he is also the member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA), and New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM). He earned his J.D. degree from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Before that he earned his B.B.A. degree from Temple University (Moot Court Honor Society).
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