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
Dealing with the IRS
Identifying Fraud and Forensic Accounting
Complying with Ethical Standards
Using Accounting and Financial Records as Evidence
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.
JAMES V. O'BRIEN is a member of Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien, P.C. His legal career has been centered on commercial litigation and on certain areas of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice and Jones Act/FELA. Mr. O'Brien is a certified public accountant in Missouri and has an LL.M. degree in taxation from Washington University School of Law. He graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in business administration and English literature, and received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Mr. O'Brien admitted in Missouri, Illinois, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association.
TERRENCE K. RICE is a CPA in Milwaukee, where he practices in the areas of tax planning, estate planning, and small business and non profit consulting. In addition, he is a member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum and the American Association of Daily Money Managers. Mr. Rice has lectured on tax and estate planning issues for small businesses, health care organizations, non profits and churches. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
ERIK V. SCULLY, Esq., CPA, is a shareholder in the law firm of Scully & Scully, PC, with offices in Pittsburgh and Wexford, Pennsylvania. His practice is concentrated in the areas of taxation, estate planning, estate administration, probate law and representing clients in various business matters. Mr. Scully's practice has a particular emphasis in representing clients during tax controversies and tax litigation at the federal, state and local levels. He earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. degree from St. Louis University. Mr. Scully is listed in Who's Who in American Law and is a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Accountancy (appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to 2011-2015 term and reappointed by Governor Tom Wolf to 2016-2020 term)(chairman 2019 - 2020). He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (chairman: Pennsylvania State Ethics Committee (2005-2007), member: Executive Committee (Southwestern Chapter, 2005-2006), Pennsylvania State Ethics Committee (2004-2007), Speakers Bureau (Southwestern Chapter, chairman 1999-2005), Committee on the Cooperation with the Bar (Southwestern Chapter); the Allegheny County Bar Association (member: Taxation Section); and the American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants. NSSAR #182984 (PA #12290, Pittsburgh Chapter). Mr. Scully is a frequent lecturer to professional groups and has authored numerous articles on legal, accounting and tax issues affecting individuals and businesses.
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