Welcome to the Online Continuing Professional Education for Certified Public Accountants
offered through Santa Clara University, in conjunction with the Accounting CPE Network.

What's the ACPEN Difference?

The ACPEN Difference

The Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network (ACPEN) is a joint project of state CPA Societies and other affilliated organizations who have a common goal: improving the quality and accessibility of distance learning opportunities available to their members.

Others' Technology

Webinar technology has, for some time, been a common offering of many participating ACPEN associations. Combining powerpoint slides delivered via the internet with audio of the instructor, either by telephone or internet, the webinar format allows for the delivery of educational content in a convenient, but visually limited fashion.

ACPEN's Technology

The ACPEN network is founded on the use of streaming video content over the internet that provides the participant with live, full motion video of the presenter, high quality audio, along with coordinated powerpoint slides. The ACPEN platform, provided by Business Professionals' Network and its technology partner, BizVision, also allows the end user to fully participate in the webcast by downloading written materials, emailing questions to presenters in real time, making notes in the viewer "notes" area, and emailing those notes to themselves for later use.

ACPEN's Production Values

ACPEN programming features enhanced production values and formats appropriate to the video medium. Presenters interact with each other as well as you, the ACPEN participant. This delivers an educational experience that is engaging, interesting, as well as professionally rewarding.

It is this unique combination of valuable information delivered using interactive live, video and audio internet technology that define The ACPEN Difference.

About ACPEN

About ACPEN

The Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network (ACPEN) CPE network, sponsored by State CPA Societies in many states, is dedicated to bringing, highly relevant, interactive, world-class CPE to every CPA in the most convenient and economical ways possible. Founded by four state societies in 1997, ACPEN is now a consortium of nearly 40 state societies.

Since 1998, ACPEN has been owned and managed by Business Professionals' Network, a firm that is responsible for the development of CPE content, management of the network, and that ensures that the satellite and internet technology is and stays at the cutting edge, for the benefit of state societies and their member CPAs. More information about ACPEN course offerings can be found below.

Since 1997, ACPEN programs have covered all of the most important subjects for accounting, tax and financial professionals. This year, you can join the thousands of CPAs across the country who have a reserved seat to one of the most fascinating ways to earn CPE credits available anywhere! In addition to CPE content developed by BPN, increasingly, state societies are taking advantage of webcast technology, adding their content and speakers to the ACPEN offerings.

More information about ACPEN CPE products and technology, can be found in the ACPEN Products section.

New in 2014!

The ACPEN Signature Series™ schedule for 2014 is now online!  These courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN.  Signature Series™ courses, beginning in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year.  Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, delivered by panels consisting of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.   To see what courses are included in the Series this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below.   In addition, we have added new topics and new presenters to the ACPEN Industry Institute, ACPEN Tax Institute and the Partner Produced categories of our catalog.

Preview

Individual Viewer

Governmental Pension Reporting— The New Standards

Length: 5 hrs

The new GASB standards have been released and the time to consider implementation issues is now.  This comprehensive course will cover the basics of the new standards from scope issues, including the types of plans the new standards apply to; how to measure of the net pension liability and pension expense; when to recognize the liability; and applicable note disclosures and required supplementary information.  More importantly, experts in the field will provide their perspective on issues expected to be faced in practice while implementing the various provisions the new pension statements.




This video is part of

CPE Credits: 5

Original Recording Date: 2/11/13

Field of Study 1: Governmental Accounting (2.5 hours)

Field of Study 2: Governmental Auditing (2.5 hours)

Field of Study 3: Yellow Book (5 hours)

Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Update

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements: Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Please contact the ACPEN help desk - 1-800-747-1719 or help@acpen.com if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (972-377-8199).

Official Registry Statement: Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org


Produced By:

ACPEN

Faculty

  • George A. Scott, CPA
  • James J. Rizzo, FCA, MAAA, ASA, EA
    • James J. Rizzo, FCA, MAAA , ASA , EA, Senior Consultant & Actuary, Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

       

  • Karl Greve, CPA
    • Karl Greve, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, CO

  • David R. Bean, CPA
    • David R. Bean joined the GASB staff in 1990 as its first full-time director of research and technical activities. Previous to working at the GASB, he was with Ernst & Young. He also was the director of the Technical Services Center of the Government Finance Officers Association and worked for the State Comptrollerís Office in Illinois. He holds a B.S. degree from Illinois State University and is a CPA.

Course Materials

  • Important CPE Credit Information_2012
  • Sec-1-Bean-Pensions-2-13-FINAL
  • Faculty Information
  • large slides
  • Questions and Answers

* Please be advised that this is not a
Santa Clara University website, but is a website developed and hosted by ACPEN, in conjunction with Santa Clara University.