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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
CPAFMA 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

MAPCasts with an HR focus have been approved for one recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the MAPCast. MAPCasts also include one hour of CPE.

Why CPAFMA MAPCasts?

Fast.

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars

Upcoming MAPCasts

The CPA Firm Management Association has specifically designed their MAPCasts for today’s busy professional. In just 60 minutes, you have access to in-depth coverage of an ever-changing array of current management topics including management, human resources, marketing and technology issues and the latest trends and developments. We will strive to cover topics falling in all areas of responsibility for COOs, Directors of Administration, Firm Administrators and Administrative and Managing Partners.

For one low price, you can attend these sessions in the convenience of your own office – or in your conference room with your entire staff- and immediately put what you’ve learned to work in your department or organization. Please review the following list for CPAFMA’s upcoming MAPCasts – and sign up today!

Click here to watch a short video on how to navigate the MAPCast interface (Windows Media).


Where are You Exposed? Mitigating Your Firm's Risk of Litigation
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Rob Ferrini, Program Manager - McGowanPro
Objective: In this webinar, we will explore the specific risks facing accounting firms and what insurance coverage options may be best for your practice. We will discuss where there may be gaps in your coverage and where your firm may be over-insured.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Be a Retirement Superhero to Your Clients
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Colin Clark, Retirement Plan Specialist, Washington Financial Group
Objective: In this webinar, you will discover how to leverage the latest trends in the retirement plan industry for maximum tax advantages for both large and small business owners.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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BDO Alliance USA and CPAFMA Connection: Is There a Business Developer Hidden in Your Firm?
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Art Kuesel, President, Kuesel Consulting
Objective: Join us for this one-hour MAPCast exclusively prepared for dual BDO Alliance USA and CPAFMA members.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Beyond Technology: What Your Team Needs to Thrive as a Firm of the Future
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Erin Daiber, CPA, PCC, Founder and President, Erin Daiber Coaching & Consulting
Objective:
• What is a Firm of the Future?
• Explore common challenges facing the profession in a time of rapid change .
• Learn what skills your team will need to thrive in the new "normal".
• Identify ways to use your Firm of the Future model to aid in succession planning, employee engagement and retention.
• Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the path forward in their organizations and identify specific areas for growth.
Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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September - Lean Six Sigma: Improve Tax Process Workflow & Document Management
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Troy Altomare, Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma and Senior Client Solutions Specialist, Doc.It
Objective: • Learn about the origins of Six Sigma and LSS
• Learn about the DMAIC Model and tax work
• Learn about tax processes that lead to waste
• Learn about LSS and the tax process
• Experience a product demonstration showcasing the impact on a tax practice when DMS software handles workflow flexibility, digital work binders versus paper files and document naming conventions.
• Learn how improper handling of documents (e.g. financial statements) impacts search for files
• Learn about the LSS 5S Tool
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Registration

All registration is done on-line. Include the name(s) of the session(s) for which you would like to register and the email address to which program information should be forwarded – the primary registrant. Log-in details will be emailed to all primary registrants approximately 1-2 days prior to each session.

Fees and Payment Procedures

The fee for each participant location is normally $40.00 (for locations with an CPAFMA member, deduct $15). All PAFMs may register for free. For sites with more than one participant, log in must be done in the name of the key contact. A participant sign-in sheet will be sent in advance of all sessions and the names of actual participants can be changed or added at this point.

Invoicing is available to CPAFMA member sites only. Non-members must pay in advance by check or by credit card. All payments will be made directly to CPAFMA.

Delivery System

The CPA Firm Management Association uses the Adobe Connect platform for our MAPCasts.  The virtual meeting room will open 20 minutes prior to the MAPCast start time and you will receive login instructions one or two days in advance by email.  We recommend you log-in approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation, allowing you enough time to download and print any documents you wish to have available during the course presentation

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
You must have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar.  Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting. You can do this by going to:
http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Refund Policy

CPAFMA will not issue refunds for MAPCasts.  If a registrant is unable to participate in the MAPCast and provides email, written, fax or phone notification to the Association 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future MAPCast.

Participants can log in to a session approximately 30 minutes prior to the start time of the session.  If you experience difficulty logging in please call our office immediately at 937-222-0030 for technical assistance.  For those registrants who may experience difficulty logging in to the video portion of the MAPCast session, please connect to the audio portion for audio participation. A copy of the presentation will be made available to all registrants that participated in the live MAPCast. The audio presentation (live portion) is the portion required for CPE credit.

Please alert the CPAFMA staff member monitoring the MAPCast at the conclusion of the program of your difficulty and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future MAPCasts.  Credit to a future MAPCast will be provided to those with technical difficulties as long as the registrant participated in at least the audio portion of the call and notified the office immediately following the session.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the CPAFMA National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-0030, email: info@cpafma.org