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K2'S Accounting Solutions Shootout for Small and Med-Sized Businesses

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Accounting - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Accounting and Auditing
Tommy Stephens
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8 hours
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The market for accounting solutions designed for small to mid-sized businesses has never been better! From traditional desktop applications to newer Cloud-based solutions, small to mid-sized businesses have affordable options available today that were unthinkable for many just a few years ago and in this seminar, you will receive the benefit of an unbiased comparison of many of today’s leading solutions, helping you to make an informed decision about the future direction of your accounting platform.

Solutions from Intuit, Sage, Microsoft, Open Systems, Xero, Acumatica, and many other providers will be reviewed and compared to help you decide whether you should remain with your current platform or perhaps switch to a different one to reap the benefits of improved transaction processing, efficiency, reporting, and potentially lower costs. Additionally, various third-party add-ins will be covered to help you make informed decisions about issues such as sales tax processing, financial and operational reporting, and business intelligence. In sum, if you are the least bit curious about the accounting options available for small to mid-sized businesses, this is the most important seminar that will to attend this year.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Create a List of Needed Features and Functions for Your Company's Accounting Application
  • Identify Solutions that Potentially Represent a "Good Fit" for Your Organization
  • Estimate the Investment Required to Implement a Specific Solution
  • Identify Third-Party Add-ins to Provide Additional Functionality

Major Subjects
  • Accounting Solutions Shootout for Small Sized Businesses
  • Accounting Solutions Shootout for Mid-Sized Businesses

Course Materials


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2020
Date Added to Catalog 8/19/2020
Prerequisites General Understanding of Accounting Practices in Use in Small to Mid-sized Businesses
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business Professionals Seeking to Identify an Accounting Solution that is the "Right Fit" for Their Organization
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



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