CPAR Accounting & Financial Reporting

CPAR - 2019/June, Seg.02 - Accounting Education: A Solution for the Skills Gap

Course Overview
Current and potential employers increasingly emphasize a disconnect to educators: between the abilities that are required for accounting jobs and the actual competencies that the workforce possesses. Having addressed the issue as an audit partner and as a faculty member, Pace University's Steven Mezzio highlights how the profession as a whole is adopting new approaches to the accounting and auditing model of protecting the public interest.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize what is meant by the term "workplace ready";
  • Identify the soft skills that accountants need to have;
  • Recognize who the influencers in the accounting profession are; and
  • Identify the challenges to making changes to the accounting curriculum.

Content Partner:

CPA Reports Online

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting.

Speaker / Author:

SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include 50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $69.90


Course Code : CPAR1396-FM

Release Date : 07/02/2019
Expire Date : 08/12/2020
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Course Level : Update
Course Type : Self-Study
Length : 1hr 40min
Passing Grade : 70%
Field Of Study : Accounting

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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