Continuing Education Workshops

Harrison has a well-established reputation as a dynamic speaker, and a participant-centered learning style that never fails to engage and motivate audiences. He incorporates personal anecdotes, and has the natural ability to make complicated subjects easily understandable and relevant to the interests of each individual audience.

When Good CPAs Go Bad

A discussion and workbook-style class, Mr. Harrison developed this ethics case-study course for the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA).How do each of us define ethics? How is that different from morals? What are we likely to do when we find ourselves in a tricky ethical position? Why are CPAs required to study ethics? How can this make us better at what we do? These are some of the questions that this class will explore through cases and discussion.This seminar will explore:
  • The foundation of our Code of Professional Conduct
  • Case studies in ethics
  • Case studies in fraud
  • What CPAs need to focus upon when confronted with ethical dilemmas
  • What are the circumstances to blow the whistle
Ethical considerations are a big part being a CPA, whether in public practice, in industry and in other trusted positions. This workshop focuses on understanding where our Code of Professional Conduct comes from and how to get the most out of it; what are some of the conditions that foster trust violations’ that can result in fraud; what are the ethical considerations for blowing the whistle.What is your understanding of ethics and how to recognize that you might be in a position that requires assistance? Where do you turn in order to get help in decision-making? Why are different resources more helpful than others? These are some of the questions that are explored in the When Good CPAs Go Bad Ethics Workshop.This workshop is available through the COCPA or on site, and has been successfully used by Hein & Associates LLP, Oppenheimer Funds, SM Energy, Vail Resorts, Anton Collins Mitchell and PwC for their ethics continuing professional education. Available in two and four hour formats.

Accounting for Non-Accountants

Mountain States Employers Council offers this two-day, crash course in accounting. Through group discussion, problem-solving exercises, real business examples, and hands-on practice, participants gain immediately applicable skills to enhance their ability to not only talk accounting, but also to be a significant contributor to financial conversations in their organization. Participants learn what data are important to collect and monitor, how to analyze and report the data to justify arguments, and how to strengthen their reputation as someone who can appreciate and address the larger financial picture.

Outline

  • The other GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash flows: an introduction
  • Capital Investments and the time value of money
  • Basic use and analysis of financial statements: making sense of all these documents
  • Budgeting and cash flow projections: what a budget is and why it’s so important
  • Audits and auditors: purpose of an audit and who does them
  • Fraud and ethics: how to recognize and prevent fraud and sustain ethical practices

Designed For

This course is appropriate for anyone who seeks a more solid foundation in accounting principles as they relate to business operations. Human resources professionals, managers, and others who are involved in financial decision-making in their organizations will find this course particularly beneficial. The content of this course will be applicable to both for-profit and non-profit entities. This course qualifies as part of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) continuing education (CEU) program.

GMAT Boot Camp

The Daniels College of Business is offering a complimentary GMAT Boot Camp to help you properly study and prepare for the exam. Spend the day on our beautiful campus with Professor Harrison, the GMAT instructor to gain the skills you need to conquer the Graduate Management Admissions Test or GMAT.

Executive Education Inc.

Future courses to be offered through Executive Education Inc. and through state societies of certified public accountants.