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The New Normal for Working Remotely – Best Practices for Success


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Faculty:
Tommy Stephens |  Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
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Description

We had a potent reminder of the importance of remote work with the pandemic closures globally in 2020. Is this going to be the “new normal?” Why not make your team more productive every day with tools built for collaboration and remote work? How do we have enough security, speed, and productivity in this work environment? Can you provide better service for your clients while delivering better work experiences for your team?

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Select remote technologies from a list
  • List current communications choices
  • Differentiate between collaboration tools
  • Create a remote work plan

Major Subjects
  • Remote access options
  • Essential products to consider for implementation
  • Communication and collaboration tools
  • Handling security properly
  • Unusual technologies you might have missed

Course Materials

Faculty

Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 28


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.


Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston's Profile

Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston Related seminars and products: 7


Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

 

EXPERIENCE

K2 Enterprises

(K2E.com)

1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com)

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting

 

EDUCATION

Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications

 

PUBLICATIONS

Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions


Dates

Fri, Aug 21, 2020 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Tue, Sep 01, 2020 - 04:00p to 05:51p EDT
Fri, Sep 18, 2020 - 10:00a to 11:51a EDT
Fri, Oct 02, 2020 - 12:00p to 01:51p EDT
Wed, Oct 14, 2020 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Mon, Nov 02, 2020 - 04:00p to 05:51p EST
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 - 10:00a to 11:51a EST
Fri, Dec 04, 2020 - 12:00p to 01:51p EST
Tue, Dec 22, 2020 - 02:00p to 03:51p EST
Mon, Jan 04, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EST
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EST
Mon, Feb 01, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EST
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EST
Wed, Mar 03, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EST
Mon, Mar 22, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EDT
Mon, Apr 05, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EDT
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Wed, May 05, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EDT
Sat, May 22, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EDT
Tue, Jun 01, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EDT
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Thu, Jul 01, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EDT
Tue, Jul 27, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EDT
Tue, Aug 03, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EDT
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EDT
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EDT
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EDT
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EDT
Tue, Nov 02, 2021 - 04:00p to 05:51p EDT
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 - 10:00a to 11:51a EST
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 - 12:00p to 01:51p EST
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 02:00p to 03:51p EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 06/01/2020
Date Added to Catalog 06/17/2020
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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