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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

NJCPA Education Center425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-226-4494

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in CS

Pricing

  • $299.00 - Member
  • $399.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

With IT being both a significant cost and a strategic expenditure, what can you do to manage ROI? What steps are available to maximize the impact of technology, controlling costs where possible, while still benefiting from leveraging that technology to improve profits? How can you set reasonable budgets and manage your team and vendors to ensure that your technology is functioning as intended and on budget? What can we do to stay current enough on the options and conversant enough to speak with computer people? This program is specifically designed for the manager who does not have a technology background, but who is now charged with leading and managing the technology investment in a small to mid-sized organization, including a CPA firm.

Designed For

Business professionals who manage technology investments and applications in small to mid-sized organizations, including CPA firms.

Benefits

Learn the best ways to plan and manage your team’s technology.

Highlights

  • Identify the major cost components associated with technology
  • Plan budgets to acquire the necessary resources needed for success
  • Differentiate between various opportunities for leveraging Cloud-based tools
  • Identify optimal software licensing strategies in an organization
  • Prepare and implement appropriate technology policies in a business

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of computer operations and terminology.

Advance Preparation

None

Additional Notes

  • This is not a hands-on seminar.
Help Feed Those in Need
  • The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your nonperishable items and canned goods to this event. Peanut butter and tuna fish are always needed.
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Thomas Stephens

Thomas G. Stephens, CPA, CITP, CGMA
K2 Enterprises

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA Shareholder, K2 Enterprises Woodstock, Georgia tommy@k2e.com 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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