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The U.S. and Global Business Environments: What Could Happen Next FLEXCAST

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6.0 Credits

Member Price $294.00

Non-Member Price $338.00


While key indicators show the United States and much of the world is in a period of economic expansion, a tremendous amount of uncertainty and risk still pose challenges in business environments across the country. Meanwhile, information being presented in the news and other media outlets is often wrought with subjective commentary, making it difficult to assess the true impact of certain policies. This course is designed to explore current and ongoing economic issues facing the U.S. and the world, looking at official source data to allow the CPA or financial professional to objectively analyze possible ramifications for their organization.


Key Economic Indicators. Government Deficits. International Trade and Tariffs. Key Legislative Issues.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.


Understand key economic indicators across the U. S. and what they may mean for your organization and financial forecasting. Analyze current budget deficits at the federal, state, and local levels and the potential impact on the business environment and revenue recognition. Understand and analyze the issues surrounding international trade agreements, tariffs, and their impact on business, inflation, interest rates, and unemployment. Analyze current national and international legislative issues, with a focus on data and financial privacy and new accounting pronouncements, and the potential impact on businesses across the globe.




This is a FlexCast (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT. You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above. Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning. Use chat to ask questions of a subject matter expert during the program.


Leader Bios

Francis Ryan, Semper Finance Inc

The 2009 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award winner!

Frank Ryan is president of a management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strategic planning and working capital management. He has extensive experience working with banks in negotiating forbearance agreements, loan workouts, capital restructurings, vendor negotiations and bank lending requirements.

Prior to his consulting business, Mr. Ryan was the chief operating officer of a mid-sized manufacturing company. Additionally, he is the chairman of the Audit Committees of two publicly traded companies and has extensive board level experience in the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

He is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, and has served in numerous contingency operations to include Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He received the “Outstanding AICPA Instructor” award in 1994-95 and again in 2005-06.

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Non-Member Price $338.00

Member Price $294.00