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Controller Series: Federal, State and Local Deficits (1)Controller Series: Federal, State and Local Deficits (1)

While several years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come. 

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key examples of federal, state, and local government reactions to extended periods of deficit spending. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing and forecasting the risk of increasing fees/taxes and decreased services provided in the region of your business.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)

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Online Lesson1. Controller Series: Federal, State and Local Deficits -

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current deficit levels of the U.S. government

  • Recognize risks tied to continued government deficits

  • List recommendations to offset the impact of the deficit on business 

Major Topics:  

  • Current deficit levels of the U.S. government

  • Debt to GDP ratios

  • Examples of government reactions to extended periods of deficit spending

  • The risk of increasing fees/taxes and decreased services provided in the region of your business 

Field of Study:  Economics 

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  1.0 

Course Level: Basic 

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers 

Authors:  Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA  and  Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 

Publish Date:  04/30/2017

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