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  • December - NSA Member Roundtable

    Includes a Live Web Event on 12/01/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Being an NSA member gives you community! Join other NSA members and practitioners like you for a monthly chat about what's happening in the Tax and Accounting world. 12/1/21 @ 3pm EST

    Being an NSA member gives you community!  Join other NSA members and practitioners like you for a monthly chat about what's happening in the Tax and Accounting world.

    There is CPE with this discussion.  

  • November - NSA Member Roundtable

    Includes a Live Web Event on 11/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Being an NSA member gives you community! Join other NSA members and practitioners like you for a monthly chat about what's happening in the Tax and Accounting world. 11/3/21 @ 3pm EST

    Being an NSA member gives you community!  Join other NSA members and practitioners like you for a monthly chat about what's happening in the Tax and Accounting world.

    There is CPE with these discussion.  

  • Payroll and Employment Tax

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/29/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This instructor-led seminar focuses on federal tax filing and deposit requirements if a business issues payroll. Special attention will be paid to corporations taxed under sub-chapter S of the Internal Revenue Code since a “reasonable wage” requirement exists for many shareholders actively participating in the business. The seminar will outline the differences between contract labor and employees so business clients may be counseled on Worker Classification. CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    This instructor-led seminar focuses on federal tax filing and deposit requirements if a business issues payroll. Special attention will be paid to corporations taxed under sub-chapter S of the Internal Revenue Code since a “reasonable wage” requirement exists for many shareholders actively participating in the business.  The seminar will outline the differences between contract labor and employees so business clients may be counseled on Worker Classification. Attendees will learn about personal liability through Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) assessment for parties that are deemed responsible payroll deposits. Strategies, IRS process, and timelines for TFRP representation, including the 4180 interviews, will be covered.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Determine a Worker’s Classification as an employee/wage-earner or contract laborer/self-employed taxpayer.
    • Identify when a “Reasonable Wage” must be paid to a Shareholder.
    • Recognize the federal tax forms business clients must file when payroll is issued. Advise clients of federal tax deposit schedules and the required mode (EFTPS), based on a client’s payroll tax during a “look-back period”.
    • Analyze the risk of personal liability to “responsible parties” in the case of a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty.
    • Effectively walk a client through the 4180 interview, including the documentation a Revenue Officer will request and the summons power utilized by the IRS. Explain the letter 1153 and 2751 regarding the IRS determination of TFRP assessment.

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Jessie Sarah Seaman, Esq./E.A

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Intermediate   Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    Jessie Sarah Seaman, Esq., E.A.

    Community Tax, LLC

    Jessie is an active member of the Florida Bar, Tax Section, NAEA, and CERCA. She has served as an adjunct professor teaching various courses including Business Law, State and Local Taxation, Contemporary Business Ethics, and an exam preparation class for the Enrolled Agents Examination. Jessie has a passion for tax controversy work because it is ever-evolving, applicable to all, and in many cases unfairly enforced. She has been in Tax Representation for over 12 years and currently acts as the Vice President of Community Tax, LLC.  Her firm’s home office is in Chicago, IL but there are also offices in Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Puerto Rico, and overseas.

  • Criminal Tax

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/28/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In the daily circumstances of a tax practice, a practitioner will learn facts that may require the client to amend a return or to file a delinquent form. It can be a challenge for a tax practitioner to know the difference between a routine correction and a potential criminal matter. It is therefore helpful to understand what facts and circumstances might be relevant to IRS for consideration as a criminal matter. CPE Credit: 1 hours Federal Tax Law

    In the daily circumstances of a tax practice, a practitioner will learn facts that may require the client to amend a return or to file a delinquent form.  It can be a challenge for a tax practitioner to know the difference between a routine correction and a potential criminal matter.  It is therefore helpful to understand what facts and circumstances might be relevant to IRS for consideration as a criminal matter.  Learn why it is important to be able to evaluate your clients’ facts and circumstances for potential badges of fraud, what those badges of fraud are and what IRS must show to establish a criminal case.  We will cover eggshell audits, criminal tax statutes, employment tax crimes, IRS enforcement programs and initiatives, relevant case law. We will also discuss when it is necessary to bring in an attorney, and assisting an attorney under a Kovel arrangement.  

    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Eggshell Audits- identify a potential criminal case
    • Classify facts and circumstances IRS considers for criminal cases
    • Identify Red Flags 
    • Evaluate your client’s facts and circumstances
    • Identify badges of fraud
    • Recognize what IRS must prove to establish a criminal case
    • Differentiate criminal tax statutes
    • Identify when an attorney is needed
    • Review employment Tax Crimes
    • Identify privilege Issues and Kovel arrangements
    • Describe IRS Enforcement Programs and Initiatives

    CPE Credit: 1 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Kevin Murphy

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    ​Kevin Murphy

    Kevin Murphy served for many years as an attorney with the U.S.Treasury Department, Office of Chief Counsel and also concurrently as a SpecialAssistant United States Attorney, representing the IRS in Tax Court andBankruptcy Court.  Kevin was an instructor for Chief Counsel courses andrecently worked on a successful initiative that created and implemented a processto collect and review metadata and electronic documents.  He was alsoassigned to an offshore compliance team dealing with foreign bank and financialreporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act. He developed and analyzedissues in the area of offshore compliance and the Offshore Voluntary DisclosureProgram.

    Kevin is an adjunct professor of law with the Wehle School ofBusiness at Canisius College and has taught in the MBA and in the Masters inTax program at Canisius.  He is licensed to practice in New York andPennsylvania and is admitted to the US Tax Court and US District Court WDNY.His graduated from The American University, cum laude and he earned his lawdegree at Catholic University.

    Kevinserved in the military with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and is a formerofficer with the U.S. Secret Service.

  • Maximum Deductions for Retirement Plans

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    More Info Coming CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    This 2-hour course will discuss various retirement plan strategies that can dramatically improve both the bottom line and the clients’ retirement nest egg.  Prior to 2021, business clients could only adopt a SEP or IRA after the tax year end. However under new rules, the deadline to implement a retirement program has been extend to the filing of the tax return plus extensions. It has become critical for tax preparer to educate themselves on retirement plans in order to effectively serve their clients, particularly those that own businesses.  The powerful Cash Balance Plan combined with a 401k will be a major topic.   Actual examples of how much is saved for retirement and how much is saved in taxes will be presented.

    Sandra’s vision is for ALL tax preparers, especially those with business clients, to be completely aware of how a retirement plan program for their client can help their bottom line.  This course will increase your awareness of the various types of retirement plans and how they can benefit your clients, depending on entity type, size, net profits, and their personal goals.  

    Sandra will also update us on the latest legislative projections from the Fall Retreat of the National Federation of Independent Business Leadership.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Recognize various types of retirement plans and how they benefit your clients. 
    • Learn various retirement plan strategies that can improve your client's bottom line.

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Sandra Turner, ERPA, CPC, QPA

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    Sandra R. Turner, ERPA, CPC, QPA

    Vice President

    Retirement Plan Specialists, Inc

    Sandra R. Turner is the founder and vice-president of Retirement Plan Specialists, Inc. a full- service fee-based administration, actuarial, and consulting firm for retirement plans of small to medium sized entities. She is a widely respected expert and an acknowledged leader in her field with over forty years of experience.



    ACCREDITATIONS and AWARDS

    • Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) – Ms. Turner is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service in retirement plan issues that are non-actuarial in scope becoming one of the first individuals enrolled in this designation in June, 2009.

    • Certified Pension Consultant, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). Ms. Turner met the education and experience requirements for this designation in March, 1990.

    • Qualified Pension Administrator, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, (ASPPA). Ms. Turner met the education and experience requirements for this designation in August, 1989

    • Continued Accreditation – Ms. Turner keeps current with all continuing education credits as required by the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and the American Retirement Association.

    • 2016 Connie Murdock Award – Presented by the Small Business Council of America for outstanding leadership and service in representing the interests of small business in tax and employee benefit plans.

    • 2015 -2017 – Florida Commission Human Relations – gubernatorial appointment by Governor Rick Scott as commissioner advocating human rights and nondiscrimination.
     
    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    Ms. Turner started her career in 1973 implementing IRAs and KEOGHs for First Federal Savings and Loan in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 1977, she moved to Houston and went to work as an actuarial apprentice with Hand & Associates, Inc. There she worked under William Hand, EA, President of the newly formed American Society of Pension Actuaries. In 1986, Ms. Turner moved to Jacksonville, Florida to work with Data Plans as a pension consultant. In 1989, Ms. Turner moved to Orlando where she became a founding partner in Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc. a full service administration firm, which was later sold. Ms. Turner started her consulting/administration firm in Oviedo, FL as Sandra R. Turner & Associates, Inc. which became Retirement Plan Specialists, Inc. in 1997.

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) – Ms. Turner has been on the state and federal Leadership Council since 1995, working with regulators and legislators on pension and tax issues affecting small business.

    • Small Business Council of America (SBCA) – Ms. Turner has been on the Business Advisory Board for over fifteen years. The mission of this organization is to promote favorable tax and employee benefits laws for small businesses and their owners.

    • SBA – Office of Advocacy Roundtables – As a representative of NFIB and SBCA, Ms. Turner actively participates in the Pension and Tax Roundtables sponsored by the Office of Advocacy meeting directly with regulators from the DOL and IRS on concerns affecting small business.

    • Speaker – Ms. Turner regularly speaks to groups concerning the current regulatory status of retirement plans. She also provides continuing education to her peers, the financial industry, CPAs and attorneys.

    • Discussion Groups – Ms. Turner is considered an expert of cash balance plans having worked directly with the government on regulations since their inception and implementing them with her clients beginning 2004. She most recently was active on Section 199A legislation up to it’s implementation in December 2017 and the Cares Act Changes to Retirement plans in early 2020

    EDUCATION

    Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

  • Casualties, Disasters & Settlements

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/26/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This course will cover deducting casualty losses inside and outside of federally declare disaster areas. We will also review tax relief for taxpayers affected by the recent disasters. Although the TCJA eliminated personal casualty losses for the years 2018 - 2025, business casualty losses remain deductible and personal losses within federally declared disaster areas remain deductible. We will review the deductible portion of losses. Insurance proceeds, settlements, and other relief received affect the deductible of the losses. CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    This course will cover deducting casualty losses inside and outside of federally declare disaster areas.  We will also review tax relief for taxpayers affected by the recent disasters.   Although the TCJA eliminated personal casualty losses for the years 2018 - 2025, business casualty losses remain deductible and personal losses within federally declared disaster areas remain deductible.  We will review the deductible portion of losses.  Insurance proceeds, settlements, and other relief received affect the deductible of the losses. 

    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Defining casualty losses
    • Timing the loss deduction
    • Calculating the loss and deduction
    • Section 1033 involuntary conversions
    • Taxability of insurance proceeds, settlements, and other relief payments
    • Preparing Form 4684

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Lawrence Pon, CPA, PFS, CFP, EA, USTCP, AEP

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    Lawrence Pon, CPA, CFP, EA, PFS, USTCP, AEP

    Lawrence Pon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Enrolled Agent (EA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), US Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) in Redwood Shores, CA.

    Mr. Pon has been in practice since 1986 and speaks regularly to tax professionals on the latest tax planning and preparation topics.

    Mr. Pon received his BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ethics and Compliance

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/25/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This course will discuss the ethical responsibilities for members of the Society in their roles as representatives on behalf of clients before the IRS and State Taxing Authorities. CPE Credit: 2 hours Ethics

    This course will discuss the ethical responsibilities for members of the Society in their roles as representatives on behalf of clients before the IRS and State Taxing Authorities.

    We will also explore the Internal Revenue Manual and Treasury Circular 230 requirements associated with performing due diligence as to accuracy when the tax accountant is aware of tax non-compliance.

    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Define Conflict of Interest
    • Recognize when Circular 230 10.20 may cause issues in representation cases.
    • Identify how Circular 230 10.21 & 10.22 apply to representation cases.
    • Describe when Circular 230 10.23 may apply to representation cases.

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Ethics

    Speaker: David Gannaway, EA

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    David Gannaway, EA

    Mr. Gannaway joined J.S. Held in November 2020 as an executive vice president in the Forensic Accounting & Economics Group.  Since 2007, he has been providing tax controversy, litigation support, and expert witness services to attorneys and clients in both civil and criminal litigations in federal and state courts across multiple business sectors including construction, healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit. As a former IRS criminal investigation special agent and assistant special agent in charge of the New York Field Office, Mr. Gannaway has 20 years of experience in managing and unraveling domestic/international complex white-collar financial fraud schemes involving tax evasion, corruption, and money laundering. He works closely with attorneys as a “Kovel” accountant in defending individuals under investigation or who may have been indicted for alleged white-collar financial crimes. Mr. Gannaway is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a thought leader regarding civil/criminal income taxes, fraud schemes (prevention and detection), regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, and money laundering.

  • Subpart F, CFCs, PFICs & GILTI

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/22/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This course will provide a basic introduction to the fundamental terms and concepts of United States tax law governing the taxation of United States business and investment activities of foreign taxpayers and the foreign activities of United States citizens and residents. CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Subpart F has been the backbone of United States international tax law since its enactment in 1962 and remains so today even after the changes provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Subpart F was originally designed to combat deferral and the movement of operations abroad to low-tax and zero-tax jurisdictions.  Subpart F, the CFC rules, GILTI, and PFICs are all responses to the challenges posed by globalization and the free movement of capital.  Planning around and legally avoiding Subpart F income inclusions is a fundamental part of international tax planning for any United States corporation with significant international subsidiaries and operations.  The CFC rules remain as a core backstop to prevent excessive tax deferral and tax avoidance.  The new GILTI provisions provide both a residual backstop and are an attempt to level the playing field and encourage the location of jobs (and intellectual property) in the United States.  The PFIC rules remain as a trap for the unwary.

    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Describe and classify an entity as a CFC.
    • Analyze transactions to determine whether the transaction produces foreign base company income.
    • Describe the components of GILTI.
    • Identify and apply the test for classifying an entity as a PFIC.
    • Describe the inclusion mechanisms for U.S. shareholders of a PFIC

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Jonathan Grossberg, J.D., LL.M.

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    Jonathan Grossberg

    Jonathan D. Grossberg, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation) of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is founder and owner of Grossberg Continuing Education, assistant editor of National Income Tax Workbook published by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc., adjunct professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, and adjunct professor of Business Law at Rowan University Rohrer College of Business.  He is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New York.  Until August 2020, Jonathan was assistant professor of Taxation at Robert Morris University (RMU) School of Business in Moon Township, PA. 

    Jonathan has taught a wide variety of tax courses to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, including federal income taxation, taxation of business entities, advanced income taxation, tax research, corporate tax, and international tax.  He has written articles for academic and practitioner publications and made CLE/CPE presentations to lawyers and accountants on a variety of topics including international tax, tax and business ethics, judicial doctrines in tax law, partnership tax, tax issues facing small businesses, and universal basic income.

  • Introduction to U.S. International Taxation

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/21/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This course will provide a basic introduction to the fundamental terms and concepts of United States tax law governing the taxation of United States business and investment activities of foreign taxpayers and the foreign activities of United States citizens and residents. CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    This course will provide a basic introduction to the fundamental terms and concepts of United States tax law governing the taxation of United States business and investment activities of foreign taxpayers and the foreign activities of United States citizens and residents.  This course will discuss these concepts with respect to individuals and corporations.  This course is a broad overview of United States international taxation and includes current and historical elements as well as policy and comparative elements.  The course begins with a discussion of the differences between worldwide and territorial taxation.  The course focuses on the central roles of residency and source in U.S. international tax law.  The course also defines and contextualizes the major acronyms that international tax practitioners regularly use: CFC, PFIC, Subpart F, GILTI, FTC, BEAT, FDII, FATCA, and FIRPTA.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, an attendee will be able to:

    • Differentiate between a territorial system and a worldwide system 
    • Describe how the TCJA included movement towards a territorial system in some respects and strengthening of the worldwide system in other respects.
    • Define basic terms such as: FTC, CFC, PFIC, Subpart F, GILTI, BEAT, FDII.
    • Recognize how to classify source of income for various types of income including interest, dividends, capital gains, and sales of various types of property.Identify how to determine the residency of a taxpayer based upon place of organization or incorporation, ownership, entity status, and other relevant factors.

    CPE Credit: 2 hours Federal Tax Law

    Speaker: Jonathan Grossberg, J.D., LL.M.

    NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic Prerequisites: None   Advance Preparation: None   Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

    No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

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    NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

    Jonathan Grossberg

    Jonathan D. Grossberg, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation) of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is founder and owner of Grossberg Continuing Education, assistant editor of National Income Tax Workbook published by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation, Inc., adjunct professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, and adjunct professor of Business Law at Rowan University Rohrer College of Business.  He is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New York.  Until August 2020, Jonathan was assistant professor of Taxation at Robert Morris University (RMU) School of Business in Moon Township, PA. 

    Jonathan has taught a wide variety of tax courses to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, including federal income taxation, taxation of business entities, advanced income taxation, tax research, corporate tax, and international tax.  He has written articles for academic and practitioner publications and made CLE/CPE presentations to lawyers and accountants on a variety of topics including international tax, tax and business ethics, judicial doctrines in tax law, partnership tax, tax issues facing small businesses, and universal basic income.

  • Financial Statement Analysis

    Recorded On: 07/20/2021

    This course is designed to provide insight into the financial statement analysis process. CPE Credit: 2 hour Accounting

    Financial statement analysis is the process of reviewing and analyzing a company's financial statements to make better economic decisions to earn income in future. These statements include the income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, notes to accounts and a statement of changes in equity.  This course is designed to provide insight into the financial statement analysis process.

    Learning Objectives
    After reviewing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Understand the difference between financial reporting and general purpose financial statements
    • Describe comparative financial statements and their use
    • Identify major steps for performing a strong financial statement analysis
    • Evaluate various financial statement ratios and examine how to interpret ratio results 
    • Understand the limitations associated with using financial statement ratios

    CPE Credit: 2 hour Accounting

    Lynn Fountain, CPA, CGMA, CRMA

    LynnFountain.net

    Lynn Fountain has over 38 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.

    Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker. In addition, Ms. Fountain has assisted numerous companies with enterprise risk management frameworks, internal audit processes and financial accounting. She also serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA for numerous classes finance, accounting and risk management topics.

    Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books. Her first book released in 2015 by the Institute of Internal Auditors Foundation is entitled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. Her second book “Leading the Internal Audit Function” was released in October 2015 by Taylor & Francis Publications. This book serves as the initial launch for a series of leading practice internal audit and information technology publications. Her third book “Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma” was released in December 2016.

    Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.

NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

The National Society of Accountants is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/.

NSA has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the above courses to go towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the state of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.com.