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Communication Skills for CPAs

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Personal Development

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Personal Development
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Have you ever met an accountant who exhibits solid technical prowess but possesses lackluster communication skills? It is not unusual to meet a savvy accountant who is a technical expert, but could enhance the delivery of written and spoken words. This course is designed to help CPAs improve their written and verbal communication skills. Participants will learn how to tailor communication to their audience, with particular emphasis on techniques for crafting a message that effectively conveys technical information in an engaging manner. The course’s author will share personal success tips gleaned from more than two decades of experience communicating myriad topics to a variety of audiences.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Develop an outline of presentation topics;
  • Draft talking points for a media interview;
  • Edit your written work for clarity and length;
  • Adapt content depth and delivery as appropriate for the intended audience;
  • Recognize best practices for both written and verbal formats;
  • Avoid plagiarism by providing appropriate credit for sourced material;
  • Enhance audience engagement.

Major Subjects
  • Pervasive best practices for effective communication;
  • Specific strategies for written materials;
  • Unique considerations for verbal presentations;
  • The importance of recursive revision;
  • Tips for success;
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

Chris Harper Related Seminars and Products

Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Sat, Mar 02, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:46am MST
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:46am MDT
Tue, Mar 26, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:46pm MDT
Sat, Apr 06, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:46pm MDT
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:46am MDT
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:46am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For CPAs in public practice, members in industry, and other professionals who want to enhance their communication skills
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 05/01/2023
Prerequisites None
Date Added to Catalog 02/07/2023

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. 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:
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 25


Alexander G

"Great course"