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K2's Working Remotely- The New Normal

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
4 hours
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Whether by choice or necessity, many team members now find themselves working remotely. In this new normal, questions abound surrounding remote access to desktops and data, security, communications, collaboration, and other considerations. When implemented correctly, remote work strategies can be a “win-win” for all involved; on the other hand, failed implementations may lead to inefficiencies, security issues, and dissatisfied team members.

In this session, you will learn today’s best practices for working remotely. Specifically, you will learn about various remote access tools available to you, communication and collaboration options, and security best practices. You will also learn about managing and monitoring workflows in remote work environments and tools that you can use for that purpose. After completing this session, you will be able to implement a remote work strategy that yields efficiency, security, and satisfaction to all involved. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between options for remotely accessing your computer, applications, and data
  • Identify recommended security practices for remote access and related tools and services
  • List examples of Cloud-based services and suites that can contribute to working remotely
  • Distinguish between communication and collaboration tools for remote workers

Major Subjects
  • Remote working stratagies
  • Remote access tools
  • Monoriting remote workflows

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Sat, Apr 01, 2023 - 10:00am to 01:44pm MDT
Mon, Apr 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 03:44pm MDT
Fri, Apr 14, 2023 - 02:00pm to 05:44pm MDT
Fri, Apr 21, 2023 - 08:00am to 11:44am MDT
Mon, May 01, 2023 - 10:00am to 01:44pm MDT
Tue, May 09, 2023 - 12:00pm to 03:44pm MDT
Tue, May 16, 2023 - 02:00pm to 05:44pm MDT
Sat, May 27, 2023 - 08:00am to 11:44am MDT
Thu, Jun 01, 2023 - 10:00am to 01:44pm MDT
Fri, Jun 09, 2023 - 12:00pm to 03:44pm MDT
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 - 02:00pm to 05:44pm MDT
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 - 08:00am to 11:44am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2021
Date Added to Catalog


Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge of computer applications 
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs and other business professionals who are seeking the best ways to implement remote work and work-from-home strategies
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 52


Kevin L

"Very good information, helpful insight."

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"Good instructor"

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Linda Bell L

"Mr Stephen's presentation was excellent and his use of Review Questions helped to "firm" the ideas."

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"Always enjoy K2 presentations"

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