2011 CPE – Down to the Wire
As the year winds down and you wrap up your continuing education hours for the year, make sure you collect and hang on to your certificates for the classes you attend. Organization and record-keeping come pretty easily to accountants, so it shouldn't really be a chore to keep track of your hours. If you work in a larger firm, the firm probably takes care of keeping the records for you. But what should you do if you come up short when the auditor comes calling?
It turns out each state has different rules (now there's a surprise), so if it looks like you might come up short on hours, check to see how your state treats CPE slackers. We've checked with several state licensing boards and come up with a short list of options. But the best rule of thumb is to get busy this month and make sure you've got the hours you need. With a plethora of online and do-it-yourself training available, there's no excuse for not meeting your annual requirement.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.