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Richardson, TX– March 17, 2017Vista College Professional Development is now offering an online continuing education (CE/CPE) program for accounting professionals via a new Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website. This program provides a convenient, accessible solution for prospective students who are looking to satisfy their continuing education requirements for the purpose of maintaining professional designations. This particular course has been designed to aid in meeting CPE requirements for Certified Public Accountant designation holders.
“Professional development is required in many states for licensed CPAs and PAs, and Vista College Professional Development’s new online program provides a self-paced way to earn those credits from the comfort of home,” said Jim Tolbert, CEO, Vista College. “The tremendous amount of flexibility we provide to students – often juggling classes with careers and family obligations – is a huge benefit of our programs and a large reason for Vista’s ongoing success.”

Each course includes comprehensive online readings and materials that students can work through at their own pace. Review questions and reference materials follow the readings to reinforce the material and provide students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a question and answer format. The last step is a final examination that assesses understanding of the material. Students who pass this exam earn a certificate of completion, verifying they have passed the course and earned continuing education credits.

Developed by experts in the field, classes include Accounting Tools and Metrics for the CFO; Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management; Analyzing and Using Financial Statements; Analyzing Cost Data for Management; Analyzing the Corporate Annual Report; Balance Sheet: Reporting Liabilities; Effective Business Communication; Financial Concepts and Tools for Managers; Financial Essentials for Not-for-Profit Managers; Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior; Understanding the Economy; and Valuations: Businesses, Securities, and Real Estate.

“Our classes are designed to not only provide CE credits, but also help professionals grow in their accounting careers,” added Tolbert. “We also feel it’s important to provide courses to reinforce soft skills – critical to success in the workforce – including courses focused on communication and management. Vista’s goal is to not only help students learn new skill-sets, but also improve upon existing ones at any career level.”

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