The following webinars are offered online and on-demand for Walden students and alumni:

Steps in Obtaining Your CPA Designation
In this 60-minute webinar, Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez discuss the steps students need to take when preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. They will discuss which topics will be covered, the frequency at which the exam is offered, and other important student resources.

Myths About CFOs and Controllers
CFO and controller positions continue to evolve in U.S. companies, and the advent of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has only heightened the need for the CFO to be prepared. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez investigate some of the challenges and opportunities CFOs and controllers face. This webinar will cover some of the myths of the CFO and controller and how the controller position continues to be the steppingstone to the CFO suite.

Growing in Professional Organizations Today: The Accountant Practitioner
Today’s accounting students follow a long line of tradition in an ever-evolving profession. Dr. Marc McIntosh and Dr. Roberto Castaneda discuss the emerging trends and technologies affecting the accounting profession, the changing role of accountants in today’s global economy, and the skills required for career advancement.

Surviving the Next Economic Crisis
In the recent past, the U.S. economy has encountered turmoil that has affected many lives. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Salvador Gonzalez discuss how individuals can better prepare themselves personally and professionally in order to thrive during these downturns.

Investments: Stock Markets and Alternatives
Navigating an uncertain economy is on the minds of many Americans who want to buy a home, save money for their child’s education, or set aside funds for retirement. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Marc McIntosh examine which strategies to follow and which investment vehicles can help them meet their financial goals.

Upcoming webinars

Why A Professional Certification? (PDF)
Accounting students overwhelmingly view the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification as a valuable augmentation to their degree. Dr. Roberto Castaneda and Dr. Renee Williams identify other certifications that employers demand of new accounting graduates. This webinar reviews the various accounting certifications, along with how some of Walden’s accounting courses correlate to these certifications.

Understanding Accounting Industry Employment Trends: Implications for Accounting Education and Career Planning (PDF)
The accounting profession continues to grow at a double-digit rate, and it’s a student’s responsibility to be prepared for this unprecedented demand. Dr. Malcolm McLelland and Dr. Roberto Castaneda explore some of the factors influencing the accounting profession and what students can do to better prepare themselves to take on an accounting role.

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