San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Online continuing education provider CPE Link will be providing continuing education technology, course content, compliance tools, and a Learning Management System to the independent members of the BDO Seidman Alliance, as part of its Vendor Marketing Program. As a result, all members will receive access to CPE Link’s extensive continuing professional education (“CPE”) course content along with access to courses provided by the BDO Seidman Alliance Program. Member firms can also benefit from CPE Link’s Compliance Manager hosted solution, which proactively monitors accounting and finance professionals’ CPE progress according to their license information. The BDO Seidman Alliance is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.
“CPE Link’s inclusion in our Vendor Marketing Program is part of our objective of offering our Alliance members a greater competitive advantage by giving them the ability to leverage CPE course content, a CPE compliance tracking tool as well as a Learning Management System all from a single supplier,” said Chuck Wunderlich, Director in BDO Seidman Alliance’s Business Resource Network.
BDO Seidman Alliance members will gain access to CPE Link’s robust catalog, plus exclusive savings on CPE courses. Subject categories include Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Excel, and other timely topics such as Federal Tax Updates and Accounting Standards updates. "CPE Link is working very closely with the BDO Seidman Alliance team to ensure that our catalog of courses meets the needs of member firms," says CPE Link's Executive Director, Sue Anderson. "We are adding instructors and topics to fulfill specific BDO-recommended competencies." These courses come in flexible delivery options of Live Webcasts and Self-Study courses that can be taken at the user’s own pace.
CPE Link live webcasts are taught by experienced instructors, and are accessible via the internet, allowing attendees to experience a traditional classroom experience from the comfort of their own desk. CPE Link makes it even easier for firms to attend live webcasts as a group, and earn individual CPE credit. Self-Study courses are also available for staff members who like to complete their CPE requirements on their own time. BDO Seidman Alliance members will also have access to exclusive Alliance courses and content from other providers on CPE Link’s Learning Management System (“LMS”) platform. "This combination of an open LMS platform, course catalog, flexible delivery options, and compliance monitoring is a great solution for associations who want to provide training for their members" says Anderson.
A major benefit for BDO Seidman Alliance members is complimentary use of CPE Link’s Compliance Manager Software. Compliance Manager is an online service that proactively monitors professionals’ license requirements and tracks their current CPE progress. Professionals working for member firms will have access to a personalized dashboard that displays their CPE requirements categorized by subject requirements, their progress in meeting such requirements, and suggested courses to fulfill the CPE credit deficiencies. Firm administrators can also use the Compliance Manager to view the current CPE progress of individual staff members in one central dashboard, and use it as a tool when assigning courses to individual staff. Compliance Manager is an open and portable service. If a firm chooses to leave the BDO Seidman Alliance program, staff members will still be able to access Compliance Manager to continue monitoring their CPE progress.
CPE Link is a complete online CPE provider, offering live webcasts, self-study courses, corporate training programs and compliance management solutions to accounting and finance professionals. CPE Link 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.
The BDO Seidman Alliance is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Seidman Alliance presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy. The BDO Seidman Alliance was developed to provide member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Seidman Alliance is a division of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.