GAP Now A Provider of CPE Training Courses

We are very pleased to report that we have been approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified provider of continuing professional education (CPE) training courses.

The courses which we currently have available are as follows:

  • COBIT Guidelines for Managers and Auditors

Describes COBIT and its components and explains how managers and internal auditors should use the framework; with explanations of how COBIT relates to SOX 404 and COSO

  • International Accounting Standards – Review and Update

Describes IASB regulations and gives an update on most recent developments; variances to US GAAP are explained in detail

  • Foreign Exchange Accounting – A Beginners Guide

Explains foreign exchange transactions, historical development in foreign exchange trading, accounting in foreign countries and basics about foreign exchange hedging instruments. Introduction to FASB 52, IAS 21 and FASB 133

  • Auditing Standard 5 and Its Impact on Small Business

Explains changes between PCAOB AS 2 and AS 5

  • Applying COSO’s ERM Integrated Framework in the Internal Audit Process

Designed for Internal Auditors of all levels to introduce the risk-based internal auditing process

  • Auditor’s Risk Assessment

Designed for CPA’s and auditors and introduces latest changes for SAS 104 to SAS 112

  • Fraud Detection and Prevention

Explains the various drivers to the committing of fraud, type of frauds, red flags and ways to identify fraudulent behavior

  • FASB 133 Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

Explains the use of derivatives and gives detailed interpretation of FASB 133 and how to implement in practice

  • FASB 159 and Fair Value Accounting

Outlines the details of FASB 159, introduces participants to the practical impact on individual company’s financials and compares to IAS 39 and 40

  • Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Focuses on the specifics for Not-for-Profit Organizations and on relevant GAAP and other regulations (e.g. tax implications) to be considered for the preparation of financials for Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Investor Relations – An Art Not a Science

Introduces participants to the full range of investor relations activities including managing Street expectations, crisis communications, effective investor presentations, and quarterly earnings prep. Emphasis is on the practical

  • COSO for Smaller Publicly Traded Companies

Helps participants to better understand COSO guidance for small business and introduces participants to real life examples of how to perform risk assessments and identify adequate controls

  • Management’s Assessment of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Explains management’s responsibilities in assessing ICFR; gives guidance on how to identify, define and organize risks and controls; helps to evaluate control efficiency

In addition to the above, if your company has a number of certified professionals who require CPE credits, GAP can custom design a program using case studies reflecting your organization’s needs and have it approved for CPE credit. Also, you save travel cost and time.

If you have interest, please contact John Kennedy or Erich Schumann at 617-345-0222 or by email or

Global Atlantic Partners LLC 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. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Web site: