Thomson Reuters has launched a new Checkpoint Learning Tax Research Certificate Program designed to help professionals develop foundational tax research knowledge and skills. It is designed to fill in knowledge gaps for entry-level tax professionals and those re-entering the workforce after an extended leave. The program also applies to accounting and audit professionals from diverse organizations who wish to gain valuable tax research capabilities.
Delivered via the powerful CPEasy platform, this blended learning format includes live instructor-led webinars, a comprehensive online self-study course, and a written tax research case study that will equip professionals with the tools they need to effectively and efficiently perform federal and state tax research. The case study is manually graded with valuable feedback provided to each program participant.
“From dependence on unreliable internet sources, to lack of clarity on the import of law, case law, commentary and treatises, many tax leaders find their staff underprepared to perform real-world tax research, which has significant time and cost implications to organizations,” said Eli Dicker, Executive Director of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI).
“Tax research proficiency is all too often underserved in formal education programs, leaving new accountants missing key skills required to perform effectively. This new Checkpoint Learning certificate program focuses on the development of those key tax research skills and provides assurance of consistent, high-quality training that benefits new graduates, employers, and individual tax professionals,” said Ken Koskay, senior vice president of learning solutions with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters.
Candidates who successfully complete the course work and final exam will earn a tax research competency certificate as well as up to 20 hours of continuing education credit. The certificate can be renewed annually by completing eight hours of specially identified CPE credit.