Adding Financial Planning to Your CPA Practice

Adding Financial Planning to Your CPA Practice


This course covers the process to be used when the CPA firm adds the service of Financial Planning for their clients.  It encompasses the areas of expertise needed by the CPA to be a professional Financial Planner. Coverage of the areas of the financial plan is provided through basic discussion of the concepts, theories, and definitions involved in the financial planning process. Guidelines are provided for the CPA’s implementation of the financial planning process from the data gathering through the implementation of the financial plan to the periodic reviews.   

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  1. Engaging Client, Data-Gathering, and determining Goals  
  2. Various Risks Involved in Investing  
  3. Other Information Gathered  
  4. Determining Recommendations  
  5. Insurance Needs  
  6. Investment Selection  


  • Introduce the CPA to the process of financial planning as a segment of their business and the determining of the client’s personal and financial goals (Unit One).  
  • Examine the various kinds of risks associated with investing (Unit Two).  
  • Identify details of the data-gathering portion of the engagement (Unit Three).  
  • Determine recommendations for the client (Unit Four).  
  • Examine the different kinds of life insurance available and the guidelines as to which may be appropriate for the client (Unit Five).  
  • Discuss the investment choices for the client and the time frame involved (Unit Six). 



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