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The ABCs of Advisory Services

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Tax Institute |  Tax
Arthur Werner |  Shelli Huston, CPA, MS
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Over the next decade, the area of “Advisory Services” has the greatest potential for growth in your practice.  Complexities within your clients’ financial, estate, and asset protection plans coupled with the ever-changing Internal Revenue Code has created an opportunity for the CPA, the EA, and other advisors to expand their client offerings. This course provides the practitioner with the framework for practice expansion as well as an understanding of a variety of necessary issues and techniques.


Basic Course Information

Major Subjects
  • Understanding the concept of “Integrated Planning” (financial, estate, asset protection, and tax planning)
  • Changes in the landscape of a tax practitioner’s practice
  • The bridging of services
  • Getting started – Where do your clients fail?
  • Understanding the primary planning issues for all clients
  • Estate and Gift issues
  • Traps, pitfalls, and tips in planning
  • Practical steps in establishing a tax advisory and wealth management services practice
  • Domicile issues

Learning Objectives
  • To provide an understanding of issues and techniques in all areas of planning that will allow the practitioner to expand their tax advisory and wealth management services practice.

Course Materials


Arthur Werner's Profile

Arthur Werner Related seminars and products

Werner-Rocca Seminars, Ltd.

Arthur Joseph Werner, JD, MS (Taxation), is the president and is a shareholder in the lecture firm of Werner-Rocca Seminars, Ltd. Mr. Werner’s lecture topic specialties include business, tax, financial and estate planning for high net worth individuals.  In addition, Mr. Werner is an adjunct professor of taxation in the Master of Science in Taxation program at the Philadelphia University.  Mr. Werner received his B.S. in Accounting and his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University. He holds a J.D. in Law from the Delaware Law School.

Mr. Werner lectures extensively in the areas of Estate Planning, Financial Planning, and Estate and Gift Taxation to Certified Public Accountants and Financial Planners, and has presented well in excess of 2500 eight-hour seminars over the past twenty-five years as well as numerous webinars and video presentations. Mr. Werner has been rated as having the highest speaker knowledge in his home state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was awarded the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in the State of Nevada, the Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, and the South Carolina Association of CPAs Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.

Shelli Huston, CPA, MS's Profile

Shelli Huston, CPA, MS Related seminars and products

Shelli Huston, CPA, MS is an Oregon native. She attended Warner Pacific College where she received a Bachelors in Business with an Emphasis in Accounting. After obtaining her CPA's license, she continued on to Golden Gate University where she received her Master's Degree in Taxation.
Shelli worked in a small tax firm for many years. In 2006, she opened up her own tax and accounting firm. She has watched her business grow and expand to include teaching and writing. Shelli has over 20 years of experience in personal, business, estate, trust, and gift taxation, as well as QuickBooks and payroll. She enjoys working with clients of all types and small businesses, especially new businesses.
Shelli is passionate about the importance of being the best professionals we can be. This profession comes with an inherent integrity that takes work to uphold. Through her participation in education, she is excited to assist in upholding the professionalism of the accounting and tax profession.


Fri, Jun 09, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:55am EDT
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Sat, May 18, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:25pm EDT
Thu, May 30, 2024 - 04:00pm to 05:55pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs, EAs, attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, and bankers
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Arthur Werner
Date Added to Catalog 07/13/2021
Original Recording Date 07/15/2021

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 26


Jeanne M

"Nice overview of advisory services"