Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting

Top 5 Ways to Improve Productivity During Tax Season - Free CPE Webcast:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM PT

There are many things firms can do now to help improve their productivity during tax season, including:

  • Streamlining their workflow and reducing bottlenecks.

  • Improving and/or consolidating processes.

  • Training staff to be more efficient and effective using the software tools at their disposal.

  • Embracing technologies that will help them work smarter – not harder.

Hear from Nancy Ekrem, Shareholder at DEWAR MEEKS + EKREM PC, during this FREE one hour webinar and find out what her firm is doing in 2016 that will help them in 2017…as well as the benefits they’re seeing as a result of doing so.

Program level: Basic (no prerequisites required).

Receive 1 hour of free CPE credit for participating in this live webcast.

Register for the webcast using the registration form on the right.

Presented by:
Gail Perry
Gail Perry, Editor-in-Chief, CPA Practice Advisor

Gail Perry is the editor-in-chief of CPA Practice Advisor. She also speaks at many accounting events, trade shows, and webinars. Gail is the author of over 30 books (including Mint.com For Dummies and QuickBooks 2014 On Demand), and she maintains a small tax practice. Gail is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She returned to school to study accounting at Illinois State University, earned her CPA, and worked for Deloitte in the Chicago tax department. She has taught college-level accounting principles and was on staff for 10 years at the Indiana CPA Society as a computer applications instructor. Gail was the publisher and editor-in-chief of AccountingWEB before joining the CPA Practice Advisor team.

Nancy Ekram






Nancy Ekrem, CPA


Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC

Nancy Ekrem has been a principal of the firm Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC since 1991 where she currently serves as Managing Director. DM+E is located just north of Seattle and services business and individuals throughout the region. Her main focus is serving clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Income Tax Planning, Business Planning, compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Not for Profit accounting. Nancy attained her CPA certificate in 1982, and has spent most of her career in public accounting. She has been with the firm since 1985. Nancy is a graduate with a BS in Business Administration from Seattle University (1981) - (Go Redhawks), a member of the Washington State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Currently a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Fire Snohomish Council, the Board of Directors of Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Treasurer, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, where she serves on their finance committee, she has spent much of her time serving on various committees and boards throughout the region that emphasize business, arts, and youth. She lives in Seattle with her husband Vance. They are the parents of adult children and have twin toddler grandsons. (Being a Grand is Grand!) They enjoy traveling, hanging out with friends, and hosting "family" dinners. One of Nancy’s favorite activities is working with teenagers.


Mark Ryburn






Mark Ryburn CPA, CITP, CDIA+

Product Line Manager - Tax Workflow

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US

Mark manages the tax workflow software portfolio for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US. In addition, Mark’s responsibilities have included the day-to-day business management and development of strategic roadmaps for the following solutions: CCH Axcess™ Document, CCH Axcess™ Portal, CCH Axcess™ Practice, CCH Axcess™ Workstream, CCH® ProSystem fx® Practice Management and CCH® ProSystem fx® Scan. Mark has 30+ years of relevant experience in public accounting, software development, education and management.


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