Tuesday, December 12 Program Schedule

8 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet Your Next Migraine: Five Critical Issues That Will Confront A&A Public Accountants in 2017

Event Code: 12047  |  CPE: 4 A&A
Standards overload. Confidential data under siege. Uncertain market outlook. Regulatory confusion. Yes, it can all be enough to make you want to take two aspirin and a nap, but understanding the forces affecting your A&A public practice is critical to success in today's complex and rapidly-changing market. Tackle pressing issues at a "need-to-know" level and then discuss the practical implications. You will come away armed with "the big picture." Preparedness is half the battle, so do not miss this critical briefing.

12:30 - 4 p.m.
Advanced Concepts in SSAARS 21 and Nonattest Services
Event Code: 12051  |  CPE: 4 A&A
Practitioners who provide non-audit services must strike the right balance between complying with relevant professional and regulatory standards while mitigating litigation and other practice management risks. Review best practices for managing the accounting, reporting, and performance issues associated with the attest services of compilations and reviews where reports are issued, as well as the new SSARS 21 preparation of financial statements nonattest service.  


8 - 11:30 a.m.
Financial Statement Disclosures: A Guide for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Event Code: 12049  |  CPE: 4 General
A clear and concise set of proper financial statement disclosures can make or break an entity's financial statements. Focus on key balance sheet and income statement disclosure, as well as those relating to accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors, subsequent events, going concern, and related party disclosures. The use of illustrations, examples based on private company financial statements disclosures, and real-world excerpts from financial statements will provide you with a hands-on feel for the disclosure requirements across a number of accounting standards. 

12:30 - 4 p.m.
Thriving in a Chaotic Economic Environment: Planning and Strategy Formulation for Your Organization

Event Code: 12053  |  CPE: 4 General
Receive a fresh approach to planning and strategy formulation for your organization. Often thought of as a painful process, planning and strategy formulation is probably one of the most important processes any organization undertakes in order to achieve financial success. Explore this fresh approach to many different planning stages, including the marketing plan, the technology plan, the capital plan, the five-year operating plan and much more. Today's dynamic economic environment requires much more careful planning and strategy execution.

8 - 11:30 a.m.
Individual Income Tax Return Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Event Code: 12048  |  CPE: 4 General
Every practitioner has been confronted with a client who has a different twist on a tax plan or idea. Focus on the law in order to break down situations in which a taxpayer has attempted to push one of these plans or ideas. The study of the law underlying the tax mistakes made will assist practitioners in satisfying their professional standards of practice. 

12:30 - 4 p.m.
IRS Tax Examinations and Hot Issues

Event Code: 12052  |  CPE: 4 General
Due to IRS issue focused examinations, CPAs need to understand what types of returns are selected for examination and ways to help clients survive an IRS audit with little or no change. As a result of issue focused examinations, CPAs must understand what are the high audit risk area issues and what the IRS is focusing on when a return is examined. In addition, because tax-related identity theft is a common issue for many taxpayers, it is critical for CPAs to understand the procedures necessary to resolve this matter for their clients. 

8 - 11:30 a.m.
Latest Developments in Government and Nonprofit Accounting 2017 (Yellow Book)

Event Code: 12050 |  CPE: 4 A&A
2017 is yet another year of significant change in the world of government and nonprofit auditing. Time is valuable, and it's hard to stay current in today's rapidly changing environment. Let us save you time and effort in staying current through this informative update course. The materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over a dozen focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of the latest developments in government and nonprofit auditing.


12:30 - 4 p.m.
How to Do a Yellow Book Financial Audit (Yellow Book)

Event Code: 12080  |  CPE: 4 A&A
The Yellow Book contains general standards, performance standards, and reporting standards for financial audits. Increase your confidence and proficiency in performing Yellow Book financial audits through a thorough understanding of the standards. The materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over a dozen focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of the Yellow Book.