2018 Accounting & Auditing Conference (13035)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Atlanta, GA

Increase your knowledge and comprehension of trends, challenges, and practices in the areas of accounting standards, fraud, data analytics, technology, and peer review. Discuss how critical changes affect your business and clients. Receive valuable insight from industry leaders while participating in idea exchanges with your peers.

LIVE STREAM Attendance Option - Event Code: LS13035
The Accounting and Auditing Conference also offers attendance through Live Stream. You can attend remotely, in real time, while saving on travel expenses.
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Event Status: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #13035

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $330.00

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Join GSCPA for the 2018 Accounting and Auditing Conference to increase your knowledge and comprehension of trends, challenges, and practices in the areas of accounting standards, fraud, data analytics, technology, and peer review. Discuss how critical changes affect your business and clients. Receive valuable insight from industry leaders while participating in idea exchanges with your peers.

Live Stream Attendance
Event Code:  LS13035  |  CPE Credit:  8 hours A&A
Live stream allows you to attend the conference from your home, office or anywhere you can access the internet. You view the sessions in real time as part of the audience and have interaction with other attendees via chat areas. All sessions will be available to attend via live stream.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:15 am-8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-8:05 am
Welcome and Announcements

8:05 am-9:45 am
A – An Executive Overview of Accounting and Auditing Guidance Credits: 2.0 AA

Melisa Galasso, CPA
Galasso Learning Solutions LLC , Charlotte, NC

Take a high-level look at the recent activities of FASB, as well as the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA. Review the impact of the new standards and how you can prepare to implement them in a practical way. Ensure you are aware of the major changes out there and can identify which changes may impact you so you can do further research. Also discuss the Audit Quality Initiative of the AICPA and some of its recent quality findings.


9:45 am-9:55 am

9:55 am-11:10am
B - ASC 606: Update and Lessons Learned from Public Company Adoption Credits: 1.5 AA

Anthony J. Hurst, CPA
Frazier & Deeter LLC , Atlanta, GA

Receive a brief update on the status of Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. As public companies have started to implement the new revenue recognition accounting standard, this session will also provide some insight on the implementation efforts and provide some lessons learned from public company adoption of the new standard, including financial statement disclosures related to the change.



C - Lying, Cheating and Stealing....Oh My! Finding Fraud with the Help of Data Analytics Credits: 1.0 AA

Brenden Bixler
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Adil Pasha
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Review real world examples of fraud discovered using data analytics. The analytical techniques will be discussed along with the events surrounding the perpetrators. Receive a working knowledge of fraud influences; familiarity with anomaly detection; and understanding of continuous controls monitoring techniques.


1:00 pm-2:15 pm
D1 - How Technology is Disrupting the Audit (Public) Credits: 1.5 AA

Robin Cutshaw
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Franz Wessels
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Participate in a robust discussion (including demo) on how technology is revolutionizing how auditors work. Look at how technology tools can enable more efficient and effective audits.

1:00 pm-2:15 pm
D2 - Digitization of the Accounting Profession (Industry) Credits: 1.5 AA

John Brady
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Chicago, IL

Do you want to learn more about how technological innovations like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, data visualization software, and blockchain are impacting the accounting profession? Attend this informational session to discuss how professional service firms, their clients, and accounting services will be impacted by the digitization revolution.

2:30 pm-3:20 pm
E1 - GAAP: Common Footnote Disclosure Mistakes (Public) Credits: 1.0 AA

Caleb B. Lloyd, CPA
Senior / Smith & Howard, PC , Atlanta, GA

Financial statements are intended to provide financial information that is relevant to the users of those financial statements. The information presented in those statements should be clear, meaningful, and useful, but sometimes that goal is not achieved due to missing, incomplete, or unnecessary disclosures.  Discuss ways to improve the footnote disclosures in financial statements.

2:30 pm-3:20 pm
E2 - Management Reporting and KPI Design Credits: 1.0 AA

Sasha Morozova
Riveron Consulting , Atlanta, GA

Jason Von Holstein
Riveron Consulting , Atlanta, GA

We will walk through the process to identify the base data points that truly drive value and define success within an organization, review the process to determine the type of reporting produced, based on audience, purpose, availability of data, etc. and discuss trends in the tools used to visualize reporting elements.

3:30 pm-4:20 pm
F2 - Technology Panel: Best Practices (Industry) Credits: 1.0 AA

Debra L. McGlaun, CPA, CFE
Smith & Howard, PC , Atlanta, GA

Jeff Sanders
Southern Bank & Trust , Dahlonega, GA

Join the conversation to see how your peers are using the newest technologies to make the job easier. Learn about new software, automating expense reporting, in house payroll and more.

3:30 pm-4:20 pm
F1 - Peer Review Update: How to Avoid Being Nonconforming (Public) Credits: 1.0 AA

Christopher Rouse, CPA
Windham Brannon, PC , Atlanta, GA

Recent changes in peer review standards and procedures have substantially increased the number of nonconforming engagements being identified by peer reviewers. Discuss dealing with these changes in your audit, review, compilation and preparation practice, and more importantly how this can be used to improve service to your clients.


If you choose this option you will receive your materials as a downloadable PDF file.

eMaterials will be available for download approximately three business days prior to the event. For more information on eMaterials please visit ematerials.gscpa.org. Should you choose to receive eMaterials, printed materials will not be available at the event.

How to access eMaterials
o Go to http://www.gscpa.org and click on "My GSCPA" and then on "My eMaterials." You will be required to log in to access the document by using your gscpa.org login credentials.
o Click on "Download eMaterials" link associated with this conference.
o Download and save the document to your computer prior to the event.

Please note that once the materials are uploaded to the GSCPA website refunds, transfers and cancellations are not accepted.

Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 10/22/2018)