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Event ID: #13045
CPE: 16.0 credits
Total Price: $430.00
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Paul J. Voss, PhD
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Thomas J. Cunningham, Ph.D
Senior Vice President-Chief Economist
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Discuss the economic outlook for the region and the nation, as well as describe potential risks to that outlook and some of the essential issues facing the economy.
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Colin E. Blalock, CPA, CGMA,PFS,CFP
Jones and Kolb, CPAs
Tax simplification beyond comprehension. The most sweeping tax legislation since the 1986 Tax Reform Act, the new law will impact every business and individual. Major changes include the taxation of fringe benefits, deductibility of meals and entertainment, individual pitfalls, the expansion of §179 and the new §199A deduction from flow through entities. The law creates a choice of entity dilemma- C or S Corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, or partnership.
Calvin J. Wong, CPA, CISSP
Director of IT
The Georgia Society of CPAs
Explore a series of software overviews to popular software applications ranging from Microsoft Office 365 and its alternatives, mobile business apps and beneficial software subscriptions with a few tips and tricks throughout.
Robert G. Perkins, CPA
Robert Thomas & Associates LLC
Collect a tool kit of ideas that will enhance your management skills based upon real life experiences gained by professionals that have owned, operated and advised companies under stress, whether it is operational, financial or strategic. Reap the benefits of lessons learned from both the successes and failures of other managers, owners and operators.
William Reyes, CVA, CVA, CFC
Transworld Business Advisors Of Savannah
Discuss the merger and acquisition process, a CPA’s responsibilities within it, best practices, potential pitfalls, and working with an M&A advisor or M&A lawyer. This talk will be tailored to the speaker’s real-world experience working with clients, CPAs and stories to keep the discussion grounded.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Connecting the Dots was fun as a child. Is it still? Should it be? Lessons learned from a “Dot Connector.”
Melisa Galasso, CPA
Galasso Learning Solutions LLC
Provide background and theory on the new revenue recognition standard issued by FASB. Review key implementation issues and discuss the development of action items to ensure a smooth implementation for clients and stakeholders.
Cover the ASUs issued during the year as well as those that will be effective in the near future. Take a deep dive into how to prepare for the leases, revenue recognition, and financial instruments standards. In addition, look at the impact of the Private Company Council on financial reporting for private companies. Close with a look at the new Not-For-Profit ASU.
Polay + Clark
Jones and Kolb, CPAs
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Join a panel of experts to discuss a variety of technology solutions, including cloud-based technology; competitive trends; functionality; spending; integration; and virtualization.
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Review investment strategies and retirement planning for small business owners. One of the main takeaways will be how to simplify the retirement planning conversation with these business owners along with steps to determine the appropriate type of retirement plan for each situation. Focus on increasing the value a CPA can add by demonstrating techniques to help business owners decrease their taxes while increasing their savings, at times in a much more cost-effective manner than they originally thought was possible.
Michael R. Wiggins, JD, MBA, CFE
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