2019 Financial Institutions Conference (13095)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Atlanta, GA

CPAs working in or with all segments of the banking industry will benefit from detailed discussions with industry leaders regarding recent developments affecting financial institutions, including CECL, market risk management framework, banking law, internal audit, current state of the banking economy, and regulatory key insights.

Live Stream Attendance Option: LS13095
The Financial Institutions Conference also offers attendance through Live Stream. You can attend remotely, in real time, while saving on travel expenses. Click here to register for the Live Stream option.


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: #13095

CPE: 8.5 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Nationally recognized speakers will get to the heart of local and national banking outlooks and concerns. Now is the time to get the latest information that you need to navigate upcoming changes and challenges. 

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available to download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information on eMaterials visit ematerials.gscpa.org.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

A - Economic Update Credits: 1.0 GN

Dr. Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.D.
Director, Econometric Center / Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business , Kennesaw, GA

Hear from one of the most trusted names in economics in Georgia regarding the current national, regional, and local economic environments, focusing on new growth. Discuss employment, interest rates, real estate markets, GDP, and inflation and their influence on business spending.


B - Don’t Let CECL Consume ALL Your Attention: Practical Insights for Implementation and Beyond (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Robin E. Sawyer, CPA
Manager / Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Atlanta, GA

Allison B. Tanju, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Atlanta, GA

The new credit losses standard allows for a variety of different methods to calculate credit losses, all of which differ from the historical manner that banks use currently. Hear some practical insights from the implementation battlefield on progress to date and learn how to proactively manage your process to ensure effective and efficient implementation for day one and beyond.

C - Accounting and Auditing Update for Financial Institutions (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Robert M. Stevens, CPA
Shareholder / Elliott Davis, LLC , Greenville, SC

Receive a comprehensive review of recent standard-setting activities of the FASB, PCAOB/SEC, and others. Not only will this session bring you up-to-date on the requirements, but it also provides you with illustrations to help you apply the guidance in practice. You'll learn about the latest standards, relevant exposure drafts, and direction focusing on issues applicable to accountants and attestation practitioners in the financial institution industry.


D - Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta: Market Risk Management Framework (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Colin Gatewood
Federal Home Loan Bank , Atlanta, GA

Haig Kazazian III
Federal Home Loan Bank , Atlanta, GA

Discuss sources of market risk and market risk measurement techniques with examples to help interpret results.


E - Banking Law Update Credits: 1.0 GN

Clifford Stanford
Alston & Bird, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Jessica Keenum, J.D.
Alston & Bird, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Review recent changes in Georgia and federal laws and regulations that affect the banking industry.


F - Internal Audit Best Practices (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Michael B. Gordon, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

Focus on key components of the internal audit program, including the development of a comprehensive risk assessment that addresses all significant areas and risks of the institution and the governance responsibilities of the Audit Committee and management. Highlight relevant regulatory guidance and examiner expectations for the internal audit function.


G - Accounting and Regulatory Key Insights and Industry Hot Topics (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Jonathan R. Tomberlin, CPA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Atlanta, GA

Armed with helpful takeaways from the accounting and regulatory landscape, learn about hot topics and recent developments in the financial services industry to bring back to your bank. Wrap up the day with industry trends to position your bank for success now and in the future.


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 10/14/2019)