LIVE STREAM: 2020 Business and Industry Conference (LS13045)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 / Live Stream, GA

CPAs in business and industry have unique skills beyond finance and accounting; you help create the financial health of your business. Learn how your business can adapt to the ever-changing business environment and plan for an uncertain future.  

Discuss technical and professional issues facing corporate CPAs, including the impact of COVID-19 on financial statements,  keeping your remote workforce motivated and productive, accounting and financial reporting issues, and tax reform and the CARES Act.

 

Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #LS13045

CPE: 16.0 credits

Total Price: $440.00

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Arm yourself with information and tools to stay on top of changing trends and issues to think fast, respond quickly, and be aware of the many changes that lie ahead.

CPE: 16 hours with a possible 8.5 hours A&A

MATERIALS
This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available for download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information about eMaterials, visit ematerials.gscpa.org.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

7:30 am-8:00 am
Registration

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

8:05 am-9:20 am
A - The Business Case for the Employee Experience Model: How to Keep Your Remote Workforce Motivated and Productive Credits: 1.5 GN

Ed Bodensiek
Business Learning Institute , Towson, MD

COVID-19 provided the conditions for global distress, with business leaders scrambling to ensure talent stayed safe, engaged and productive in a remote workforce. In our still-new, virtual workforce, how can employers keep their workforce inspired to do their best? Discuss the changing market conditions for experience-led businesses, including use cases, best practices and the ROI for technology-based solutions.

9:20 am-9:30 am
Networking Break

9:30 am-10:20am
B - A Difficult Path to Recovery Credits: 1.0 GN

Donald M. Sabbarese, Ph.D
Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business , Kennesaw, GA

An unsustainable economic condition triggers each recession. Recovery is predicated on how well and how fast consumers and businesses respond to lost jobs, income, business and government policy. Until the spread of COVID-19 is under control, and there is no clear path to reopening the economy, uncertainty will dominate this recovery. Discuss the current and long term economic conditions for this recovery.

10:20am-10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am-11:45am
C - How COVID-19 is Infecting Your Financial Statements (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Jennifer Louis
Emergent Solutions Group , Charlotte, NC

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many accounting and financial reporting hurdles to overcome. Cover many issues you may face when preparing your 2020 financial statements, including debt leases, revenue recognition, impairment of long-lived assets, subsequent events, going concern and more.

11:45am-12:45pm
Lunch

 

12:45pm-1:35pm
D1 - The Future of Work: How Behavioral Science and VR/AR Can Improve the ROI of Human Capital Investment Credits: 1.0 GN

Ed Bodensiek
Business Learning Institute , Towson, MD

New tools like virtual reality, augmented reality, and design thinking are reshaping human capital investments. Explore what's next in improving productivity and reducing labor costs through offerings such as virtual onboarding, virtual learning and development and other innovative employee experience (EX) solutions.

12:45pm-1:35 pm
D2 - Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues that Your Auditors Will Most Likely Focus on During Your Next Audit (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Jennifer Louis
Emergent Solutions Group , Charlotte, NC

The FASB releases many new accounting standard updates each year, which can be overwhelming. Review the most significant new U.S. GAAP rules with effective dates within reporting periods.

1:35 pm-1:45 pm
Networking Break

 

1:45pm-4:15pm
E - The Top Seven Scams of 2020 (A&A) Credits: 3.0 AA

Raymond K. Cross, EA, MST, CPA
Owner / Account417, LLC. , Roswell, GA

What does PPP, romance, unemployment, your grandmother, stimulus payments, tax deadline extension and charity have in common? Well, more than you think. Plus, five bonus scams that even duped CPAs. Discuss the hottest moves of the latest fraudsters, resisting regret, what the savvy CPA can do about it and the psychology of being duped.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

7:30 am-8:00 am
Registration

 

8:05 am-8:55 am
F - The Interruption of Well-Being: Leadership Lessons from History Credits: 1.0 GN

Paul J. Voss, PhD
Ethikos , Mableton, GA

The discussion begins with Thomas More - arrested by Henry the VIII and writing from prison - and ends with a call to action. Address the four primary responses to any "interruption of well-being" (a pandemic, for example), and apply them into compelling leadership lessons.

8:55 am-9:05 am
Networking Break

 

9:05 am-10:20am
G - Tax Reform, CARES Act and Integrated Strategies Credits: 1.5 GN

Debbie Rodkin
On site contact / Bedford Cost Segregation , Atlanta, GA

Karen Koch, CPA, MT
Bedford Cost Segregation , Louisville, KY

Greg Bryant, CCSP
Bedford Cost Segregation , Bedford, NH

This session is designed for tax, accounting, and business professionals who are looking to deploy various tax-centric strategies for commercial and residential rental real estate.  Bedford will cover many of the provisions contained in the TCJA and in the CARES Act that are available to property owners that may result in immediate tax savings and in many cases, generate tax refunds.  The session will contain practical examples of how integrated strategies and proactive planning can be deployed to preserve liquidity for current and future years. The session will also include discussions on commonly overlooked strategies, misconceptions, and what to look for when vetting consultants.

10:20am-10:30am
Networking Break

 

10:30am-11:45am
H - COVID-19 and the History of Disruption Credits: 1.5 GN

Paul J. Voss, PhD
Ethikos , Mableton, GA

Look at the global pandemic in a historical context and how this disruption might impact the future of work in a wide variety of manifestations. It explores how simple gestures used for thousands of years (such as the handshake) might be eliminated and the possible tensions with remote work, Zoom fatigue, decreased/increased productivity and the traditional office. It's NOT a futurist presentation, but rather a collection of the data and research about human work habits and behaviors.

11:45am-12:45pm
Lunch

 

12:45pm-2:00pm
I1 - From the Frying Pan to the Fire: A Comprehensive Approach to Phishing Credits: 1.5 GN

Justin S. Daniels
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC , Atlanta, GA

Do you find it difficult to protect and respond to the threat of wire fraud from phishing presents to your organization? What is the best way to spend your finite budget to combat the most common cyber threat? Develop an integrated layered approach using tools like policies, technology and insurance. Leave with a practical method to protect, detect and respond to phisherman.

12:45pm-2:00pm
I2 - Enabling the Remote Close: How to Keep Your Financial Close on Track in a Remote Environment (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Gayla Steiner, CPA

When accountants are interspersed across multiple different locations, the likelihood that their close will be completed timely and accurately significantly decreases. Primarily, this is due to the tools used to complete the process. While spreadsheets are the most used means to achieve the close process, they provide very little visibility and communication into the close cycle. Accounting teams need a flexible solution to accommodate their changing set of circumstances, a solution that allows CFOs and controllers to track what their accountants are working on, what the completion status of those tasks are, and access to documentation and commentary during the entire close cycle.

2:10pm-3:00pm
J1 - Making Sense of Payroll Processing at Accounting Firms Credits: 1.0 GN

Wendy Hellman
ADP Small Business Services , Alpharetta, GA

As the economy continues its transition from recession to recovery, accounting firms employ a range of strategies to unlock growth and maximize profitability. Deciding whether processing payroll is right for your firm is a complex decision that requires you to consider issues ranging from staffing to whether your firm can get a boost out of a consistent revenue stream. Understanding the valuation of your payroll business is critical in how you strategize your practice offerings in both the short and long-term. Receive a framework to help you evaluate the payroll offering based on your firm's competitive strengths and weaknesses.

2:10pm-3:00pm
J2 - Microsoft Teams Credits: 1.0 GN

Chris Menard
Chris Menard Training , Stockbridge, GA

Learn how to use one-on-one chat, group chat, conversations in channels, work the activity feed, schedule and conduct meetings and work with Planner in Teams.

3:10 pm-4:25 pm
K1 - M&A and Cyber Risk: Where Opportunity and Risk Intersect (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Justin S. Daniels
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC , Atlanta, GA

The average data breach takes 277 days to detect, and remediation costs an average of $8.1 million. Companies are besieged every day by cybercriminals intent on wire fraud and stealing personal information of their customers. The acquisition of a company with an undetected breach can result in liabilities that far exceed the purchase price. If your company is going to participate in the opportunity that consolidation presents, how do you realize the return on your investment when cyber risk can cause severe financial, reputational and legal consequences.

3:10 pm-4:25 pm
K2 - Analyzing Markets Through Factors Credits: 1.5 GN

Chris Guinther
A. Montag & Associates, Inc , Atlanta, GA

The market is nothing if not full of data to analyze - perhaps too much! Review the factor model approach and how some factors are more important than others, depending on where we are in the economic cycle.

Ematerials

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EMaterials

Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000

 

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Early Bird Registration

$440 GSCPA Members, $540 Non-Members (by 10/28/2020)

 

Standard Registration

$500 GSCPA Members, $600 Non-Members

 

Late Registration

$540 GSCPA Members, $640 Non-Members (after 11/15/2020)