LIVE STREAM: 2020 Financial Institutions Conference (LS13095)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Live Stream, GA

What will be the economic impact on the banking industry this year? Plan for this year's financial reporting periods and learn how to manage the disruptions and regulatory changes from the safety of your home through virtual attendance.
CPAs working in or with all banking industry segments will benefit from detailed discussions with industry leaders regarding recent developments affecting financial institutions, including legal updates, tax strategies, asset quality, safety and soundness updates, and economic updates.


Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #LS13095

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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At the 2020 Virtual Financial Institutions Conference, 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. Receive 5.5 general hours, 2.5 A&A hours of CPE.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Welcome & Announcements

A - Economic Update Credits: 1.0 GN

Thomas J. Cunningham, Ph.D
Senior Vice President-Chief Economist / Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce , Atlanta, GA

Examine an overview of the economy to date and an assessment of the outlook and its risks. This recession is unprecedented in modern history, and the consequences are formidable and the uncertainties profound. The situation is changing rapidly and not always in the direction of greater clarity. A thorough discussion of what has happened to date may facilitate understanding the challenges we still face.


B - Pandemic, Fires, Protests, Murder Hornets and A Presidential Election: 2020 Legal Issues Credits: 1.5 GN

Robert Klingler
Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein LLP , Atlanta, GA

Predicting three months in advance of the 2020 crisis of the month will seem impossible. Whatever it may be, we will cover the new legal issues and implications for financial institutions.


C - Financial Institutions A&A Update (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Ron H. Mitchell, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Albany, GA

Discuss any new accounting standards recently issued or set to take effect and any changes or updates to existing standards impacting financial institutions. 


D - Risky Business: The Importance of Enterprise Risk Management During COVID-19 (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Joshua Bowen
Warren Averett, LLC , Montgomery, AL

Dive into maintaining strong and effective enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal audit (IA) programs for your bank. Explore the possible impacts of economic uncertainty and the importance of maintaining monitoring and auditing tools to assist in navigating during tumultuous times. Identify how IA can support and monitor the bank’s risk management program, assist governance and management in a practical risk management function and the importance of IA in the ERM program.


E - Strategic Outlook for the Banking Industry Credits: 1.0 GN

James Stevens
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP , Atlanta, GA

The financial services industry is as challenging as ever and continuously changing. Examine the legal and regulatory environment impacting financial institutions, de novo banks, the impact of COVID-19 and M&A trends and activity.


F - Tax Update: Resources for Navigating COVID-19 Challenges Credits: 1.0 GN

Heather Wallace
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP , Birmingham, AL

Businesses are experiencing COVID-19 forces that are both unprecedented and broad-reaching. The pandemic is creating significant disruptions and challenges for both companies and individuals. The facts and circumstances of each person’s economic situation will differ, as will the resources needed to overcome the present challenges. Explore opportunities related to the provisions of the CARES Act and up-to-date information required to turn COVID-19 into actionable opportunities, to address the current environment.


G - Recent Trends in Asset Quality and Safety and Soundness Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Stewart A. Thigpen, CPA
Steve H. Powell & Company , Statesboro, GA

Receive an update on asset quality for Georgia Banks. Additional topics include a discussion of current commercial lending activities and the risk appetite in the market, including areas where potential problems may loom on the horizon. The presentation will conclude with an overview of COVID-19 effects on the banking community and a discussion of regulatory topics relevant to the current banking environment.


Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000


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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 10/19/2020)