LIVE STREAM: 2021 Accounting & Auditing Conference (LS13035)

Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Atlanta, GA

The auditing and accounting landscape is continually changing. Thought leaders and experts will provide thorough updates on current issues and developing trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, financial statements, bankruptcies and liquidations and recent FASB activity. From lease accounting to fraud to peer review and cybersecurity – CPAs need to stay sharp and get the most eminent updates possible.


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: #LS13035

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Thursday, October 28, 2021


A - FASB Update Credits: 1.0 AA

Bobbi Gwinn, CPA
Financial Accounting Standards Board , Norwalk, CT

Receive an update on the FASB's standard-setting activities with a focus on those pertaining to private companies.


B - Audit Quality and Common Private Company Audit Considerations Credits: 1.5 AA

Adam J. Simon, CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Tammy H. Curtis, CPA
VP & Corporate Controller / Republic National Distributing Co , Atlanta, GA

Erin E. Maguire, CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP , Atlanta, GA

Discuss recent AICPA inspection findings related to private companies in addition to current trends and considerations for private companies and their independent auditors.


C - War at Work: How Cybersecurity is Impacting Our Lives at Work Credits: 1.5 AA

Jonathan Kyle
LockStep Technology Group , Peachtree Corners, GA

Cybersecurity is no longer a problem that the government and IT department worry about; it affects the lives of everyday citizens that want to buy meat or fill up their car at the pump but can't because of a cyber-attack. Who are these 'hackers?' Is my firm a target? Why? How do hackers do what they do? We will take a look at CPA firms through the eyes of a hacker and find out.


D - How COVID-19 has Affected the Industry Credits: 1.5 AA

Jeffrey G. McKnight, CPA, JD
Jones, McKnight & Edmonson, PC , Conyers, GA

Debra L. McGlaun, CPA, CFE
Senior Manager / Jones, McKnight & Edmonson, PC , Conyers, GA

Shirley A. Smith
Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation , Atlanta, GA

Addison H. Meriwether
Cushman & Wakefield , Atlanta, GA

Join a group of peers as they discuss dealing with various items surrounding COVID-19, including how people are working, performing audits, building relationships without being in person, adapting to change, employee engagement and more.


E1 - CFO Perspective Panel: What We See as the Most Critical A&A Issues (Industry Track) Credits: 1.0 AA

Michael Y. Dukes, CPA
Partner/shareholder / Bennett Thrasher LLP , Atlanta, GA

Rob Colvin, CPA
Zaxby's , Athens, GA

Myles Emmert
Sterling Restaurants , Atlanta, GA

A CFO panel will cover the perspective of the CFO concerning issues they see as most critical in the A&A arena. The panel will include CFO-level CPAs from various industry segments in Georgia.

E2 - Key Implementation Priorities of New Audit and Review Standards (Public Track) Credits: 1.0 AA

Michael F. Johnston, CPA, CIA
Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC , Fayetteville, GA

Ian M. Waller, CPA, CIA, CISA
Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC , Peachtree Corners, GA

After a pause due to the pandemic, the required implementation date of new Statements on Auditing Standards and Standards for Attestation Engagements is quickly approaching. What should you prepare for related to changes in the auditor's report? How did the requirements change the expectations on audit estimates, and what is considered appropriate audit evidence? Also, how could the recent SSAE change a review report? Discuss these questions and more to prepare you as these new standards become effective.


F - Asset Tracing: Finding the Truth Behind the Numbers Credits: 1.5 AA

Brandi O. Steinberg, CPA
Forensic Accountant / IAG Forensics & Valuation , Marietta, GA

What happens when a fiduciary uses entrusted funds for their benefit? How do you reconstruct financial records from limited information? What information will assist in a legal case against a fiduciary? Learn methods to trace assets and reconstruct financial records. Even if you aren't a forensic accountant, you are in a position to catch red flags your tax and audit clients may miss, and you could mitigate their losses.


Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000


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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 10/25/2021)