LIVE STREAM: 2021 Financial Institutions Conference (LS13095)

Thursday, October 21, 2021 / 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, including credit strategies, diversity and inclusion, tax updates and risk modeling.

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: CLOSED – Please contact the CPE Department at 404-231-8676, Opt. 3 or 800-330-8889, Opt. 3 for additional assistance.

Event ID: #LS13095

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Economic Update
As the Dust Settles: 2021’s Bank Corporate and Regulatory Issues
Strategies for Credit in a Post Covid Environment
Diversity and Inclusion: Leveraging Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership 
Financial Institutions Tax Update
Risk Modeling: Assumptions, Scenarios, and our Changing Economy (A&A)
2021 Financial Institutions Accounting and Auditing Update (A&A)


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 21, 2021

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Welcome & 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

One of the most trusted names in economics in Georgia, hear from Dr. Roger Tutterow about the current national, regional and local economic environments, focusing on new growth. Discuss employment, interest rates, real estate markets, GDP, inflation, and their influence on business spending. 


B - As the Dust Settles: 2021’s Bank Corporate and Regulatory Issues Credits: 1.5 GN

Jonathan Hightower
Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP , Newnan, GA

In the wake of rapid change created by the global pandemic, bankers are settling into understanding the new competitive environment. This year has brought a new focus on strategies to enhance revenue and manage expenses, bringing with it a host of corporate and regulatory challenges. Focus on some of the emerging issues for the year and the best techniques to manage them.


C - Strategies for Credit in a Post Covid Environment Credits: 1.5 GN

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

Explore an asset quality update on Georgia Banks. Topics include a discussion of current commercial lending activities and challenges in the post-COVID-19 environment. Other areas covered will include a discussion of stress testing and coverage of recent regulatory hot topics. 


D - Diversity and Inclusion: Leveraging Diversity Through Inclusive Leadership Credits: 1.0 GN

Leslie Schreiner, CPA, CDP
FVP, Director of Diversity & Inclusio / Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are taking intentional steps to support a diverse workplace and leverage the competitive advantage of diversity and inclusion. Embracing diversity through an inclusive culture helps provide opportunities for employees, promotes effective leadership and innovation and enhances operational and team effectiveness. Discuss the positive impact of inclusion in the workplace and how inclusive leadership can create an environment where all employees can thrive and contribute their best work.


E - Financial Institutions Tax Update Credits: 1.0 GN

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

Review income tax changes for 2021 as they impact financial institutions and overview any tax-related hot topics for 2021. Also, examine any state of Georgia tax changes for 2021 that will impact financial institutions. 


F - Risk Modeling: Assumptions, Scenarios, and our Changing Economy (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Sara Scruggs
Director of Quantitative Risk Modelin / Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

What is risk modeling, why is it important, and how can it go wrong? Learn about the assumptions and scenario analysis that can transform your data into a crystal ball or a magic eight ball. Explore how risk modeling is adapting to our changing economy and what is on the horizon.


G - 2021 Financial Institutions Accounting and Auditing Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Joshua Bowen, CPA, CGMA, CAMS
Warren Averett, LLC , Montgomery, AL

Receive accounting and auditing updates affecting the financial institution industry. Dive into significant impacts to financial institutions and discuss industry hot topics, including current expected credit losses (CECL), new auditing standards on the horizon and other significant accounting impacts to financial institutions.


Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000


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Late Registration

$370 GSCPA Members, $470 Non-Members (after 10/18/2021)