2022 Decision Makers Conference (13005)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Thursday, April 21, 2022 / Atlanta, GA

Managing the strategic and financial direction of a changing workplace is increasingly challenging. Continual developments require you to have the most up-to-the-minute knowledge, skills, and techniques. Discuss critical issues that corporate finance professionals undertake to enhance your individual career development and benefit your company.

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Alternate Attendance Options
Live Stream Both Days (LS13005)

In-Person Wednesday Only (13006)  |  Live Stream Wednesday Only (LS13006)

In-Person Thursday Only (13007)  |  Live Stream Thursday Only (LS13007)

 

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: #13005

CPE: 16.0 credits

Total Price: $539.00

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Managing the strategic and financial direction of a changing workplace is increasingly challenging. Continual developments require you to have the most up-to-the-minute knowledge, skills, and techniques. Discuss critical issues that corporate finance professionals undertake to enhance your individual career development and benefit your company.

TOPICS
Day 1
> The Elephant in the Room: "The Great Resignation" 
> FASB Update for Industry
> Economic and Market Outlook 2022
> The Circle of (Business) Life: How Not to Ruin Grandchildren and Other Stories
> Leasing (A&A)
> Understanding Key International Tax Issues in 2022:  What You Don't Know Can Hurt You and Your Clients
> Better Reporting Power BI 
> CFO Tech Update 2022

Day 2
> Burnout Proofing Your Company
> Modern Data Analytic Techniques to Mitigate Fraud, Waste and Abuse (A&A)
> Corporate Tax Update
> Audit Update for Industry Professionals (A&A)
> Control Self Assessments (A&A)
> Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture
> Fraud and Embezzlement:  A Case Study from the Trenches (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, April 20, 2022

8:05 am-8:55 am
A - The Elephant in the Room: "The Great Resignation" Credits: 1.0 GN

Brooke Chesnut
Brooke Chesnut Speaks, LLC , Boulder, CO

Brooke will share the most recent data from Fortune 100 CEOs describing why this next decade is essential for corporate culture. Discuss three fundamental trends for leadership to communicate immediately with your workforce, impact what drives culture, apply a culture shift, and build a culture in today's remote workforce environment. 

9:05 am-10:20am
B - FASB Update for Industry (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Michael K. Cheng, CPA
Partner / Frazier & Deeter LLC , Atlanta, GA

Join Mike Cheng for an interactive Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) update. The discussion will focus on recent changes that impact financial reporting in the upcoming year and beyond.

10:30am-11:20am
C - Economic and Market Outlook 2022 Credits: 1.0 GN

Daniel Morgan
Senior Portfolio Manager / Synovus Trust Company, N.A. , Atlanta, GA

Discuss the true health of today's COVID economy, and does government stimulus spending lead to inflation? Will the Central Bank continue to be accommodative, and what are the future expectations for interest rates? How will the policies of a Biden Administration impact the stock market and the economy? Is the market over-extended or on the eve of another major correction? Come find out how to navigate through these uncertain times. Many investors wonder what strategies they should undertake to maximize their portfolio's return. Review various tactics investors could apply in an attention-grabbing, entertaining, thought-provoking manner.

12:20pm-1:35pm
D1 - The Circle of (Business) Life: How Not to Ruin Grandchildren and Other Stories Credits: 1.5 GN

Robert J. Waddell
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry , Atlanta, GA

Steven M. Wyatt
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry , Atlanta, GA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 percent of business startups fail within the first year, 30 percent fail by the end of the second year, and 50 percent fail by the fifth year. Only 30 percent of those startup businesses remain at the end of the tenth year. Your client has accomplished the hard part. He started a business that beat these odds and went on to thrive. She's facing the daily demons and delivering her products or services to her clients. Neither of them has time to think about any business transition issues. Or so they believe. But failing to plan often means planning to fail. Help your clients address the following threats: money and children, business divorce, marital divorce, estate and gift tax issues, liquidation events and passing it down.

12:20pm-1:35pm
D2 - Leasing (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Michael K. Cheng, CPA
Partner / Frazier & Deeter LLC , Atlanta, GA

Calendar year-end nonpublic entities reporting under U.S. GAAP are required to adopt Topic 842 (Leases) in 2022. It may sound as simple as grossing up the balance sheet with a lease liability and a right-of-use asset, but the devil is in the details. Participate in an interactive overview of Topic 842, focusing on transition guidance.

1:45pm-3:00pm
E1 - Understanding Key International Tax Issues in 2022: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You and Your Clients Credits: 1.5 GN

Hale E. Sheppard, J.D., LL.M.
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry , Atlanta, GA

IRS enforcement has reached new heights with a tax dispute attorney serving as its commissioner. Indeed, the IRS conducts dozens of active "compliance campaigns," with more announced regularly. Audits focus on unreported foreign assets, transition/repatriation taxes, foreign investors with U.S. property, FATCA violations, tax withholding on payments abroad, receipt of foreign gifts and inheritances, deceased taxpayers with unresolved non-compliance, and much more. Several specialized disclosure programs exist, which can help taxpayers willing to "come clean." This presentation explains key issues, current IRS campaigns, and existing remedies for taxpayers.

1:45pm-3:00pm
E2 - Better Reporting Power BI Credits: 1.5 GN

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
Managing Partner / K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

Virtually all business professionals seek to enhance and streamline their reporting processes. One of the best solutions for achieving this objective is Microsoft's Power BI platform. Learn how to enhance your reporting processes using Power BI. Using Power BI, you can link financial and operational data into your reporting engine and create rich, interactive visualizations to summarize that data.

3:10pm-4:25pm
F - CFO Tech Update 2022 Credits: 1.5 GN

Thomas G. Stephens Jr, CPA, CITP, CGM
Managing Partner / K2 Enterprises , Hammond, LA

How rapidly can technology change? Which technologies will affect you and your business? Further, how do you separate sales pitches from innovative ideas? Receive insights, choices and recommendations while learning about the benefits and risks of evolving and emerging technologies relevant to accounting, financial and other business professionals. No doubt, you will discover at least one new technology you had not previously considered.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

8:05am-8:55am
G - Burnout Proofing Your Company Credits: 1.0 GN

Michael Levitt
Breakfast Leadership Network, LLC , San Diego, CA

Individuals are burning out at alarming rates. People feel constant demand to deliver, so they're burning out or leaving their jobs due to high stress and burnout. With the COVID-19 pandemic eventually coming to an end, this is becoming more prevalent and amplified due to the unknown demands around returning to the office or working from home (WFH). Learn about the best techniques you can use to reduce the stress and burnout you're facing at work and home.

9:05am-9:55am
H - Modern Data Analytic Techniques to Mitigate Fraud, Waste and Abuse (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Theodore H. Brown, CPA
J.S. Held , Alpharetta, GA

In the time of more remote work and the workforce being constrained, leveraging technology as a tool to mitigate risks becomes imperative. Learn the signs that fraud, waste, and abuse may be a risk for your company, some tests and indicia that a problem exists, and the tools and methods to turn reactive responses to proactive mitigation and ultimate prevention.

10:05am-11:45am
I - Corporate Tax Update Credits: 2.0 GN

Arthur Auerbach, CPA, CGMA
owner / Arthur Auerbach CPA , Atlanta, GA

Discuss pending legislation, the provisions and updates on items included in the Act in both Houses of Congress, where the bill currently stands, changes to tax forms for tax planning and state conformity issues or lack thereof. Review the Georgia conformity date because of the special legislative session, the nexus situations caused by people working remotely, issues related to not-for-profit organizations and electronic filing, crypto assets, filing of information returns and the independent contractor versus employee issue.

12:30pm-2:10pm
J - Audit Update for Industry Professionals (A&A) Credits: 2.0 AA

Melisa Galasso, CPA, CPTD
Galasso Learning Solutions LLC , Charlotte, NC

Explore a high-level overview of how corporate audits may be changing due to new standards. Discuss new evidence and risk assessment requirements and a look at the new auditor's report. Learn what you need to know about the audit changes coming your way.

2:20pm-3:10pm
K1 - Control Self Assessments (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Melisa Galasso, CPA, CPTD
Galasso Learning Solutions LLC , Charlotte, NC

Discuss the role of a banker, the five Cs of credit, how to apply for a loan and what to include in a loan package, current environment and basic terms, important do's and don'ts and common questions.

2:20pm-3:10pm
K2 - Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Credits: 1.0 GN

Michael Levitt
Breakfast Leadership Network, LLC , San Diego, CA

Valuations of a closely held business in the context of litigation can be multifaceted and may require additional forensic investigative scrutiny. As such, it is essential to consider the potential forensic implications of valuation adjustments as they may lead to other analyses. Learn how to evaluate financial statement adjustments and corresponding implications and interpret forensic services' needs because of valuation adjustments, such as tracing services, income determination, and other analyses.

3:20pm-4:10pm
L - Fraud and Embezzlement: A Case Study from the Trenches (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Lauren Neal
IRS Criminal Investigation , Atlanta, GA

Review an embezzlement case where the subject was charged with tax violations for not reporting the embezzled funds.

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EMaterials

Only eMaterials will be available for this conference. You may download and print from your www.gscpa.org account 3 days prior to the conference dates. 

• Log in at www.gscpa.org. 
• From the ‘My GSCPA’ drop-down menu, select ‘My eMaterials'.
• From the ‘My eMaterials' page, check the box and click on the course title to download the file.

Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328

404-231-8676

 

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Directions

Free Parking There is no charge for parking when visiting the GSCPA Learning Center and offices. Please do not park in the reserved spaces or those areas designated “Short-term Visitor Parking.” Cars are subject to towing if left in these areas. Parking is also free at most off-site course locations. NEW PARKING POLICY: GSCPA would like to thank you for your continued patience while we transition to a new parking procedure implemented by building administration. We have listed helpful information below for your convenience. Concourse Parking Garage Directions GSCPA has designated parking on the top floor (the 9th and 10th level) of the parking deck for all seminar and conference guests attending a course at the GSCPA Learning Center. Directions to elevator and staircase access points are listed as follows: Elevator Access - Follow signs up to level 9 and make an immediate right at the uncovered floor opening to find parking by the elevators labeled 9 East Elevators (the station is marked in blue). Take the elevator down to the main level (Level 3). Make a left from the elevators and follow covered walkway signs to the Concourse 6 building. Stairway Access - Follow signs up to level 10 and look for stairway entrance marked in blue and labeled 10. You can reach the elevators from this floor by taking the stairs down one flight and entering the elevators from level 9. Take the stairs/elevators down to the main level (level 3) and follow signs to Concourse 6 building. The parking deck is located directly across from the GSCPA Learning Center in the Concourse 6/King Building, Suite 800. Parking in undesignated areas, reserved spots or 2-hour visitor parking will result in your vehicle being booted. *GSCPA is not liable for booting fees due to failure to follow instructions or breaking parking policies*
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Late Registration

$579 GSCPA Members, $679 Non-Members (after 4/17/2022)