Southeastern Accounting Show- Both Days (13085)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Thursday, August 25, 2022 / Atlanta, GA

We're back! Join us as we return to an in-person learning environment for SEAS 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The Southeastern Accounting Show (SEAS) is GSCPA's premier event, providing you with a high-quality education in multiple interest areas. Explore all of the newest standards, issues and questions at one event. Don't miss the CPE event of the year and discussions with local and national leaders on everything from tax to auditing to technology to best business practices.

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SEAS Wednesday Only (13086)
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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: #13085

CPE: 18.0 credits

Total Price: $539.00

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Customize your CPE experience based on multiple study tracks. Taught by leaders in their field, each session offers the training necessary to stay on top of issues affecting CPAs and accounting professionals in their careers and all areas of the profession.

SEAS is a fantastic opportunity to build your referral network, strengthen key business partnerships with over 1,000 CPAs, and gain exposure to the best products and services in the marketplace.


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> 1Source BPO
> Alpharesults
> APS Pension & Financial Services Inc.
> Arete Scholars
> Cabretta Capital
> Corporate Tax Advisors, Inc.
> Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
> CPACharge
> Corpay
> Dataprise
> Drake Software
> Feeding Georgia
> GruntWorx, LLC
> Landmark Payroll
> LeaseQuery
> Ledgent Finance and Accounting
> Live Oak Bank
> McGuire Sponsel
> Monarch Private Capital
> Paychex
> Peachtree Hotel Group
> Robertson & Gable 
> Sage
> Sandy Bay Partners, LLC
> Sobo
> Source Advisors
> Specialty Tax Group
> Sterling Seacrest Pritchard
> Sugar Creek Capital
> TaxConnex, LLC

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (LIVE STREAM ONLY)

Pre-Conference Workshop - 2022 A&A Hot Topics (Live Stream Only) Credits: 4.0 AI

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

This session will offer a deep dive into the A&A topics getting the most attention. We'll start with what's going on at the FASB included a look at FASB standards effective this year including leases. We'll then transition to the audit side of the house with a look at SAS 142 that is effective this year. We'll close with a look at some audit standards coming down the pike including risk assessment (SAS 145) and changes to quality control which will be renamed quality management.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Optional Early Morning Session: A - Massaging the Numbers: Why Honesty Matters in Business Valuations Credits: 1.0 AO

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

Allan Raulerson, CPA, ABV, CVA, ASA
IAG Forensics & Valuation , Marietta, GA

The value of a closely-held business interest can be needed for many purposes, including transactional, business succession planning and property division during divorce. Accurate valuations are a critical component of all of these activities. What happens when the business owners manipulate the financial statements to impact the value of their business? What are the motivations and methods behind those acts? Learn about potential red flags and the role CPAs can play to mitigate the risk of inaccurate business valuations. 

Welcome and B - Cultivating Resilience: Practical Strategies to Embrace Change, Develop Mental Strength, and Create Meaningful Relationships Credits: 1.0 PD

Hoan Do
Hoan Do Companies, LLC , Federal Way, WA

Encountering challenges are inevitable. The key to overcoming adversities is developing resilience and mental strength to increase one's ability to bounce back during challenging moments. Discover a technique on how to change your attitude amid adversity. Learn a three-step framework to gaining clarity and stacking the odds in your favor to achieve personal and professional goals. Understand how to create meaningful connections that will support you during difficult times. 

C1 - Fraud Risk Management and Assessment Credits: 1.5 AO

David L. Cotton, CPA, CFEm, CGFM
Cotton & Company, LLP , Alexandria, VA

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) began its existence with a focus on fraud. Soon, however, COSO shifted its attention to internal controls. ALL publicly-traded US companies (and most other organizations worldwide) follow the COSO Internal Control Framework (ICF), initially published in 1992. COSO returned to its fraud-focused roots when it revised the ICF in 2013. In response to COSO-followers' needs for further guidance on assessing fraud risk, COSO (along with the ACFE) published a new Fraud Risk Management Guide in September 2016. Explore what this new fraud risk management guidance requires, what it portends for accountability professionals working for corporations and other organizations, and what it will mean for auditors. Every organization that uses the COSO ICF will benefit from this presentation on this essential new guidance.

C2 - Business Tax Update Credits: 1.5 TT

Joshua Jenson
Joshua Jenson, CPA, PC , Edmond, OK

Cover the latest IRS developments affecting businesses, properly accounting for QBI activities and related wages, the expanded information required on Schedule K-1s from Partnerships and S-Corporations, tax traps with more than one activity with at-risk basis and passive activities, the fine details of qualified improvement property (QIP), S-Corporation compensation issues under the rug, properly accounting for the major stimulus including the retroactive ERTC on Form 941-X, reporting tax credits, tax-exempt income from PPP loan forgiveness and narrowing your scope of services related to PPP loan forgiveness.

C3 - The State of the Supply Chain: Past, Present and Future Credits: 1.5 EC

Chris Fagan, CPA
Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors , Atlanta, GA

It's no secret that the global supply chain is facing massive challenges. From Pelotons to microchips, new cars, oil and gas, we've all heard about and probably experienced the shortages and delays. COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, the Great Resignation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, combined with increased buying power from government stimulus checks and consumers spending more time at home, led to a sharp increase in demand while supply was dwindling. The disruptions do not look to be ending anytime soon. We will evaluate how companies are reimagining their supply chains by focusing on domestic manufacturing, technology, and entering long-term contracts with suppliers.

C4 - Financial Statement Analysis With Excel Credits: 1.5 AO

Chris Menard, MCT
Chris Menard Training , Marietta, GA

Using Excel, learn to perform vertical and horizontal analyses on an income statement and a balance sheet. Dive into liquidity ratios, leverage ratios, efficiency ratios, profitability ratios and market value ratios.

D1 - Cryptocurrency: Accounting and Audit Annual Update Credits: 1.5 AO

Jagruti R. Solanki, MBA, CPA, CGMA
BitPay, Inc. , Alpharetta, GA

Recent years have shown a positive trend in crypto adoption by institutions and consumers – accepting cryptocurrencies as payments for merchandise, paying crypto as payroll, and investing in innovative decentralized finance strategies and high yield lending products. Such trends have caught the attention of consumers and also regulators. President Joe Biden's executive order on cryptocurrency in March 2022 indicated concrete steps by the White House to regulate digital currency. Accounting and audit continue to evolve, as does the industry. Learn more about the changes in accounting and audit considerations for cryptocurrencies that have transpired during the year.

D2 - Individual Tax Update Credits: 1.5 TT

Joshua Jenson
Joshua Jenson, CPA, PC , Edmond, OK

Discuss what we need to focus on with individual tax issues in maintaining our tax advisory role. Cover the latest IRS developments, self-employed tax credits, the increased reporting of tax basis for S-Corporations, properly accounting for tax-exempt stimulus income, TCJA tax laws, how to control excess business loss limitations, the net investment tax, virtual currency issues, developments with QBI, passive activity benefits, projected areas of future IRS audits and tips on better managing your clients on extension.

D3 - Challenges of Innovating with Blockchain Credits: 1.5 AO

Review an ideal merging of accounting and blockchain technology and delve into the challenges that come up along the way to fruition – the permanence of the technology, perception of connection to illegal activity, talent and constant evolution in the space.

D4 - Working with Excel Data Types Credits: 1.5 CS

Chris Menard, MCT
Chris Menard Training , Marietta, GA

Look at various data types in Excel – text, number, stock and geography. Review different methods for fixing incorrect data types, and make several pivot tables from our data.

E1 - Peer Review Update and the New Quality Management Standards Credits: 2.0 AI

Clayton J. Huffman, CPA
Audit Partner / Frazier & Deeter LLC , Atlanta, GA

James W. Brackens Jr, CPA, CGMA
AICPA , Durham, NC

The Auditing Standards Board recently adopted new Quality Management (formerly Quality Control) Standards that will significantly change the way your firm approaches audit and assurance quality in the future. This session will provide an overview of the new standards, including suggestions as to how best to engage your peer reviewer in their implementation. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of the peer review process, including recently adopted new (clarified) standards, the impact of peer review changes on audit quality, and the most frequent areas of noncompliance with professional standards uncovered by peer reviewers.

E2 - Estate Planning Update Credits: 2.0 TT

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

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

Trust and estate planning in 2022 present challenges in the form of new asset classes, rising inflation, and lingering effects of the pandemic. Congress failed to alter the estate and gift tax landscape in 2021 substantially, but who knows what legislation – or regulation – lurks for 2022 and after. Receive practical suggestions for planning in the uncertainty of 2022 and for answering your clients' questions.

E3 - Employment Law Update in a (Hopefully) Post-Pandemic World Credits: 2.0 BL

Bruce H. Henderson, J.D.
Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L , Tuscaloosa, AL

Cover significant changes and developments in employment law to help you work with your clients. Topics discussed include workplace harassment, changes to employee handbooks, workplace violence and OSHA, post-COVID issues, potential changes to overtime minimum wage laws, use of independent contractors, non-compete agreements, and other real-life issues that impact employment.

E4 - Unmasking PPP Fraud Credits: 2.0 AO

Allison Greenfield, CPA, CFE, MBA
Forensic Resolutions Inc. , Westmont, NJ

Discuss the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) application process, receipt of loans/grants, and the various frauds during those processes. With an estimated 15 percent of all applications being fraudulent, PPP fraud might be one of the largest and quickest fraud schemes in the country's history.

F1 - Anatomy of Fraud Credits: 2.0 AO

David L. Cotton, CPA, CFEm, CGFM
Cotton & Company, LLP , Alexandria, VA

Explore a case study demonstrating the importance of having sound internal control systems over the grant award and grantee monitoring processes. It quickly became evident that internal control procedures were missing or broken down in several crucial areas. But were more sinister forces at play? Who had motive, access, and opportunity? Did someone misappropriate funds? Did someone funnel funds to cronies? If so, who did it? Participants will have the opportunity to cross-examine the key suspects in the case to arrive at the truth.

F2 - The Nitty Gritty on COVID-19 Resources for Businesses Credits: 2.0 TT

Cristy Andrews, CPA, CGMA
Warren Averett, LLC , Birmingham, AL

Receive updates on resources created to provide relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other tax updates.

F3 - ASC 842: Implementation and Beyond Credits: 2.0 AO

Jason Parker
LeaseQuery , Atlanta, GA

Sarah O'Sullivan
LeaseQuery , Atlanta, GA

Examine detailed steps for building your lease inventory and other considerations for transition. Learn simple steps for building your lease inventory and completing the implementation of ASC 842. Identify the principal risks and mitigating controls associated with lease accounting. Explore the critical lease accounting policies to be put into place before the transition to ensure success. 

F4 - Client (and Firm) Experience 2.0: What is it, and How Does YOUR Firm Stack Up? Credits: 2.0 BM

Lynda Artesani
Liscio Inc , Dublin, CA

Firms pride themselves on providing excellent outcomes for their clients. With the move to advisory and the rise of technology and apps, you are making more of a difference than ever for your clients' continued success and growth. Cover the principles involved and benefits that accrue when a firm creates a top-notch experience for their clients at every touchpoint. Assess your own firm's current client experience level and leave with a practical action plan to help your firm step up to CX 2.0 in 2022 without breaking the bank or making any of your staff go crazy.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Optional Early Morning Session: G - Sooner Rather Than Later! Don't Miss the Peak Seller's Market in M&A Credits: 1.0 AO

Donald H. Bravaldo III, CPA
President / Bravaldo Capital Advisors, Inc, , Atlanta, GA

Receive an update on the peak seller's M&A market. Discuss why we might have reached a peak, plan for a business sale, time economic and demographic trends and maximize business value. Review the top ten mistakes sellers make, selecting the right advisor(s) and how an M&A advisor adds value.

Welcome & H - Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions Credits: 1.0 PD

Jonathan Lokhorst, CPA, PCC
Lokhorst Consulting , Andover, MN

How will you meet the challenges of The Great Resignation, changing workplace models, economic uncertainties, and elevated risks of burnout? Only with your best leadership. The best leaders aren't just good bosses; they lead well in all directions, including upward to superiors and across among their peers. And all leadership starts with self-leadership. Leverage this leadership framework to decrease turnover, increase engagement, break down silos, and develop a flourishing leadership pipeline in your organization. 

I1 - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting Update Credits: 1.5 AT

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

Review the GASB standards effective this year, including a high-level review of the new lease standard. Discuss ASU 2020-07 and its impact on presentation and disclosures for non-financial assets. Receive updates on what's going on in the accounting world for not-for-profits and governmental entities.

I2 - Georgia Department of Revenue Update Credits: 1.5 TT

Robyn Crittenden
Georgia Department of Revenue , Atlanta, GA

Review updates from the Department of Revenue, including legislation (LATP) and (TSD) and audits.

I3 - Economic and Market Outlook 2022 Credits: 1.5 EC

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

With inflation on the rise and slower expected GDP growth, is the economy heading for a period of stagflation? 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? Find out how to navigate through these uncertain times. Many investors wonder what strategies they should undertake to maximize their portfolio's return. Discuss various tactics investors could apply in an attention-grabbing, entertaining and thought-provoking manner.

I4 - Leading Up: The Superpower Every CPA-Leader Needs Credits: 1.5 PD

Jonathan Lokhorst, CPA, PCC
Lokhorst Consulting , Andover, MN

Most leadership training focuses on leading downstream, intending to advance to an executive role eventually. Few people get to be "top dogs" in their organization. So, nearly every worker will spend their entire career leading up, even while serving in a leadership role. Learn the skills and tactics needed to develop an effective working relationship with your boss and other superiors. Gain the credibility and support necessary to get things done and advance professionally.

J1 - Independence and Recent Developments in Professional Ethics Credits: 1.5 AO

Thomas E. Newell Jr, CPA
Newell & Newell, PC , Columbus, GA

Receive a timely update and refresher on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, including a deep dive into independence-related critical matters. Learn the most up-to-date rules through interactive case studies, exercises, and illustrative graphics. Discuss new interpretations added to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, independence requirements for different types of clients, independence within the Conceptual Framework, and performing nonattest services for attest clients and their affiliates.

J2 - Tax Talk with Art and Anson Credits: 1.5 TT

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

Anson Asbury, J.D., LL.M.
Asbury Law Firm , Decatur, GA

Art and Anson will offer a live, in-person presentation of their popular video podcast. New revenue agents are being added daily as IRS funding increases while the experienced staff is retiring in droves. Working with this new IRS presents unique challenges when the agency is opening broad-based programs focused on cryptocurrency, estate taxes, and high income under reporters. Discuss strategies for the new enforcement environment and touch on the latest developments in independence, statutes of limitations, and penalties. 

J3 - FASB Update: What's Now? What's New? What's Next? Credits: 1.5 AO

Jenifer Wyss

Discuss the latest developments in GAAP and items in the pipeline. Topics include an overview of the FASB's current technical and research agenda, efforts underway by the FASB to set its future agenda, implementation of major standards, current projects, recently issued standards and recent work of the Private Company Council.

J4 - Tech Update Credits: 1.5 CS

Calvin J. Wong, CPA, CISSP
Director of IT / The Georgia Society of CPAs , Atlanta, GA

Receive a high-level technology review that includes a breakdown of the current hardware, software, and policy trends while looking forward to upcoming innovations that may affect our businesses and daily lives.

K1 - Governmental Auditing Update Credits: 2.0 AD

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

Cover the critical information needed when performing Yellow Book and Single Audit engagements. Areas of focus include the updated independence requirements in Yellow Book and the 2021 Yellow Book Technical correction. Cover the Uniform Guidance, including the most recent changes issued in 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 on Single Audits.

K2 - SALT Update Credits: 2.0 TT

Richard C. Litwin
The Litwin Law Firm, P.C. , Atlanta, GA

State coffers are teeming with revenues after dire predictions of the opposite.  But the pandemic has resulted in paradigm shifts tied to work and spending habits.  This session will update attendees on (1) state and local tax consequences of remote worker arrangements, (2) economic nexus developments tied to Wayfair, (3) Georgia's pass-through entity election (H.B. 149) and (4) sales and use tax collection obligations of dog breeders and airplanes purchases.

K3 - Leaders Eat Last Credits: 2.0 PD

Don Minges
The Knowledge Institute , Charlotte, NC

There are many so-called leaders, but effective leaders are different. Their focus is on taking care of their team. Trust is essential because, without trust, there can be no teamwork. Trust is like oxygen; when it is gone - we suffocate. Examine a 15-step action plan to gain commitment from your team members, build trust, hold each person accountable and create results for your organization. What do the most influential leaders do that makes them effective? The best leaders lead, they help, they listen and they serve. We will show you how.

K4 - How to Protect Your Firm From Catastrophic Cyber Attacks Credits: 2.0 TA

Tom Kirkham
IronTech Security , Fort Smith, AR

Learn how a single cyber attack can put you out of business and five critical steps to protecting your firm from malicious actors. These five crucial steps will dramatically increase your overall security stance and lessen the chances of being hit by a catastrophic cyber attack. Look at today's latest threats, why cyberattacks continue to destroy businesses and reputations, and the five steps you can take to better protect your firm and client data.

L1 - Current and Upcoming FASB Issues Credits: 2.0 AO

Thomas E. Newell Jr, CPA
Newell & Newell, PC , Columbus, GA

Receive an overview of recent accounting matters, including FASB accounting standards updates, broad and narrow issues, current FASB activities, and private company financial reporting. It covers relevant pronouncements, exposure drafts, and other recently-issued guidance in the accounting arena.

L2 - Understanding the Real Conservation Easement Controversy: IRS Attacks, Taxpayer Defenses, and Evolving Cases Credits: 2.0 TT

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

The U.S. government is attacking partnerships that make easement donations to charitable organizations. These attacks include identifying them as "listed transactions," launching a massive compliance campaign, seeking judicial injunctions of easement-related activities and inserting easements in the "dirty dozen" list. Explore a long list of IRS attacks unique to this area, taxpayer defenses, recent Tax Court decisions and other issues.

L3 - Cost of Capital: What is It and Why Should I Use It? Credits: 2.0 FT

Don Minges
The Knowledge Institute , Charlotte, NC

Every business needs capital, and capital has a cost. Debt and equity providers demand a return, and the combination is the organization's cost of capital. Review how to calculate the cost of capital, use it to make superior business decisions every day and some common ways organizations misuse this number. Who should understand your organization's cost of capital? You should! Even if you are not yet the CFO, you need to understand the cost of capital and its use. Knowing the cost of capital allows managers to literally "get the biggest bang for the buck."

L4 - Business Succession Planning Credits: 2.0 BM

James M. Harris III
Investments / Wells Fargo Advisors - Harris Financial Strategies Group , Albany, GA

You have built a hugely successful business and are approaching your golden years, so what? How do you walk away? Who is the next CEO? Business succession planning is one of the most crucial planning topics a business owner must tackle and get right if the family is to stay together and the business is to grow. This presentation gives advisors and their clients a roadmap to creating a successful succession plan.

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Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339



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$579 GSCPA Members, $679 Non-Members (after 8/21/2022)