LIVE STREAM: ProfessionFOCUS (LS13055)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Live Stream, GA

Focus on current changes, regulations and updates through a collaboration of experts and insights fusing around the topics that matter to you as you navigate the future. Cut through the fog and gain clarity on what’s happening in the profession and how you can forge a successful path forward.

Focus on…a thriving business
 
Focus on…the technical

Focus on…your professional development

 

Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #LS13055

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $280.00

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Gain inspiration and hear best practices related to managing change, building an engaged team, prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion and attracting and retaining top employees.

Hear the latest regulations, laws and planning strategies affecting individuals and businesses, such as internal controls, SSAE 10-22 and FASB updates.

Brush up on in-demand career competencies such as emotional intelligence, emerging technologies, ethics, business etiquette and leadership


TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING
Are Your Organization’s Internal Controls Sufficient to Manage Fraud Risk? (A&A)
Federal Tax Updates: Individuals
Federal Tax Updates: Business
Professional Skepticism (A&A)
FASB Update (A&A)
Preparation, Compilation and Review (A&A)
SSAE 10-22: Agreed Upon Procedures (A&A)

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
New Game, New Rules: Accounting in a Post-Quarantine Future
Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
How E.I. Makes You a More Effective Communicator
Inclusive Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes?
Analytics for the Accountant: Microsoft Excel Business Analytics
Managing Employees in a Tight Labor Market
Self-Leadership in a Season of Uninvited Disruption

TRENDING TOPICS
Hot Topics in Business Law
Economic Update: Where Are We Now?
Productizing Advisory Services
Virtual Leadership Engaging Fully and Onboarding Effectively
How to Unleash Your Employees’ Creativity Using Lessons from the Most Creative People in History
How a Single Cyber Attack Can Put Your Firm Out of Business and the Five Steps to Protect Yourself
Practice Considerations for Adding Cannabis Industry Services to Your Firm

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, January 12, 2022

9:00am-9:55am
No One Can Stop You but You Credits: 1.0 PD

How does a benched college basketball player become the first undrafted rookie to play a season-opening game in the NBA? The surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping you from greatness. This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes or breaks organizations and helps equip teams with the mental tools they need to win against their greatest competition: themselves. With a little bit of reflection and self-analysis and a whole lot of hard truths, you might not recognize your team after this hard-hitting discussion.

10:05am-10:55am
Are Your Organization's Internal Controls Sufficient to Manage Fraud Risk? Credits: 1.0 AA

The Committee of Sponsoring Organization's (COSO) Internal Control-Integrated Framework "is recognized as a leading framework for designing, implementing and conducting internal  control and assessing the effectiveness of internal control." So, if implemented assiduously, the COSO framework should be more than enough to mitigate risks, including fraud risks, correct? Explore that premise and demonstrate that effective fraud risk management warrants a more focused and nuanced evaluation of your organization's internal control coverage and effectiveness.

10:05am-10:55am
New Game, New Rules: Accounting in a Post-Quarantine Future Credits: 1.0 MO

What happens next? How will work be done in the future, and how will we, the workforce, do it? Examine the next steps in our profession and discuss the workplace and the workforce, facilitated by an expert in human resources with a personal passion for accounting and finance. Examine future scenarios for global commerce based on Gallup data, then fit the accounting and finance workforce into those scenarios and share tactics to improve the productivity and engagement of the workforce. Tactics will include changing hiring standards, upgrading communication skills, relationship building in a Zoom-influenced world and improving mental health. All of this is based on fresh data from return-to-work efforts and significant shifts in the workforce's attitude.

10:05am-10:55am
Hot Topics in Business Law Credits: 1.0 BL

Employers can expect many changing laws that will impact businesses across the country. Discuss many changes of which employers need to be aware.

11:05am-11:55am
Federal Tax Updates: Individuals Credits: 1.0 TX

Overview of the key federal legislative and administrative developments related to individual taxpayers for the 2021 and 2022 tax years.

11:05am-11:55am
Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Credits: 1.0 PD

Learn how to create a foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, accounting profession, and community, and begin the exploration of the impact of ethics and preconceived bias.

11:05am-11:55am
Economic Update: Where Are We Now? Credits: 1.0 EC

If 2020 was the year of economic disaster and 2021 was the rebound, what can we expect in 2022? Will inflation still be the looming threat? Will the U.S. have encountered any pandemic resurgence? Is the global recovery underway? What industries are still trying to bounce back, and which are back to their old patterns?

12:05pm-12:55pm
Federal Tax Updates: Business Credits: 1.0 TX

Overview of the key federal legislative and administrative developments related to business taxpayers (pass-through entities and corporations) for the 2021 and 2022 tax years.

12:05pm-12:55pm
How E.I. Makes You a More Effective Communicator Credits: 1.0 CA

Whether we like it or not, our communication skills are displayed in every interaction we have personally and professionally. Sometimes we're 'on,' and we feel like our message is being heard the way we intended and other times, we are 'off' and look back wishing we could hit the do-over button. Have you ever considered your usage of emotional intelligence (E.I.) as a deciding factor on whether you are successful or unsuccessful as a communicator? Believe it or not, high usage of E.I. skills such as self-regard, emotional expression, optimism and reality testing, to name a few, are keys to creating powerful interactions with others.

12:05pm-12:55pm
Productizing Advisory Services Credits: 1.0 MA

The highest value accounting professionals provide in their knowledge and expertise, yet it is typically minimized when defining services and fees. The pandemic amplified the demand for advisory services. Some firms gave it away for free, some charge by the hour, but not enough productized the service. Let us capitalize on the relationships we have formed and the demand for this level of service and turn advisory into the leading marketable service within your firm.

12:55pm-1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:20pm
Professional Skepticism Credits: 1.0 AA

Standards define professional skepticism as an attitude that includes a questioning mind, alert to conditions that may indicate possible misstatement due to fraud or error and a critical assessment of audit evidence. All that said- is this a mindset that can be taught? Let's take real situations and discuss – bring your professional skepticism.

1:30pm-2:20pm
Inclusive Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? Credits: 1.0 PD

Learn how highly inclusive leaders worldwide use social influence processes to interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Walk away feeling empowered and equipped to develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and respected. You will explore a wealth of perspectives and practices to help you to reap those benefits of inclusion.

1:30pm-2:20pm
Virtual Leadership Engaging Fully and Onboarding Effectively Credits: 1.0 BM

For employees to be thoroughly engaged and performing at their best, they need to find purpose in their work, trust their leaders and connect to the team. Learn how to embed these attributes into your virtual onboarding process and work environment to maximize productivity and professional fulfillment.

2:30pm-3:20pm
FASB Update Credits: 1.0 AA

This update on activities from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will focus on recent changes that impact financial reporting in the upcoming year and beyond.

2:30pm-3:20pm
Analytics for the Accountant: Microsoft Excel Business Analytics Credits: 1.0 CS

Microsoft's Excel makes analytics easy with tools, such as Scenario Manager and PivotTables. Scenario Manager allows you to play what-if analytics for forecasts, financial planning and many other uses; save time by creating and saving scenarios. PivotTables summarize finances, revenue, expenses, and additional monetary tracking from big financial tables; PivotTables concisely illustrate our financial picture and results. Also, learn charts and take a deep dive into creating and editing effective visual graphics.

2:30pm-3:20pm
How to Unleash Your Employees' Creativity Using Lessons from the Most Creative People in History Credits: 1.0 BM

What do the Beatles, Frida Kahlo and Jim Henson have in common? They weren't afraid to create new things that had never been built before. They discovered that this "intentional fearlessness" made the creative process even easier. In this highly interactive virtual session, learn a step-by-step process for applying this intentional creative process at work, inspiring employees to create small and big masterpieces every day. By the end of the session, participants will learn how to build a workplace culture that is fearless in its creativity and can deliver innovative solutions to any problem.

3:30pm-4:20pm
Preparation, Compilation and Review Credits: 1.0 AA

The Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA issued SSARS 25, effective December 31, 2021. The standard primarily impacted review engagements, but conforming changes were made to the preparation and compilation engagements. This session is designed to provide the most up-to-date guidance for non-audit engagements.

3:30pm-4:20pm
Managing Employees in a Tight Labor Market Credits: 1.0 PR

Learn about significant changes affecting today's workforce and employee needs. Address specific action items employers need to take NOW to address compliance and remain competitive with today's workforce. Discuss keeping current with legal and regulatory issues, focus on employee needs and desires in a changing environment.

3:30pm-4:20pm
How a Single Cyber Attack Can Put Your Firm Out of Business and the Five Steps to Protect Yourself Credits: 1.0 IT

Learn how a single cyber attack can put your law firm out of business and the five critical steps to protect yourself. These five crucial steps will dramatically increase your overall security stance and lessen the chances of being hit by a malicious cyber-attack. Cyber attacks are on the rise and continue to destroy businesses and reputations. Ensure you are doing the most to protect your business and client information.

4:30pm-5:20pm
SSAE 10-22: Agreed Upon Procedures Credits: 1.0 AA

The Auditing Standards Board has completed its update of the three engagement types in the  SSAEs. Review the changes to the examination, review and agreed-upon procedures standard to provide you with a look at the changes to performance and reporting requirements.

4:30pm-5:20pm
Self-Leadership in a Season of Uninvited Disruption Credits: 1.0 PD

The past year has been marked with uninvited disruptions and unprecedented challenges, and the realities of anxiety, stress, and fatigue make positive self-leadership more crucial than ever. Explore an inside-out approach to building the leadership capacity you need to lead through the uncertainty and challenges that lie ahead. After all, you must learn to lead yourself before you can successfully lead others.

4:30pm-5:20pm
Practice Considerations for Adding Cannabis Industry Services to Your Firm Credits: 1.0 ST

Focus on key considerations for adding cannabis industry clients to your firm. The presenter will draw on his 12+ years of cannabis industry experience in Colorado and other jurisdictions, particularly on business and I.P. appraisal, financial forensics, and economic damages engagements in the cannabis and hemp/CBD niches.

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Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000

 

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Early Bird Registration

$280 GSCPA Members, $280 Non-Members (by 12/22/2021)

 

Standard Registration

$340 GSCPA Members, $340 Non-Members

 

Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $380 Non-Members (after 1/9/2022)