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CPAs in Industry Conference - March 21 & 22

Description

  • Length: 17 Hrs
  • How to make a lasting impact on your company?

    As a CPA in industry, you're all about the hands-on approach. You're involved from payroll to supply chain. Even when the company is exceeding budget expectations and you're running out of black ink, the job isn't done.

    Agenda:  

    CPE Credit:  17 Hours (8 AA and 9 TB)

    Day 1 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

    8:00am-8:10am - Introduction & Opening Remarks 

    8:10am-9:00am - Economic Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Mark Vitner, MBA, Managing Director & Senior Economist / Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Charlotte, NC
    This session will cover the U.S. economic outlook for the 2013 and the outlook for Florida and its major metropolitan areas. It will also cover the outlook for fiscal and monetary policy over the next few years and their implications for businesses, governments and households.  It will wrap up with a discussion on the intermediate to long-term outlook for the U.S. and Florida.

    9:00am-9:50am - Little GAAP (Credits: 1.0 AA)
    Keith Peterka, Shareholder / Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., Plymouth Meeting, PA
    This course will cover the developments of both the Financial Accounting Standards Board's  (FASB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as the work to development standards for private company financial reporting. 

    10:05am-11:45am - How to Look for and Prevent Fraud (Credits: 2.0 AA)
    Uncovering fraud in the workplace has serious implications-both legal and business-related-for the present and future of your organization.  Wrongful termination lawsuits, discrimination lawsuits, criminal charges, civil actions, and employee dishonesty insurance claims are just some of the things to consider in the aftermath of fraudulent activity.  Moreover, allowing fraudsters to "escape" unpunished signals to the remainder of the organization that it is OK to steal from you.  This session will educate you about the numerous factors to consider when cleaning up after fraudsters. 

    11:45am-12:40pm – Lunch Break

    12:40pm-1:30pm - HR Issues: Employment Law (Case Studies) (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Larry S. Perlman, Attorney / Foley & Lardner LLP, Miami, FL
    Discuss several "hot-button" issues facing today's employers. Specific areas will include wage and hour claims, independent contractor issues, and how electronic discovery is driving up the cost of litigation.

    1:30pm-2:20pm - Doing More with Less-Lean Concept (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Ron Melcher, Principal, Advisory Services / Crowe Horwath, Atlanta, GA
    This course will provide the attendees with an introduction to Lean concepts, and provide information on how these concepts can be applied to dramatically increase profitability.

    2:35pm-3:25pm - Internal Controls (Credits: 1.0 AA)
    Michael A. Caron, V.P. of Internal Audit & Compliance / Home Shopping Network, St Petersburg, FL
    Internal Audit's success and survival in an organization is dependent on delivering value to the CFO and Audit Committee while developing professional and trusting relationships with key financial and operational managers.  We will discuss how can this be accomplished while fulfilling the department's important responsibilities.

    3:25pm-4:15pm - Obtaining Financing - Whose Getting the Money (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Lunelle Siegel, EDFP, Lending Manager / Corporate Funding, Tampa, FL

    Practitioners will get an update on the capital markets.  Is the credit freeze over?

    4:15pm-5:05pm - Federal Tax Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    This presentation will highlight recent income tax developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, rulings and other administrative pronouncements.


    Day 2 - Friday, March 22, 2013

    8:10am-9:50am - A&A Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)
    J E. Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA, Proprietor / J. Edward Grossman, CPA, Lakeland, FL
    Accounting standards continue to rapidly evolve as standard setters grapple with international convergence while also addressing private company concerns. This session will discuss recent and anticipated project activities that will impact the future of financial reporting.

    10:05am-10:55am – Topic to be determined (Credits: 1.0 TB)

    10:55am-11:45am - Mergers & Acquisitions - Due Diligence (Credits: 1.0 AA)
    C. Brett Cooper, CPA/ABV, ASA, BVAL, Consultant / PCE Companies, Tampa, FL
    This session will discuss the typical data and information request by the due diligence team in a business acquisition.  Understand what the due diligence team is attempting to accomplish and what they will do with the information and discuss how this process coordinates with the sale process.

    11:45-12:40pm – Lunch Break

    12:40pm-1:30pm - Florida Sales Tax Panel - Common Pitfalls, Audit Guidance, Recent Leg. Updates, Cloud (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Karen A. Lake, CPA, Senior Manager / Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, LLP, Miami, FL
    James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM (TAX), Partner / Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, PA, Tampa, FL
    Joe Moffa, CPA, Esq.,  Partner / Moffa, Gainor, & Suttton, P A, Ft Lauderdale, FL

    This course will cover the developments of both the Financial Accounting Standards Board's  (FASB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as the work to development standards for private company financial reporting.

    1:30pm-2:20pm - Revenue Recognition (Credits: 1.0 AA)
    J E. Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA, Proprietor / J. Edward Grossman, CPA, Lakeland, FL
    This session will discuss the current status of the FASB's project to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue. Will it result in improved comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions, and capital markets?

    2:35pm-3:25pm - CFO Tools (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Sean E. Dannelly, CPA, Founding Partner / Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates LLC, Ft Lauderdale, FL
    In this session find out different applications for a dashboard to allow you to determine what you should be using in your operations. We define dashboards and tell you how to obtain information (data mining) and interpret it (data analysis).

    3:25pm-4:15pm - IT Security & Cloud Computing (Credits: 1.0 TB)
    Chris N. Fraser, CPA,CISA,CITP,MBA, Infinity Technology Solutions, Tampa, FL
    IT Security and Cloud Computing - How Secure is the Cloud? What kinds of data are you exchanging with your clients? Are you safe? Learn the latest trends that are shaping the Internet security threat landscape and learn how to leverage the cloud to improve your business.


Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 17
  • Field of Study 1: Accounting (6 hours)
  • Field of Study 2: Auditing (2 hours)
  • Field of Study 3: Taxes (3 hours)
  • Field of Study 4: Business Management & Organization (6 hours)
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Update
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objective 1: The 2013 CPAs in Industry Conference from FICPA updates your knowledge on computer security, sheds light on international business opportunities and prepares you to present financial statements to any department. You'll leave with what it takes to make a lasting impact on your company.

Faculty

  • Course Developer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Michael A Caron, , VP of Internal Audit & Compliance / Home Shopping Network, St Petersburg, FL
    • Karen A. Lake, CPA, , Senior Manager / Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, LLP, Miami, FL
    • C. Brett Cooper, CPA/ABV, ASA, BVAL, , Consultant / PCE Companies, Tampa, FL
    • Joseph C. Moffa, CPA, Esq., , Partner / Moffa, Gainor, & Suttton, P A, Ft Lauderdale, FL
    • Joseph C. Moffa is an Attorney with the Law Offices of Moffa and Gainor, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he concentrates in the areas of federal and state taxation. Mr. Moffa is a frequent lecturer and author on state tax topics for various professional groups and organizations. Mr. Moffa has been actively involved in various professional organizations including: The Florida Bar, The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Tax Counsel (President 1998), FICPA State Tax Committee (Chairman 1998), and a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Tax Section. (1998)

       

      Mr. Moffa received his B.B.A. Degree in accounting (1980) and his M.B.A. Degree (1982) from Florida Atlantic University. He received his J.D. Degree from the University of Miami School of Law (1984). Mr. Moffa is a licensed Florida CPA; and prior to practicing law, worked in the tax departments with national public accounting firms for over 10 years.

       

      Mr. Moffa has authored the following articles on state taxation issues for the Florida CPA Today Magazine: Form Over Substance, (September 1994); Drop Shipments, (September 1993); Florida Corporation Income Tax, (August 1990). In addition, Mr. Moffa has authored and lectured on sales tax professional education seminars for such groups as the FICPA, Lorman Education Services, National Business Institute and Professional Education Systems, Inc.

    • J E. Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA, Proprietor , J. Edward Grossman, CPA, Lakeland, FL
    • Sean E. Dannelly, CPA, , Founding Partner / Dannelly, Monteleone & Associates LLC, Ft Lauderdale, FL
    • James H. Sutton Jr., CPA, Esq., LLM (TAX), , Partner / Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, PA, Tampa, FL
    • Keith Peterka, , Shareholder / Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • Lunelle Siegel, EDFP, Lending Manager, Corporate Funding
    • Lunelle Siegel is Lending Manger at Corporate Funding (www.corporatefunding.us), which was established in 2008 to address the needs of business during the credit freeze. Corporate Funding assists companies seeking capital obtain it through its extensive database of sources.  Sources include debt and off balance sheet financing including: lines of credit secured by receivables, inventory, purchase order, real estate, and equipment. Corporate
      Funding also assists banks assess payoff options for problem loans, including facilitating note sales.

      For over 25 years Lunelle has assisted small and medium sized companies obtain capital, not only at major regional commercial banks including First Union and Barnett but also at national finance companies including GE Capital and Textron Financial. She has worked in the areas of conventional lending, SBA lending, import/export finance, factoring, asset based lending, and real estate construction lending on commercial, investment and residential projects.

      Lunelle is accredited as an Economic Development Finance Professional through the
      National Development Council. She earned her B.S. in Finance from Florida State University.  Lunelle is a tenacious advocate for America’s small businesses and is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at business assistance events, professional
      development meetings and conferences. Recent appearances include the 2009 and 2011 FICPA FAB Expo, and “loan sale update’ at the Turnaround Management Association Florida Chapter.

      Lunelle has served in numerous capacities on the International and Chapter level of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), including past President of the Florida Chapter. She is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth.

      Lunelle currently serves on the Loan Committee of Gulf Coast Business Finance, the St.
      Petersburg based SBA 504 Certified Development Company. “Save Our Economy Save Jobs” is her community project, which was created as part of her participation in the Self Expression and Leadership Program of Landmark Education.

    • Mark Vitner, MBA, Managing Director & Senior Economist / Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Charlotte, NC, ,
    • Chris N. Fraser, CPA, CISA, CITP, MBA, , Infinity Technology Solutions, Tampa, FL
    • Ron Melcher, , Principal, Advisory Services / Crowe Horwath, Atlanta, GA
    • Larry S. Perlman, , Attorney / Foley & Lardner LLP, Miami, FL

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2012 (0)
    • IC Manual (0)
    • IC Webcast 2013 PPT.pptx (0)
    • Thursday 3:25pm (Siegel) - CREDIT MARKET UPDATE (0)
    • Friday 3:25pm (Fraser) - ZTS Cloud IT security (0)
    • Frank Teets, Friday at 2:35pm (0)
    • Karen Lake 12:40pm (0)

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