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Mega CPE Conference Simulcast – Day 1


Total Credits: 8 including 2 Accounting - Technical, 5 Auditing- Technical, 1 Information Technology - Technical

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Category:
Accounting and Auditing |  Partner Produced
Faculty:
Christophe Réglat |  Gwen Stoute, CPA |  Jean M. Malis, CGMA,CPA |  Robert A. Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LLM |  Bret Hamlin |  John Burgess, CPA,Esq.,LLM (TAX) |  Marcus Aron, CPA, CGMA |  Mary Mazzella
Course Levels:
Overview
Duration:
8 Hours 50 Minutes
License:
Access for 40 day(s) after program date.


Description

The Mega CPE Conference is FICPA's premier learning and networking experience. Attendees will participate in a wide-ranging series of sessions, keynote addresses from experts in the field, and networking opportunities with hundreds of fellow CPAs and finance professionals. The Mega CPE Conference is an immersive, comprehensive training experience designed to give you the tools and networks you need to succeed. Attend in person or join us online via simulcast.

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 

Event Opens

7:30am-8:15am​

Introduction & Opening Remarks

7:55am-8:15am​

The Human Behavior Aspect of Cybersecurity - Cautionary Tales to Mitigate Risk (Credits: 1.0 AA)

8:15am-9:05am

Christophe Réglat

President/CEO / Coaxis International

Tallahassee, FL

Today’s technological advances allow businesses to be more efficient than ever before. But, it also increases the threats from cybercriminals. This program will explore how hackers use social engineering and explain how it works, how to prepare for it, and how to protect your firm.

Peer Review of EBP & Effect of "the Bolded" (Credits: 1.0 AA)

9:10am-10:00am

Gwen Stoute, CPA

Assurance Partner, ERISA Leader / Hogan Taylor LLP

Fayetteville, AR

AND

Jean M. Malis, CGMA,CPA

Partner / Hancock Askew & Co LLP

Norcross, GA

Peer Review Checklist Walkthrough - Avoiding the No’s

During your inspection, getting a “NO” response on the checklist from your peer reviewer could result in written comments – or even a non-conforming engagement.  Either of these may have negative ramifications – to you, the engagement and/or your firm. We will explore the new "bolded" questions on the peer review checklist and what to do to avoid getting a “NO” answer to any of these questions. Practical solutions will be presented.

Fraud in EBP-How to Tell if There's a Hand in the Cookie Jar (Credits: 1.0 AA)

10:15am-11:05am

Robert A. Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LLM

President / ERISAworks, LLC

North Wales, PA

There is fraud in employee benefit plans! Where and how can fraud occur? What are some new exposures and risks for plans? This session will discuss protecting plan data and communicating fraud findings to the plan sponsor.

IRS and DOL Correction - EBP (Credits: 1.0 AA)

11:10am-12:00pm

Bret Hamlin

Shareholder / Hill Ward & Henderson

Tampa, FL

AND

John Burgess, CPA,Esq.,LLM (TAX)

Partner / Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Tampa, FL

We will discuss the types of errors that frequently occur in qualified retirement plans along with the correction programs that have been published by the IRS and DOL that can be used to fix them.

Lunch Break - No Presentation

12:00pm - 1:00pm​

Common EBP Errors and How to Correct Them (Credits: 1.0 AA)

1:00pm-1:50pm

Robert A. Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LLM

President / ERISAworks, LLC

North Wales, PA

This session will highlight and examine the Top 10 most common retirement plan operational errors that result in compliance, audit and tax issues. Also, an overview of the IRS and DOL correction programs will be included.

Deparment of Labor Update for EBP Audits (Credits: 1.0 AA)

2:10pm-3:00pm

Marcus Aron, CPA, CGMA

Senior Auditor / US Department of Labor, EBSA

Washington, DC

What’s going on at the DOL that will impact the upcoming is season’s benefit plan audits?  Marcus Aron from the DOL’s Office of Chief Accountant will share with you:

• what’s going on at the DOL’s Office of the Chief Accountant;

• the importance of knowing what you know and what you don’t;

• which pitfalls most often plague benefit plan audits and result in rejection of Form 5500 filings; and

• the Department’s latest reporting compliance initiatives.

FASB Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

3:15pm-4:45pm

Mary Mazzella

Senior Project Manager / Financial Accounting Standards Board

Norwalk, CT

This session will provide an update on the various projects currently on the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Technical Agenda and recently completed projects.

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Overview

Major Subjects
  • Update of accounting and auditing developments for EBP plans
  • Provide participants an awareness of the recent changes in the profession related to accounting and auditing issues.
  • FASB Updates
  • Cyber Security

Course Materials

Faculty

Christophe Réglat Related seminars and products:

President/CEO

Coaxis International Tallahassee, FL


Gwen Stoute, CPA Related seminars and products:

Assurance Partner, ERISA Leader

Hogan Taylor LLP Fayetteville, AR


Jean M. Malis, CGMA,CPA Related seminars and products:

Partner

Hancock Askew & Co LLP Norcross, GA


Robert A. Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LLM Related seminars and products:

President

ERISAworks, LLC North Wales, PA


Bret Hamlin Related seminars and products:

Shareholder

Hill Ward & Henderson Tampa, FL


John Burgess, CPA,Esq.,LLM (TAX) Related seminars and products:

Partner

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Tampa, FL


Marcus Aron, CPA, CGMA Related seminars and products:

Senior Auditor

US Department of Labor, EBSA Washington, DC


Mary Mazzella Related seminars and products:

Senior Project Manager

Financial Accounting Standards Board Norwalk, CT


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs and Finance Professionals
Original Recording Date 06/12/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer FICPA
Date Added to Catalog 06/03/2019

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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