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ASCPA’s Business and Industry Appreciation Conference
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Vulcan, Birmingham
8:00 – 8:05 Opening Remarks
8:05 – 8:55 Alabama Employment Law Update
Dorman Walker and Kelly Pate
Balch & Bingham LLP
8:55 – 9:45 Becoming a Value-Added Business Partner
The Sustainable CFO
9:45 – 10:05 Networking Break
10:05– 10:55 Emerging Technologies
10:55 –11:45 Increasing Efficiency with Technology and Automation
11:45– 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:15 In the Know – an Update from the ASCPA
Alabama Society of CPAs
1:15 – 2:05 Big Data, Data Analytics, and Beyond
Warren Averett, LLC
2:05 – 2:25 Networking Break
2:25 - 3:15 Excel Tips and Tricks: 2019 Update
3:15 – 4:05 Staying Relevant in the 21st Century: 5 Strategic Leadership Skills
The Sustainable CFO
4:05 – 4:30 Idea Exchange facilitated by Jennifer Elder
This course covers the significant provisions of the most recent pronouncements and proposed pronouncements from the FASB, the Private Company Council, the Auditing Standards Board and the Accounting and Review Services Committee. The course is presented from the perspective of a small firm practitioner who services non-publicly traded entities. The majority of the class time will be spent discussing the standards that, in the instructor's 32 years of experience, have the broadest application to the local practitioner. As always, the floor is also open to discuss whatever current accounting and auditing topics the class participants may want to cover. A complete, thorough and fast moving review of all things privately held A&A!
This course offers an in-depth look at any issues that practitioners have been having in implementing clarified SSARS section 70 "Preparation of Financial Statements", clarified SSARS section 80 "Compilation Engagements" and clarified SSARS section 90 "Review of Financial Statements". This course also includes 15-20 new cases for 2019 covering all aspects of SSARS application including accounting, disclosure and reporting from the perspective of a local firm practitioner. Several new accounting standards are integrated into the new cases, including the new revenue recognition and leasing standards. It also covers the proposed "Selected Procedures" (Agreed-upon Procedures "light") standard that is scheduled to be finalized in 2018. A complete and thorough review of everything preparation, compilation and review for 2019 and beyond!