CFO and Controller Conference - Now Fully Virtual

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020
Webcast or Webinar, Online
8:00am - 5:05pm(opens at 7:30am) EST
Accounting and Auditing and Technical Business

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

$475.00 Regular Price
$730.00 Regular Price
Course Type: CPE Conferences
Course Code: 19/ICWEB
Level: Update
Vendor: Florida Institute of CPAs Facility
Field of Study: Auditing, Accounting, Business Management & Organization, Computer Software and Applications, Finance, Specialized Knowledge, Information Technology, Statistics, Taxes


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William Bane, Chair, CFO &
Controller Conference

(Formerly the CPAs in Industry Conference)

CFOs and controllers help chart their company's future course.  Changes in today's workplace - from technology to culture - make planning for the next strategic step more challenging than ever.  The FICPA CFO and Controller Conference focuses on your unique needs as you navigate the ever-changing corporate sector.  Join us, as thought-leaders provide insight and solutions to your most pressing issues.


Becoming a Strategic Advisor for your Organization

See you on line for the live stream  March 26-27, 2020!

CPE Credit

This Conference qualifies for up to 17 CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The type of credit earned depends on concurrent breakouts chosen.  Please indicate choice of breakouts on the registration form.


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Introduction & Opening Remarks

Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:10am

Florida Legislative Update

Time: Thursday 8:10am - 9:00am Credits: 1 TB

Hear the latest from the Florida legislature and recent decisions impacting the profession.

U.S, Economic and Financial Market Outlook

Time: Thursday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 TB

Economic outlook for real growth, employment, profits, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy and interest rates.  Financial market outlook for bond, stick and currency markets.  Special emphasis on 1) Federal Reserve policy, short-term interest rates, long-term interest rates, credit spreads and 2) the expected tax bill of 2021.

State Tax Complexities Post Wayfair-Part 1

Time: Thursday 10:05am - 10:55am Credits: 1 TB

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in South Dakota vs Wayfair affects all types of businesses in various industries and locations around the world.  Ponder key questions that help you understand the impact and potential risks to your busiensses and what is happening now. Also learn how states are using Wayfair to enact income tax economic nexus standards.

State Tax Complexities Post Wayfair-Part 2

Time: Thursday 10:55am - 11:45am Credits: 1 TB

This is a continuation of Wayfair Waves session.

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in South Dakota vs Wayfair affects all types of businesses in various industries and locations around the world.  Ponder key questions that help you understand the impact and potential risks to your businesses and what is happening now.  Also learn how states are using Wayfair to enact income tax economic nexus standards.

Active Threat/Active Shooter Awareness and Training

Time: Thursday 12:40pm - 1:30pm Credits: 1 BE

Learn your role and responsibility of survival in the unlikely event of an active threat or active shooter situation in any environment.  Explore "Run Hide Fight" situational awareness, the profile of an active shooter, and what to expect from law enforcement during an active situation.

Status of Revenue Recognition and Leases

Time: Thursday 1:30pm - 2:20pm Credits: 1 AA

Update on the status of the FASB's related Accounting Standards for Revenue Recognition and Leases.  The revisions to the effective dates will be discussed an d explained as part of the FASB's New Effective Date Philosophy.

Business Continuity & Incident Management

Time: Thursday 2:35pm - 3:25pm Credits: 1 TB

Learn about business continuity and incident management standards and practices.  Examine the basic elements of a business continuity plan, including business impact analysis and risk assessment, as well as continuity of operations and disaster recovery planning. Standards covered will include National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-34 and International Organization for Standardization - ISO 22301.  Discussion will also focus on how business continuity should be included in a broader, organization-wide Incident Management Plan.

Auditing IT Governance

Time: Thursday 3:25pm - 4:15pm Credits: 1 AA

Effective IT governance aligns enterprise IT capabilities with business needs.  Learn the benefits of effective IT governance and enterprise risks associate with ineffective IT governance.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Crisis Communications Strategies

Time: Thursday 4:15pm - 5:05pm Credits: 1 TB

Companies are scrambling to take action and communicate with their stakeholders during this unprecedented pandemic. Participants will learn fundamental crisis communication strategies and hear tips for communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders.  Learn how to share details on the actions you’re taking to protect people across your organization. Hear the latest advice and up-to-date details being shared by health officials and how it affects your communications strategy.  Have the chance to ask questions about best practices in crisis communications.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Protect Your Business with Good Internal Controls for Operations and Information Technology

Time: Friday 8:10am - 9:00am Credits: 1 AA

Learn best practices for internal controls based on the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations) Integrated Framework, which is designed to protect assets, add value and provide a solid governance structure.

Cybersecurity Threats in Business and Industry

Time: Friday 9:00am - 9:50am Credits: 1 AA

The cybersecurity landscape is always changing.  What you knew last year may not be true this year.  Learn trends in cybersecurity with an emphasis on identifying and protecting yourself and your company from existing and emerging threats.  We'll discuss SOC reporting including opportunities to report on cybersecurity controls.  Understand the different types of reports, report attributes and business case to produce a SOC report for your organization.

Due Diligence: Tales From Both Sides

Time: Friday 10:05am - 10:55am Credits: 1 AA

Buying or selling a business gives rise to the due diligence process.  Buying a business? Ensure your due diligence team understands the target's operation, market and regulatory influence on accounting and taxation.  Due diligence considerations when the target is a small business.  Lessons learned, the potential impact to integration from inadequate due diligence.  Selling your business?  Why you should perform your own due diligence before the buyer does it.  Simply having audited financial statements will not guarantee success in the due diligence arena.  Learn how to get the house in order before the sale.

Insurance: New and Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk, Property Coverage and Liability Exposure

Time: Friday 10:55am - 11:45am Credits: 1 TB

The property and liability insurance markets are projected to harden in 2020, more than we have ever seen in the past 30+ years.  This means extremely low availability of coverage and extremely high pricing is to come for all businesses in the U.S. In addition, cyber losses/claims are at an all time high and are expected to increase drastically in 2020.  Learn more about these trends, as well as ways your clients can protect themselves against the increase in cost, reduction in coverage and cyber threats risks that will impact businesses in 2020 and beyond.

FASB Update for Industry

Time: Friday 12:40pm - 1:30pm Credits: 1 AA

Learn about the recent standards issued by the FASB that are likely to affect companies reporting under U.S. GAAP.

Dashboards and Analytics: Where and How Utilized

Time: Friday 1:40pm - 2:30pm Credits: 1 TB

Explore the broad application of business analytics and the use of dashboads throughout all aspects of a business or organization.

Maximizing Benefits with the Recent Updates in Tax Reform with Real Estate and R & D

Time: Friday 2:30pm - 3:20pm Credits: 1 TB,1 TB

Review the recent Tax Reform updates regarding Opportunity Zones, Cost Segregation, PAD and R & D.

Coronavirus: Accounting and Auditing Issues in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Time: Friday 3:20pm - 4:10pm Credits: 1 AA

An overview of various A&A issues associated with coronavirus from both a practitioner and industry point of view with an emphasis on being alert in a rapidly changing environment. After you attend this session you will be able to:

• Identify accounting issues related to a coronavirus (including potential financial statement disclosures)

• Recognize audit considerations related to coronavirus (including situations where sufficient appropriate audit evidence has not been obtained)

• Understand certain practitioner obligations related to compilation and review services


  • Explore the national economic climate and its impact on Florida business
  • Understand Florida legislative issues and reinventing the profession
  • Examine the latest technology issues including cyber security, dashboards and alalytics
  • Hear the latest from FASB
  • Explore forensics and fraud
  • Prepare for an active shooter emergency
  • and much more!

Major Topics:

  • Technology - cyber security, dashboards, analytics
  • National economic update
  • Florida legislation impacting business
  • Active shooter emergencies
  • Forensics/fraud
  • Business tax including Wayfair
  • COSO framework for internal audits
  • Insurance update

Designed For:

This live stream is designed for CPAs, CFOs and other financial professionals in industry.




What Previous Attendees Are Saying...

"Love the conference!  I have been attending since the 1990s.  Always learn something of value.  Wonderful speakers." -- David Aldrich, CPA/Spring Hill

"I think this conference is unique because it includes input from both CPAs in public accounting and CPAs in industry.  I think this exchange between these two groups is useful to both." -- Donald J. Williams, CPA/Tampa 

Event Promotions

Promo Codes

First Time Attendees use NEWIC19 promo code and save $100. Valid for first-time CFO and Controller Conference (formerly  CPAs in Industry Conference) attendees, applies to in-person or live stream registration and does not apply to non-member fees. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.

Young CPAs use YCPAIC19 promo code and save $150. Offer for CPAs 35 and under, applies to in-person or live stream registration and does not apply to non-member fees.  Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.