Florida State University Accounting Conference (FSUAC)

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:15am
Introduction & Opening Remarks
8:15am - 8:30am
General Sessions
Friday, May 10, 2019
Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:00am
General Sessions

Not-For-Profit Reporting Standard Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)

John W. Keillor, CPA, CIA
Partner / Lanigan & Associates, PC, CPA
Tallahassee, FL
Implementation time is now for the new FASB not-for-profit reporting standard!  Learn key components, as well as how the revenue recognition standard and lease standard will impact NFPs in the future.

2019 Update for Accountants and Auditors on Their Role in Preventing and Detecting Fraud (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Carl J. Gabrini, PhD, CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting / Dalton State College
Dalton, GA

Investigate current authoritative AICPA, FASB, GASB, and other guidance on the accountant's responsibilities related to fraud.  Examine recent examples of fraud that might have been avoided by using simple and ordinary operating strategies.


Leadership: Inspiring Wonder in the Workplace (Credits: 1.0 BE)

Denise Wilson, CPLP
Principal / Denise Wilson Consulting
Tallahassee, FL

People make organizations go; and, thriving organizations don't just happen.  What are the keys to transforming workplaces to be more human and empathetic?  How do we, as leaders, inspire culture and influence people to feel more engaged with life at work? Explore the top 4 factors for a fabulous culture.

Planning for Medical Care During the Golden Years (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Terry L. Seaton, CPA, PFS, CFP™
Owner-President / Seaton Financial Advisors, LLC
St Augustine, FL
Cost, quality and availability of medical care are major risks facing older Americans.  Explore key information CPAs need to know in order to assist their clients in making decisions about medical care, including Medicare, Long Term Care and Health Savings Accounts.

Lunch Presentation: State of the Accounting Profession and Florida Legislative Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Jennifer J. Green, CAE, DPL
President & Owner / Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC
Tallahassee, FL

Learn the latest from the 2019 Florida Legislative Session and emerging legislative issues that will impact the profession.  Special address from Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey.

Preparing for Revenue Recognition Changes (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Carol K. Rosenblatt, CPA
Senior Manager / Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPAs
Pensacola, FL

Examine the various aspects of the new revenue recognition standard, including how to prepare for upcoming changes and important points to consider.  Changes to accounting and financial reporting processes are some of the potential ramifications.

Individual Income Tax Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)

George T. Harrison Jr
Principal / Lanigan & Associates, PC, CPA
Tallahassee, FL

Individuals filing their income tax returns this year may be in for some surprises. Learn the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how clients can better prepare for filing in the future.

Academic Research Overview & Implications from a Study of Audit Staffing Decisions (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Nate Newton, CPA, PhD
Assistant Professor / Florida State University Department of Accounting
Tallahassee, FL

Explore academic research about auditing, highlighting findings from an in-depth study of audit team staffing decisions observed in a large sample of audit engagements.

Registration & Breakfast
General Sessions

Fiduciary Accounting (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Deborah L. Leonard, CPA, PFS
Director, Tax Services; Shareholder / Thomas Howell Ferguson, PA
Tallahassee, FL

What is fiduciary accounting?  Why, Who, How and When is it done?  What financial presentation should be used for the fiduciary accounting report?  Learn the importance of the interrelationships of FAI, DNI and TI.

Market Outlook: The Other Side of the Growth Hill (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Thomas Martin, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager / Globalt Investments
Atlanta, GA

Review the cyclical and secular economic and market cycles.  Where are we today?  Explore macro factors affecting the markets; what to watch for going forward; and the view on the current appropriate asset allocation positioning.