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Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Registration
8:15am - 8:45am
Sessions I & II (Choose One) $195

GAAP is a "G-Word": A Skeptic's Consideration of Generally Accepted and Generally Rejected Principles (Credits: 4.0 AA)
8:45am-12:15pm

Michael S. Kridel, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFC
Principal / Michael S. Kridel, CPA, PA
Delray Beach, FL

"Generally" is a word that generally causes issues for CPAs and their constituencies. It can generate comfort and paralysis among those who provide attest services or rely on them. This session will examine anecdotal successes and failures of G-words.


Blockchain Technology & Impact on Internal Controls (Credits: 4.0 TB)
8:45am-12:15pm

Alec R. Brophy
Managing Member/CEO / ISA Solution
Brandon, FL

We will review the evolution of Blockchain and the applications in the marketplace.
We will review what Crypto-currencies are and their current applications.
We will discuss the creation of digital assets and current uses: Initial Coin Offering, Crowd Funding, etc.
We will discuss regulatory body guidance: Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service and various accounting bodies.
We will note the impact Blockchain is having on business processes and functions.
We will examine the implications of Blockchain related to accounting functions and internal controls.


Registration
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sessions III & IV (Choose One) $195

Data Analytics (Credits: 4.0 AA)
1:30pm-5:00pm

Kristina Demek, PhD, CFE
Univeristy of South Florida Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy
Tampa, FL

This presentation will introduce you to the concepts of data analytics and data visualization. Topics discussed include: understanding data analytics; identifying data sources; identifying data tools; the presentation, visualization, and interpretation of data; and data analytics in the audit process.


Federal Income Tax Updates - What We Have Learned So Far (Credits: 4.0 TB)
1:30pm-5:00pm

Mark E. Brechbill, CPA
Founder / Mark Brechbill, PLLC
Stuart, FL
A review of the tax law changes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This session will take a look at some of the challenges from the 2018 tax season so far, and discuss issues that developed and how they were addressed.  The program will focus on both the individual and business tax changes with an eye towards changes for the rest of the year and next.


Friday, August 2, 2019
Registration
8:15am - 8:45am
Sessions V & VI (Choose One) $195

The Seven Sexiest Frauds - The Fourth One Will Surprise You (Credits: 4.0 AA)
8:45am-12:15pm

R. Kevin Cross, CPA, MST, EA
Fraud lecturer, Author, and Counselor / Account 417, LLC
Roswell, GA

Kevin Cross, is always on the hunt for scandalous, over-the-top, ingenious, and sometimes just plain dumb frauds and is constantly keeping his current list of the “7 Sexiest Frauds!” The last fraud explodes into a full fledged “Whodunit”.

He is the only fraud sleuth who turns the audience into suspects with the "embezzlement game". "To Catch a Thief - A Game of Fraud” - takes participants through a an actual crime. $300,000 is missing and one of you is the culprit! In this fast paced session you will use Kevin Cross’s sleuthing techniques to solve an actual fraud case. Participants will learn the difference between negligence and fraud and will discover how to deter and to detect fraud in its various forms. By the end the session the language of a fraudster will be familiar.“


Sales and Use Tax - New Economic Nexus Rules Plus What You Need to Know About Florida Sales Tax (Credits: 4.0 TB)
8:45am-12:15pm

James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM
Shareholder / Moffa, Sutton & Donnini, PA
Tampa, FL
Learn about the US Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v Wayfair that is transforming the landscape for sales and use tax laws in this country.   While the states are scrambling to create new "economic nexus" laws forcing companies to deal with constantly changing sales tax laws in over 12,000 sales tax jurisdictions, far too many companies have their heads in the sand.  The implications affect every company that sells across state lines, not just Internet companies.  Even companies that sell strictly at wholesale have new compliance issues. This seminar will discuss the case and the evolving landscape of sales tax compliance in this country.  The presentation will also give a good overview of Florida specific sales and use tax laws.


Registration
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sessions VII & VIII (Choose One) $195

Recent Accounting Pronouncements and Issues in Implementing (Credits: 4.0 AA)
1:30pm-5:00pm

Steven Morrison, CPA
Partner / CohnReznick LLP
New York, NY
There are significant changes occurring in accounting pronouncements, including on revenue recognition and on lease accounting. This cluster will discuss the overall changes in accounting pronouncements, as well as various specific issues that arise when implementing the new revenue recognition and lease accounting guidance. The cluster will also discuss real-world scenarios and ways to address from the perspective of those in practice and those in industry.


Risk Management in an Era of Fear, Doubt and Worry (Credits: 4.0 TB)
1:30pm-5:00pm

Michael S. Kridel, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFC
Principal / Michael S. Kridel, CPA, PA
Delray Beach, FL

This session is intended to orient CPAs to the myriad sources of professional risk. These threats are coming at CPAs from all directions. We will identify these clear and present dangers and the preventive measures that are available.


Saturday, August 3, 2019
Registration
8:15am - 8:45am
Session IX $195

Ethics-Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4980) (Credits: 4.0 ET)
9:00am-12:30pm

J. E. Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA
Principal / CliftonLarsonAllen
Lakeland, FL

As professionals, CPAs often face complex and challenging ethical situations. This course provides a framework to assist CPAs address their ethical and regulatory obligations and comply with professional requirements. Through interactive discussion, we will explore recent trends in business and professional ethics along with the application of specific rules and requirements applicable to CPAs. Our focus will be on the obligations imposed on CPAs by the Florida Statutes, the Rules of the Florida Board of Accountancy, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. 

The course fulfills the biennial ethics requirement for Florida CPAs and is designed for professionals in public practice and those working in industry or government.



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