Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream

Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream

Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream

Overview

Attend this year’s Accounting & Auditing Conference to hear from top national and local experts about the latest updates and insights on pressing issues involving the next year’s economy, preparing for FASB’s delayed implementation dates, CPA ethics changes, battling unconscious bias, prominent legal issues and trends in a COVID-19 world, tools for remote auditing, relief programs such as PPP, EIDL and more.

Accounting and auditing professionals working in all areas of the profession–including public accounting, business and industry, not-for-profit and government–will benefit greatly by attending.

COVID-19 Notice: For the safety of attendees, presenters, staff and vendors, this year’s conference will be an online-only event presented via WICPA CPE Livestream.

9.0 CPE Credits

Registration

Registration is open through 11/18. Register by 11/04 for Early Bird Pricing.

Member Price

$349 / $319 Early-Bird pricing ends on 11/04/2020.

Nonmember Price

$449 / $419 Early-Bird pricing ends on 11/04/2020.

Student Price

$30

Wednesday, November 18

8:00am to 4:50pm (Check-In 8:00am)

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Agenda

Wednesday, Nov 18th

8:00AM TO 8:10AM / General Session

Gary Schmid, Vice President of Finance, Wisconsin Lutheran College

8:10AM TO 9:10AM / General Session

Brian Jacobsen, Senior Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Asset Management

After the coronavirus crisis and election excitement of 2020, people may be looking forward to a quieter 2021. However, 2021 may not be as quiet as some would hope. This session will take a look at the major challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.

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9:20AM TO 10:20AM / General Session

Joann Noe Cross, Emerita Professor of Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

It has been an unusual year, and certainly not business as usual for the FASB. Nonetheless, they have been busy. Although few standards will become effective this December, there are things we can do to prepare. This session will consider the latest delays in implementation dates as well as what lies ahead.

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10:30AM TO 11:30AM / General Session

Aaron Davis, President, Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc.

Our world today becomes more diverse daily by gender, race, orientation, political affiliations and socioeconomics. These differences shouldn't be dividers but rather tools to unite us in better understanding our neighbors. This high-energy presentation will encourage, equip and provide you with tools and techniques for closing the gaps of indifference and seeking to understand and respect differences.

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11:50AM TO 12:50PM / General Session

Frank Cella, Managing Director & Education Practice Leader, Marsh

Joseph Tierney, President & Shareholder, Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.

This presentation will focus on pressing legal issues raised by the pandemic and how those may the accounting profession and its clients. The presentation will not be an exhaustive list, but rather will focus on “hot issues” in an effort to prepare you for questions you might receive from clients and trends that will affect the industry.

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1:00PM TO 2:00PM / General Session

Richard Krueger, Principal, National Assurance, CLA

COVID-19 created many disruptions and, in response, many relief programs. Relief programs include various grant and loan programs, such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The extent and significance of COVID-19’s impact has given new relevance to existing accounting standards. This session will discuss how COVID-19 is affecting financial statements and audit requirements.

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2:10PM TO 3:10PM / General Session

Charles Selcer, Shareholder, Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs

Ethics is a happening place. You may think you are ethical, but do you know how that is determined, especially considering the latest changes? This session will help you stay in touch with the most recent ethics updates and more.

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3:20PM TO 4:50PM / General Session

Brian Tankersley, Director of Strategic Relationships, K2 Enterprises

We had a potent reminder of the importance of remote work with the pandemic closures globally in 2020. Is this going to be the “new normal?” Why not make your team more productive every day with tools built for collaboration and remote work? How do we have enough security, speed and productivity in this work environment? What is “digital exhaust,” and how can you use “process mining” to identify unusual data? Can you provide better service for your clients while delivering better work experiences for your team? This session will discuss tools, tips and technologies that can make your team more effective in this “brave new world.”

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4:50PM TO 4:55PM / General Session

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