Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream

Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream

Accounting & Auditing Conference Livestream


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 next year’s economy, understanding the single audit process, guidance for GASB and FASB updates, technological and audit innovations, ethical practices for auditing and accounting professionals, the new lease accounting standards, 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.

Please Note: For the safety of attendees, presenters, staff and vendors, this year’s Accounting & Auditing Conference will be presented online via WICPA CPE Livestream.

8.4 CPE Credits


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

Member Price

$329 / $299 Early-Bird pricing ends on 11/04/2021. / $279 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 10/18/2021.

Nonmember Price

$429 / $399 Early-Bird pricing ends on 11/04/2021. / $379 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 10/18/2021.

Student Price


Thursday, November 18

8:00am to 4:30am (Check-In 8:00am)

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Thursday, Nov 18th

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

Angela Thomas, Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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

Clare Zempel, Principal, Zempel Strategic

Is the economy in a sustainable boom? Will price inflation settle down or will the Federal Reserve need to raise interest rates to subdue it? When will the next bear market and recession become serious threats? How will unprecedented federal deficits affect our living standards down the road? The focus of this session will be to share what the most reliable indicators are saying and explain what that means for you in 2022 and beyond.

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

Anthony Cervini, Partner-in-Charge of Government Services, Sikich LLP

Ashley Johnson, Director of Not-for-Profit & Higher Education, Sikich LLP

The GASB and FASB continue to be active in the development of new pronouncements. This session will provide a high-level overview of recently issued guidance including GASB S-83, 84 and 87-97, as well as accounting standards updates 2016-02, 2020-04 and 2020-07.

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

Brad Hermes, Partner, Sikich LLP

Organizations, large and small, are bracing for the impact of the new lease accounting standards. During this session, we will present practical, common-sense guidance to implementing these standards, as well as real-world examples to help clarify your understanding of this massive overhaul of lease accounting.

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12:00PM TO 1:00PM / General Session

Michael Brazzale,

Richard Krueger, Principal, National Assurance, CLA

Innovations done well can save time, improve accuracy, and better focus our attention. This session will discuss practical applications being used by organizations and auditors as technology continues to evolve, as well as the consideration of professional standards for audit innovations.

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1:10PM TO 2:10PM / General Session

Daniel Moshe, Founder & CEO, Tech Guru

We’ve all seen the headlines – one critical business after another being attacked and breached by cybercriminals or becoming a victim of internal fraud. In this session, you’ll learn simple steps you can take to make your firm more resilient to cyberattacks and fraud in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats.

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2:20PM TO 3:20PM / General Session

David Maccoux, Finance Director, Calumet County Finance Department

The coronavirus has significantly impacted the completion of single audits due to new federal award programs or changes in policies and procedures as organizations moved to a remote environment. In many cases, funding agencies have released funding before finalizing program and reporting requirements creating uncertainty for recipients and their auditors, along with the additional federal funding may trigger a single audit for the first time. This session will focus on understanding the importance of the single audit process, from an organization and auditor perspective.

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3:30PM TO 4:30PM / General Session

Robert Mathers, Shareholder, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

This course will cover contemporary ethics issues and best practices, from pre-engagement planning through post-issuance issues. It will provide participants with an ethical framework for assessing and implementing good decision-making.

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4:30PM TO 4:35PM / General Session

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