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2017 Accounting & Business Show (AS)

 
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017
Time:7:00am - 5:10pm
(Registration at 6:30am )
Facility:Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward, Ft Lauderdale
CPE Credit:Accounting and Auditing
Ethics
Technical Business
Instructors: Robert Albertini Steve Allen Alex Bagne, JD, MBA, CPA Mauricio Bayon Robert P. Bedwell, CPA Div Bhansali, MBA Marcie D. Bour, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, MAFF, ABAR, CDBV Paul N. Brown, CPA, CGMA Vincent Carrodeguas, CPA Marc L. Catalano Amy K. Chapman, MBA, CPA, CFE Joyce Chastain Benjamin Chou Jason Cleary Richard A. Cole, CPA, CGMA C. Brett B. Cooper, ABV, ASA, CPA R. Kevin Cross, CPA, MST, EA William G. Cummings, CPA, PFS Deborah L. Curry, CPA, CGMA Aldor H. Delp Michelle Dulog Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA Stewart A. Feldman Marshall Gallop, CRMP Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M. Peter C. Golotko, CPA/PFS, MBA J. E. Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA Bret Hamlin Sarah Harper, MA, MLIS Roy M. Hartman, Esq. Kayla Holst Michael B. Hood Michael Hourigan Dennis G. Kainen Audrey Katcher, CPA, CISA, CGMA Denis A. Kleinfeld, CPA, JD Howard S. Krooks, JD, CELA, CAP Karen A. Lake, CPA Liz Lopez Vicki H. Meyer, CPA Darren J. Mills, Esq., CPA, ChFC, CLU Richard Montes de Oca Steven Morrison, CPA J. Stephen Nouss, CGMA, CPA Cecil Patterson Jr., CPA, MBA Jacqueline A. Patterson, JD, CPA, MBT Nick Pollari, CFA Cindy Ragan, CVA, MA Ron Raitz Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez Reina L. Schlager, CPA, PFS Gerard H. Schreiber Jr. Terry L. Seaton, CPA, PFS, CFP™ Mark Shalloway William H. Simon Jr Terry Smith, CIPP/US, CIPT, ABCP, RRE, ALCM Gregory A. Steinmetz Suri Surinder Robert B. Wolfe, CFP®, CBEC® Beverly Zhang
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$499.00 FICPA Members, $664.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$554.00 FICPA Members, $719.00 Non-Members on 8/28/2017

Description:

Too Good to Miss

The FICPA Accounting and Business show hits the mark with up to 21 hours of CPE offered through more than 70 breakout sessions and 6 hands-on interactive technology workshops. With topics ranging from international tax and finance to unique needs of CPAs working in industry, as well as other specialized sessions on taxation, financial planning and multiple A&A sessions, you don’t want to skip this conference. Mark your calendars and save the date for the conference that’s too good to miss.

New to the Show?  Come see what you’ve been missing – the sessions, the people and the networking opportunities are second to none.

Can’t join us in person?  We offer the option to attend virtually from your home or office through our Simulcast.  Earn up to 18 CPE hours from nationally recognized speakers without the need to travel.  Need to meet your ethics requirement?  You can do that too on the Friday Simulcast.  Enjoy the flexibility the Simulcast has to offer and choose to attend your choice of one, two or all three days.

You Asked for It!

The hands-on interactive technology workshops were a hit last year and we’re bringing them back! Limited space is available, stay tuned for more details on how to register for these specialized workshops.

International Content

South Florida is a hub for international banking and finance – opportunities in the Caribbean and South America are booming! Join us as we explore the latest trends, policies and regulations you need to know to be part of this expanding market.

Business & Industry Focus

We've added more sessions to meet the unique needs and requirements of CPAs working in industry.

ABS Student Track is Back

The ABS Student Track is a single-day program open to accounting students who have started their major coursework and want to strengthen their professional skills and learn about the limitless possibilities and benefits of earning the CPA credential. It is held annually, in conjunction with the FICPA Accounting & Business Show and will be attended by hundreds of CPAs from all over Florida. The Student track will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Participation is limited to 35 students.  Registration is coming soon!




Note:

First Time Attendees

* Save $100 by using the NEWABS17 promo code. Offer valid for first-time attendees, applies to in-person or simulcast registration and does not apply to non-member fees. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.


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Registration Status: 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.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
6:30am-8:00am
Wednesday Morning Keynote
Keynote Address
Time: Wednesday 8:10am - 9:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Wednesday Morning Workshop (2 Hour Session 9:10am-11:20am)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 1: Technology Workshop - Quickbooks Beginner
Time: Wednesday 9:10am - 11:20am    Credits: 2.0 TB


Wednesday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
9:10am-10:00am
Breakout 2: Changes in Cybersecurity and Third Party (SOC) Attestation - What You Need to Know Now
Time: Wednesday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 3: Social Security - What CPAs Need to Know - Part 1
Time: Wednesday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 4: SSARs Update 2017: What Now?
Time: Wednesday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 5: State & Local Trends and Predictions for 2017
Time: Wednesday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Wednesday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
10:30am-11:20am
Breakout 6: Data Analytics - Hot Topics for Accounting and Auditing Today
Time: Wednesday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 7: Social Security - What CPAs Need to Know - Part 2
Time: Wednesday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 8: Latest Trends in Mergers & Acquisitions of CPA Firms
Time: Wednesday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 9: Update on Fair Value Accounting - ASC 805, 350 and Related Issues
Time: Wednesday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Wednesday Lunch
11:20am-1:00pm
Wednesday Afternoon Workshop (2 Hour Session 1:00pm-2:50pm)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 10: Technology Workshop - Using Social Media to Grow Your Brand and Your Business
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 2.0 TB


Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
1:00pm-1:50pm
Breakout 11: How Good People Can Commit Fraud
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 12: Add Mature Women to Your Client List
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 13: Dynamic Trust Planning
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 14: The New Revenue Recognition Standard: Now is the Time to Prepare
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
2:00pm-2:50pm
Breakout 15: Oops! I Stepped in a Pile of Fraud: The Legal, Ethical and Practical Considerations for an Accountant When They Discover Fraud
Time: Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 16: Planning for Long-Term Care
Time: Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 17: Tax and Associated Planning for Asset Protection Situations
Time: Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 18: Economic and Stock Market Update
Time: Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Wednesday Afternoon Workshop (2 Hour Session 3:20pm-5:10pm)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 19: Navigating the Social Security and Medicare.gov Websites
Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 2.0 TB


Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
3:20pm-4:10pm
Breakout 20: Understanding Basic Fiduciary Accounting
Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 21: Update on Criminal Tax Cases Impacting CPAs - What You Must Know to Stay Out of Trouble
Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 22: Reverse Mortgages-New Versus Old & Wants Versus Needs
Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 23: The Bottom Line: How Talent Management Impacts the P & L
Time: Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
4:20pm-5:10pm
Breakout 24: Distributions from Entities, Total Return Trust, Including Capital Gains in DNI
Time: Wednesday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 25: The 411 on Like-Kind Exchanges: Top 10 Strategies and Misconceptions
Time: Wednesday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 26: Power of Attorney, Titling & Trusts: What's the Difference, Who Needs One, Probate Considerations
Time: Wednesday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 27: Are You Prepared for the Business Transition Deluge?
Time: Wednesday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Vendor Reception
5:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
6:30am-8:10am
Thursday Morning Early Bird Session
Breakout 28: Ransomware - Could Your Firm's Confidential Information be Held Hostage?
Time: Thursday 7:00am - 7:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Thursday Morning Keynote
Keynote Presentation: Riding the Wave Without Getting Wet: How to Manage Change in the Workplace
Time: Thursday 8:10am - 9:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Thursday Morning Workshop (2 Hour Session 9:10am-11:20am)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 29: Technology Workshop - Quickbooks Advanced
Time: Thursday 9:10am - 11:20am    Credits: 2.0 TB


Thursday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
9:10am-10:00am
Breakout 30: Hacking - How to Prevent Fraudulent Activity
Time: Thursday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 31:Social Psychological Behaviors: An Underutilized Tool for Investigators
Time: Thursday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 32: CIRAs: Tax Update (New stuff)
Time: Thursday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 33: Accounting & Auditing Update
Time: Thursday 9:10am - 10:00am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Thursday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
10:30am-11:20am
Breakout 34: Industry and Company Research for the Risk Assessment Process
Time: Thursday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 35: Managing Unconscious Bias
Time: Thursday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 36: Taxation for Families with Special Needs
Time: Thursday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 37: New Going Concern Audit Guidance and How it Changes Audit Requirements
Time: Thursday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Thursday Lunch
11:20am-1:00pm
Thursday Afternoon Workshop (2 Hour Session 1:00pm-2:50pm)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 38: Technology Workshop-Excel Beginner
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 2.0 TB


Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
1:00pm-1:50pm
Breakout 39: Audit Engagement Planning with a "Consulting" Flare to Provide More Value for Your Client!
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 40: Wealth Management for Entertainers & Athletes
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 41: How Does FATCA Impact Domestic Tax Compliance
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 42: Forget Value Billing. Focus on Value Building.
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
2:00pm-2:50pm
Breakout 43: FASB Nonprofit GAAP Update - Part 1
Time: Thursday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 44: Affordable Care Act: Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements to Achieve Compliance
Time: Thursday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 45: Update on Border Adjustment Tax, Repatriation of Foreign Earnings and Other Tax Proposals Impacting Current Tax Advice
Time: Thursday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 46: Where is IRS Spending its Limited Resources Today?
Time: Thursday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Thursday Afternoon Workshop (2 Hour Session 3:20pm-5:10pm)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Space is limited. Please bring a laptop.
Breakout 47: Technology Workshop-Excel Advanced
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 2.0 TB


Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
3:20pm-4:10pm
Breakout 48: FASB Nonprofit GAAP Update - Part 2
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 49: Federal Tax Update-Part 1
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 50: Tax Compliant Alternative Risk, Captive Insurance Planning - 20 Year Perspective
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 51: Mary Jane is Still Not Your Friend
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Thursday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
4:20pm-5:10pm
Breakout 52: Accounting for Leases
Time: Thursday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 53: LinkedIn-A Business Owner's Best Friend!
Time: Thursday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 54: PRIMA-Navigating the New Peer Review Integrated Management Application
Time: Thursday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 55: Federal Tax Update-Part 2
Time: Thursday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Hurricane Relief Update
Time: Thursday 4:20pm - 5:10pm    Credits: 2.0 TB


Friday, September 29, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
6:30am-8:00am
Friday Morning Early Bird Session
Breakout 56: Early Bird-The 7 Sexiest Fraud Schemes Ever
Time: Friday 7:00am - 7:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Ethics (4 Hour Session 8:00am-12:00pm)
If Selected, do not register for any other sessions during this time
Breakout 57: Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs -4980
Time: Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm    Credits: 4.0 ET


Friday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
8:00am-8:50am
Breakout 58: Cyber Security Tips for CPA Firms – What you need to know to protect yourself and your clients
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 59: To Catch a Thief
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 60: Pre-Immigration Tax and Legal Planning
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Friday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
9:00am-9:50am
Breakout 61: Tax Update for Nonprofit Entities
Time: Friday 9:00am - 9:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 62: Recent SEC and PCAOB Updates and Recent Fraud and Enforcement Actions Against Accountants and Auditors
Time: Friday 9:00am - 9:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 63: The Role of Health Insurance in Your Financial Planning
Time: Friday 9:00am - 9:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Friday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
10:10am-11:00am
Breakout 64: S-Corporations & LLC Traps: Basis and Second Class of Stock
Time: Friday 10:10am - 11:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 65: The Trump Effect: Legislative and Regulatory Changes Affecting Employee Benefit Plans
Time: Friday 10:10am - 11:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 66: The New Revenue Recognition and the Effects on Nonprofits
Time: Friday 10:10am - 11:00am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Friday Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
11:10am-12:00pm
Breakout 67: The Changing Landscape of Peer Review
Time: Friday 11:10am - 12:00pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 68: Doing Business in Cuba
Time: Friday 11:10am - 12:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 69: Accounting Methods and Form 3115: What You Must Know - Part 1
Time: Friday 11:10am - 12:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Friday Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Select One)
12:10pm-1:00pm
Breakout 70: Why it is Important to Have Client Engagement Letters for All Client Engagements, Even for Tax Engagements
Time: Friday 12:10pm - 1:00pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 71: Robotic Accounting Automation: Your Path to Accuracy, Efficiency, and Auditability
Time: Friday 12:10pm - 1:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 72: Accounting Methods and Form 3115: What You Must Know - Part 2
Time: Friday 12:10pm - 1:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB