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Common Interest Realty Associations Conference (CIRA)

 
Date:Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:8:30am - 5:30pm
(Registration at 8:00am )
Facility:Marriott North Ft Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale
CPE Credit:Accounting and Auditing
Technical Business
Instructors: Laura M. Barbery, CPA Ray-lyn Barnett, CPA Sandra H. Bennett, CPA, CAM Marc A. Berenfeld, CPA Roberto Blanch Mark E. Brechbill, CPA Patrick W. Flynn Hector M. Garcia, CPA, MST, MSF Patricia O. Gordon, CPA Alesh H. Guttman Keith A. Jowers II, CPA Lisa A. Magill Michael T. Marcusky Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA, CGMA Cecil Patterson Jr., CPA, MBA Richard W. Reeder, CPA, CGMA Barry Scarr Anurag Sharma John H. Stroemer, CPA, CFST, CAM, GRI Guy Strum, CPA TBD
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$455.00 FICPA Members, $705.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$510.00 FICPA Members, $760.00 Non-Members on 10/3/2017

Description:
Letter From Julia Mercier - Conference Chair

Image:Julia Mercier
Julia Mercier

Common Interest Realty Associations are not unique to Florida but are so widespread that CPAs must know the complex issues faced by these associations.  We have planned this conference with the most relevant and up-to-date information available by gathering speakers who interact regularly with these communities.  This conference presents information from regulators, attorneys, reserve specialists and CPAs specializing in this industry.  We strive to bring you topics to help you improve and grow your practice.  

This 15th annual CIRA conference structures information among two tracks. One track is focused on senior staff and partners who want to engage in round table discussions with their peers and dive deeper into recent developer turnover issues and other detailed topics.  The other track is structured toward staff needing more information on CIRA’s unique tax and auditing issues.  There are general sessions to provide everyone with updates to the Auditing and Accounting Standards, Peer Review issues, Florida Department of Business Regulation’s rules, and State of Florida’s legislative updates.  We focus on discussions and real-life examples to encourage all participants to engage.  

The CIRA Committee hopes you will join us for these two informative days.  

- Julia Mercier, CPA, CAM


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Objectives:
  • Examine the opportunities and threats posed by today's digital world
  • Recognize the implications of recent court decisions on association governance
  • Evaluate key insurance risk areas for CIRA employees, lenders and sub-contractors
  • Discuss peer review issues related to CIRAs


Major Topics:
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • QuickBooks 
  • Fraud
  • Insurance
  • Peer Review
  • Tax


Who Should Attend:

CPAs with an interest in CIRA accounting and auditing issues, including those in public practice, real estate management and accounting; professional employees in the CIRA industry; residents, officers and board members; and professionals with an interest for clients, friends or relatives who are connected with CIRAs.



Prerequisite:
Knowledge of the Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) Industry


Note:
Promos

First Time Attendees

* NEWCIRA17 promo code offer valid for first-time Common Interest Realty Association Conference (CIRA) 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.

YCPA

**YCPACIRA17 promo code offer valid for Young CPAs (age 36 and under) attending the Common Interest Realty Association Conference (CIRA), 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.


Session/Options

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Registration Status: OPEN
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:30am    Credits: 0


General Sessions
Accounting and Auditing Update (CIRA Specific)
Time: Thursday 8:30am - 9:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Disaster Accounting – Accounting and Disclosures for Hurricanes and Other Catastrophic Events
Time: Thursday 9:20am - 10:10am    Credits: 1.0 AA


The Changing Landscape of Peer Review and Quality Control
Time: Thursday 10:30am - 11:20am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Insurance in the CIRA Industry
Time: Thursday 11:20am - 12:10pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Lunch
12:10pm-1:00pm
Afternoon General Sessions
Prosecuting Condominium Fraud
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 2:40pm    Credits: 1.0 TB / 1.0 AA


DBPR Administrative Update, Financial Issues and Deficiencies
Time: Thursday 3:00pm - 3:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Legal Update - CIRA
Time: Thursday 3:50pm - 4:40pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Ask the Experts
Time: Thursday 4:40pm - 5:30pm    Credits: 1.0 TB


Friday, November 3, 2017
Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am
Breakout Sessions - Select One
Breakout 1: Developer Turnovers - Condo vs. HOA
Time: Friday 8:00am - 9:40am    Credits: 2.0 AA


Breakout 2: Basic Condo Tax Prep - 1120 vs 1120H
Time: Friday 8:00am - 9:40am    Credits: 2.0 TB


Breakout 3: Auditing QuickBooks Desktop for Condo & HOA
Time: Friday 8:00am - 9:40am    Credits: 2.0 AA


Breakout Sessions - Select One
Breakout 4: Risk Assessment and Response
Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 5: Advanced Tax Roundtable
Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout 6: Loans for Major Projects
Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Breakout Sessions - Select One
Breakout 7: Pooled vs. Component Reserves
Time: Friday 10:50am - 11:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 8:Management Letter comments / Suggestions - Self-Managed vs. Management Company Common Issues
Time: Friday 10:50am - 11:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Breakout 9: Cyber Security Demystitfied
Time: Friday 10:50am - 11:40am    Credits: 1.0 TB


General Sessions
Financial Statement Presentation and Disclosure Issues
Time: Friday 12:50pm - 2:30pm    Credits: 2.0 AA


Litigation Against CPAs
Time: Friday 2:45pm - 3:35pm    Credits: 1.0 TB