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Common Interest Realty Associations Conference Simulcast (CIRAWEB)

Date:Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:8:15am - 5:30pm
(Registration at 7:45am )
Facility:Webcast or Webinar, Online
CPE Credit:10.0 Accounting and Auditing
6.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Ray-lyn Barnett, CPA Sandra H. Bennett, CPA, CAM Roberto Blanch Patrick W. Flynn Patricia O. Gordon, CPA Bruce A. Nunnally, CGMA,CPA Cecil Patterson Jr., CPA,MBA Kevin M. Payne, CPA Richard W. Reeder, CPA, CGMA
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$480.00 FICPA Members, $720.00 Non-Members


Letter From Julia Mercier - Conference Chair

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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

  • 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.

Knowledge of the Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) Industry


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.


**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.


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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.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Morning General Sessions
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Time: Thursday 8:15am - 8:30am    Credits: 0

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

Break 10:10 - 10:30 am
Morning General Sessions - Continued
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 12:10 - 1:00 pm
No Presentation
Afternoon General Sessions
Prosecuting Condominium Fraud
Time: Thursday 1:00pm - 2:40pm    Credits: 1.0 TB / 1.0 AA

Break 2:40 - 3:00 pm
Afternoon General Sessions - Continued
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 2 , 2017
Morning Sessions
Developer Turnovers - Condo vs. HOA
Time: Friday 8:00am - 9:40am    Credits: 2.0 AA

Break 9:40 - 10:00 am
Morning Sessions - Continued
Risk Assessment and Response
Time: Friday 10:00am - 10:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA

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

Lunch 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
No Presentation
Afternoon Sessions
Financial Statement Presentation and Disclosure Issues
Time: Friday 12:50pm - 2:30pm    Credits: 2.0 AA

Break 2:30 - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Sessions - Continued
Litigation Against CPAs
Time: Friday 2:45pm - 3:35pm    Credits: 1.0 TB