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Florida Gulf Coast University Accounting & Tax Conference (FGCU)

Date:Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:8:00am - 4:50pm
(Registration at 7:30am )
Facility:Embassy Suites Hotel - Ft Myers, Estero
CPE Credit:10.0 Accounting and Auditing
6.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Aaron Beam Kevin Carmichael, MS, JD, LLM, CPA Joyce Chastain J. E. Grossman, CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA David Isley, CPA, CFF, CFE Audrey Katcher, CPA, CISA, CGMA Karen Kerber, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA Sam M. McCall, CIA, CPA, Ph.D, CGMA, CGFM, CGAP, CIG Bruce A. Nunnally, CGMA,CPA Cecil Patterson Jr., CPA,MBA Raymond L. Placid, CPA, JD, LL.M. James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM Chris Westley Shawn M. Williams, CPA
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$440.00 FICPA Members, $690.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$495.00 FICPA Members, $745.00 Non-Members on 9/27/2017

For This Full-Fledged Conference, Convenience is Just the Start

Sure - going to a full CPE conference right in your backyard is convenient.  But it's about more than just earning the credit hours, so we planned an agenda that's centered on your needs as a CPA in Southwest Florida.

We're bringing the experts to the City of Palms to talk about fraud, cybersecurity, Mary Jane, internal audit, the local economy and more.  Be here for crucial updates on CIRAs, tax topics, A & A and FASB, to boot.  Knock out your ethics requirements by adding our four-hour, pre-conference seminar the day before.  We hope to see you at the end of October!

CPE Credit:

This conference qualifies for 10 Accounting & Auditing (AA), 6 Technical Business (TB) hours of CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


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  • Learn how new marijuana laws are impacting the workplace
  • Explore high level fraud through the example of Health South
  • Understand the value of FRF for SMEs
  • Hear the latest on FASB
  • Learn how to add value to organization operation and controls 
  • Discuss how to manage the modern CPA firm
  • Examine Cybersecurity hot topics for your firm and you

Major Topics:
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • FASB Update
  • Fraud
  • Cybersecurity
  • Marijuana laws

Who Should Attend:
CPAs and financial managers with a broad interest in current accounting issues

Basic understanding of accounting principles

Promo Code

* NEWFGCU17 promo code offer valid for first-time Florida Gulf Coast University Accounting Conference 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.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introduction & Opening Remarks
Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:05am    Credits: 0

FGCU Welcome
Time: Thursday 8:05am - 8:15am    Credits: 0

Morning General Sessions
Cyber Security Hot Topics - For You and Your Clients
Time: Thursday 8:15am - 9:05am    Credits: 1.0 TB

CIRA Update
Time: Thursday 9:05am - 9:55am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Fraud 101: What You Need to Know
Time: Thursday 10:05am - 11:45am    Credits: 2.0 AA

Lunch - Luncheon Presentation
Southwest Florida's Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Bubble
Time: Thursday 11:45pm - 1:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon General Sessions
Complexities of Starting a Nonprofit in Florida
Time: Thursday 1:15pm - 2:05pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Mary Jane is Still Not Your Friend
Time: Thursday 2:05pm - 2:55pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Managing the Modern CPA Firm
Time: Thursday 3:10pm - 4:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Sales Tax Update
Time: Thursday 4:00pm - 4:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Friday, October 27, 2017
Continental Breakfast
Morning General Sessions
A&A Highlights for 2017
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA

FASB Update
Time: Friday 8:50am - 9:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Accounting for Leases
Time: Friday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Time: Friday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Lunch - Luncheon Presentation
Tax Update, Partnerships and Flow-Through Entities
Time: Friday 11:35am - 12:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon General Sessions
Implementing FRF for SMEs
Time: Friday 1:00pm - 1:50pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Fraud, Lies and Hermes Ties
Time: Friday 1:50pm - 2:40pm    Credits: 1.0 AA