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University of Florida Accounting Conference (UFAC)

Date:Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time:8:45am - 5:15pm
(Registration at 7:30am )
Facility:Hilton University of Florida, Gainesville
CPE Credit:1.0 Behavioral
11.0 Accounting and Auditing
9.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Paul N. Brown, CPA, CGMA Stephen M. Bunch, CPA Adam Bush, PCI QSA, CISSP, CISA Andrew R. Comiter, Esq. Michelle J. Cross, CFP,CPA David A. Denslow, PhD Avani Desai, CISSP, CISA, CIPP, CCSK John C. Elder Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA Bradley R. Gould, Esq., CPA Tanya Hale Jeremy Holley Jaclyn Horton Bryan D. Keith Paul E. Madsen, Ph.D. Harold L. Monk Jr, CFE,CPA Connor Pleban Traci A. Kratish Pumo, CPA, JD, LL.M. James Sowell Scott Stricklin Cheri Swain, CITP,CPA Alan M. West, CPA, CGMA Mike White Jordon Widom Michael J. Wilson
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 9/5/2017

The only conference where camaraderie meets rivalry.

Join us, fellow alumni and local CPAs in Gainesville to earn up to 20.5 hours of CPE, including 11 Accounting & Auditing hours when you attend all three days. Keynote Kimberly Ellison-Taylor will lead the AICPA Update, and you’ll love the rest of our hand-picked instructors and timely sessions, too. Check out our agenda!

Stay for Saturday-morning sessions – including one from Alan West, the Assistant Vice President and University Controller at UF – and hit the stands for the homecoming shootout of the year between the Gators and the LSU Tigers.

Two Ways to Attend

The University of Florida Accounting Conference is also available via Simulcast.

Hotel Room Cutoff

Date: The cutoff date is Monday, September 4, 2017. Any unsold rooms will be returned to the hotel's regular inventory and sold at a higher rate.

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An attendee shared his experiences at the UF Conference with one of our committee members, and agreed to let us share them with you...

Since first attending this conference years ago, I have been back religiously. I am impressed with the various topics offered at this conference, compared to other conferences I have attended. Most of the speakers are humorous and charismatic, in addition to the required informative. I look forward to the UF student presentation as well as the presentation dealing with the business side of UF/college athletics every year. To be honest, the 16 hours of CPE does not seem as long here, as they do at other conferences. Even though I am not a Gator (formerly a Baruch Statesman, now a Bearcat), I do enjoy witnessing the camaraderie shared by the attendees and speakers at the conference. Having the conference during homecoming weekend adds exponentially to the feeling surrounding the conference. I will bring my son to this conference when he gets a little older. I think it would be nice for him to experience the parade, cheerleaders at the reception, Albert and Alberta, attend Gator Growl, and go to the homecoming football game. The Hilton is a nice facility to hold the conference at and I cannot think of a better place in Gainesville. It is centrally located, across the street from the University, and offers a free shuttle service which I have made use of many times. Being near midtown Gainesville offers experiences for attendees after a conference day is over. The conference room has nice comfortable chairs and room for attendees to stretch their legs. The lunches and snacks offered are often satisfying…thank you for asking for my experience at this conference and good luck in growing it! 

Andy Persaud
Aetna Health Insurance

  • Discuss the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, Safe Harbor Invalidation, EU Privacy Shield, and the Florida Information Protection Act
  • Examine the year in review and discuss key judicial decisions and administrative rulings and regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department.
  • Highlight the major elements for the new FASB Leases standard, with contrasts to current GAAP and the new IFRS Leases standard.
  • Address the current state of the M&A market that will include insight from EY's Capital Confidence Barometer ("CCB") that will be released in October 2016.

Major Topics:
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • AICPA Update 
  • Payment Card Industry Update 
  • FASB Update 
  • Not for Profit Update 
  • Federal Tax Update
  • Economic Update

Who Should Attend:

Some familiarity with accounting, auditing, and financial management in the public sector

First Time Attendees

* Promo code NEWUF17 offer valid for first-time University of Florida 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.


** Promo code YCPAUF17 offer valid for Young CPAs (age 36 and under) attending the University of Florida Accounting Conference, 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 5, 2017
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Time: Thursday 8:30am - 8:45am    Credits: 0

Morning General Sessions
Increases the Trust in Internet of Things (IoT) Through Auditing
Time: Thursday 8:45am - 9:35am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Trust and Estate Accountings
Time: Thursday 9:35am - 10:25am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Federal Tax Update Part 1 - General Income Tax
Time: Thursday 10:40am - 11:30am    Credits: 1.0 TB

AICPA's New Examination Engagement: SOC for Cybersecurity
Time: Thursday 11:30am - 12:20pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Pre-Luncheon Address - Gator Basketball Update
Time: Thursday 12:20pm - 12:45pm    Credits: 0.5 BE

Lunch 12:20pm-1:25pm
No Presentation
Bonus Hour of CPE
(Additional $25 fee)
Bonus Hour of CPE - Open Forum Discussion: Management of an Accounting Practice or Accounting Function
Time: Thursday 12:30pm - 1:20pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon General Sessions
The Changing Landscape of Peer Review: What Every Firm
Time: Thursday 1:45pm - 2:35pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

SAARS Update
Time: Thursday 2:35pm - 3:25pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Understanding Accounting Through Comparisons with Other Professions
Time: Thursday 3:40pm - 4:30pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

FSOA Student Panel: Evaluating the Various Methods of Stock-Based Compensation Reporting
Time: Thursday 4:30pm - 5:20pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Reception 5:00pm-6:30pm
Friday, October 6, 2017
Morning General Sessions
FASB Update
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA

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

Audit's Involvement in a Data Breach and Incident Response
Time: Friday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Federal Tax Update Part 2 - Business Entity
Time: Friday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Pre Luncheon Address: Florida Athletics: A Championship Experience with Integrity
Time: Friday 11:35am - 12:05pm    Credits: 0.5 BE

Lunch 12:05pm-1:10pm
No Presentation
Bonus Hour of CPE
(Additional $25 fee)
Bonus Hour of CPE - Lunch B/O - Tax Q&A
Time: Friday 12:15am - 1:05pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon General Sessions
Getting Ready for PCI (Payment Card Industry)
Time: Friday 1:10pm - 2:00pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Federal Tax Update Part 3 - Transfer Tax (Estate and Gifts)
Time: Friday 2:00pm - 2:50pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Economic Update
Time: Friday 3:05pm - 3:55pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Not For Profit Update
Time: Friday 3:55pm - 4:45pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Saturday, October 7, 2017
General Sessions
Deconstructing Your Clients' Financial World
Time: Saturday 9:00am - 9:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Internal Controls at University of Florida
Time: Saturday 9:50am - 10:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Football Ticket
(Additional $88 fee)
Limited Amount of Tickets Available. First Come - First Served
Football Ticket - UF vs. LSU