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University of South Florida Accounting Conference (USFAC)

Date:Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
(Registration at 7:00am )
Facility:A La Carte Shrine Pavilion, Tampa
CPE Credit:10.0 Accounting and Auditing
6.0 Technical Business
Instructors: David M. Alvarez, CGMA,CPA,CVA Darren P. Cassels, CPA, CIA, CRMA Cynthia S. Cruz, CPA, CIA Bradford L. Hale, CPA C-Lamt Ho Ted C. Jones Celina L. Jozsi, CPA Laura Mattia, PhD, MBA, CFP®, CDFA®, CRPS® Kerry L. Myers Steven S. Oscher Carl J. Pacini, PhD, JD, CPA, CFF Scott D. Peck Luke E. Richardson, CPA, EA Ryan R. Schutt James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM Nathan L. Wadlinger, MAcc, JD, LLM, 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

Message from the Chair
Image: Jennifer Cainas
Jennifer Cainas

As Chair of the FICPA’s University of South Florida Accounting Conference, I would like to personally invite you to join this year’s speakers, panelists and committee members for an event filled with informative and interesting CPE.

Each year your committee members work together to secure excellent speakers to present on subjects you have requested.  There is a wide variety of topics this year, including 10 hours of A&A!  Our goal is to provide an interesting, informative, and practical conference that you will want to attend year after year.

We look forward to seeing both new and returning faces at the new conference location, The A La Carte Pavilion, located in Tampa Florida, on Oct. 26-27, 2017.

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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  • Refresher course and update to financial accounting and reporting standards
  • Examine Cybersecurity Surveillance and Issues
  • Discuss Fraud in Healthcare  
  • A review of the economic climate

Major Topics:
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • GAAP Update
  • Tax Updates
  • Economic Update
  • PCAOB Update
  • Fraud

Who Should Attend:
CPAs and other individuals with an interest in current accounting issues

Promo Code

* NEWUSF17 promo code offer valid for first-time University of South Florida Accounting Conference attendees, applies to in-person registration only 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 7:45am - 8:00am    Credits: 0

Morning General Sessions
Things Change - Real Estate Economic Outlook
Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Cybersecurity: Trends and Cyber Surveillance Programs
Time: Thursday 8:50am - 9:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Morning Break
Morning General Sessions
Fraud In Healthcare, What Are We Going To Do About It?
Time: Thursday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Innovation Insights - Pursuit of Strategy, Ideas & Improvement
Time: Thursday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 TB

PCAOB Update
Time: Thursday 11:35am - 12:25pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Afternoon General Sessions
Internal Audit - Today's Audit Shop and Best Practices
Time: Thursday 1:25pm - 2:15pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Providing Expert Testimony
Time: Thursday 2:15pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon Break
Afternoon General Sessions
Hidden & Stolen Assets, Shell Entities, Asset Protection Trusts, & Asset Freezing
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 5:00pm    Credits: 2.0 AA

Friday, October 27, 2017
Continental Breakfast
Opening Remarks & Introduction
Time: Friday 7:45am - 8:00am    Credits: 0

Morning General Sessions
Revenue Recognition Update
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Florida Sales & Use Tax-What You Need to Know!
Time: Friday 8:50am - 9:40am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Morning Break
Morning General Sessions
A Closer Look at the New Lease Standard
Time: Friday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Fast Track Your Career with a CFP® Designation
Time: Friday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Afternoon General Sessions
Tax Reform: An Overview of Where We Are Now
Time: Friday 12:35pm - 1:25pm    Credits: 1.0 TB

Annual GAAP Update
Time: Friday 1:25pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 2.0 AA