Instructor Biography

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Robert P. Bedwell, CPA


Supreme Hotel & Restaurant Supply

Bob is an Audit and Advisory professional with over 37 years of audit and accounting experience. Bob regularly assists clients with a full range of corporate audit and assurance services, including financial statement preparation, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, due diligence, financing regulatory compliance, accounting system oversight, internal controls, IFRS conversions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance advisory, and the independent review of external data.

Bob has been a discussion leader on numerous topics for Surgent Professional Education, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as for the firms for which he has worked, and has received high evaluations for his knowledge of topics and presentation skills.  

Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, and has also earned a Masters in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, Bob is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has previously served as chairman of the FICPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee.

Subject areas for which Bob has served as a discussion leader include:

Professional Ethics
Accounting and Auditing Update
Compilation and Review Update
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Annual Update
New Lease Accounting Standard (author and presenter)
New Revenue Recognition Standard (author and presenter)
Non-profit Accounting and Financial Reporting
Applying the Uniform Guidance in Your Single Audits
Audits of Employee Benefit Plans
Auditing Workpapers: Documenting and Reviewing Field Work
Recognizing and Responding to Fraud Risk in Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations
The AICPA Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Sized Entities (author and presenter)