Common Interest Realty Associations Conference

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The FICPA Common Interest Realty Associations Conference was held November 4-5, 2010, at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The first conference session was presented by Jonathon Peet and included the topics CIRA Legislative Update, Walk-Through of a Complaint, and DBPR Hot Topics.  At the conclusion of Jonathon's presentation, the FICPA President Michael Pender presented Jonathan with the FICPA's Outstanding CPA in Government Award.  Each year, the FICPA acknowledges the extraordinary achievements of an individual CPA employed in Federal, state or local government.  The FICPA recognizes an outstanding CPA who strives to promote the CPA designation as the premier professional credential for accounting, auditing and finance professionals in government. 


FICPA President Michael Pender presenting the award to Jonathan Peet.

Jonathan represented the state's division on the FICPA's CIRA Committee, from 1989 to 1999.  He is a frequent speaker for the FICPA and numerous other groups.  What is most notable about Jonathon is his absolute expertise and knowledge of the Florida's CIRA statutes.


FICPA President Mike Pender, Jonathan Peet and past and current CIRA Committee Members

To view all of the award presentation photographs click here.

One of the highlights of this year's CIRA Conference was a six-session Case Study presented by Alan Jowers, and Bruce Nunnally.  These breakout sessions followed a case example from acquiring the client up through the end of the engagement.  Other breakout sessions including Fundamentals of Preparing Tax Return by John Barbery, Reserve Issues by Carol Eskew and Percy Legendre, Financial Statement Disclosures by Mike Miller and Russ Planks are just a few of the excellent presentations at this year's conference.

The CIRA Section hosted its annual reception on Thursday evening where section members, speakers and sponsors were able to relax and network after a long day of CPE.

Conference Sponsors
Our sponsors play a vital role in the success of the Common Interest Realty Associations Conference. The continued support of these organizations helps to ensure quality conferences year after year. If you did not get a chance to visit with representatives at the conference, please take a moment to visit their website to see the benefit they can bring to your firm.

LM Funding, LLC
Reserve Advisors, Inc.
Community Association Banc & CondoCerts

Thank you to the committee for planning a successful event. Members of the 2009-2010 Committee include:

Mark Brechbill – Chair
Kathryn Tushaus – Vice Chair

John Barbery
Linda Becker
Sandra Bennett
Lena Combs
Cindy D'Artagnan
Ronald DiCrescenzo
Carol Eskew
Steven Gladstone
Patricia Gordon
Nicole Johnson
Alan Jowers
Percy Legendre
Cecil "Pat" Patterson
Kevin Payne
Thomas Risalvato
Midialys Rivero
James Slater
Guy Strum
Robert Tapia