Construction Industry Conference- Live Stream
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Overview:Every year, this event is a highlight for CPAs working with the construction industry. This year promises to be no exception. We are again offering the complimentary Tax and Audit Boot Camp, popular with last year’s conference attendees. We are pleased to have a healthy mix of CPAs from both private and public accounting firms, as well as construction industry leaders, which will give us a diverse perspective on how construction is impacted by changes in accounting regulations. Whether you’re a CPA in public or private practice, a CFO, controller, attorney, contractor or construction industry specialist, this year’s conference will offer instructive information and guidance to help prepare you for new industry developments and upcoming changes in accounting, auditing, taxation, operations and financial management best practices.
CPAs working in the construction industry face a multitude of new and evolving issues. The FICPA is dedicated to providing you with the information and tools you need to succeed! We invite you to roll-up-your-sleeves and prepare for a full day of learning, discussion and engagement in the specialized field of construction accounting.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Registration and Breakfast
Time: Friday 6:30am - 9:10am
Construction Auditing & Accounting Boot Camp
Time: Friday 7:30am - 8:20am Credits: 1 AA
Contruction Tax Boot Camp
Time: Friday 8:20am - 9:10am Credits: 1 TB
Time: Friday 9:10am - 9:15am
State of the Construction Industry
Time: Friday 9:15am - 10:05am Credits: 1 TB
Following nearly 9 years of sustained growth, the Central Florida economy was severely challenged in March and April of 2020 with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Major construction owners, like theme parks, hotels and airports saw their business come to a grinding halt.
It is now a year later. Has 2021 returned to "normal" or is construction and development still feeling th results of COVID? This presentation will look at the employment trends, sector health and the opportunities for construction in the past year and trends for the future.
Time: Friday 10:05am - 10:15am
Time: Friday 10:10am - 11:00am Credits: 1 TB
Time: Friday 11:00am - 11:05am
Technology & Innovation Solutions in a New World
Time: Friday 11:05am - 11:55am Credits: 1 AA
In this session, Jim Bourke will discuss technology’s role in keeping our profession functional and relevant. The recent pandemic forced change onto our profession and with that change came massive disruption on how we do business and collaborate with our clients.
We will all agree that selecting the “right” technologies was a recent differentiator in an organization’s ability to survive. Some in our profession struggled with client service, some encountered challenges with a remote workforce while others did not miss a beat.
Jim will share his perspective on what he witnessed during this period of change – the good and the bad, and he’ll share some of the best practices for technology in our space around technology and innovative solutions in this new world.
You’ll walk away from this session with a new appreciation and awareness about some of the unique technologies that are ready to take our profession to the next level as well a clear directive to your IT support personnel on the technologies and platforms that should currently be under consideration to allow your practice to function whether your staff are working in the office or working remotely.
Time: Friday 11:55am - 12:45pm
Time: Friday 12:45pm - 1:35pm Credits: 1 AA
Sales Tax in the Construction Industry
Time: Friday 1:40pm - 2:30pm Credits: 1 TB
Time: Friday 2:30pm - 2:35pm
Accounting and Auditing Update in the Construction Industry
Time: Friday 2:35pm - 3:25pm Credits: 1 AA
Time: Friday 3:25pm - 3:35pm
James Holland Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM
ShareholderMoffa, Sutton & Donnini, PAJames Sutton is a CPA and Attorney with an almost exclusive focus on Florida sales and use tax controversy. His firm, Moffa, Sutton, & Donnini, PA handles audits, protest, litigation, consulting, collections, revocations, and criminal defense all revolving around sales tax matters. A graduate of Stetson (Bachelors and Juris Doctorate), Mr. Sutton is heavily...Read more about James Holland Sutton Jr here
Eric P Wallace
OwnerEric P. Wallace, CPAEric’s CPA firm focuses on providing professional services and web-based tools to CPA firms and to construction, real estate, and manufacturing companies. With his extensive expertise in tax in tax method changes, tangible property regulations (263(a)), depreciation (168), NOL, 263A, A & A in auditing (12th year as author of CCH’s Engagement construction audit programs) to...Read more about Eric P Wallace here
Daniel Levine, CPA, CRCRead more about Daniel Levine here
Robert Nolan Nevill, CPA,MBA
Audit Senior ManagerBerman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates, LLP As an Audit Senior Manager with Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam, CPAs and Associates, LLP Robert provides assurance services to clients from both the public and private sectors. An accomplished financial business executive, he performs a variety of engagements for nonprofit, government, construction, healthcare and SEC...Read more about Robert Nolan Nevill here
President & CEOAssociated Builders and Contractors Mark Wylie has worked for ABC since 1983, beginning as the member services director for the Metro Washington Chapter of ABC, and beginning in late 1986 as the chief executive officer at Central Florida ABC. A 1972 graduate of the University of Richmond’s School of Business Administration, he is active in community coalitions and has served on the...Read more about Mark Wylie here
Ronald F Martino Jr, CPA, CCIFP®
Partner, Team Leader of the Construction Services Team, ASC 606 Revenue Recognition SpecialistWithumSmith+Brown, PCRon has over 20 years of professional experience providing attest, tax and consulting services to companies ranging from closely-held businesses to multi-national corporations, specializing in the construction industry. Serves contractors and various other industries including...Read more about Ronald F Martino Jr here
James C Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMARead more about James C Bourke here
- State of the Construction Industry
- Construction Tax
- Technology & Innovation Solutions in a New World
- Revenue Recognition
- Sales Tax in the Construction Industry
- Accounting and Auditing Update in the Construction Industry
- Panel - Best Practices in the Construction Industry