Common Interest Realty Associations Conference

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16.0 Credits


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CIRA Conference Chair

Message From the Chair - Vishnu Sharma

We welcome you to attend the 2019 FICPA CIRA Conference.

Common Interest Realty Associations total almost 50,000 in the State of Florida, housing over 9,000,000 people and collecting and spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year in maintenance assessments and reserves. The have a direct impact on the Florida economy and CPAs who practice in this field must be well trained in the unique world of accounting that is CIRA accounting. Serving dual masters of both GAAP as well as Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, CPAs who practice in this field must stay abreast of the myriad of changes that impact this field of practice.

The FICPA CIRA Committee is proud to host this our 17th Annual CIRA Conference is sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our two day program kicks off with a keynote address by Dawn Bauman, SVP of Government & Public Affairs for Community Associations Institute, the preeminent authority in Community Associations with 41,000 members worldwide, who will provide a state of the industry address. What follows will be two full days of education and updates focused solely on the CIRA Industry and topics relevant to CPA practitioners in this field: A&A Update and Tax Updates; 2 hour session on Revenue Recognition and its impact on CIRAs; Legislative Update and Ask the Experts Panel; Florida Division of Condominiums will update all on changes at the Division and most common errors they encounter. If you miss this Conference, you will be missing out.

Attendance in person affords each participant a one of a kind opportunity to network with peers, mentor and friends in the industry. It is a place to see and be seen, all while catching up on important industry changes and hearing from some of the leading practitioners in the industry. For those that are unable to attend in person, the FICPA offers live stream so you do not miss any of the important topics.

We solicit and encourage your feedback after each presenter and on the entire two day program, so please do take the time to let us know how we are doing and what additional topics you would like to see in next year and future shows.

I look forward to seeing you in Ft. Lauderdale in November.
Vishnu Sharma, CPA CFE
CIRA Conference Chair

Serving the collective needs of neighboring property owners

CPAs must know the complex issues faced by common interest realty associations to serve them well. At the annual two-day CIRA Conference, hear from regulators, attorneys, reserve specialists, and CPAs specializing in this industry.

Two Ways to Attend

The Common Interest Realty Association Conference will also available via Live Stream.


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Major Topics

  • Revenue recognition for CIRA
  • Florida Legislative Update
  • CIRA Deficiencies & Peer Review
  • New Tax Laws: Federal and State and more!

Designed For

CPAs with an interest in CIRA accounting and auditing issues, including those in public practice, real estate management and accounting; professional employees in the CIRA industry; residents, officers and board members; and professionals with an interest for clients, friends or relatives who are connected with CIRAs.


Knowledge of the Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) Industry
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Promo Codes

First Time Attendees use NEWCIRA19 promo code and save $100. Valid for first-time Common Interest Realty Association Conference (CIRA) 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.

Young CPAs use YCPACIRA19 promo code and save $150. Offer for CPAs 35 and under, 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.