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8.0 Credits

This CTCPA conference discusses the most relevant issues facing the accounting profession today.

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CPAs in public practice and industry


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Thursday, October 29, 2020

General Sessions

Presented by: Jenifer Wyss - Supervising Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)


The FASB develops standards that work today and for the future. The Board does this by providing implementation support, engaging in robust research, and developing standards that can evolve to meet future needs. During this session, Jenifer Wyss, FASB Supervising Project Manager will discuss how the FASB is supporting successful implementation of its standards. She also will discuss current FASB agenda projects aimed at ensuring high-quality standards in the future as well as current issues in financial reporting.

Presented by: Julia K. Amstutz - Senior Manager, National Professional Standards Group, RSM US LLP


Deepen your knowledge of ASC 606 by diving into common implementation issues in revenue recognition. This session will cover lessons learned and common challenges seen in the application of ASC 606.

Presented by: Greg Kyte, CPA - Founder of Comedy CPE



In this engaging, conversational and unconventional presentation, Greg will give a broad overview of the impact of occupational fraud on the economy and the accounting profession and explore the red flag behaviors most commonly associated with fraud. Case studies are examined to analyze how real-world victims of fraud could have either prevented fraud or detected it earlier.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this course, attendees will be able to:

    • Contrast the three different types of occupational fraud.
    • Describe the magnitude and effect of occupational fraud on the economy.
    • Explore red flag behaviors and how frequently they accompany fraudulent behavior.

Presented by: Michael P. Glynn, CPA, CGMA - Senior Manager, Audit & Attest Standards Team, AICPA


This session will be an interactive remote presentation with a senior manager with the AICPA’s Audit & Attest Standards Team.  Included will be a discussion of recently issued SSARS No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions, and performance and reporting requirements for reviews, compilations, and financial statement preparation engagements.

Speaker: Michael Schmidt - Business Analyst at Marcum LLP         


Michael will provide an overview of AI and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) technologies, discuss the implications for career development in accounting, and give real world examples of how these technologies can impact public accounting.

1:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

Please select which 1:15 pm breakout session you would like to attend:

Presented by: John F. Raspante, CPA, MST, CDFA - Director of Risk Management for McGowanPro

This session will cover the most common professional liability claims in providing attestation services, best practices in avoiding claims, new and emerging claims, and recent victories in defending such claims.

Presented by: Kelly Smith Hathorn - Partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP


Peter J. Murphy - Partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP



James C. Schulwolf - Partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP



This session will provide participants with (a) the latest updates on PPP loan forgiveness and provide helpful advice for companies navigating the forgiveness process, (b) practical tips on how to address employee leave, disability and performance issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (c) an overview of the impact of the CARES Act on qualified retirement plans, and how plan sponsors can address the CARES Act changes in their own plans.



Your registration fee includes an electronic copy of the course manual.  Your eMaterials will be available for download in the “My CPE” area of the website one week before the program date. Please note: program cancellations will not be allowed once you have downloaded your eMaterials from the website. 

Copyright note: Reproduction or distribution of the manual or any portion of it is prohibited unless written permission is obtained from the course provider.

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Instructions for accessing the livestream and course materials will be sent one week before the program date.