2021 Regional Accounting & Auditing Conference

Wednesday, November 10 9:00am - 4:30pm

(Check-In 8:30am)

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $199.00

Non-Member Price $250.00

Overview

Challenges & changes in accounting, auditing, and financial requirements are constantly changing. This creates an environment of collaboration, networking, and education. This conference provides quality content from nationally recognized speakers who offer unrivaled quality content in one place.

We are proud to partner with the Idaho Society of CPAs, the Montana Society of CPAs, the Nevada Society of CPAs, the Colorado Society of CPAs, and the Washington Society of CPAs.

Highlights


9:00 a.m. CPA Firm Technologies – Helping Your Practice Grow
RANDY JOHNSTON
Public accounting firms face a technology tsunami. Traditional tools such as practice management, tax, audit, document management, and workflow are as important as ever. However, new opportunities with tools based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and process automation are available now to improve firm efficiency.
Join us in this session – designed specifically for public practice professionals – to gain real-world, practical perspectives on the opportunities available today. In addition, you will learn about specific actions you can take to capitalize on new tools and better techniques in all areas of practice, from tax to audit to client accounting services.

10:40 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. A&A Update
RICK REISIG, CPA
COVID-19 lead to the deferral in the implementation of many of our professional standards
(accounting, auditing, ethics, etc.), but the deferral periods are coming to a close. Now we need
to worry about them! This session will briefly cover those accounting and auditing standards
that affect most of us and the clients we serve.

12:40 p.m. Lunch

1:10 p.m. Considerations for Remote Audits and Remote Audits and Fraud Considerations in a Virtual Environment
JEREMY DILLARD AND SHEILA BALZER
Considerations for Remote Audits
Learning Objectives:
Attendees will learn how to efficiently perform audit engagements in a remote environment while complying with GAAS requirements.

Major Subjects:
How to perform audit procedures on internal controls
How to observe inventory counts and fixed assets
How COVID-19 impacts risk assessments (including fraud risks)

Remote Audits and Fraud Considerations in a Virtual Environment
Learning Objectives:
Unique planning considerations
Impact on internal controls and walkthroughs
Fraud risks to reconsider

2:50 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. 2022 Hiring and Compensation Trends for Accounting and Finance Professionals
KAREN POLICASTRO
Confidence is high in the employment market, and the outlook is upbeat as the economy recovers and businesses are hiring again. But with the return to a candidate-driven market, is your company prepared to face fierce competition for skilled talent?

Major Subjects:
Learn how to adapting to new ways of doing business and managing work-life balance with a focus on flexibility and retention
Learn what positions and skills are now in demand in the accounting and finance industry
Understand where salaries are headed and latest trends in benefits and perks

3:55 p.m. Company Culture – How to keep it, how to kill it, and how to feel like you’re killing it
JESSICA SAYLES, CPA
New generations of employees started our accounting culture shift years ago. The pandemic pushed this change over the edge. If you haven’t reset your company culture yet, you’re already behind. Join this session to shift your culture paradigm and set a new, fresh vision of what company culture is…and can be.

Major Subjects
Rethink how you define company culture.
Define what really matters to you and your company NOW, not “pre-pandemic”
Design a new culture that incorporates your strengths and your vision

Prerequisites

None

Designed For

CPAs and finance professionals in industry and public practice.

Non-Member Price $250.00

Member Price $199.00