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2015 Louisiana Accounting & Auditing Conference - BOTH DAYS - (LAAC15)
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8/20/2015 to 8/21/2015
When: 08/20-21/2015
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various


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Registration Fees

LCPA  Members  (both days)
$399
Non-Members (both days)
$599

LCPA Members
(Day One | Day Two)

$265

Non-Members
(Day One | Day Two)

 $365
*Ater 8/6, add $50 to registration fee.
Hotel Information

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(800) 826-8987

Rate: $122 King/Double
Cut-off date: July 27
Group Code:
Click on the room codes below to make an online reservation.
King: SIDSIDA
Double: SIDSIDB


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With constantly changing A&A rules and regulations, it increases the degree of difficulty to perform your job, making it tough to keep your head above water. The LCPA Accounting & Auditing Conference brings you a skilled pool of speakers to keep you on board with evolving standards and economic trends, resulting in a synchronized effort to improve your competencies. We’ll provide the relevant topics that can be a springboard for success, from GAAP to SSARS 21 to Employee Benefit Plans to Audit Quality. You’ll leave in a better starting position, ready to dive in.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, August 19

1:00 – 4:30 pm
Free optional course!
Drive Your Competitive Edge With Audit Quality
Kelly J. Hunter, CPA • Fitts Roberts & Co. • Houston, TX (Separate registration required.)

Thursday, August 20

7:40 – 8:25 am                                

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9:20 am  

Current Professional Issues
William Balhoff, CPA • Immediate Past Chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors and Managing Director & CEO, Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

9:20 – 10:20 am  The Future of Lease Accounting and Other Major FASB Projects
J. Russell Madray, CPA, CGMA • President  
The Madray Group, Inc. • Greenville, SC

10:20 – 10:40 am

Break/Visit Exhibitors

10:40 am – 12:00 pm                                  
Making Risk Assessments Functional
Anne Oestriecher, CPA, CFP • Oestriecher Financial Management Services • Alexandria, LA

12:00 – 1:00 pm                  
Lunch

1:00 – 2:40 pm
SSARS 21
Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company Alexandria, LA

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Break/Visit Exhibitors

3:00 – 3:55 pm

Understanding SOC Reports (SSAE 16)
Lisa Traina, CPA, CGMA, CITP • Traina & Associates  Baton Rouge, LA

3:55 – 4:50 pm
Disruptive Demographics: Implications for the Accounting Profession
James H. Johnson, Jr. PhD • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

5:10 – 8:40 pm

Ethics for Louisiana CPAs
Grady Hazel, CPA • AICPA • Baton Rouge, LA
(Separate registration & additional fee required.)


Friday, August 21

7:30 – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:40 am
The Future of Revenue Recognition: A New Era for Top Line Reporting
J. Russell Madray, CPA, CGMA • President  
The Madray Group, Inc. • Greenville, SC

9:40 – 10:00 am

Break/Visit Exhibitors

10:00 – 10:50 am Concurrent Session

A.) Related Parties: Which Ones Are VIEs?
Anne Oestriecher, CPA, CFP • Oestriecher Financial Management Services • Alexandria, LA

B.) How to Make Your Compilation Practice Profitable
Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company Alexandria, LA

10:50 – 10:55 am

Change Break

10:55 am – 12:00 Concurrent Session

A.) DOL’s Audit Quality Study on Employee Benefit Plan Audits: A Deeper Dive and Its Potential Effects on Your Employee Benefit Audit Practice
Bonnie Marcantel, CPA, CCIFP • Director  Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

B.)  A Few Hot Topics in Accounting and Auditing
J. Russell Madray, CPA, CGMA • President
The Madray Group, Inc. • Greenville, SC

12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors

1:00 – 2:00 pm  Private Company Council Update
Billy M. Atkinson, CPA • Chair – Private Company
Council • Norwalk, CT

2:00 – 2:50 pm  Accounting Standards Update
Anne Oestriecher, CPA, CFP • Oestriecher Financial Management Services • Alexandria, LA

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Break/Visit with Exhibitors

3:10 - 4:25 pm  Technology Update
Lisa D. Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates Baton Rouge, LA 

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