2016 Controllers Workshop (BC16)
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When: 03/18/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70810
United States
Presenter: Various

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In today’s business world, it’s increasingly difficult to navigate all the regulatory, legislative, and technological changes that could pose a danger for a company’s success. As a CPA, you serve as a beacon, ready to guide the businesses you serve. The Controllers Workshop gives you the knowledge and tools to help you fix a company’s position, steer clear of setbacks, and be a reference point for owners, executives, and staff. Shine the light on the value of CPAs. 




Additional Exhibitors:

  • Absolute Document Destruction
  • AIM Technologies
  • Automatic Payroll Solutions
  • Brooke Companies
  • Flexicrew
  • Personnel Consulting Group
  • Robert Half

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org 


8:00 – 8:25 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:25 – 8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:20 am The Economy and the Markets: Update and Outlook
Stephen D. Morgan • Director of Investment Solutions Capital One Asset Management
New Orleans, LA
9:20 – 10:10 am Business Analytics
Howard E. Dupuis, CPA • Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. • Lafayette, LA
10:10 – 10:30 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:20 am Credit Policy: An Integral Part of Credit Risk Management
Rudy Schatzmann • Altus Global Trade Solutions • Kenner, LA
11:20 am – 12:10 pm Introduction to Property Tax Assessment
John E. Stockmeyer, CLAA • Real Estate Tax Group, LLC • New Orleans, LA
12:10 – 1:10 pm Lunch
1:10 – 2:30 pm Fraud Prevention Strategies for a Small Business
Ralph A. Litolff, Jr., CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA, MBA • RAL Forensics • Metairie, LA
2:30 – 2:50 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:50 – 3:50 pm Legislative Update: Special Tax Deductions & Credits You Need to Know About
Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA
3:50 – 4:50 pm Cyber Security: Financial Implications and Your Role
Jude Viator, CIA, CISA, CRISC • P&N Consulting • Baton Rouge, LA



  Early Bird
(through 3/8)       
(after 3/8) 

Members              $279 $329 
Non-Member  $379 $429 

Register online using the 'Register' button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person? Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org 


Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Cut-off: March 2
Rate: $139
Call 866.469.5448 to book your reservations or you can reserve online.

Speaker Bios

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  • H. Eddy Dupuis, CPA
    H. Eddy Dupuis, CPA, Vice President of Finance, joined Acadian Companies in 2007. He provides financial oversight to Acadian's two largest subsidiaries, Safety Management Systems and Air Med/Executive Air Charter Services. Prior to joining Acadian, Eddy spent seven years in various financial roles of increasing responsibility at Offshore Logistics, Inc. He previously spent twelve years with Arthur Andersen, LLC in the Audit Division, focusing primarily on the oil and gas, and oilfield services industries.  Eddy is a CPA and a member of the LCPA and AICPA.
  • Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM
    Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM is a Director in the Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group. Brandon joined the firm in 2009, and became a Director in 2013. As a leader in the firm’s Tax Services Group, Brandon concentrates his practice on tax planning and consulting for federal and state income taxes and state and local sales/use tax. His tax planning practice often involves analyzing various tax credits and other economic development incentives for companies doing business in Louisiana. Brandon concentrates his tax credit practice on navigating these incentive programs and ensuring that clients comply with the numerous requirements of these programs.
  • Ralph A. Litolff, Jr. CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA, MBA
    Ralph A. Litolff, Jr. CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA, MBA, is the founder of RAL Forensics. Ralph has over 21 years of experience in public accounting, including consulting engagements for a wide variety of closely-held and publicly-traded companies as well as government and nonprofit entities. He provides advisory services to business owners and attorneys in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation, financial analyses, forecasts and projections, profitability improvement studies, business planning, internal control reviews, commercial litigation and bankruptcy and restructuring.
  • Stephen D. Morgan
    Stephen D. Morgan, Director of Investment Solutions for Capital One Asset Management, has more than 19 years of investment management experience, the last five with Capital One, where he chairs the COAM Investment Product Committee and is a member of the COAM Investment Policy Committee, which sets firm asset allocation policy and oversees investment activity. In addition, he is co-portfolio manager of the firm's infrastructure MLP strategy. Stephen earned his BA degree from Carleton College and his MA in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  • John E. Stockmeyer, CLLA
    John E. Stockmeyer, CLLA, partnered in forming Real Estate Tax Group, LLC (RETG) in 1996 as a real estate consulting firm whose focus is providing the premier property tax, economic development, and real estate consulting services along the Gulf Coast. Currently RETG represents a broad portfolio of property types including office buildings, hotel properties, banking facilities, apartments, shopping centers and others geographically located from Texas to Northwest Florida assisting clients in all aspects of strategic ad valorem tax management.
  • Jude Viator, CIA, CISA, CRISC
    Jude Viator, CIA, CISA, CRISC, is a Manager with P&N Consulting, Postlethwaite & Netterville’s consulting division. Jude has extensive experience in conducting and managing internal audit and internal controls based projects, as well as Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) Security reviews for a variety of organizations, including publicly traded organizations. He has experience conducting operational and compliance audits, IT general control reviews, internal control reviews, SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits, agreed upon procedures audits, risk analysis, best practice reviews and reengineering of processes/function and quality assurance of internal audit functions.