2017 Louisiana Accounting & Auditing Conference - 2ND DAY ONLY (LAAC217)
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8/18/2017
When: 8/18/2017
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans
United States
Presenter: Various


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With a slew of new regulations to consider, make sure you and your team are ready to make the leap. This conference features some of the best speakers in their fields so you’ll get the most up-to-date information from in-the-know sources — people like Russ Madray, Mike Inzina, Anne Oestriecher, PCC Chair Candy Wright, ASB Liaison Ahava Goldman, and BCBS’ Mike Bertaut. Topics include technical standards, cybersecurity, healthcare, nonprofits, negotiating, and more. You’ll get a jump on a wide variety of issues that will impact you and the organizations you work with.

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

Friday, August 18

7:30 – 8:00 am Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am

Healthcare Reform in the Trump Era: The Fate of the Affordable Care Act

Michael Bertaut, MBA, CHC, PAHM • Healthcare Economist/Exchange Coordinator – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana • Baton Rouge, LA

Between 2010 and 2016 the Obama Administration issued more than 90,000 pages of regulations using the new authority granted to HHS, IRS, DOL by the Affordable Care Act. The Trump Administration and the Republican House, Senate, have taken square aim at these regulations and the law itself and we will discuss the recent and ongoing changes driven by these new actors in the process.

9:00 – 9:50 am

Auditing Standards Update

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

A review of recent activity of the Auditing Standards Board, including SAS 130-132, as well as the AICPA Audit Risk Alerts, with a focus on impact in small to medium-sized firms.

9:50 – 10:10 am Break
10:10 – 11:00 am

SSARS Update: Lessons Learned

Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA

SSARS 21 has been in place for over a year and a half, and many issues that were unresolved have now been addressed by an omnibus SSARS and an update to the Preparation, Compilation, and Review Guide. This session will focus on the updates, as well as the clarified section AR-C 120 for engagements related to prospective information.

11:00 – 11:50 am

Why CPAs Get Sued and Lose

Ric Rosario, CPA • President – CAMICO • San Mateo, CA

Malpractice risks facing CPAs include many well-known issues and themes, but others are new and evolving. Hear a fresh take on risk and practice management views that offer practical guidance and raise awareness to help CPA firms avoid common, recent, and often-overlooked dangers. Participants will learn how embracing these best practices can lower their likelihood of being sued — and winning if they do get sued. The presentation focuses on several “war stories” from actual claims and calls to CAMICO’s Loss Prevention Hotline.
Participants will:

  • Discover why actual CPA liability risks may not be what they think — debunking myths
  • Hear juries’ views regarding CPAs’ “duties and responsibilities”
  • Learn to apply their new understanding of CPA professional liability risks to common engagements

11:50 am – 12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 – 1:50 pm
Concurrent Sessions

A. Disclosing Revenue From Contracts With Customers: Unpacking the Required Disclosures for ASU 2014-09

J. Drew Chapman, CPA • Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • Metairie, LA

This session will look beyond the conceptual understanding of changes to revenue recognition and examine the effect of those changes on notes to financial statements. We’ll discuss the disclosures related to ASU 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. We will examine disclosures required on an ongoing basis as well as those disclosures required during the period of implementation.

B. Benefits and Pitfalls of Not-for Profit Board and Committee Membership

Clay Plaisance, CPA • Retired Partner – Ernst & Young LLP • New Orleans, LA

Clay will discuss the very rewarding opportunities that flow from serving on the board or committee of a not-for-profit organization. He will also cover the risks and traps that CPAs frequently encounter when they accept these roles. The discussion will distinguish how such service differs from serving a commercial client board of directors or audit committee. Board and committee membership can be extremely rewarding, and these insights will position you for success.

1:50 – 2:10 pm Break
2:10 – 3:20 pm

Professional Ethics Executive Committee Update

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

Mike will present a review of recent activity of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee that applies both to members in public practice and members in business, including new interpretations and pending exposure drafts.

3:20 – 4:20 pm

Tips for Convincing Yourself (and Others!) That You Are a Great Negotiator

Kelsey Funes, JD • Partner – Phelps Dunbar • Baton Rouge, LA

Being a good negotiator takes skill, preparation, and CONFIDENCE. Although it takes a lot of practice to become an expert negotiator, there are tips we can all use to negotiate more like a natural than a novice. Whether you are new to negotiation or a negotiation veteran, this presentation will include tips to help you tap into your inner superhero for more successful negotiations

Up to 16 CPE credits

Member*/Non-Member Early Bird Fees (through 8/2)

Both: $429 / $629
Day One/Two:$289/$389

Add $50 after 8/2

*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

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.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Reservations: 800.826.8987

Rate: $129
Group Code: ULWULWA
Cut-off Date: July 15

Gold Sponsor

Alexander & Sanders
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Alexander & Sanders

Alexander & Sanders has specialized in professional liability insurance and risk management services for over 45 years. CAMICO is the largest CPA-directed provider of professional liability (PL) for CPA firms in the US. Together, CAMICO and Alexander & Sanders have played a big part in stabilizing the PL marketplace in Louisiana, while pioneering value-added risk and practice management services. If you are a Professional practicing in Louisiana and are not currently a client of Alexander & Sanders, let us show you how we can help you with your insurance and risk management needs.

Richard Moeller & Wyatt Sanders • 225.295.2995 • richard@alexsand.com

Silver Sponsors

ADP
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ADP

Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP's cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce. Because every practice is different, ADP offers flexible options for accounting professionals and their clients, including valuable tax resources and compliance tools. You'll also get access to our award-winning cloud solution Accountant ConnectSM to help you stay connected to your ADP client data. Learn more about how you can partner with ADP by visiting us at adp.com/accountant.

Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP's cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce. Because every practice is different, ADP offers flexible options for accounting professionals and their clients, including valuable tax resources and compliance tools. You'll also get access to our award-winning cloud solution Accountant ConnectSM to help you stay connected to your ADP client data. Learn more about how you can partner with ADP by visiting us at adp.com/accountant.

Jessica Higgins • 225.287.8373 • Jessica.Higgins@ADP.com

Cost Segregation Services
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Cost Segregation Services

CSSI is the premier company providing IRS defined engineering-based cost segregation studies for commercial property owners. CSSI has completed over 10,000 studies nationally, with properties ranging from $150,000 to $750 million in cost. We are also experts on the application of the tangible property regulations.

Pam Richardson • 225.278.3635 • pamelafreeman@aol.com

Gilsbar
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Gilsbar

GilsbarPRO is one of the nation's largest administrators of professional liability insurance,providing comprehensive policy coverage to over 30,000 professionals.

Colin Shea • 985.898.1582 • cshea@gilsbar.com

Bronze Sponsor

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Robert Half

With more than 400 specialized locations worldwide, Robert Half is dedicated to connecting you with professionals with skills well-matched to your hiring needs.

Shana Silcio • 504.529.9747 • shana.silcio@roberthalf.com