2017 Financial Institutions Conference (FIC17)
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/22/2017
When: 9/22/2017
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge
United States
Presenter: Various


Online registration is available until: 9/22/2017
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Growing regulatory reform, ongoing compliance requirements, and the significant increase in cybersecurity risks can leave you feeling like you’re behind the eight ball. LCPA’s Financial Institutions Conference offers the perfect combination of topics for CPAs who work within the banking industry or those in public practice with banking clients. From a state economic update to risk management to tax reform to IT and more, you’ll regain an advantageous position and the knowledge needed to effectively call the shots.

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

7:30 – 7:55 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:00 – 9:30 am

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: The Louisiana Economy & the Energy Market

Loren Scott, PhD • Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. • Baton Rouge, LA

Will the Gulf of Mexico revive soon? What is the status of the industrial boom in South Louisiana? A huge investment potential exists for new LNG export facilities: What are the economics of them going vertical? Why would we describe the Louisiana economy as being "trifurcated"?

9:30 – 9:50 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
9:50 – 10:40 am

The Evolution of ALCO: Regulatory Appeasement or Profit Improvement?

Todd Taylor, CPA, CFA • Taylor Advisors • Louisville, KY

This session begins with a review of the history of the ALCO process, beginning in the 1970s, when Gap was the primary tool, to the present, where interest rate risk models and stress testing are the norm. From there, we will examine various balance sheet areas, including capital, liquidity, IRR, and investments, and link the ALCO process to risk management and profitability. This session includes a position assessment of several balance sheet categories, using up-to-date peer data from banks in Louisiana and using real-world examples from community banks. 

10:40 – 11:30 am

Impact of Recent Tax Changes to Community Banks

Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

Coming soon.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 pm

Banking Industry Overview

Christopher Marinac • FIG Partners LLC • Atlanta, GA

Coming soon.

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Accounting & Audit Update: The Race to Beat Effective Dates!

Candace “Candy” Wright, CPA/CFF • Chair, Private Company Council and Director Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

The pace of change is over whelming at times and you need tools and timelines to help keep up. This session will give you an overview of changes in Accounting and Auditing that you should start preparing for now. In order to have time to cover all of the changes coming down the “Accounting & Auditing road” this session will not be a deep dive into any one topic. It will give you tools and resources to use as follow-ups for more in-depth information for implementation for your institutions. So, put on your seatbelts and we’ll race down the road of Accounting and Audit to beat the effective date deadlines!

2:10 – 2:30 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:30 – 3:20 pm

Industry and Regulatory Update

T. Jefferson “Jeff” Fair, CVA • American Planning Corporation • Baton Rouge, LA

As the Federal Reserve begins another grand experiment in monetary policy, regulators are warning banks about excessive reliance on “potentially volatile funding sources”.  This session will cover reasonable responses to such concerns, possible steps to prepare for a stronger economy and steepening yield curve, preparing for CECL implementation and more.

3:20 – 4:20 pm

Hot Topics in Banking IT

Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA • Traina & Associates, A CapinCrouse Company • Baton Rouge, LA

Up to 8 CPE Credits

Early Bird Member/Non-member Registration Fees: $289/389
After 9/8, add $50. The member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members.

*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.

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
866.469.5448

Rate: $139
Group Code: Mention LCPA Financial Institutions Conference
Cut-off Date: 9/1