Webcast: Meet Your Next Migraine: 5 Critical Issues That Will Confront A&A Public Acc (XSCIA417)
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Standards overload. Confidential data under siege. Uncertain market outlook. Regulatory confusion. Yes, it can all be enough to make you want to take two aspirin and a nap, but understanding the forces affecting your A&A public practice is critical to success in today’s complex and rapidly changing market. In this session we will tackle pressing issues at a ‘need to know’ level and then discuss the practical implications. You will come away armed with the ‘big picture.’ Preparedness is half the

5/19/2017
When: 05/19/2017
8:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Where: Webcast
Surgent
CIA4-2017-01-WEBNR-139-01
United States
Presenter: Jen Louis, CPA


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AcronymXSCIA417
CPE4 hours
VendorSurgent
Category
Accounting & Auditing
LevelIntermediate
PrerequisiteSufficient experience in A&A practice to have gained a baseline understanding of key terminology and core issues
Adv PrepNone
Yellow Book?No
Designed forPracticing CPAs with a need to stay on top of the issues and trends that will affect their practice this year 
Registration
Member$139
CPA Non-Member$189

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Course Description

Standards overload. Confidential data under siege. Uncertain market outlook. Regulatory confusion. Yes, it can all be enough to make you want to take two aspirin and a nap, but understanding the forces affecting your A&A public practice is critical to success in today’s complex and rapidly changing market. In this session we will tackle pressing issues at a ‘need to know’ level and then discuss the practical implications. You will come away armed with the ‘big picture.’ Preparedness is half the battle, so do not miss this critical briefing.

Objectives

  • Be able to identify the major standards and regulation-related changes that will confront A&A public accountants in their practice this year
  • Understand current and emerging challenges and risks as identified in the leading industry surveys

Topics

  • Accounting standards update: High-level rundown of major standards changes effective this year with a focus on practical implications
  • Cybersecurity and ID theft update: What all CPAs should know about the current threats and scams to keep their personal, firm, and client data secure
  • Roundup of other current and emerging challenges and threats as identified in the leading industry surveys, with implications and discussion of responsive strategies (such as Millennials in the workforce, useful performance metrics for CPA firms, value-based pricing, and avoiding professional liability risk on attest and nonattest engagements)