2017 Controllers Workshop (BC17)
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3/17/2017
When: 03/17/2017
7:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge
777 L'Auberge Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70820
United States
Presenter: Various


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Due to a system outage on Thursday, March 2, the Early Bird deadline has been extended through Monday, March 6.

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em. So how do you help your organization make essential decisions with so much up in the air right now? How will you plan for the future with so much uncertainty? This workshop will help you prepare for a variety of scenarios, so you can maximize the cards you’re dealt when the time is right. From new technical standards to better living, we’ll scan the landscape for potential hazards and opportunities to improve your odds of success. With a lineup like this, you’re certain to come out ahead.

Gold Sponsor

Cost Segregation Initiatives

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Paychex
Robert Half Whitney Bank

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

6:30 am Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast Provided
7:00 – 7:50 am
Lagniappe Session
Excel: Budgeting & Reporting Tools
Heather MacCallum • NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services • Edmonton, Alberta

From simple to complex, Excel can provide solutions that streamline the budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes while improving your ability to extract value from the information you prepare. Tasks that are routine, repetitive, or simply just data entry can be automated to reduce inefficient time and increase the speed with which you have insight into the financial foundations of the business. Time is money and information has value, two clichés that never get old. This session is targeted to provide an overview of a number of options of how Excel can speed up your financial reporting and improve your budget process.

8:00 – 8:50 am Legislative Update
Jim Harris • Harris, Deville & Associates, Inc. • Baton Rouge, LA
Jim will try to bring some clarity to a political landscape that has seen unprecedented changes and presents very little certainty at the moment. He'll review the state’s continuing financial budget shortfall and how the governor and the legislature have attempted to address it. Plus you'll get a preview of proposed legislation in the upcoming Regular Legislative Session that starts April 10 to get an idea of what may be in store for us in 2017 and beyond.
8:50 – 9:50 am Revenue Recognition: Are You Ready for the New Standard?
Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA
We have known since 2014 that accounting changes for Revenue Recognition are coming. Reality is setting in for many companies, as the implementation date of January 1, 2019, draws closer. Is your company ready for these changes? The five step process for recognizing revenue will be covered in this session, along with practical guidance for certain industries.
9:50 – 10:10 am Break
10:10 – 11:10 am Lease Accounting Changes for Lessees
Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA
The FASB has issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, which will have an impact on every entity that leases any asset, including real estate. This session will focus on the measurement impact for lessees, including differentiating between operating and finance leases. Examples will be provided on calculating the Right of Use Asset and Lease Obligation, and subsequent years' accounting treatment.
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Business Casualty Losses and Disaster Recovery
Gerard H. Schreiber, Jr., CPA • Schreiber & Schreiber, CPAs • Metairie, LA
The AICPA calls Jerry the "Master of Disaster" for all the work he has done over the years to educate practitioners on how to navigate the recovery process following disasters.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 pm Sitting Is the New Smoking! Strategies to Change the Paradigm
Wendy King, CCWS, MBA • HUB International Gulf South • Mandeville, LA

Our often sedentary lifestyles and jobs are costly for us and our employees. With the average American spending 7.7 hours of their day in a sedentary state, it's no wonder this health crisis has become national news. Join Wendy King, Director of Health & Performance with HUB International, as she details why sitting is so dangerous to our health, and the creative ways we as employers can change the course and get our employees up off their seats more often.

1:50 – 2:40 pm Peering Into Murky Waters: The Unknown Future for Retirement Plans
Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA • Argent Financial Group, Inc. • Shreveport, LA
The year holds many changes and challenges for retirement plans and plan sponsors. We’ll take a look at what several current pressing issues hold: the new fiduciary rule (April 10, 2017), tax reform legislation, and other industry changes. Many of these topics are dynamic and fast moving, so expect the discussion to be very timely.
2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:20 pm Data Breach Live
John Farley, CIPP, AIC • HUB International Limited • New York, NY

Hosted by leading global insurance brokerage, HUB International, the "Data Breach Live" event is a unique opportunity to experience how a data breach occurs, and how easily hackers can penetrate a network. This will be a dynamic simulation of a series of cyber security incidents leading up to and including a data breach.

All demonstrations are based on similar cases that have occurred in the past, using real hacking programs and malware.

The audience will also learn ways to prevent a network intrusion and to mitigate the financial and reputational harm that could occur in the aftermath of a data breach.

Early Bird
(through 3/6*)
Standard
(after 3/6)
Member $289 $339
Non-Member $389 $439

*Due to an unforeseen system outage on Thursday, March 2, the Early Bird deadline has been extended through Monday, March 6.

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.

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Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.

L’Auberge Casino Resort
777 L’Auberge Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Rate: $139
Group Code: RCPAA2
Cut-off Date: March 1, 2017
Reservations: 866.261.7777