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2023 Controllers Conference (Webcast)

March 24, 2023 8:00am - 4:20pm

(Check-In 7:30am)

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $319.00

Non-Member Price $419.00



For a business to succeed in our rapidly changing economy, it needs a diverse set of tools. Leaders need to set a bold, strategic vision for the future that empowers their workforce and maximizes their skills. This conference is focused on helping you build a bridge between your solid foundation and innovative ideas that will get you to the next level.


7:30 am Webcast access opens.

8:00 - 9:10 am
Cybersecurity: It’s Not an IT Thing, It’s an Organizational Thing
Paul Perry, CPA, FHFMA, CISM, CITP, CDPSE • Warren Averett • Birmingham, AL

9:10 - 10:00 am
2023 Louisiana Legislative Outlook
Robert S. Angelico, CPA, JD • Liskow • New Orleans, LA  

10:00 - 10:20 am Break

10:20 - 11:20 am
Hot Topics in Employment Law
E. Fredrick Preis, Jr., JD • Breazealle, Sachse & Wilson, LLP • New Orleans, LA

11:20 am - 12:10 pm
Economic Update
Stephen Morgan • Director of Investment Solutions – Hancock Whitney Asset Management • New Orleans, LA

12:10 - 1:10 pm Lunch break

1:10 - 2:40 pm
Employee Retention Credit Claims: Fact, Fiction, or Fraud?
Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company, CPAs • Alexandria, LA

2:40 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 4:20 pm
SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022
Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

LCPA is proud to offer conferences featuring relevant, timely content presented by leading practitioners in their fields. Members enjoy discounts on CPE programs, along with other benefits. Learn more about LCPA membership HERE

Questions? Call the LCPA Member Service Team at 504.464.1040, Mon-Fri, 8a-5p.


This event also qualifies for 6.67 CLE credits.


Leader Bios

Robert Angelico

Bob Angelico is a nationally-known tax lawyer at Liskow & Lewis with years of experience helping top-tier companies with sophisticated state and local tax issues throughout Louisiana. As the head of the firm’s tax practice group, Bob works to minimize the taxes of his clients, which include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, non-profits, construction businesses and other entities of all types and sizes. 

Clients frequently rely on Bob to represent them in state and local tax audits and administrative appeals as alternatives to the court system. Bob works extensively with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Louisiana Tax Commission, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and local taxing authorities around the state. In addition, he represents clients involved in state tax litigation, and parish and local tax litigation, at both the trial and appellate court levels. 

Bob’s training and credentials set him apart. He is a Board Certified Tax Specialist – as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization – and a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Bob is immediate past president and managing partner of Liskow & Lewis.

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Brandon Lagarde

Brandon is a Director in the Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group, where he concentrates his practice on tax planning and consulting for federal and state income taxes and state and local sales and use tax.

Brandon works with clients of all sizes in a variety of industries and assists those businesses with navigating the tax complexities of today's highly regulated environment. Brandon has extensive experience assisting clients with tax issues associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka "Federal Tax Reform"), the Affordable Care Act, Louisiana income and sales taxation, tax planning for closely-held business, trusts and estates, multi-state planning and compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Kurt Oestriecher

Kurt is partner in charge of accounting and auditing services with Oestriecher & Company, CPAs, in Alexandria, and is also involved in litigation support and small business consulting engagements.

Kurt is a 3-time recipient of LCPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and has been named an Outstanding Discussion Leader for the AICPA 10 times. Kurt has served on the Accounting and Review Services Committee, AICPA Council, and has authored several courses for the AICPA and LCPA.

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Paul Perry

Paul Perry has been with the Firm since 2004 and is a Member and the practice leader of the Security, Risk and Controls Group. Paul and his team focus on cybersecurity, information technology related projects, risk assessments, internal controls, internal audit and control-related projects, including System and Organization Control engagements.

Paul is also the leader of the Firm’s Data Analysis Group, a team of individuals within the Firm who provide data analysis solutions to both internal and external clients. For more than 11 years, he specialized in auditing and assurance services. Paul has extensive experience serving clients in the nonprofit, governmental, financial, insurance and healthcare facilities/hospital industries during this time. Paul has earned the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification. This credential is awarded to CPAs who possess both information technology and business expertise.

Paul is a thought leader, published columnist and regular speaker on topics such as cybersecurity, data analysis, internal controls and information technology. During the year, Paul performs 20+ external presentations on a wide variety of technology and control related topics to groups including corporate clients, ASCPA, HFMA, IIA and ISACA.

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E Preis

E. Fred Preis, JD
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson
New Orleans, LA

Fred is a senior partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson Law Firm where he practices in the labor and employment law section which represents management nationwide.

Prior to serving as an officer in the United States Army, Fred earned both his undergraduate degree in business and his law degree from Louisiana State University. He has been representing management in labor and employment law matters for more than 30 years. Fred is past Chairman of both the Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Association Labor Law Sections.

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Non-Member Price $419.00

Member Price $319.00