2018 Financial Institutions Conference (FIC18)
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This conference gives you a strong foundation of key issues to help you effectively stack up against the competition. You’ll get an update on new regulations and standards, tools for fending off hackers, and an in-depth look at what’s happening in Washington and to the economy.

When: 09/24/2018
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various

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Growing regulatory reform, demands for increased transparency, ongoing compliance requirements, and the constant threat of cyber-attacks make the banking industry feel like it’s on shaky ground. For an industry where stability and trust are essential, the pressure to maintain balance can be significant. This conference gives you a strong foundation of key issues to help you effectively stack up against the competition. You’ll get an update on new regulations and standards, tools for fending off hackers, and an in-depth look at what’s happening in Washington and to the economy.

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Click on the links in the Virtual Expo tab above to get a preview of their offerings and make sure to stop by and introduce yourself at the conference to learn more. Plus, many will be giving away fabulous prizes, so bring your business cards so you can enter to win!

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

Monday, September 24

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: What Is Happening in the Louisiana Economy

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

The Louisiana economy is bifurcated with the oil patch pulling down the industrial boom sectors. What is the outlook for each of the state's 9 MSAs? After a 28-month recession will Louisiana regain its growth momentum?

9:30 – 9:50 am Break
9:50 – 10:40 am

Accounting and Auditing Update

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

A review of recent pronouncements of the FASB and Auditing Standards Board with emphasis on the impact of these statements on financial statement preparers and auditors alike.

10:40 – 11:30 am

Washington Update

Joe Gendron, JD • Louisiana Bankers Association • Baton Rouge, LA
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:20 pm

ALM: Aligning Regulatory Expectations with Market Forces

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

Regulatory expectations for community banks’ liquidity management and funding mix are changing, often with little consistency or clarity. Market forces are also evolving, creating pressures on deposit rates and shifting deposit mixes away from low cost, core funds. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to avoid regulatory pitfalls and manage the liquidity and interest rate risks associated with these issues.

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Maximizing Your Resources: Effective Use of Internal Audit

Lynne Burkhart, CPA, CFE, CRMA, CFSA, CIA, CGMA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Metairie, LA
Laura Soileau, CGMA, CRMA, CFE, CPA, CISA, CIA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

The presentation will discuss examples of how Internal Audit can assist the Board as well as management in their oversight of controls, process and compliance. Participants will leave with ideas on areas that can add value.

2:10 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:20 pm

CECL Update

Eve Rogers, CPA • Crowe Horwath LLP • Baton Rouge, LA
Amanda Strebeck, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

This session will include highlights from what we are hearing in the industry, recently issued guidance, and what we’re seeing in the field. We will also walk through a couple of example methodologies for less complex community banks.

3:20 – 4:20 pm

Hot Topics in IT

Holly Boullion, CISM • Principal – Traina & Associates, A CapinCrouse Company • Baton Rouge, LA

Technology is central to the success of most products and services offered in the banking industry today, not to mention its role in daily operations. The internal and outsourced technology banks utilize can impact performance, efficiency, regulatory compliance and security. Bankers must be aware of the current issues they face in this fast-paced industry. This session will cover technology trends, such as fintech, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and emerging technologies, as well as security issues facing banks in today's cyber world.

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Group Rate: $139
Group Code: Mention LCPA Financial Institutions
Conference to get this rate
Cut-off date: September 1

Gold Sponsor

Financial Institution Service Corporation

Financial Institution Service Corporation

FISC offers data processing and information services that are designed specifically for the strategic environment of the community bank. Our objective is to help the member banks increase efficiencies, productivity, and customer satisfaction, while increasing management's ability to respond to ever-changing conditions. FISC manages data and item processing and provides the member banks with the key information that allows them to concentrate on managing their institution's financial performance. Talk to us, talk to our customers!

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our services with you and encourage you to contact our users. Ask them for their opinion about our systems, our service, and our support.

Pat Spencer, CPA • 318.387.0691 • pat.spencer@fiscdp.com

Registration Information

CPE: Up to 8 hours

Early Bird Rates (through 9/10)
Member/Non-member: $289/389
After 9/10, add $50 to your fee. Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

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.