2018 Winter Cluster (WINCL18)
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The Winter CPE Cluster is as much about the destination as it is about the information. The lineup includes essential topics presented by our best-of-the-best instructors so you’re getting great information delivered in an easy-to-digest, entertaining style. And when you’re not in session, the Golden Nugget offers a 24-karat resort experience, including live entertainment, fine dining, golf and spa services, and, of course, a full-service casino. It’s a grand opportunity to get up to date on big

11/15/2018 to 11/16/2018
When: November 15-16, 2018
8:00 AM until 11:40 AM
Where: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
2550 Golden Nugget Blvd
Lake Charles, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various


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The Winter CPE Cluster is as much about the destination as it is about the information. The lineup includes essential topics presented by our best-of-the-best instructors so you’re getting great information delivered in an easy-to-digest, entertaining style. And when you’re not in session, the Golden Nugget offers a 24-karat resort experience, including live entertainment, fine dining, golf and spa services, and, of course, a full-service casino. It’s a grand opportunity to get up to date on big issues and have some fun at the same time.

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

Sponsored by:

lumpkin agency
Thursday, November 15
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 11:40 am

Accounting and Auditing Update

Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA

11:40 am – 12:40 pm Lunch
12:40 – 2:20 pm

The Fraud Triangle and Common Rationalizations for Occupational Fraud

David Yellott, CPA, CGMA • East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

In this session we will look at the fraud triangle, how incentives and pressures lead good people down bad roads, and how everyone has a rationalization for why they do what they do. We will also examine the psychology of fraud by looking at classic rationalizations for fraud and how organizations can protect themselves from potential fraudsters.

2:20 – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 – 4:20 pm

What the Hack! Protecting Your Business From Cyber Attacks

Stephen Tullos • Compliance & Cybersecurity Team Leader
Perryn Olson, CPSM • IT Business Consultant • My IT, LLC • Metairie, LA

Today’s SMBs cannot afford to ignore cybersecurity and think they are immune to a hacker’s wrath just because they are too small for a hacker to notice. Trying to fly under the radar is not a way to protect your company or yourself. Although not technically trained in IT or cybersecurity, often the responsibility and oversight of cybersecurity falls on accounting’s shoulders. This enlightening presentation will debunk common myths about cybersecurity; discuss ways SMBs can prevent a cyber-attack; reveal the #1 cyber-risk in your company; and review the ROI of cybersecurity.

Friday, November 16
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 11:40 am

2018 Business and Individual Tax Update

Alfred E. (Ted) Stacey IV, CPA • Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • New Orleans, LA

We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the 2017 tax act. Ted Stacey will discuss what we have learned since then about the various provisions of the act, including through IRS proposed regulations and notices and, maybe, just plain rumor. Ted will cover in detail the proposed regulations for section 199A, bonus depreciation, meals and entertainment and other issues. Finally, Ted will discuss other tax developments in 2018.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
2550 Golden Nugget Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
844.777.4653
To secure this rate, mention the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants’ Winter Cluster.

Wed & Thur: $119 ea
Friday Night: $179
Rates are subject to availability, so make your reservations early!

Registration Fees

Up to 12 CPE credits

Member/Non-member Early Bird (through 11/2): $399/499
*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate. Add $50 after 11/2.

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.

*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.