FMN - June Session : Virtual Meeting

When:  Jun 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PT)
You are invited to attend a continuing education (CPE) event for accounting and finance professionals. The program allows you to earn four hours of CPE credit, keep up-to-date on accounting and finance issues and network with other professionals.

Note: This will be a Virtual Meeting.

Here are the June 2020 topics:

Impact of Pandemics in U.S. and Global Economies – Part I
Field of Study: Economics
December 31, 2019, at midnight, we celebrated the start of a New Year! All over the world, fireworks went off to welcome a new beginning. Most of us made our resolutions, looking forward to a better year ahead, leaving the past behind, optimistic about new jobs, new opportunities, new chapters. The U.S. economy was in the longest economic expansion stage in its history, the job market was growing consistently, the impact of the expansionary fiscal policy was waning, monetary policy was historically accommodative and consumer sentiment remained high and then…COVID-19 happened, and our lives changed overnight. Dr. Robert McNab, professor of economics at Old Dominion University, Strome College of Business, discusses the impact of pandemics in U.S. and global economies.

Ethics and the Human Concern – Part I
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is an independent global standard-setting board. On January 1, 2015, Dr. Stavros Thomadakis was appointed independent Chairman of the IESBA. His primary goal was to “lead the IESBA to produce high-quality ethics standards for the global accountancy profession in the form of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (the Code).” On July 25, 2019, Dr. Thomadakis was reappointed as IESBA Chairman for a one-year renewable term that commenced January 1, 2020. Dr. Stavros Thomadakis discusses the major accomplishments of the board in restructuring and revising the Code, including International Independence Standards.

Chairman of the FASB: A Career in Review
Field of Study: Accounting
Running successful businesses in today’s fast-paced global environment has become increasingly costly and complex, and accounting standards are not immune to this. Financial statement preparers, as well as users, have expressed concerns that current generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) can be unnecessarily complex. In an effort to address these concerns, in May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) launched what is known as the Simplification Initiative. Russell Golden, Chairman of the FASB, discusses more about this initiative and some of the highlights of FASB accomplishments during his career at FASB.

Pay Equity: The Tale of Two Genders – Part II
Field of Study: Accounting
On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the first piece of legislation of his Administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (“Act”). The Act states the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) longstanding position that each paycheck that contains discriminatory compensation is a separate violation regardless of when the discrimination began. Given pay equity legislation is progressing rapidly, more and more companies are performing pay equity studies. Wells Miller, Counsel, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart and Josh Schaeffer, Director, Valuation Practice Leader at EquityMethods, give us their insights.

Cost: $40 (Payment thru PayPal:

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Virtual Classroom Information Document for Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Kaplan FMN Continuing Education

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Tricia Scalzo