FMN - March Session

When:  Mar 14, 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.

Here are the March 2020 topics:

Applying Auditing Standards in a Scalable Manner
Field of Study: Auditing
In today’s environment there are several influences that have a significant impact on the way auditors operate. Entities are setup in much more complex structures, technology rapidly advances in a way that’s affecting the way transactions are recorded and how information is kept, and there is an increase in the gap between auditors and stakeholders as to what’s required to be done and what’s expected to be done. Our crew was present at the 14th Annual Audit Conference organized by NASBA, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, on Ensuring Integrity, and recorded a panel discussion addressing ways to apply auditing standards in a scalable manner.

Business Analytics and Compliance Initiatives
Field of Study: Accounting
Data is all around us, and more often than not, there is too much data surrounding our everyday lives. The question often becomes, what to do with all this information? How can it be used or discarded? How can it minimize the risk of cyberattacks? Is there an underlying benefit in all this data by turning it into revenue producing actions? Risk analysis is often considered more of an art than a science. Russell Safirstein, Partner in Charge at Anchin Digital Risk Solutions discusses business analytics and compliance initiatives.

Latest Developments in Integrated Reporting
Field of Study: Accounting
Integrated reporting is a concept that has been created to better articulate the broader range of measures that contribute to long-term value as value today is increasingly shaped by factors other than financial ones. Charles Tilley, Interim CEO and Robert Laux, North American Lead, both of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) explain the latest developments in this reporting tool. They also provide examples of how companies are moving towards greater use of integrated reporting, describe the SEC’s increased focus on the topic and lay out a vision for its future.

Business Interest Expense Deduction Limitation and More
Field of Study: Taxes
Prior to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), section 163(j) of the Internal Revenue code applied only to certain interest paid or accrued by corporations. However, the TCJA significantly changed the section 163(j) limitation. Late in 2018, official guidance was received on the application of business interest limitation under IRC Section 163(j) and recently, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) seems to have completed their regulatory review and additional guidance is on the way. Edward Zollars, CPA, a partner with Thomas, Zollars & Lynch, Ltd and a discussion leader for Kaplan Financial Education provides an overview, starting with IRC section 163(j) business interest expense deduction limitations.

Cost: $40 (check made out to "IMA" or cash); pay at event
Food: Full breakfast and lunch included in the cost
Dress Code: Casual



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