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school Credits

  • Up to: 2.50 credits - Accounting and Auditing
  • Up to: 5.50 credits - Other

About This Course

Regulators on both the banking and credit union sides, share insights on national and state trends.

  • Regulators link the internal audit process to organizational risk, evaluate yours.
  • How can today's ALM & liquidity practices affect the risk management of tomorrow?

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  • 07:00 AM – Early Bird Ethics Registration & Refreshments
  • 07:30 AM – Early Bird Ethics Begins
  • 08:00 AM – Program Registration & Refreshments
  • 08:30 AM – Program Begins with Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 08:35 AM – Regulators Insider Discussion
  • 09:50 AM – Morning Break
  • 10:00 AM – A&A with a Financial Institutions Twist
  • 11:15 AM – Future Risk Management: ALM & Liquidity
  • 12:05 PM – Group Luncheon
  • 12:55 PM – The Long Road: Economics & Outlooks
  • 01:45 PM – The Internal Audit Checklist
  • 02:35 PM – Afternoon Break
  • 02:45 PM – Industry Trends Idea Exchange
  • 03:35 PM – Tax Reform Year Two and Its Effects
  • 04:25 PM – Program Adjourns


Regulators Insider Discussion
Michigan financial institutions can ready for a round-robin of insights, updates and dialogue from regulators on both the banking and credit union sides. Panelists share what is coming down the pipeline nationally, trending in the state and impacting reporting.
Leanne O’BrienAssistant Director Office of Credit Unions, Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services, Lansing
Derek RodriguezRegional Supervisor, Office of Banking, Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services, Lansing
Robert O. Warren, CPA Regional Accountant, FDIC Chicago Regional Office, Chicago
Stephen WheatleyTeam Leader, Michigan Community Bank, Federal Reserve Bank – Detroit Branch, Supervision & Regulation Department, Detroit
Moderator: Elizabeth N. Ziesmer, CPAPartner, Rehmann, Grand Rapids

A&A with a Financial Institutions Twist (1.5 A&A credit)
From the varying adoption and implementation rates of new standards, to challenges for financial reporting teams, institutions have been facing numerous shifts in accounting & auditing. Take stock of the standards, the trends of implementation, roadblocks and more including revenue recognition, leases as well as ASU 2016-01 Accounting for Financial Instruments.
David F. Lawrence, CPAPartner, Crowe LLP, Grand Rapids

Future Risk Management: ALM & Liquidity
Bank risk management will look drastically different in 2025, and the transition from managing today’s asset-liability / liquidity practices to the strategic approach of tomorrow can add to the bottom line, differentiate and more. Keeping the future in mind, what are the bank’s responsibilities in preparing ALM and liquidity data, and what measures are prudent to implement in today’s unique interest rate risk environment?
James CravenVice President, McQueen Financial Advisors, Clawson

The Long Road: Economics & Outlooks
Shifting policies, the likelihood of a downturn in the next several years, all combine to affect the strategic plans and risk profiles of financial institutions. Prepare for a new wave of transformative M&A activity and discover what other updates are in store for the industry.
Paul Traub, UM-D BBA, MBABusiness Economist, Federal Reserve Bank, Detroit

The Internal Audit Checklist (1.0 A&A credit)
With limited resources, the prioritization and scope of internal audits is a challenge for internal auditors and audit committee members of financial institutions. Look at best practices on risk assessment and governance to assert an appropriate level of oversight, expectation and input as we guide you from how the internal audit plan is developed, monitored and followed through, focusing on internal audit risk assessment linkage.
Joseph A. Zito, CPA, MBAShareholder, Doeren Mayhew, Troy

Industry Trends Idea Exchange
Banks and credit unions are putting up record numbers for 2019 but what trending factors are giving organizations the edge amongst members and customers? What business processes are creating value and making the difference internally? We shift through today’s key trends both on the inside and outside of a company before looking at the marketplace, valuations and M&A activity.
Robin D. Hoag, CPA, CGMA, CMCShareholder, Doeren Mayhew, Troy
Joseph A. Zito, CPA, MBA Shareholder, Doeren Mayhew, Troy

Tax Reform Year Two and Its Effects
We’re almost through the second year of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how are those within financial institutions (or with clients in that market) faring? Unpack the expected and unanticipated implementation impacts from a federal and state perspective.
Lisa Newland, CPA, CFEPrincipal, Rehmann, Jackson
Adam P. Williams, CPAPrincipal, Rehmann, Ann Arbor

A special thank you to the Financial Institutions Task Force that helped plan this event. For more information on the task force, or to request to join, please click here.

Additional Information

Overnight Accommodations:
Overnight accommodations are available at the Candlewood Suites in Lansing, and can be made by calling 517.351.8181. When registering, please identify yourself as a MICPA registrant to receive the special rate. Please make your reservation early. The facility may release the room rate 3-4 weeks before the program. Rates cannot be guaranteed after this time.

Electronic materials are available approximately 48 hours prior to the event, and can be downloaded on the My Registration page.

Program Attire:
For your comfort, casual attire is welcome. We recommend using the “layered method” to give you flexibility to adjust to the room temperature.

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This Course Is Recommended For

Accounting professionals working in or with financial institutions