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  • Up to: 8.00 credits - Accounting and Auditing
  • Up to: 1.00 credits - Ethics
  • Up to: 8.00 credits - Other

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Early Bird Ethics: Michigan Specific Ethics 2019-21 Edition

Changes to CPE, licensure expiration and more. We guide you on a deep dive into Michigan’s accountancy law and administrative rules to help you steer clear of any violations. Explore case studies and ask the experts your questions about licensure and compliance with Michigan’s accountancy act.

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Nite Owl: Preparing for Havoc: Data Breaches

There’s no denying it, the cost of data breaches wreaks havoc on financial markets, consumers’ lives and affects an organization’s reputation for years after the fact. According to IBM, the average total cost of a data breach is $3.92 million. We simulate a data security incident and identify crucial decision points so that you can prepare to minimize costs and reputational harm in the current landscape as well as proactive and preventative steps.

About This Course

Accounting updates are in season as the latest in sales and use tax and assessing strategies for internal controls and security are put into focus.

  • How will AI integrate into tomorrow’s audit?
  • Survey says, sales & use tax is one of the most confusing aspects of the profession, let’s tackle it.
  • Assess where your company is going and how security strategy should adapt.

For more information view the conference flyer.

This Course Is Recommended For

Accounting professionals working in accounting firms and private companies.



  • 07:00 AM - Early Bird Ethics Registration & Refreshments
  • 07:30 AM - Early Bird Ethics Begins
  • 08:00 AM - Conference Registration & Refreshments
  • 08:30 AM - Conference Begins with Breakout Sessions
  • 09:30 AM - Breakout Sessions
  • 10:30 AM - Breakout Sessions
  • 11:30 AM - Breakout Sessions
  • 12:20 PM - Group Luncheon
  • 01:10 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 02:10 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 03:10 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 04:10 PM - Breakout Sessions
  • 05:00 PM - Conference Adjourns & Nite Owl Session Registration
  • 05:10 PM - Nite Owl Session Begins
  • 06:00 PM - Nite Owl Session Adjourns

A special thank you to the A & A Conference Planning, and Management Information & Business Show Task Forces that helped plan this event. For more information on the task forces, or to request to join, please click the appropriate link below:



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Updated for SSARS No. 24, this in-depth discussion covers disclosures and standards for report prep, accounting and reporting or current practice issues, common deficiencies in peer reviews, case studies and much more. It’s all designed for firm seniors (and above) who manage engagements in accordance with SSARSs. Jeffrey A. Hartzel, CPA – Retired Audit Partner, Morris, Kalish + Walgren, PC, Southfield

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We cover lease accounting, intangibles (Goodwill and other, internal-use software), as well as FASB projects, pronouncements and EITF issues. Duane M. Reyhl, CPA, CGMA – Audit and Accounting Partner, AHP, Midland

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Artificial intelligence is a game-changer for all sectors of business, but especially in accounting and auditing. Get the inside scoop on profession impacts and how you can embrace this technology to help you do your job better than ever.

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Take a deep dive into the latest thinking and updates in internal controls and fraud prevention, improving internal control over segment reporting. Jack Kristan, CPA, CIA, CGMA – Principal, Risk and Accounting Advisory Services, Plante Moran, PLLC, Southfield

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Identifying, assessing and responding to risk are fundamentals. Yet half of 400 audits reviewed by peer reviewers were non-conforming because of non-compliance with the risk assessment standard. We dig into the best practices in assessing and responding to risk. Wendy E. Reedy, CPA – Principal, Clayton & McKervey PC, Southfield

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We explain FASB ASC 740 and how the FASB proposes to simplify income tax accounting. We’ll also cover accounting considerations of U.S. tax reform, recent U.S. GAAP developments and offer guidance for the challenges affecting preparers, users and auditors in the wake of tax reform. Pamela J. Hansel, CPA – Managing Partner, Crowe LLP, Grand Rapids Heather E. Hoezee, CPA – Tax Senior Manager, Crowe LLP, Grand Rapids

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Non-conformity in accounting estimates is the most common audit issue detected by practice monitoring programs worldwide according to the AICPA Enhancing Audit Quality initiative. So, what elements combine to make estimates so subjective and how can auditors develop a recipe of policies, tools and guidance for internal teams that can be repeated with success? Find out. Catherine M. McNamara, CPA, CGMA – Assurance Partner, BDO, Troy

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FASB recently issued a standard that makes not-for-profits eligible for the private company alternatives on accounting for goodwill and for identifiable intangible assets in a business combination. Bridge the ‘GAAP’ and the implications for NFPs in depth. Wendy L. Thompson, CPA – Training Manager, Yeo & Yeo, Saginaw

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Significant repercussions can occur both legally and for the reputation of yourself and your firm if ethics are not given the utmost respect and precedence in conflict of interest situations. Fortunately, CPAs can “ACE” conflicts of interest by considering: Awareness, Communication, and Exit. Conflicts can be handled with cooperation and confidentiality waivers according to Circular 230, but there may be preemptive steps that could be just as effective. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct will be referenced. Raymond T. Rowe, CPA, JD – Attorney, Raymond T. Rowe PC, Troy

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Technology has given criminals a new way to commit their crimes, making cyber security a bigger concern than ever. Hear about the insurance issues surrounding data breach and types of insurance policies available to help ensure you a covered in case of an attack. David Derigiotis – Corporate Vice President, Burns & Wilcox, Farmington Hills Derek Kilmer – Brokerage Manager, Burns & Wilcox, Farmington Hills

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When it comes to stocks, bonds, rental property equity, business equity and private investments, not all tax efficiency follows the same roadmap. Explore routes of growing after-tax wealth through the power of compounding in a tax-efficient manner. Jason C. Braun, CRPC, CPWA® – Account Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Norris Wealth Management Group, Birmingham Michael D. Oleszkowicz, CFP, CPWA, CRPC – Vice President-Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor, Norris Wealth Management Group, Birmingham

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199A deduction for the first time during this past tax season. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the current landscape as well as a glimpse into the future of the qualified business income deduction as we walk through the final regulations passed by the Treasury and IRS on January 18, 2019. Adam P. Williams, CPA – Principal, Rehmann, Ann Arbor

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One of the most confusing aspects of the profession is sales and use tax according to 76 percent of accountants in a Wakefield Research survey. We utilize current case law regarding sales and use tax and apply it to scenarios between practitioners and clients including nexus, economic presence and important RABs from the Treasury. Sam Hodges, CPA, CGMA – Principal, Sam Hodges & Associates, LLC, Sterling Heights

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Discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017’s first filing season, how things went, unintended consequences that were a surprise with clients and the latest in regulations. Highlights of the IRS modernization plan to improve services for taxpayers and the tax community are also included. Chad Silver – CEO/Founder, Silver Tax Group, Southfield

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Don’t leave your organization unguarded. Assess where your company is headed and how security strategy should adapt. Walk through the development of a roadmap and detailed plan for phased implementation to achieve your required state of security with measurable results moving forward. Mark Murphy – Practice Director Security Services, All Covered, Auburn Hills

Additional Information

Overnight Accommodations:
Overnight accommodations are available at the Somerset Inn, and can be made by calling 248.643.7800. 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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Thank You to our Silver Level Sponsor:


Thank You to our Spotlight Sponsors:

Allied Insurance/Burns & Wilcox

Silver Tax Group

UBS/Norris Wealth Management


Thank You Exhibitor Level Sponsors:

Chief Financial Credit Union