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    2018 Spring Accounting Expo
    2018 Spring Accounting Expo
    Houston CPA Society CONFERENCE
    Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 06:50 AM — Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 05:45 PM
     
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Join us at the largest event in Texas designed for CPAs in business and industry and those who work with industry companies. With over 1,000 attendees and 30+ exhibitors, this event will provide you with 18 hours of CPE to bring you up to date on the latest tools, resources and information impacting your profession.

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    MAY
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    6:50 AM to 5:45 PM
    Registration Closes
    MAY 18, 2018 @ 3:30 PM
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    NRG Center
    1 NRG Park
    Houston, TX  USA
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    member and non-cpa registration
    Member and Non-CPA Registration BOTH DAYS
    Member and Non-CPA Registration BOTH DAYS
    $ 425.00  
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  06:50:AM — Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  05:45:PM CDT

    For TSCPA members and those ineligible for membership but would like to attend

     
    Member and Non-CPA Registration MONDAY ONLY
    Member and Non-CPA Registration MONDAY ONLY
    $ 350.00  
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  05:45:PM CDT

    For TSCPA members and those ineligible for membership but would like to attend

     
    Member and Non-CPA Registration TUESDAY ONLY
    Member and Non-CPA Registration TUESDAY ONLY
    $ 350.00  
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  05:45:PM CDT

    For TSCPA members and those ineligible for membership but would like to attend

     
     
    non-member registration
    Non-Member CPA Registration BOTH DAYS
    Non-Member CPA Registration BOTH DAYS
    $ 525.00  
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  06:50:AM — Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  05:45:PM CDT
     
    Non-Member CPA Registration MONDAY ONLY
    Non-Member CPA Registration MONDAY ONLY
    $ 450.00  
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  05:45:PM CDT
     
    Non-Member CPA Registration TUESDAY ONLY
    Non-Member CPA Registration TUESDAY ONLY
    $ 450.00  
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  05:45:PM CDT
     
     
    monday early bird 6:50 - 7:40
    Qualified Retirement Plan Solutions to Benefit Key Employees
    Qualified Retirement Plan Solutions to Benefit Key Employees
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  07:40:AM CDT

    Brief insight into how plan sponsors can offer a more effective retirement plan that can help attract and retain all levels of employees and allow key employees to better maximize their contributions.

     
     
    monday general session 8:00 - 8:55
    Ten Predictions for the Markets in 2018 - From Nearly Perfect to Less Perfe …
    Ten Predictions for the Markets in 2018 - From Nearly Perfect to Less Perfe …
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  08:00:AM  —  08:55:AM CDT

    Bob Doll, strategist with Nuveen, shares his predictions for the economy, inflation, interest rates ,the markets and mid-term elections.

     
     
    monday sessions 9:10 - 10:00
    What is Coming Out of "The Swamp" for Healthcare?
    What is Coming Out of "The Swamp" for Healthcare?
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:10:AM CDT

    New President. New healthcare? What is coming out of Congress that will impact us? As an employer what do you have to do to work through the healthcare system? Is self-funding better? What about wellness? What should your own broker be providing? Learn the answer to these questions as Richard Nevins provides and update on recent healthcare changes.

     
    Who Made Who? The Employee v. Contractor Tax Designation
    Who Made Who? The Employee v. Contractor Tax Designation
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:10:AM CDT

    Worker classification continues to be a priority issue for the IRS even in the current environment of limited resources. Anson Asbury will discuss the significance of the employee v. contractor distinction for employers and the several factors that shape that determination. He will discuss Section 530 relief and the voluntary disclosure program for those who may need to reclassify workers.

     
    Financial Storytelling: The Key in Growing Your Organization to the Next Le …
    Financial Storytelling: The Key in Growing Your Organization to the Next Le …
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:10:AM CDT

    Bring financial information to life and use it to communicate a story to an audience, with a focus on simplicity and ease of interpretation. This is accomplished thorough a mix of financial data, visualization, storytelling theory, best practices and practical application.

     
    Workplace of the Future: Unlock Productivity and Creativity in an Era of Co …
    Workplace of the Future: Unlock Productivity and Creativity in an Era of Co …
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:10:AM CDT

    This session will highlight the latest workforce, workspace and workflow trends that impact today's companies, including new collaboration tools like Slack and the rise of co-working and telecommuting. See how these trends impact the workplace of the future, and learn how to unlock more productivity and creativity in an era of increased workplace complexity.

     
     
    monday sessions 10:20 - 12:00pm
    Individual Tax Update
    Individual Tax Update
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  10:20:AM  —  12:00:PM CDT

    Attendees will learn about developments in individual federal income taxation, including recent federal income tax legislation, important court cases, treasury income tax regulation and IRS revenue rulings and procedures.

     
    Technical Accounting Update - Revenue Recognition Under ASC 606
    Technical Accounting Update - Revenue Recognition Under ASC 606
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  10:20:AM  —  12:00:PM CDT

    In this technical accounting update session, we will explore the requirements of ASC topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers and how this new standard may impact the way that a company recognizes revenue from its sales of products and/or services to its customers. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the five-step model contemplated in ASC 606, some potential implementation issues facing companies upon adoption and the updated disclosure requirements of the new revenue standard.

     
    Energy Forecast and the Global Energy Challenge
    Energy Forecast and the Global Energy Challenge
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  10:20:AM  —  12:00:PM CDT
     
    Supply Chain and Vendor Management
    Supply Chain and Vendor Management
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  10:20:AM  —  12:00:PM CDT
     
     
    monday sessions 1:00 - 2:40
    Small Business Tax Update
    Small Business Tax Update
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  02:40:PM CDT

    Discussion will focus on developments in individual federal income taxation including recent federal income tax legislation, important court cases, Treasury income tax regulation and IRS revenue ruling and procedures.

     
    Lease Accounting: A Key Transition
    Lease Accounting: A Key Transition
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  02:40:PM CDT

    An updated on the key considerations when adopting the new lease accounting standards. The session will provide a quick overview of the key changes and discuss practical impacts resulting from adoption.

     
    Retirement Readiness and the Bottom Line
    Retirement Readiness and the Bottom Line
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  02:40:PM CDT
     
    Tips for Successful Outsourcing
    Tips for Successful Outsourcing
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  02:40:PM CDT

    Hear Stephen King, CEO of GrowthForce, and a panel of outsourcing experts, speak about the pros and cons of using outsourcing to supplement your core staff in accounting, HR, and IT. Discover the resources you'll need to have a successful outsourcing relationship. For example, it's important for your client to understand that outsourcing does not mean abdicating responsibility. This is a new staffing model, one that typically saves 30 to 40 percent over hiring someone in-house. But to have a successful outsourcing relationship, you need to know how to establish the right association.

     
     
    monday sessions 3:00 - 4:35
    Employment Law 2018: #MeToo and Other Notable Developments
    Employment Law 2018: #MeToo and Other Notable Developments
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  03:00:PM  —  04:35:PM CDT

    Human beings say and do the darndest things, often at work. Sometimes those things result in litigation and good stories. This presentation will cover significant cases and other legal developments in the last 12 months.

     
    Hot Topics in Business Combinations
    Hot Topics in Business Combinations
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  03:00:PM  —  04:35:PM CDT

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU 2017-1) that clarifies the definition of a business under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations, and affects all companies and other reporting organization that must determine whether they have acquired or sold a business. The definition of business affects many areas of accounting including acquisitions, disposals, goodwill and consolidation. During this session, we will discuss ASU 2017-1 and its application to different types of business combinations, as well as talk about the practical application of various accounting literature to business combinations, both planed and contemplated.

     
    Hot Topics in the Not For Profit World
    Hot Topics in the Not For Profit World
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  03:00:PM  —  04:35:PM CDT

    Join this session for an update on the many exciting items that are impacting the not for profit world! NFPs are dealing with cybersecurity concerns, increased scrutiny from the IRS along with 4 new accounting standards to implement. This session will focus on the implementation of ASU 2016-14.

     
    Medicare 101: Understanding the ABCD's and Your Options
    Medicare 101: Understanding the ABCD's and Your Options
     
    Monday May 21, 2018 @  03:00:PM  —  04:35:PM CDT
     
     
    tuesday early bird 6:50 - 7:40
    Are You Ready to Lead in the Age of Automation and Robotics?
    Are You Ready to Lead in the Age of Automation and Robotics?
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  06:50:AM  —  07:40:AM CDT

    The age of the Jetsons is here. Disruptive automation is changing the market and the workplace. Is your organization considering how its lines of business may be at risk by external players entering the market with disruptive platforms? Just ask the taxi companies (Uber), hotels (Airbnb) and bookstores (Amazon) if they were ready for the disruption. How will your organizational model need to change and how can you be ready to be an effective leader?

     
     
    tuesday general session 8:00 - 8:55
    Cybersecurity Panel
    Cybersecurity Panel
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  08:00:AM  —  08:55:AM CDT
     
     
    tuesday sessions 9:10 - 10:00
    Making Sense of Today's Economy and Investing
    Making Sense of Today's Economy and Investing
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:55:AM CDT

    What's the outlook for stocks and bonds? What will be the impact of the Trump administration's policy changes? How important are concerns about deficits, inflation, interest rates and the global economy? What are the strategies to use in today's markets? Kate Warne will address these questions, talk about building investment portfolios and provide some recommendations.

     
    Hurricane Harvey: Recovery and Lessons Learned
    Hurricane Harvey: Recovery and Lessons Learned
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:00:AM CDT

    The Greater Houston Community Foundation was entrusted with leading efforts to provide immediate, medium and longer-term relief of the Greater Houston area due to Hurricane Harvey. This presentation will include information on charitable structures the GHCF has administered for disaster philanthropy in partnership with community leaders, corporations and charitable individuals. There will be particular focus on powerful partnerships with the many sectors of our community which have provided on-going efforts to assist those in need.

     
    Fair Value Measurements - Key Principles and Current Developments in Fair V …
    Fair Value Measurements - Key Principles and Current Developments in Fair V …
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:00:AM CDT

    Learn generally accepted valuation approaches, financial reporting requirements, areas of focus by specialists and auditors in the audit of fair value measurements and current developments in fair value.

     
    Cybersecurity: Legal Implications
    Cybersecurity: Legal Implications
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  09:10:AM  —  10:00:AM CDT

    Learn about the legal implications and proactive steps to take to protect your organization and minimized its cyber-liability.

     
     
    tuesday sessions 10:05 - 10:55
    Stop Bashing and Start Leading the Millennials
    Stop Bashing and Start Leading the Millennials
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  10:05:AM  —  10:55:AM CDT

    Stop wasting time and whining about the bane of the millennial generation. Start learning how to find, engage and most importantly motivate and successfully lead millennials in the work force. If you've heard enough about the self-indulgent and entitled "me" generation, then come and learn how to maximize your leadership skills in working with and through this ever growing population of not only employees, but also your new clients and purchasers of your services. Bottom line: You're never going to change them, so learn how to lead them for your business to thrive.

     
    Recruiting Best Practices
    Recruiting Best Practices
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  10:05:AM  —  10:55:AM CDT
     
    Get the Most Out of Your ERP
    Get the Most Out of Your ERP
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  10:05:AM  —  10:55:AM CDT

    ERP success is achievable. How are leading organizations getting the most out of their ERP systems? Peter Purcell and Bill Aimone with Trenegy will provide simple and cost effective tips for realizing the most value out of their ERP systems without breaking the bank. Whether your organization needs to get more out of their current ERP or is looking to replace the ERP, this session is a must.

     
     
    tuesday sessions 11:15 - 12:05
    Gettin' It Together With Purpose, Values and Goals
    Gettin' It Together With Purpose, Values and Goals
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  11:15:AM  —  12:05:PM CDT

    Learn how the concept of purpose can radically improve your career and improve your enjoyment of work. Examine the values necessary to achieve your purpose as well as the necessary steps to set meaningful goals to achieve your purpose.

     
    FCPA and Anti-Corruption Update
    FCPA and Anti-Corruption Update
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  11:15:AM  —  12:05:PM CDT

    Global corporate is not going away and neither is enforcement of the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws worldwide. Learn about current developments in this field and what you, your company and clients need to know today about mitigating corruption risk.

     
    Creating an Incredible Company Culture
    Creating an Incredible Company Culture
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  11:15:AM  —  12:05:PM CDT

    Wesley Middleton tells his story of success with creating an incredible, sustainable culture and why it works. Culture is hard to define from a leadership perspective, but Wesley will offer practical suggestions and advice on implementing a culture that works from unlimited PTO to branding, leadership pathing, transparency and other things that millennials REALLY want. The session will empower and motivate attendees to return to their companies to tackle change and create a cool culture.

     
    20+ Keys to Prevent (or Recover from) a Cyber Security Breach
    20+ Keys to Prevent (or Recover from) a Cyber Security Breach
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  11:15:AM  —  12:05:PM CDT

    This session will cover the latest techniques (phishing, domain spoofing, malicious websites, etc) affecting businesses. We will explore the most important IT security controls to have in place today, including a checklist for identifying the most pressing areas of risk for organizations even with limited IT budgets. Walk away with two cyber assessments and 20+ practical steps to take upon arrival back in the office.

     
     
    tuesday sessions 1:00 - 1:50
    Topic TBD (Tuesday)
    Topic TBD (Tuesday)
     
     
    A CPA's Responsibility for Fraud
    A CPA's Responsibility for Fraud
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  01:50:PM CDT

    Whether you work in industry or public accounting, this session will provide an overview of the responsibilities a CPA has when fraud has been suspected or discovered within the company or firm.

     
    Excel 2016
    Excel 2016
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  01:50:PM CDT

    The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that can compete at the highest level. This session is designed to help you work more efficiently in Excel.

     
    Ethics for CPAs: It's a Matter of Choice
    Ethics for CPAs: It's a Matter of Choice
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  04:45:PM CDT

    This course provides a look into ethical philosophies for both our personal and professional lives and discusses the values upon which our choices are based. Ethical behavior is more than mere knowledge of right and wrong, but making the right choices for our profession and organization. The public looks to us as a standard of of ethics and integrity and the TSBPA holds us accountable for protecting the CPA brand.

     
     
    tuesday sessions 2:10 - 3:50
    Retirement Income 2018 and Beyond
    Retirement Income 2018 and Beyond
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  02:10:PM  —  03:50:PM CDT

    There are 4 pieces that make up the retirement income puzzle - social security, investments, work and home equity. The purpose of this session is to discuss the social security and home equity components. Social security is the biggest financial decision most Americans will ever make thus we'll discus recent changes and claiming strategies. Most Americans have more equity in their homes than they do in their retirement accounts thus we'll discuss using one's home equity in the retirement income planning process.

     
    Factors that Drive Value: What Every Business Owner Should Know
    Factors that Drive Value: What Every Business Owner Should Know
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  02:10:PM  —  03:50:PM CDT

    Business owners tend not to understand what their companies are worth nor how value can be created by understanding what the market views as relevant. This session will make clear the process and metrics to drive increased value.

     
    Quickbooks Online
    Quickbooks Online
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  02:10:PM  —  03:50:PM CDT

    Bring your own laptop! Learn all the basic accounting aspects of Quickbooks Online and review a few smart back office apps that integrate with the product. This session is perfect for anyone, regardless of experience, covering the software from beginning to end so you know how to successfully use the program.

     
     
    tuesday sessions 3:55 - 4:45
    International Tax Update for Small Businesses: Tax Reform Impact on Passthr …
    International Tax Update for Small Businesses: Tax Reform Impact on Passthr …
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  03:55:PM  —  04:45:PM CDT

    The presentation will focus on the impact of international tax reform on small business, including the section 965 transition tax, foreign export incentives and changes to the anti-deferral regime.

     
    Don't Panic! What to Do if You Suspect Fraud in Your Organization
    Don't Panic! What to Do if You Suspect Fraud in Your Organization
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  03:55:PM  —  04:45:PM CDT

    Is your company a victim of fraud? Probably. According to the Kroll Global Fraud 2017-2018 report, 84% of US companies suffered at least one type of fraud in the last year. Small and medium sized businesses are particularly at risk. This session will cover what initial first steps you should take if you suspect fraud in your organization.

     
    Microsoft Power BI
    Microsoft Power BI
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  03:55:PM  —  04:45:PM CDT

    Extract, transform and load your data with Get and Transform, create measures in Pivot Tables with Power Pivot and present and visualize your data with Power BI, Power View and 3D maps. Although you may feel like a Power Nap after this session, it will be worth it!

     
     
    tuesday sips and cpe
    What is SaaS and Why Does It Matter?
    What is SaaS and Why Does It Matter?
     
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 @  04:55:PM  —  05:45:PM CDT

    Understand what Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is and the key attributes that define it, the pros and cons of the SaaS model as well as how to identify software that claims to be SaaS, but is not.

     
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