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2016 Mid-Year Accounting and Tax Update - Atlanta

May 16, 2016
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Jillian Banda
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We apologize, online registration is now closed for this event. We welcome all walk-ins. You may register on-site and receive a name badge. Please note that due to our CPE barcode tracking system we will be unable to print barcoded badges on-site.  Any attendees who register on-site will be required to sign in manually by entering your first name, last name, and email address on the laptops outside of each of the sessions.

BDO USA, LLP invites you and your colleagues to our complimentary, CPE-qualified Accounting and Tax Update. This event will highlight timely, comprehensive updates and provide key takeaways on tax, accounting and financial topics that directly impact both public and private companies. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask meaningful questions of our subject matter leaders and join in discussions specific to your business and operational challenges.

We will conclude our program with an evening reception, featuring cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. This is an exclusive opportunity to connect with all attendees, including key C-level executives, BDO professionals, esteemed presenters and sponsors. We hope you will walk away from the event having established relationships with new contacts who will be beneficial to your personal and professional growth.
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM to 8:10 AM
Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:10 AM to 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
Panel: Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cyber Security (Sponsored by Aon)
9:50 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

Federal Tax Legislative and Policy Update

10:50 AM to 11:40 AM
A&A Update
11:40 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch Keynote - The U.S. and Global Economic Outlook (Sponsored by PNC)
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Panel: M&A
1:50 PM to 2:00 PM


2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

Breakout Session 1
Revenue Recognition: New Guidelines
International Tax and Global R&D Incentives
Partnership Tax Update
2:50 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM to 3:50 PM

Breakout Session 2
State and Local Tax Update: Plus a few extra things you should know! 
ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, Current Developments & Advanced Topics
Lease Accounting: New Rules & Updates
The Benefits of Co-Sourcing or Out-Sourcing the Internal Audit Function
3:50 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CFO's Liability: What Can Go Wrong, And How You Can Protect Yourself
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Evening Reception (Sponsored by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP)
CPE Breakdown: 
2 CPE credits in the field of Accounting
2 CPE credit in the field of Tax
1 CPE credit in the field of Economics
1 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge and Applications
2 CPE credits in the field of Tax and/or Specialized Knowledge and Applications, Accounting, Auditing or Business Management & Organization breakouts

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: 
  • Apply the new accounting and tax standards learned in this course into their respective company's financial reporting process.
  • Identify the latest exit and liquidity strategies which private equity and buyers are using to acquire companies
  • Identify recent changes relating to accounting and SEC reporting
  • Identify legislation and current issues/trends in state and federal taxation
  • Identify critical elements in a successful cyber program
  • Explain how classical economic principles can help us anticipate where the economy and financial markets are heading
  • Review five-step revenue recognition model
  • Undertand U.S. and International R&D Incentive opportunities
  • Discuss emerging trends in giving and other items in the nonprofit sector
  • Describe how prospective buyers (and sellers) are valuing enterprises and the role of leverage in transaction
  • Learn best practices for implementation of new lease accounting rules
  • Gain a more in-depth knowledge of how ASC 740 applies in certain situations
  • Identify keys to success in designing a control environment with strong internal controls
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 8 total CPE credits
Program Level: Update
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org