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2017 Pittsburgh Year-end Seminar

December 05, 2017
9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

DoubleTree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh - City Center
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Jennifer McGee
(412) 315-2509
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BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for our annual, CPE-qualified Year-end Seminar in Pittsburgh. This complimentary event will highlight timely, comprehensive updates and provide key takeaways on accounting, tax, and financial topics that directly impact both public and privately-held companies.

Specific topics to be covered include:
  • Economic Update
  • U.S. Tax Reform Update
  • Cybersecurity and Data Management
  • Trends and “Hot Topics” in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Data Analytics
  • International Tax
  • Assurance Technical Update

We will conclude our program with a social reception. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to connect with all attendees, BDO professionals and presenters. 
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Registration
 

10:00 to 10:10 AM – Opening Remarks
 

10:10 to 11:00 AM – U.S. Economy Grows Moderately in 2018-19: Sets Record for Expansion Longevity
Presenter: Stuart Hoffman, SVP & Senior Economic Advisory, PNC
 


11:00 AM to 11:50 AM - Guardians of the Data Galaxy: Cyber Risk Management as Part of your Information Governance Program

Presenters: Andrew Belsick, IT Manager, Risk Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP & Jim Koziol, Director, Technology and Business Transformation Services, BDO USA, LLP
 



11:50 AM to 12:30 PM – Lunch/Break
 



12:30 PM to 1:20 PM – Current Events and Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions
Presenters: Jerry Dentinger, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP & Ross Vozar, Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP
 



1:20 PM to 1:35 PM – Break
 



1:35 to 2:25 PM – Breakout Sessions A & B (please choose one):

  • Breakout A: Data Analytics:  Opportunities and Risks From Inside And Outside
Presenters:  Kirstie Tiernan, Managing Director, Technology and Business Transformation – Data Analytics, BDO USA, LLP & Barbara Torzewski, Senior Manager, Tax Transformation Services, BDO USA, LLP
  • Breakout B: Doing Business Abroad
Presenter: Joe Calianno, Partner and International Technical Tax Practice Leader, BDO USA, LLP
 

2:25 PM to 2:40 PM – Break
 

2:40 PM to 3:30 PM – Assurance Year-End Technical Update
Presenter: Jim Weber, Audit Director, BDO USA, LLP
 

3:30 PM to 4:20 PM – Trump, Legislation and Taxes: What Will Be The Impact On Your Business?
Presenters: Celeste Suchko, Tax Partner, BDO USA, LLP & Jim Cunningham, Tax Partner, BDO USA, LLP
 

4:20 PM to 4:30 PM – Closing Remarks
 

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Social and Networking Reception
CPE Credit Breakdown:
1.0 in Economics
1.0 in Taxes
1.0 in Information Technology
1.0 Accounting
1.0 Audit
1.0 in either Information Technology or Taxes
 
Event Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a basic understanding of President Trump's tax proposals
  • Discuss how it will affect participants and their businesses
  • Discuss the US legislative process
  • Gain a basic understanding of trends in sell-side quality of earnings
  • Identify trends in representation & warranty insurance
  • Learn the uses of data analytics in due dilligence
  • Gain understanding of ways to manage cyber-attacks
  • Recognize the impact of recent international tax developments
  • Understand regulatory requirements associated with cybersecurity across multiple government bodies and industries
Delivery: g
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 6.0 CPE credits total
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
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Stuart Hoffman, SVP & Senior Economic Advisory, PNC

Celeste Suchko, Tax Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Jim Cunningham, Tax Partner, BDO USA, LLP

Jerry Dentinger, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP

Ross Vozar, Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP

Jim Weber, Audit Director, BDO USA, LLP

Andrew Belsick, IT Manager, Risk Advisory Services, BDO USA, LLP

Jim Koziol, Director, Technology and Business Transformation Services, BDO USA, LLP

Kirstie Tiernan, Managing Director, Technology and Business Transformation – Data Analytics, BDO USA, LLP

Barbara Torzewski, Senior Manager, Tax Transformation Services, BDO USA, LLP

Joe Calianno, Partner and International Technical Tax Practice Leader, BDO USA, LLP