CPAmerica International Offers Member Sharing Opportunities

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CPAmerica International is kicking off the summer with three member sharing opportunities. The Accounting and Auditing Conference, Technology Roundtable and Marketing Roundtable will all take place between June 12 and June 15.

CPAmerica International

CPAmerica International

“The great thing about this roundtable is the ability to network with your peers who are facing the exact same issues and challenges you are.”

CPAmerica International is kicking off the summer with three member sharing opportunities. The Accounting and Auditing Conference, Technology Roundtable and Marketing Roundtable will all take place between June 12 and June 15. What sets these opportunities apart from other events in the profession is the ability for association members to freely share best practices without concern about sharing with competitors.

The A&A Conference, a mix of both soft- and hard-side skills training, will include a preconference day at Yellow Book training with Lea Strickland of F.O.C.U.S., Resources, Inc. On Wednesday, popular speaker Sam Allred of Upstream Academy will discuss the softer side of audit practices, followed by sessions on risk management by CPA Mutual Insurance Company of America and CNA Insurance Companies. Kyle Anderson of A&A Update & Review, Inc., will explain what’s new with independence issues. On Thursday, Wayne Kerr of AuditWatch will address auditing issues and updates, followed by members sharing best practices.

Howard Sibelman of Crowe Horwath International will lead the discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Friday morning. To end the day, Gary Zeune, of The Pros and Cons LLC, will address fraud issues and CPAmerica technology consultant, Dr. Bob Spencer of NMGI, will provide an A&A technology update. As a special event on Thursday night, the A&A and Technology attendees will meet for dinner and drinks at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the original site of the Grand Old Opry. The conference will run from June 12 through June 15 in Nashville, Tenn.

Also in Nashville, the Technology Roundtable will be a hands-on, high-tech training.

“The great thing about this roundtable is the ability to network with your peers who are facing the exact same issues and challenges you are,” says Harrison Schofill, CPAmerica IT director. “We’re planning a program that should address those issues and generate some great conversation.”

The agenda will include a presentation and demo on firewall configuration, followed by a Q&A session on certification, Windows Server 8 and Microsoft products versus VMware. The roundtable will run from June 13 through June 15.

The Marketing Roundtable on June 14 will follow the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit in Las Vegas. This roundtable will include discussion takeaways from the Summit, internal communications and the proposal process, pipeline and pipeline management, redesigning and maintaining a firm’s website and an anything-goes member sharing session.

These events are exclusively available to CPAmerica members. For more information on how to become a member, please call Ellen Donovan at 352-481-4001 or email edonovan(at)cpamerica(dot)org.

About CPAmerica International:
CPAmerica is a national association of 80 large independent CPA firms that provides practice management support, continuing education, marketing, online services and other programs for the improvement of its member firms. As a member of Crowe Horwath International (http://www.crowehorwath.net), the association has more than 650 offices worldwide, and combined firm revenues of the alliance approach $3 billion. You can also find CPAmerica on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cpamerica) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/cpamericaintl).

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