Accounting & Auditing

conference 2019

Penn State Great Valley Conference Center 

Dec. 12
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

PICPA Member: $329  -  Nonmember: $429

Hot Topics:

  • 2019 Update on Standards for Audits, Reviews, Compilations, and Preparation Engagements
  • Artificial Intelligence in Auditing - A Small Firm Perspective - preview this session
  • Emerging A&A Trends and Hot Topics
  • Evaluating IT Controls and SOC Reports
  • FASB Update - preview this session
  • Preventing and Detecting Fraud

“It was interesting to learn about blockchain and the use of data analytics.”

Mike Bilby, CPA, CVA
Concannon Miller & Co. PC

2019 Agenda

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Check-in
7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
8:00 a.m.
Emerging A&A Trends and Hot Topics
  • Trends that impact the CPA profession and auditing in the future
  • How regulatory and licensing bodies are addressing the impact of emerging technologies on the CPA profession
  • Audit quality challenges and key audit issues
  • Global business investment and economic trends impacting the upcoming financial statement audit periods


Mike Colgan, PICPA CEO
Michael D. Colgan, CAE
CEO & Executive Director
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
Allison Henry photo
Allison M. Henry, CPA, CGMA
Vice President - Professional & Technical Standards
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

Robert C. Bezgin, CPA
Robert C. Bezgin CPA
Rankin, Kurt
Kurt J. Rankin
The PNC Financial Services Group
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
FASB Update
  • The role of the PCC in standard setting
  • New accounting standards
    • Measurement of credit losses on financial instruments
    • Accounting for film costs
    • Cloud computing
    • Revenue recognition implementation issues
  • Update on current projects including:
    • Distinguishing liabilities from equity and convertible debt, classification of debt, and effective dates
  • Preview this session


Yepes, Adriana
Adriana Yepes
Supervising Project Manager
Financial Accounting Standards Board
11:35 a.m.
12:25 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence in Auditing - A Small Firm Perspective
  • How artificial intelligence is changing the landscape of work processes and the implications for auditing and accounting practices
  • Practical tips on how to implement AI in your audit practice
  • Preview this session


Samantha Bowling, CPA, CGMA
Samantha A. Bowling, CPA, CGMA
Garbelman Winslow CPAs
1:15 p.m.
2019 Update on Standards for Audits, Reviews, Compilations, and Preparation Engagements
  • Recently issued standards including the new auditor reporting standard
  • Current projects for the Auditing Standards Board and the Accounting and Review Services Committee’s current projects, including proposed standards currently in exposure for public comment
  • Interpretive publications and staff guidance


Mike  Glynn, CPA, CGMA
Michael P. Glynn, CPA, CGMA
Senior Manager - Audit & Attest Standards Team, Public Accounting
2:05 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
2:20 p.m.
Evaluating IT Controls and SOC Reports
  • IT controls such as scaling for small and midsize companies, and consideration of AICPA requirements for private company audits
  • Evaluating SOC reports
    • Examples of findings and what they mean
    • How to address and evaluate the impact of a modified SOC report
    • Considering the impact of carved out subservice organizations
    • Mapping of CUECs


R. Charles Waring
R. Charles Waring, CPA, CISA
Director – Assurance and Technology Control Services
EisnerAmper LLP
3:10 p.m.
Preventing and Detecting Fraud
  • Fraud prevention and detection steps through case studies
  • How and why fraud was or was not detected
  • How CFOs can enhance their ability to detect fraud in their organization


Frank Brulenski
Francis Brulenski, CPA, CFF, CVA
Marcum LLP
4:00 p.m.
See you next year!

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“This conference gives me a greater understanding of current trends and new developments in the accounting profession.”

Jane R. Vyverberg, CPA


CPE Credits: 8-A&A

Level: Update
Prerequisites: None

CLE Credits: This conference has been submitted for 6.5-Substantive CLE credits. Attorneys requesting CLE credits must include an additional $50.


PICPA Member: $329
Nonmember: $429

ClassPass: 8 hours
CLE Credits Fee: $50

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Penn State Great Valley
Conference Center Building
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
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(610) 648-3200

Staying Over?
Desmond Malvern, DoubleTree by Hilton
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(610) 296-9800

Discounted rate: $179
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