PICPA Accounting and Auditing Conference
 

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING

Conference

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Learn how emerging technology trends, the current business landscape, and changes to standards are impacting accounting and auditing today. This conference provides updates on AICPA auditing standards and accounting and review services, identifies emerging trends in technologies and internal controls from practitioners, offers insight into what's coming from FASB, and more. It is tailored to practitioners who perform audit, attest, and assurance services and corporate accountants responsible for accounting and financial reporting.

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A Look Back at the 2022 Agenda

Featured Session

Bowling, Samantha

Samantha Bowling, CPA
Partner | Garbelman Winslow CPAs

Leveraging AI in the Accounting and Attest Practice

Highlights include:

  • How to successfully implement AI in accounting and attest engagements 
  • Best practices for software selection, implementation, and workpaper documentation 
  • Real-life examples of how AI has impacted audits and reviews, as well as opportunities for other services

Dec. 8, 2022


7:50 a.m.
Conference Opens

8:00 a.m.

FASB Update 1.5-A&A

  • Get an update on recently issued and soon to be effective accounting standards updates
  • Receive updates on current projects underway at the FASB
  • Learn more about implementation activities (including leases and credit losses), recent changes to the FASB's technical and research agendas in response to the 2021 agenda consultation, and select other ongoing projects
Wyszkowski, Tiffany

Tiffany Wyszkowski
Project Manger
FASB


9:15 a.m.
Morning Break

9:30 a.m.

AICPA Auditing Standards Board Update 1.5-A&A

  • Recently issued standards on audit evidence and auditing accounting estimates
  • Recently issued standards on quality management
  • Current exposure drafts and projects in the pipeline
Goldman, Ahava

Ahava Goldman, CPA
Associate Director – Audit and Attest Standards
AICPA


10:45 a.m.

Accounting and Auditing for Blockchain and Digital Assets 1-A&A

  • Overview of blockchain
  • Practical examples of how blockchain is being used
  • Introduction to digital assets and nonfungible tokens (NFTs)
  • Accounting for digital assets
  • Auditing issues related to blockchain
Cohen, Eric

Eric E. Cohen
Audit Data Standards, Blockchain, Continuous Audit, XBRL
Cohen Computer Consulting


11:35 a.m.
Lunch Break

12:25 p.m.

Emerging A&A Trends and Hot Topics 2-A&A

  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and auditing
  • Economic challenges and updates
  • Current practice environment
  • Future of audit and audit quality
Waring, Charles

R. Charles Waring
Partner, Audit and Assurance, EisnerAmper LLP
Partner, Eisner Advisory Group LLC

Rankin, Kurt

Kurt Rankin
Vice President and Senior Economist
The PNC Financial Services Group

Henry, Allison

Allison M. Henry, CPA, CGMA
Vice President, Professional and Technical Standards
PICPA


2:05 p.m.
Afternoon Break

2:20 p.m.

Fraud Risk and Mitigation 1-A&A

  • Learn common types of financial reporting fraud schemes
  • Learn what companies of different sizes can do to deter and detect fraud
  • Discuss key takeaways and lessons learned from different financial reporting roles and issues specific to select industries
  • Learn about contributing factors to fraud and risk assessment methods
Wang, Lucy

MODERATOR
Lucy Wang, CFE
Director, Anti-Fraud Initiatives
Center for Audit Quality

Yesho, LaDawn

LaDawn D. Yesho, CPA
Chief Risk Officer
S&T Bank

Hussain, Sofia

Sofia Hussain, CPA  
Senior Manager - Fraud Risk Center
Deloitte & Touche LLP  

Pollard, Bill

William Pollard, CPA  
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP 


3:10 p.m.

Leveraging AI in the Accounting and Attest Practice 1-A&A

  • How to successfully implement AI in accounting and attest engagements 
  • Best practices for software selection, implementation, and workpaper documentation 
  • Real-life examples of how AI has impacted audits and reviews, as well as opportunities for other services
Bowling, Samantha

Samantha Bowling, CPA
Partner
Garbelman Winslow CPAs


4:00 p.m.
See You Tomorrow!

Dec. 9, 2022

7:50 a.m.
Second Day of Conference Opens

8:00 a.m.

Top Quality Control Challenges – Current and Future 1-A&A

  • Standards changes from quality control to quality management, plus international standards  
  • Changes to peer review standards
  • Risk assessment and other common peer review findings
  • New report issues and employee benefit plan and AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center findings
  • SAS 145: What you can do to prepare 
Singer, Grace

Grace Singer, CPA
Partner
Berdon LLP

Victor, George

George Victor, CPA
Shareholder
Giambalvo, Stalzer & Co.


8:50 a.m.

ASC 842, Leases  2-A&A

  • Considerations when moving from ASC 840 to ASC 842
  • Practical expedient options
  • Incremental borrowing rate considerations and calculations
  • Related-party leases
  • Addressing rent abatement
  • Implementation challenges, including identifying software solutions and processes around journal entries and payment timing
cpamember

Cory Eisenhofer, CPA
Senior Manager
Herbein + Co.

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Keith Peterka, CPA
Partner
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Henry, Allison

Allison M. Henry, CPA, CGMA
Vice President, Professional and Technical Standards
PICPA


10:30 a.m.
Morning Break

10:45 a.m.

Applying Data Analytics on an Attest Engagement 1-A&A

  • Review of fundamental auditing standards surrounding analytical procedures 
  • Linking results of analytical procedures to audit risks and assertions  
  • Determining a supportable amount of credit for performing analytical procedures 
  • Audit documentation tips 
  • Advanced data analytics tools and techniques 
Lynford, Graham

Lynford Graham, CPA, PhD
Consultant and Educator


11:35 a.m.
Lunch Break

12:25 p.m.

AICPA Enhancing Audit Quality Update 1-A&A

  • Current focus of the Enhancing Audit Quality initiative
  • Challenges firms are experiencing  
  • Navigating these challenges 
  • Resources for auditing in a remote environment
Mayes, Carl

Carl Mayes
Senior Director – Audit and Accounting Quality
AICPA


1:15 p.m.

IT General Computer Controls and Cybersecurity – Audit Consideration 1-A&A

  • Evaluate the general computer controls and cybersecurity-related requirements included in SAS 145, Understanding the Entity and Its Environment and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement
Torpey White

Torpey White, CPA, CITP, CISA, CGMA
Partner
Wipfli


2:05 p.m.
Afternoon Break

2:20 p.m.

New Technologies Impacting Financial Reporting and Auditing 1-A&A

  • How machine learning and AI influence budgets
  • How machine learning and AI influence cash flow forecasts and audit risks  
  • Automation tools in an audit 
  • Segregation of duties capabilities and solutions that can uncover environmental risks
Bruce E. Lane

Bruce Lane
Technology Specialist
U.S. Retail & Consumer Goods


3:10 p.m.

Private Company A&A Challenges – Panel Discussion 1-A&A

  • Use of U.S. GAAP versus alternative financial reporting frameworks
  • Accounting for employee retention credits
Walck, Rebecca

Rebecca Walck, CPA
Partner
Simon Lever

Nicole K. Cradic, CPA

Nicole Cradic, CPA
Partner
Trout CPA


4:00 p.m.
See You Next Year!

“The materials and information presented are timely and totally relevant. Being aware of these various topics when performing audits and consulting with clients is extremely useful.”

Richard Huber, CPA | Huber & Associates

Credits

CPE Credits: 16-A&A

Level: Update
Prerequisite: None

CLE Credits and Fees: This conference has been submitted for 13 Substantive CLE credits. Attorneys requesting CLE credits must include an additional $100.

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