Construction Industry

conference 2019

Penn State Great Valley

Oct. 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PICPA Member: $329  -  Nonmember: $429

CPE Credits: 2-A&A, 1-Tax, 5-Other

Provide updates on accounting practices as well as management techniques that maximize profit and minimize financial risks in the construction industry.

Who should attend:
CPAs serving the construction industry; individuals responsible for the financial operations of construction companies; construction company credit analysts; and construction company owners and contractors.

Anirban Basu

Back by Popular Demand

Anirban Basu
Chair & CEO | Sage Policy Group Inc. 

Presenting: To All the Economists I've Loved Before

  • Analysis of global and regional economic performance
  • Important aspects of economic life, including financial, labor, and real estate markets
  • Local trends in the construction market

2019 Agenda

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Check-In
7:45 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
8:00 a.m.
2-OtherTo All the Economists I've Loved Before
  • Analysis of global and regional economic performance
  • Important aspects of economic life, including financial, labor, and real estate markets
  • Local trends in the construction market


Anirban Basu
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sage Policy Group Inc.
9:40 a.m.
Take a Breather
9:55 a.m.
2-A&ALessons Learned: Revenue Recognition Implementation and Advance Preparation for the Lease Standard

This session is a practical application of the newest standards from a contractor's perspective. It will cover the most significant principles from a real-world perspective and cut through the hype and confusion in language understandable to the construction accountant.

Topic 606:

  • Provisions that will and won't affect the average contractor
  • Practical ways to apply the standard
  • Impact on public companies' balance sheets and income statements and implications for nonpublic contractors
  • Examples of public company disclosures and interpretations of the standard

Topic 842:

  • Discussions with creditors involving the new lease accounting standard


John Bieber, CPA, CCIFP
Chief Financial Officer
National Glass & Metal Co. Inc.
Stagliano, Tony
Tony Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP
National Director of A/E/C Services
11:35 a.m.
12:25 p.m.
1-TaxThe Aftermath of Tax Reform: What Have We Learned?
  • Real-life examples of 199A: rental activities, multiple activities, and losses
  • Business interest, small-business exception, and related disclosures
  • Fringe benefits and related deductions
  • New rules for partnership audit regime


Gunther, Emily 2015
Emily Gunther, CPA, CCIP
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
1:15 p.m.
1-OtherLeveraging Technology
  • How technology is disrupting one of the world's oldest industries
  • Using technology to save money and increase profits
  • Inside scoop on the latest tech tools
  • Tech solutions for payroll and expense tracking
  • Importance of proper implementation
  • Practical examples and best practices


Joseph Awe
Joseph Awe
2:05 p.m.
Snacks and Chats
2:20 p.m.
1-OtherWhat's Ahead for Bonding
  • Construction bonding company criteria
  • Premium guidelines
  • Changes in the industry
  • How bonding companies view construction companies and their financials
  • Tips to improve your bonding program  


Matthew J. Rosenberg 
President & CEO
Rosenberg & Parker
Paul Rambo
Senior Vice President, Underwriting
HCC Surety
Michael Bond 
Michael Bond
Head of Surety - North America
Euler Hermes
3:10 p.m.
1-OtherFinding, Keeping, and Compensating Top Construction Talent

U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report

As construction contractors prepare to emerge from the industry recession and as baby boomers continue to retire at increasing rates, there is a significant need to invest in people. What is the best way for your company to go about finding and retaining the best talent? How do you measure the effectiveness of training in terms of outcomes and benefits? Discover the answers to these questions and hear anecdotes from construction contractors' talent development teams during this interactive presentation.

  • Training and development strategies to maximize performance and develop a culture of success
  • Trends, training methods, challenges, and concerns that affected the construction industry in 2018


Sehr, Ryan
Ryan Sehr
FMI Corporation
4:00 p.m.
See You Next Year!

“The information is very relevant and is presented in an organized, yet concise fashion. I have attended this conference for several years and it never disappoints.”

Paula Panzitta, CPA
Panzitta Enterprises Inc.

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CPE Credits: 2-A&A, 1-Tax, 5-Other

Level: Update
Prerequisites: None

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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