PICPA Town Hall Replays - Free for PICPA Members

PICPA Virtual Town Hall Replays

With the continuous changes and updates of this past year, you need timely information from industry experts and leaders of government agencies. The PICPA began virtual town halls to help members like you address timely topics, including PPP loans, diversity and inclusion, and much more. This monthly series is free for PICPA members.

November Town Hall: Professional Issues Update

This fast-paced update provides an overview of major accounting trends. PICPA CEO Jen Cryder and PICPA President Aaron Risden share insights gained from the national landscape, Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, Pennsylvania legislature, and NASBA and discuss what the PICPA is doing on your behalf regarding the workforce pipeline and forces shaping the profession.



September Town Hall: Professional Issues Update

This fast-paced update provides an overview of the major trends disrupting the accounting profession. Understand where we are, where we’re going, and how you can stay ahead of the curve. PICPA CEO Jen Cryder and PICPA President Aaron Risden share insights gained from the national landscape, Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, Pennsylvania legislature, and NASBA and discuss what the PICPA is doing on your behalf regarding the workforce pipeline.



August Town Hall: Blockchain, Digital Assets, and the Profession: Preactive, Proactive, Reactive, or Inactive? Webcast

The FASB has recently placed accounting for cryptocurrencies on its technical agenda. Crypto investors are plagued by exchange and lending platform failures, and values that are down from their highs. So-called stablecoins are not very stable, and efforts for more reporting are in place. Many central banks around the world are in various stages of rolling out their Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). During this town hall, learn about the phenomenon known as blockchain (or distributed ledger technologies) and best practices for its use, discuss accounting for cryptoassets such as Bitcoin and NFTs, and gather approaches to auditing blockchain and cryptocurrencies.



July Town Hall with Gene Marks: Preparing for the 2023 Recession Webcast

With inflation and interest rates on the rise, it's no wonder many economists think that a recession is imminent. In this town hall with Gene Marks, find out what you need to know to be prepared for the next recession. Learn how to navigate your business during these uncertain times while keeping employees happy, how legislators' actions could impact your financial decisions, and how you can still be profitable.



June Town Hall: Economic Conditions Update Webcast

June's town hall offers an overview of major trends affecting the economy and the accounting profession. Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, provided insight into the economic forecast for the foreseeable future, discussed causes of inflation, and outlined the Federal Reserve response to these changing conditions.

Highlights:
  • Economic forecast for the coming years
  • Inflation: What is causing it, and what Harker forecasts
  • The Fed’s response to changing conditions

May Town Hall: Professional Issues Update Webinar

This fast-paced update provides an overview of major trends disrupting the accounting profession. Understand where we are, where we're going, and how you can stay ahead of the curve. PICPA CEO & Executive Director Jen Cryder, PICPA President Franki Aitken and incoming President Aaron Risden will share their insights gained from the national landscape, Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, Pennsylvania legislature, and NASBA and discuss what PICPA is doing on your behalf.


April Town Hall: An ESG Primer for Finance and Accounting Leaders Webinar

Discuss the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Understand how ESG impacts finance and accounting professionals.

Highlights

  • What is ESG and why is it important?
  • Current state of regulatory landscape
  • Standards and available frameworks
  • Relevance for accounting and finance professionals
  • Reporting considerations to your stakeholders



March Town Hall: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Digital Transformation

Digital transformation, in its simplest terms, is the use of technology and business process optimization to improve the stakeholder experience. Digital transformation evaluates the purpose, efficiency, and effectiveness of processes, reimagines how processes should work, and identifies and leverages technology to execute upon the new processes. This session clarifies the buzzword by defining digital transformation, explaining how it is best strategically executed, and demonstrating how it positively impacts the ability to achieve strategic objectives, operate efficiently, and improve employee satisfaction.


Bonus March Town Hall: Navigating IRS Service Issues and Update on K-2 and K-3 Filings Webcast

Navigate new challenges this tax filing season with this timely two part update. In part one, PICPA member and tax expert Ed Jenkins, CPA, CGMA, will address and provide practical solutions to the IRS processing delays, service delays, unanswered phones, and the automated penalty notice system. Get a recap on what is happening within the IRS and discuss practical best practice solutions.

Part two will address the updated instructions to Schedules K-2 and K-3 for IRS Forms 1065, 8865, and 1120S. Andrew Bernard, CPA, managing director with Andersen LLC and member of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board, and Nigel Matu, CPA, director with Andersen LLC and AICPA International Technical Recourse Panel (TRP) member, will discuss the purpose of Schedules K-2 and K-3, the structure of the lengthy forms, the recent limited relief announced by the IRS, and practical recommendations for due diligence in preparing those schedules for Forms 1065, 8865, and 1120S.


February Town Hall: Develop Staff for the New Accounting Function Webcast

During the February Town Hall, Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, discusses the intricacies and complexities of staffing challenges, onboarding new staff in a virtual world, and professional development plans to support retention. Gain insight into common problems and solutions related to staffing, specifically for controllers, CFOs, and all corporate CPAs.


January 2022 Town Hall: ASC 740 Preparing for Year-End Provision Webcast

Accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) remains at the top of the risk profile for material misstatements and errors in financial reporting. The complexity of the provision calculation is further heightened by the requirements of financial statement presentation and disclosure. Gain insight into common requirements and considerations in financial statement requirements.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the PICPA: Fall 2021 Update Zoom

C. Daniel Hassell, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and Amy Gill, deputy secretary for tax policy, discussed recent tax law policies, bulletins, and notices.


AICPA’s ASB Proposed Quality Management Standards

The AICPA released the Proposed Quality Management Standards exposure document earlier this year. Learn how the PICPA responded to these proposed standards and how the standards will affect firms with an accounting and auditing practice.



Firm of the Future

Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA, of Future Firm, and Lori Reiner, CPA, of EisnerAmper discuss what it means to be "future ready" and provide practical tips to apply at your firm. Gain a better understanding of the trends that leading, innovative firms are leveraging along with some practical tips on how you can implement them yourself.



How to Be Resilient in a Rapidly Changing World

Watch as David Osborne, executive consultant and facilitator with Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc., explores techniques to become more resilient in a world of rapid change where CPAs report feeling burned out, overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious.



Employee Retention Tax Credit and PPP Update Town Hall Webinar

Listen in as Jennifer Rohen and Jack Rybicki from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP discuss what impact claiming the employee retention credit could have on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and uncover the IRS guidance you need to know now.


COVID-19: Internal Control Implications for Corporate Accountants Town Hall 

Listen in as three corporate CPAs discuss the impact COVID-19 has on their evaluation of the COSO framework in the areas of risk assessment, control activities, information, and communication. Review the biggest trends affecting operations and how they are addressing the controls surrounding them.


PICPA PPP 2 Town Hall - How CPAs Can Support Their Clients

With the passage of a new version of the Paycheck Protection Program, CPAs have a continued opportunity to help their business clients survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In this PICPA-sponsored town hall held on Jan. 13, 2021, AICPA representatives addressed the key components of PPP 2 from all angles.


CPA Technology Update Town Hall

Get a rapid fire overview of key emerging technologies that every CPA should know. Highlights include the Internet of Things, big data analytics, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and more.


Delivering Confidence in Historic Times with AICPA CEO Barry Melancon

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Gene Marks

Listen in to this virtual town hall with Gene Marks, president of The Marks Group PC, as he gives a presentation on post-pandemic business and elections. Highlights include the issues, challenges, and strategies to grow your business over the next two years.


PICPA Town Hall: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging


PICPA Town Hall with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

On Nov. 12, 2020, PICPA hosted a virtual town hall with Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker and economic adviser Ryo Tashiro. They discussed how the economy has changed amidst the current pandemic. One of the many highlights of the town hall was the path to recovery and what the direct effects mean for Pennsylvania businesses.

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