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Accounting and Tax

  • Risk Management Loss Control - Emerging Trends Risk Management Loss Control - Emerging Trends Stephanie Perkins, Esq Sep 29 2016 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    These days it’s not unusual for headlines to highlight matters where professionals such as CPAs are accused of malfeasance in work performed for clients. But, still many CPAs carry liability coverage as a necessary “but I will never really need it” evil that they may carry more out of habit than real risk. You may even think it—meaning lawsuits or claims—can't happen to you. After all, accounting seems like a fairly predictable industry. While that may even be true, even the best practitioners can find themselves caught unaware. In fact, this view can be lethal to a practice. Savvy CPAs know that as the profession expands the services it provides in an effort to compete in a global economy, their exposure may also increase, or at least change. The types of risk simply evolve along the way, and so professionals should be prepared. From information security to new laws and policies, it's critical to stay on top of the trends. While predicting risk trends in an uncertain future is never easy, especially with respect to a profession with such diverse talents and services, this timely and informative webcast will discuss some of the trends giving rise to risk for today's accounting professional, and will also provide you with guidance and suggestions for reducing the likelihood of an engagement problem down the road.

    This program, presented by Stephanie Perkins, a well-seasoned and experienced litigator and risk management advisory counsel to the profession], will help you face the challenge by offering practical risk-management suggestions, such as contract and engagement-letter drafting and guidance on formulating document-retention policies, and we provide consulting services on issues such as electronic documentation and expansion of scope of services. The program will also cover the risks associated with areas such as:
    -Data Protection
    -Engagement Documentation
    -Wealth Transfer
    -Business Engagements
  • CIMA TPA Bonding Site CIMA TPA Bonding Site Debbie Custis from CIMA Sep 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    In an effort to expand our relationship with our family of TPA insureds, we have teamed up with NAPLIA and The Hanover Insurance Group to bring you an online ERISA bonding option for your plan sponsor clients, that's low cost and simple to use.
  • The Relevance of Business Continuity Management The Relevance of Business Continuity Management Jeffrey Butler, Risk Advisory Services for Experis Finance Oct 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.

    After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    •Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
    •Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
    •Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
  • Auditing Corporate Culture Auditing Corporate Culture Alec Arons, National Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance Oct 26 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The subject of auditing Corporate Culture is gaining a higher level of visibility among board and audit committee members in response to increased concern among regulators and investors. There is a clear "Expectation Gap" that exists between management, boards and third parties as it relates to management ownership of internal controls.

    The topic goes well beyond the assessment of entity level controls and the discussion of Tone at the Top associated with review of regulatory compliance, ICFR and COSO 2013. The presenter will share his perspectives gained over a 30 year career on the topic of educating management as to its responsibilities regarding promoting an effective system of internal controls.

    This webinar features Alec Arons, National Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services. He will:
    - Provide background and perspective on the underlying regulations and expectations
    - Discuss lessons learned from the implementation of COSO 2013 and the 2015 PCAOB inspection process relating to the expectation gap
    - Introduce the topic of soft controls and define indicators of good culture
    - Introduce tools to perform an assessment of corporate culture
    - Share practical recommendations to address performing an audit
    - Review the role of the Audit Committee in evaluating corporate culture
  • Top Ten Trouble Spots for Accountants Top Ten Trouble Spots for Accountants Wilhelm Dingler Oct 27 2016 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Wilhelm Dingler has provided legal counsel to thousands of professionals over the past 30 years. During this webinar Attorney Dingler will discuss the Top Ten Trouble Spots for Accountants.

    Agenda:
    Bookkeeping services.
    Objectivity and personal contact with an audit client.
    Lack of an engagement letter.
    Lack of clarity of the work to be performed.
    Tax advice beyond area of expertise.
    Fiduciary duty claims.
    Lack of internal procedures for follow-up.
    Advising more than one party to a transaction.
    Lack of disclaimers in prepared financial statements.
    Failure to keep current in ones education and training.
  • Internal Audit and Third Party Risk Internal Audit and Third Party Risk Tim Leitz, Regional Practice Leader for Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance Nov 16 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Regulators acknowledge the risks associated with vendor relationships and have demanded that business leaders monitor and take responsibility for the actions of their vendors through various laws and standards such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the FCPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements and CFPB guidance.

    Consequently, vendor management is currently at the forefront of organizational risk management priorities and Internal Audit needs to address vendor management and third party risk in their audit planning and execution.

    In this presentation, you will:
    - Gain an understanding of the potential risks that may arise from the use of third party service providers
    - Identify the basic elements of an effective third party risk management program
  • Five Cases to Change the Way You Practice Five Cases to Change the Way You Practice Gary Kessler, Esq. Nov 16 2016 7:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Stay ahead of the game and listen as Attorney Gary Kessler shares details of five cases that will surely make you think twice about some of the practices you have in place at your firm. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of the types of claims that happen to firms like yours.