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2018 Accounting and Auditing Conference


Participants will learn practical solutions on the latest hot topics from nationally recognized speakers who offer unrivaled quality content. This will include blockchain, leases, cybersecurity and more all in one place.

Learning Objectives

To update participants on current developments in the accounting and auditing arena.

Major Topics

Topics will include an A&A Update, the FASB’s NeW Leases Standard, a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act update, Mergers and Acquisitions, the “Goldilocks economy”, Cyber Threats, Revenue Recognition and Blockchain.

Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Information Technology


Advanced Preparation


Colorado Society Of CPAs
7887 E Belleview Ave
Englewood, CO 80111 US
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Event Information
Nov 8, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Colorado Society Of CPAs
7887 E Belleview Ave
Englewood, CO 80111 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolves
KC Matthews

KC Matthews, CFA 
UMB Bank

  • Over the past few years the U.S. has been experiencing a “Goldilocks economy.” Low interest rates, modest inflation, a robust labor market and stellar corporate earnings have created an economy that was not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
  • What are wolves? Material and sustainable disruptor to the fundamentals of the economy and financial markets.
  • Goldilocks to the Big Bad Wolves: What are the actual real wolves, inflation, fed policy error, end of economic cycle, trade war, and the mother of all wolves. What are the perceived wolves, weather, conflict.
  • Forecast including real GDP, Fed Funds, S&P 500 Earnings, Four-Year Presidential Cycle, and UMB’s Forecast Summary


9:20 am
Recent Changes to Accounting and Professional Standards
Mark Dauberman

Mark Dauberman
Dauberman Enterprises 

  • Apply the changes to all professional standards resulting from the clarity projects to improve the efficiency with which professional services are performed
  • The revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Changes to the independence requirements that went into effect at the beginning of 2016
  • Changes to the performance of compilation and review engagements resulting from SSARS 21
  • The new preparation engagement introduced in SSARS 21
  • Changes to the accounting principles related to the statement of cash flows, imputation of interest, and accounting for deferred income taxes


10:35 am
10:45 am
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update
Robb Conner

Robb Connor 

  • The impact of the tax reform will depend on your unique situation
  • There are many significant uncertainties surrounding the new pass-through business deduction; many are taking a wait-and-see approach
  • The international provisions of the TCJA are complex & require detailed analysis.
11:35 am
Mergers and Acquisitions - Process, Accounting and Tax Implications
Brian Zales

Brian Zales, CPA
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP

  • Obtain an understanding of the accounting and tax implications and pitfalls of the M&A process
  • Description and overview of merger and acquisition process
  • Account implications and pitfalls of the M&A process
  • Tax implications of M&A process
12:15 pm
1:05 pm
The FASB’s New Leases Standard
Michael Luff

Michael Luff 
CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP

  • Recognize how the new leasing standard has evolved and how the new standard is organized
  • Recognize how the new leasing standard has evolved and how the new standard is organized
  • Demonstrate knowledge of some high level differences between ASC 842 and IFRS 16
  • Recognize the new recognition and measurement requirements
1:55 pm
Cyber Threat Landscape
Rick Lucy

Rick Lucy, CISA, CPA, phD

  • Understand 2018’s cyber security threats
  • A deep dive into cyber security threats against your business


2:45 pm
2:55 pm
Revenue Recognition Automation & Revenue Reporting: How Revenue Recognition Automation & Reporting Solutions Fit into Long-Term Business Strategies
Brad Kelsey

Brad Kelsey

  • An understanding of why the path is shorter for manually compliant organizations to implement revenue technology.  The value of moving to automated compliance and having more robust revenue reporting. How organizations determine the priority and next step in their revenue and reporting   journey.
  • A Leading Cyber Security Company’s Journey to Automated Revenue Recognition Compliance
  • Considerations for Automating All or Part of A Manually Compliant Organization
  • Accelerating Your Path to Automation – How Manually Compliant Organizations Are Halfway There


3:40 pm
Blockchain 101
Dan Domagala

Dan Domagala 
EKS&H LLLP soon to be Plante Moran

  • What opportunities or challenges might blockchain bring to you and your organization?
  • Evolving concepts of trust: Local, Institutional, Distributed
  • Defining blockchain as a distributed ledger
  • Blockchain examples: Cutting through the hype



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