2019 CPAs In Industry Conference


Every year there are new issues – and new dimensions to perennial issues – that affect CPAs working in business and industry. The annual CPAs in Industry Conference is designed to address key economic trends, innovative technological, and regulatory issues that affect you and your organization.

Learning Objectives

To provide a forum to discuss issues of interest to the CPA in industry.

Major Topics

A committee of COCPA members will develop the agenda for this year’s conference.

Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend
CPAs and finance professionals in industry.


Advanced Preparation


Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112 US
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Oct 24, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Negotiate More Effectively
Cindi Fukami

The question is not whether we should compete *or* cooperate; rather, we need to compete *and* cooperate.

  • Why “principled negotiation” will achieve better results in longer term relationships.
  • Understand the usefulness of multiple negotiation styles.
  • How to increase your leverage by harnessing the power of BATNA.
9:45 am
The New Era of Global Expansion After U.S. Tax Reform
Michael Sean. Fitzgerald

Observations from our own practices on the ways the tax landscape has moved and where it may be headed given tax rates, tariffs, and the like.

10:35 am
10:50 am
Preparing for the New Sales Tax Landscape
Dustin Hubbard

Understanding of Wayfair and the requirements

  • History of the Wayfair decision
  • State’s responses to date
  • Colorado response
11:40 am
12:40 pm
The Economic Outlook for 2020; Is there a Recession on the Horizon?
Richard Wobbekind

Information to help them better understand/interpret the prospects for growth in their industry 

  • How will a slower GDP growth rate impact Colorado?
  • Can employment growth continue with the lack of available workforce?
  • Which industry sectors will see the most/least growth?
1:55 pm
Accounting and Auditing Update
David Gantos
  • Rev recognition – implementation strategies, lessons learned and misconceptions
  • Lease – basic overview
  • Private company deferrals being contemplated
2:45 pm
2:55 pm
Intelligent Automation (IA)
Brian Lewis

IA is a continuum of automation capabilities that companies can use to automate both business processes and operations.

  • Market perspective on where IA is going
  • Understand spectrum of IA technologies
  • Deep dive into Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
3:45 pm
Colorado Legislative Update-Recent Developments on Background Checks, Non-Compete Covenants, and Equal Pay

We will cover recent changes in Colorado law based on the very active latest legislative session. 

  • Background checks
  • Ban-the-box restrictions
  • Salary history ban, equal pay requirements
  • New developments in the non-compete sphere
  • New requirements and restrictions that employers should be aware of
4:30 pm
MCC Fall Executive Happy Hour - Free!

Register separately at cocpa.org/Fall-Happy-Hour


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