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2020 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.

Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

CPAs and finance professionals in industry.



Advanced Preparation


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Oct 28, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Maintaining Productivity after COVID: Technology Tools to Empower Your Employees
Joshua Holman

COVID-19 has been an accelerator for business. The old model of long commutes, office desks, and face-to-face meetings ended in a matter of weeks. Companies that utilized previous remote work solutions  (VPN, published desktops) now realize they must adapt to the new normal and will maintain a hybrid workforce after the crisis. The race to full productivity is on; with the benefits of remote work increasing engagement, lowering overhead, and providing value to both the employer and employee.  Learn how to get maximum performance and how to address these trends for your entrepreneurial workforce. 

9:25 am
Cybersecurity Risk - Explained for a Normal Person or Accountant
Peter Horewitch

How does data security standards alphabet soup (PCI, NIST, ISO, HIPAA, SOC2) actually keep me, my firm and my clients safe.

10:15 am
10:25 am
Accounting and Auditing Update
Claire McAuliffe and Jeffrey Schermerhorn, CPA
  • Application of the new GAAP and existing GAAP in a pandemic.
  • New accounting standards and effective dates
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) accounting
  • COVID-19 Accounting and Auditing issues, including going concern and impairment considerations.
11:20 am
Recent State, Local and Federal Tax Updates
Jeanette Tolar and Dana Irving, CPA

Understand the recent tax developments in state, local, and federal tax, and the impact on your business. 

12:10 pm
1:00 pm
Economic Discussion of the COVID 19 Economic Recovery in the Years Ahead
Rich Wobbekind

Learn what the Colorado economy looks like during a pandemic.

  • What has happened to the employment, income, and industry structure due to the pandemic
  • Investments in reference to the COVID recovery
  • Short term and long term changes to the economy


1:55 pm
The Essentials of Project Management
Annette Leazer

Accounting and Finance professionals are often asked to lead organizational projects because they already exhibit key project management skills – leadership, communication, risk management and critical thinking.

2:45 pm
2:55 pm
COVID Insurance Market Update
Chris Walters, Mike Benson, and Nicole Coughlin

What you need to know about insurance in the COVID world, and in the near future.

  • How IMA Risk Managed COVID + how we expect it to affect our business, and in turn yours long term
  • What the future of work, and workplace risk looks like post-COVID
  • Insurance marketplace update, effect of COVID
3:45 pm
The Virtual Workplace: Our New Normal?
Laura Woods

Participants will have an understanding of the future of work, how to address equity issues around remote work, and practical guidance on managing remote workers.


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