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    Educational Sessions | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

     

    Program materials will be placed on our website prior to August 27 allowing registrants to print session materials prior to attending, if desired. To access the speakers bios, simply click on the name, and you will be prompted whether you want to 'open' or 'save' the PDF file.

     

    There will be no printed materials at the event.

     TIME

     TOPIC

     SPEAKER

    8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
    The Global Economy: Risks and Opportunities for the U.S.

    FOS: 2 Economics

    Martin Eichenbaum, PhD, Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    8:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    BREAK - VISIT SHOW FLOOR

    10:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

    Accounting & Auditing Track
    Accounting Standards Update

    FOS: 2 Accounting

     

    Education Track Sponsor: Clear Focus Financial Search, Brilliant Financial Staffing and Numerate Partners

    Thomas V. Snell, CPA, MAc, Accounting Educator, Belvidere, IL

    Tax Track
    Small Business Tax Planning & Strategies

    CLE 1.5, CFP 2, EA 2

    FOS: 2 Taxation

     

    Education Track Sponsor: Becker Professional Education

    Mazique Johnson, CPA, MS, Becker Professional Education, Downers Grove, IL

    Technology Track

    Tech Update

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    Randy Johnston, MCS, Executive Vice President, K2 Enterprises, Hammond, LA

    Corporate Finance (CCFL) Track
    Information Security Update 2013 - Staying Secure in a Hostile Environment

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

     

     

    David M. Cieslak, CPA.CITP, GSEC, Principal, Arxis Technology, Inc., Simi Valley, CA

     

    Intuit Academy Track
    Scotty, Beam Me Up... Creating a Virtual Office

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    Bryce Forney, Owner, Forney Accountancy, Pleasant Hill, CA

    Technology Walking Tour

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    M. Darren Root, CPA, CITP, President, Root & Associates LLC, Bloomington, IN  

     

     

    12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    BREAK - VISIT HOW FLOOR

    1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

    Accounting & Auditing Track
    Auditing Standards Update

    FOS: 2 Auditing

     

    Education Track Sponsor: Clear Focus Financial Search, Brilliant Financial Staffing and Numerate Partners

    Thomas V. Snell, CPA, MAc, Accounting Educator, Belvidere, IL

    Tax Track
    International Tax Update: Compliance and Reporting Aspects and Implications of Doing Business in Canada

    CLE 1.5, CFP 2, EA 2

    FOS: 2 Taxation

    Education Track Sponsor: Becker Professional Education

    Thomas B. Murtagh, CPA, JD, LLM, Partner, Wolf & Company LLP, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Technology Track
    Backup, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Why All Three?

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    Randy Johnston, MCS, Executive Vice President, K2 Enterprises, Hammond, LA

    Corporate Finance (CCFL) Track
    Does Inventory Keep You Up at Night? Should it?

    FOS: 2 Finance

     

     

    Herbert C. Shields, CMC, President, HCS Consulting, Northbrook, IL

    Intuit Academy Track
    Cashing in on Payroll

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    Michelle Long, CPA, MBA, Owner, Long for Success LLC, Lee's Summit, MO

     

     

    2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

    BREAK - VISIT SHOW FLOOR

    3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Accounting & Auditing Track
    Accountants: Gatekeepers for Business Ethics

    FOS: 2 Behavioral Ethics

     

    Education Track Sponsor: Clear Focus Financial Search, Brilliant Financial Staffing and Numerate Partners

    Timothy E. O'Connell, PhD., Professor of Ethics, Institute of Pastoral Studies and School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Tax Track
    Not-for-Profit Update
    CLE 1.5, EA 2

    FOS: Taxation

    Education Track Sponsor: Becker Professional Education

    Paula Cozzi Goedert, JD, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, IL

     

    Zack Fortsch, CPA, MST, Partner, McGladrey LLP, Chicago, IL

    Technology Track
    Collaborative Bookeeping and Cloud Accounting Solutions

    FOS: 2 Computer Science

    Randy Johnston, MCS, Executive Vice President, K2 Enterprises, Hammond, LA

    Corporate Finance (CCFL) Track
    To Spend or Not to Spend: Show the Risk

    FOS: 2 Finance

     

     

    Thomas L. Zeller, PhD, CPA, Professor of Accounting, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

     

     

     

     

     

     

             
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