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International Practice Afternoon Workshop: Doing Business Internationally

 Fri, 10/26/2018 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Registration Status: CLOSED -- Please contact the VSCPA at [email protected] or (800) 733-8272 for availability.
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Impacts of last year’s legislation unfold in foreign entity classification discussions but then our speakers dive into inbound and outbound issues for today’s complex world-class business setting.


Foreign Entity Classification: To Be or Not to Be

As far as U.S. income tax purposes are concerned, it is critical to understand how companies outside of the country fit within foreign entity classification. First, determine if the type of business qualifies, but afterward a percentage of those that do may also qualify for classification election. Furthermore, potential Section 367 regulations may make classification election taxable. We explain the complex rules and explore which companies are best suited for which classifications.

Adam P. Williams, CPA – Principal, Rehmann, Ann Arbor


Treading New Waters with Treasury & Cash Management

Wells Fargo reported that 63 percent of U.S. companies expected to expand their long-term planning for business growth internationally in 2016. Master the best practices of hedging, diversification, treasury and cash management in light of these expansions in this practically-based session.

Heather Boyer-Sweis – Director, Rates and Currencies Origination, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chicago, IL

Carlton Faison – Senior Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Troy

Amy Kang – Vice President, International Treasury Solutions Officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chicago, IL

Matthew Kovack – Vice President, Treasury Solutions Officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Troy


Bringing Foreign Companies to Michigan

West Michigan is home to more than 130 international companies, having been labeled one of the country’s most diverse markets. While this creates jobs, there can be pitfalls with international companies doing business in Michigan. We cover where companies should locate in the U.S., how to bring foreign business to Michigan, choice of entity and other inbound issues.

Sandra Choi – Business Development Manager for Foreign Direct Investment, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit

Gianluca Di Stefano – President and Board Member, Reply Inc., Auburn Hills

Jade Sims, CGBP – International Trade Specialist, International Business Center, Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, East Lansing

Bruce Thelen, J.D. – International Business Lawyer, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit


Taking a Global View of Professional Ethics

Just as there is some convergence of U.S. accounting standards (GAAP) with international standards (IFRS), a convergence of U.S. professional ethics standards (AICPA Code of Professional Conduct) with the international Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants is beginning to emerge. This workshop compares the two sets of ethics standards, emphasizing both the theoretical aspects and practical implications for today's accounting professionals.

James D. Miller, CPA, CGMA, MSF – President, The Business Doctor CPA PC, Sterling Heights


Delivery Method: Individual webcast
CPE Credit: Regulatory ethics, Specialized knowledge
Program Level: Overview

The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBARegistry.org.

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