To help you gain clarity around what's happening in the profession and discover how you can forge a successful path forward
How does a benched college basketball player become the first undrafted rookie to play a season-opening game in the NBA? The surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping you from greatness. This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes or breaks organizations, and helps equip teams with the mental tools they need to win against their greatest competition: themselves. With a little bit of reflection and self-analysis, and a whole lot of hard truths, you might not recognize your team after this hard-hitting message!
Employers can expect many changing laws that will impact businesses across the country. This
session will cover many of the changes employers need to be aware of.
The Committee of Sponsoring Organization’s (COSO) Internal Control—Integrated Framework
“is recognized as a leading framework for designing, implementing, and conducting internal
control and assessing the effectiveness of internal control.” So, if implemented assiduously, the
COSO framework should be more than enough to mitigate risks, including fraud risks, right?
This session will explore that premise and demonstrate that effective fraud risk management
warrants a more focused and nuanced evaluation of your organization’s internal control
coverage and effectiveness.
What happens next? How will work be done in the future, and how will we, the workforce, do
it? Let’s examine the next steps in our profession and discuss both the workplace and the
workforce, facilitated by an expert in Human Resources with a personal passion for Accounting
and Finance. We will share future scenarios for global commerce based on Gallup data, then fit
the Accounting and Finance workforce into those scenarios and share tactics to improve the
productivity and engagement of the workforce. Tactics will include changing hiring standards,
upgrading communication skills, relationship building in a Zoom-influenced world, and
improving mental health. All of this is based on fresh data from return-to-work efforts and
significant shifts in the workforce’s attitude.
Overview of the key federal legislative and administrative developments related to individual
taxpayers for the 2021 and 2022 tax years
This course is intended to create a foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the
workplace, accounting profession, and community, and begin the exploration of the impact of
ethics and preconceived bias.
If 2020 was the year of economic disaster and 2021 was the year of rebound - what can we
expect in 2022? Will inflation still be the looming threat? Will the US have encountered any
pandemic resurgence? Is the global recovery underway? What industries are still trying to
bounce back and which are back to their old patterns?
The highest value accounting professionals provide in their knowledge and expertise yet it is
typically minimized when it comes to defining services and fees. The pandemic amplified the
demand for advisory services. Some firms gave it away for free, some charged by the hour, but
not enough productized the service. Let us capitalize on the relationships we have formed and
the demand for this level of service and turn advisory into the leading marketable service within
Whether we like it or not, our communication skills are on display in every interaction we have
both personally and professionally. Sometimes we’re ‘on’ and we feel like our message is being
heard the way we intended and other times we are ‘off’ and look back wishing we could hit the
do-over button. Have you ever considered your usage of Emotional Intelligence as a deciding
factor on whether you are successful or unsuccessful as a communicator? Believe it or not, high
usage of EI skills such as Self-Regard, Emotional Expression, Optimism, and Reality Testing, to
name a few, are keys to creating powerful interactions with others.
Overview of the key federal legislative and administrative developments related to business
taxpayers (pass-through entities and corporations) for the 2021 and 2022 tax years.
Standards define professional skepticism as an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being
alert to conditions that may indicate possible misstatement due to fraud or error and a critical
assessment of audit evidence. All that said- is this a mindset that can be taught? Let’s take real
situations and discuss – bring your professional skepticism.
For employees to be thoroughly engaged and performing at their best, they need to find
purpose in their work, trust in their leaders, and a connection to the team. Learn how you can
embed these attributes into your virtual onboarding process and work environment to
maximize productivity and professional fulfillment.
Learn how highly-inclusive leaders from around the world use processes of social influence to
interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Walk away feeling
empowered and equipped to develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and
respected. You will explore a wealth of perspectives and practices to help you to reap those
benefits of inclusion.
Join Mike Cheng for a Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) update. This discussion will focus on recent changes that impact financial reporting in the upcoming year and beyond.
What do the Beatles, Frida Kahlo and Jim Henson have in common? They weren’t afraid to
create new things that had never been built before. In fact, they discovered that this
“intentional fearlessness” made the creative process even easier! In this highly interactive
virtual session, learn a step-by-step process for applying this intentional creative process at
work, inspiring employees to create small and big masterpieces each and every day. By the end
of the session, participants will learn how to build a workplace culture that is fearless in its
creativity and can deliver innovative solutions to any problem.
The Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA issued SSARS 25, which will be
effective December 31, 2021. The standard mostly impacted review engagements, but
conforming changes were made to both the preparation and compilation engagements. This
session id designed to provide the most up to date guidance for non-audit engagements.
New administration, new economic issues, new employment issues...Learn about significant
changes affecting todays workforce and employee needs. The session will address specific
action items employers need to take NOW to address compliance as well as remain competitive
with todays workforce. The session will address keeping current with legal and regulatory
issues, addressing employee needs and desires in a changing environment.
In this webinar, you will learn how a single cyber attack can put your law firm out of business and the 5 critical steps to protect yourself. These 5 crucial steps will dramatically increase your overall security stance and will lessen the chances of being hit by a malicious cyber attack. Cyber attacks are on the rise and continue to destroy businesses and reputations. This webinar’s for you if you want to ensure you are doing the most to protect your business and client information.
The Auditing Standards Board has completed their update of the three engagement types in the
SSAEs. We’ll review the changes to the examination, review and agreed upon procedures
standard to provide you with a look at the changes to performance and reporting
The past year has been marked with uninvited disruptions and unprecedented challenges, and
the realities of anxiety, stress, and fatigue make positive self-leadership more crucial than ever.
Explore an inside-out approach to building the leadership capacity you need to lead through the
uncertainty and challenges that lie ahead. After all, you must learn to lead yourself before you
can successfully lead others.
This session will focus on key considerations for adding cannabis industry clients to your firm.
The presenter will draw on his 12+ years of cannabis industry experience in Colorado and other
jurisdictions with a particular emphasis on business and IP appraisal, financial forensics and
economic damages engagements in the cannabis and hemp/CBD niches.
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.