Construction and Real Estate Conference 2017

Dec 6, 2017 ‐ Dec 8, 2017


The AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference takes a multipronged approach in addressing the industry’s evolution — and your role in responding as a leader and adviser. The latest technology and tools. Disruptive business models. Critical cybersecurity issues. We’ll cover these essential topics and more, with leading practitioners’ providing firsthand knowledge and guidance for the next wave of growth.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Construction and Real Estate Conference 2017

Sessions Included:

Welcome Remarks & The Fun Business: Gaming, Resorts, and Entertainment (Dec 07, 2017 08:00 AM)

Legislative Outlook: Tax Reform and Real Estate (Dec 07, 2017 09:05 AM)

Construction Project Controls - Fixing a Flat Project (Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM)

Revenue Recognition Deep Dive (Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM)

Quick - Hide the Money! Pre Year End Tax Strategies (Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM)

Robots, Machine Learning, Artificial-Intelligence and the Future of the Accounting Profession (Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM)

Lease Accounting Implementation Best Practices (Dec 07, 2017 10:50 AM)

Succession and Continuity Planning for Contractors - Cradle to Grave (Dec 07, 2017 01:05 PM)

Surety Panel (Dec 07, 2017 01:05 PM)

Tax Update (Dec 07, 2017 01:05 PM)

Alternative Sources of Capital - Single and Multi-Family Offices (Dec 07, 2017 01:05 PM)

Valuation of Alternative Real Estate Properties (Dec 07, 2017 01:05 PM)

CFO Hot Topics Panel (Dec 07, 2017 02:30 PM)

Why Contractors Fail (Dec 07, 2017 02:30 PM)

Look Back for Contractors - It's Still Alive (Dec 07, 2017 02:30 PM)

Navigating the Labyrinth of Cyber Insurance (Dec 07, 2017 02:30 PM)

Accounting Update (Dec 07, 2017 02:30 PM)

Review, Comps, Agreed Upon Procedures (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

Recent Cases and Decisions that Impact the Contractor (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

Evolving Threats & Defenses in Cybersecurity (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

Family Offices: 7 Counter-Intuitive Strategies for Working with & Raising Capital from $100M+ Net Worth Families (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

What Accountants Should Know About Taxes (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

Fix and Flip Tax Workshop (Dec 07, 2017 04:15 PM)

Navigating the Tax Rules for Employee Expense Reimbursements (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Cost to Complete Review Case Study (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Preventing Sales and Use Tax Headaches on a Contract (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Kitchen Incubators: A National Survey (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Definition of a Business (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Homebuilder Tax Issues and Opportunities (Dec 07, 2017 05:10 PM)

Building an Information Bridge from the Field to the Office (Dec 08, 2017 07:00 AM)

Morning Announcements & President Trump's Planned/Potential Impact on Construction & Real Estate Industries (Dec 08, 2017 08:00 AM)

Outlook of the Construction Industry: Future Growth & Perspectives on Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Dec 08, 2017 09:05 AM)

Emerging Trends in Real Estate (Dec 08, 2017 09:05 AM)

P3's From a Contractors Perspective - Will They be Part of Trump's Infrastructure Plan ? (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

What do you Need to Satisfy Your Auditors for a Claim (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

New Partnership Audit Rules (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

State of Finance for Real Estate Projects (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

Variable Interest Entities (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

Negotiating Your Way through Joint Venture Agreements, Tax Implications, and Opportunities (Dec 08, 2017 10:25 AM)

Valuation Considerations for Construction Contractors (Dec 08, 2017 12:40 PM)

Accounting for Joint Ventures and the Practical Applications from a CFO Perspective (Dec 08, 2017 12:40 PM)

Research and Development Credits for Contractors - How to Do it & How to Defend it (Dec 08, 2017 12:40 PM)

Cannabis Industry's Impact on Real Estate (Dec 08, 2017 12:40 PM)

Implementing ASC 606 - New Challenges to Recognizing Revenue (Dec 08, 2017 12:40 PM)

Evolving Business Models of a Contractor and Audit Risks (Dec 08, 2017 01:40 PM)

IRS Tax Accounting Method Changes and Proper Form 3115 Preparation (Dec 08, 2017 01:40 PM)

Construction & Real Estate CFO's Role in Risk Management (Dec 08, 2017 01:40 PM)

Revisiting Retail (Dec 08, 2017 01:40 PM)

The Tax Reform Landscape (Dec 08, 2017 01:40 PM)

Legal Lessons Surrounding DBE Certification (Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM)

Tax Panel Session (Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM)

Transit Orientated Development and Private Public Partnerships (Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM)

Chasing Waterfalls (Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM)

Anatomy of a Federal Income Tax Examination-IRS Update (Dec 08, 2017 03:15 PM)

How a CFO Gets Ready for an Acquisition (Dec 08, 2017 04:15 PM)

Auditing and Accounting Panel (Dec 08, 2017 04:15 PM)

Ask the Experts: Accounting Issues (Dec 08, 2017 04:15 PM)

Standard: $459.00

Sessions

Fundamentals of Construction Accounting and Auditing

Dec 6, 2017 8:00am ‐ Dec 6, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: COR17101

This session will provide an understanding of fundamental concepts of construction accounting and auditing.

Participants will learn:

  1. Basics on construction accounting, including understanding users of financial statements
  2. Risks associated with auditing construction contractors, and applying risks to audit plan and procedures.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $79.00

Fundamentals of Construction Tax

Dec 6, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Dec 6, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: COR17104

This presentation will focus primarily on the fundamentals of construction taxation, which include:

  • Internal Revenue Code Section 460
  • Large and small contractors
  • Income tax accounting methods available to contractors
  • Changes in accounting methods
  • Tax law changes and updates impacting the contractor.

Attendees will become familiar with the significant book (GAAP)/tax differences inherent in accounting for construction contracts. Attendees will learn to recognize revenue deferral opportunities that can help their clients/employers better manage cash flow attributable to tax obligations

Speaker(s):
Standard: $79.00

Welcome Remarks & The Fun Business: Gaming, Resorts, and Entertainment

Dec 7, 2017 8:00am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 9:00am

Identification: COR1701

Mark Prows will discuss the inner workings of the casino resort business, discussing the key elements to making the guest experience come to life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss industry specific knowledge of the casino hotel industry
  2. Understand market dynamics for Las Vegas as a tourism-driven market.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Prows, CFE, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Operations , MGM Resorts International
Standard: $49.00

Legislative Outlook: Tax Reform and Real Estate

Dec 7, 2017 9:05am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 10:20am

Identification: COR1703

Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President and Counsel of The Real Estate Roundtable, will discuss the outlook for comprehensive tax reform and the potential implications for real estate. The session will assess the state of the tax reform debate and examine how key elements of the major reform proposals could affect real estate owners and investors, as well as the broader economy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain familiarity with potential changes in the tax law that would affect real estate and the implications for real estate assets and market participants
  2. Understand the possible risks and benefits of emerging legislation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Construction Project Controls - Fixing a Flat Project

Dec 7, 2017 10:50am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 12:05pm

Identification: COR1704

Supporting clients while providing sound accounting advice does not merely begin with the reconciliation of journals and ledgers, nor does it end with the preparation of financial statements. Advanced accounting firms recognize the need in the changing construction arena to provide proactive advice. This seminar will prompt such client support. This session will explore the basics of a construction contract to enable reporting of issues by:

  • Providing insight to recognizing delays/cost overruns
  • Enable the presentation of legitimate supported claims
  • Identify the requirements for proper notice to Owners
  • Encourage amicable resolution of Owner-caused compensable delay claims

Speaker(s):
  • Joe Caldarera, PSP, CE, CGMA, CPM, President / CEO, J. Caldarera & Company,Inc.
Standard: $49.00

Revenue Recognition Deep DiveRevenue Recognition Deep Dive

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Revenue Recognition Deep Dive

Dec 7, 2017 10:50am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 12:05pm

Identification: COR1705

Hear from two members of the AICPA Engineering & Construction Revenue Recognition Task Force on the key impacts of the new revenue recognition standard on engineering & construction industry.

  • Understand the key items debated at the AICPA Rev Rec Task Force
  • Understand how E&C companies have evaluated the impacts and how companies expect to change their processes to address the new standard

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Quick - Hide the Money! Pre Year End Tax Strategies

Dec 7, 2017 10:50am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 12:05pm

Identification: COR1706

This session will review the calculations and planning that are required pre-year end for a construction company to insure that they are taking advantage of all possible opportunities, and are aware of any tricks or traps that to avoid. Participants will be learn the procedures and be provided the templates that will allow them to provide timely tax services to construction contractors. The session will be proactive and is designed to allow attendees to leave with a game plan for their company or clients.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Robots, Machine Learning, Artificial-Intelligence and the Future of the Accounting Profession

Dec 7, 2017 10:50am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 12:05pm

Identification: COR1707

Greg will highlight some of the latest developments on how firms are preparing for the future in the accounting world, discussions on cyber security examination services, developing advisory practices, use of technology, and resources available to firms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to be a relevant as a CPA in the future
  2. How to prepare your firm for the future

Speaker(s):
  • Gregory J. Anton, CPA, CGMA, Chairman, Board of Directors, AICPA (2011-2012), Chairman & CEO, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Standard: $49.00

Lease Accounting Implementation Best Practices

Dec 7, 2017 10:50am ‐ Dec 7, 2017 12:05pm

Identification: COR1708

This session will discuss technical accounting and operational challenges faced by companies in connection with implementing the new leases accounting standard.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop understanding of technical accounting issues posed by the new leases standard.
  2. Develop understanding of operational challenges associated with new leases standard and where companies are in their implementation processes

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Succession and Continuity Planning for Contractors - Cradle to Grave

Dec 7, 2017 1:05pm ‐ Dec 7, 2017 2:20pm

Identification: COR1710

This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview on various issues, initiatives, and solutions that encompass management succession and ownership transfer in a construction environment. Essentially, we will teach the attendees ways to properly plan, identify techniques and suggest alternative approaches to accomplish goals and objectives pertaining to ownership transfer matters.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obstacles to continuity planning
  2. How to define goals and objectives
  3. Identify alternative approaches and transfer techniques for a Construction Company
  4. Develop a plan and make it work

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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