This includes sessions from the conference: Controllers and Global Manufacturing Conference 2018
We are in the tenth year of the economic expansion following the "Great Recession" of 2008 and 2009. During the economic downturn the economy experienced outsized losses in the housing, manufacturing and jobs. Yet, the recovery and expansion has been restrained. While unemployment rates are very low, solid wage gains remains elusive. Inflation has been low and below the Federal Reserve's target for several years, but the Fed has begun to remove its very accommodative policy.
Mr. Strauss will look at the performance of the overall macro economy with specific attention paid to key economic sectors and indicators for the U.S. economy over the next several years.
According to the Kroll Global Fraud 2017/2018 report, 84% of US Companies suffered at least one type of fraud in the last year. This session will cover preventative steps that you can take to protect your organization.
Due Diligence Activities in Merger and Acquisition Transactions:
Even in times of low unemployment, skilled labor is difficult to find and keep, in part because our education system is not preparing students with skills that translate directly to the manufacturing workforce. This presentation outlines the skilled-workforce shortage facing manufacturing today, and how the CareerWise modern youth-apprenticeship program can help address it by moving business from being merely a consumer of talent to becoming a producer of talent.
Congress recently enacted the largest tax bill in history - a new law with far-reaching consequences for businesses of all types and sizes. The session will provide an update on the implementation of the new law at the federal level as well as with the states.
Utilizing Counsel to Influence Changes and Impact Business Performance in Corporate Governance.
Did you know the federal and over 40 state legislatures have devised multiple tax incentives for certain Research & Development (“R&D”) expenses and activities? A majority of all credits claimed are by Fortune 500 corporations because of the lack of knowledge that such R&D incentives are widely applicable to many activities and industries. Even those that are aware of the power of R&D incentives and their wide applicability lack the expertise to appropriately identify and substantiate the claims.
BRAYN will present on the history, background, eligibility, requirements, and special issues, as well as provide case studies, of several little-known but highly lucrative R&D tax credits.Speaker(s):
Fueled by rapid technological innovation, the world is changing at unprecedented speed – with significant implications for the accounting profession. Cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies all have the potential to transform our work. AICPA Vice Chair Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, provides insight on the forces shaping the future of accounting and the numerous AICPA initiatives to keep the profession ahead.