This includes sessions from AICPA & CIMA ENGAGE 2021:
The business environment is complex and evolving more rapidly than ever. In order to position ourselves for success, we must understand prevailing environmental trends, how they impact what we do as assurance providers, and the opportunities they present.Speaker(s):
This session will be a review of the most recent cases, rulings, and tax code changes that impact estate, gift and generation-skipping tax matters, and income taxation of trusts.Speaker(s):
As we enter the third quarter, the economic landscape is dominated by two surges – a fiscal surge and a vaccination surge. In combination, these surges should lead to much stronger economic growth and higher inflation. A key question for investors, however, is whether this will fuel a continued back up in long-term interest rates or a market correction in areas of the markets that look frothy. As the pandemic winds down, investors will likely once again focus on longer-term issues such as sustainable investing and the relentless growth of the Chinese economy and capital markets.
The session will be an interactive discussion with the Chair of the Accounting and Review Services Committee(ARSC) and the AICPA staff liaison to the ARSC covering recent activities of the ARSC, performance and reporting requirements and best practices for reviews, compilations and financial statement preparation engagements performed in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs).
Join Gerontologist, professional coach and life stage expert, Barbara Waxman, as she shares valuable insights that will turn everything you think about midlife on its head. During this interactive presentation you'll learn why this isn't your parents' midlife, why retirement as we know it is ready to be retired, and what specific tools and questions you can use to better serve your clients. Barbara will distill decades of research to help you develop insights into just how the aging of America and demographics of the 21st century have changed the way successful financial professionals think about their work.Speaker(s):
The tax environment is fluid and what will occur is uncertain. This session will be updated up until the date of the program to provide practitioners with practical, actionable, tax planning advice that can be given to clients. Depending on the status of tax legislation current proposals and what to do in light of them will be reviewed. If there is actual legislation that will be discussed. in all events the focus will be on specific planning you can guide clients with.
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The year 2020 was unlike any other - requiring each of us to quickly pivot and transform virtually all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Working from home, video meetings and the elimination of business travel became the "new normal" in just a few day's times. But these significant changes also presented tremendous opportunity for innovation and digital transformation. Join Inspector Gadget has he examines the latest technology developments and products supporting these rapid changes. Topics will include blockchain, machine learning/AI, 5G, big data, cloud, quantum computing and more! This session will also uniquely examine the impact of these technologies on A&A. Technology has never been more critical and impactful than it is today. Make certain you have the essential details you need to navigate your next steps.
The session provides information essential to all peer reviewers, including an update on the Enhanced Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative, as well as a high-level overview of changes to Peer Review standards and guidance.
The consideration of going concern has received increased emphasis in recent years with new requirements and also the effects of COVID-19. In this up-tempo presentation, learn effective thought processes to effectively address conditions and events that raise substantial doubt about an entity's ability to continue as a going concern.
AICPA works hard for its members. This session will show what projects the TRP is advocating for in the estate and trust area. Contacts with IRS and tax writing groups are emphasized.