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CPAs attend 19th annual continuing professional education seminar at Elon

Participants of the seminar attended a variety of sessions covering topics from developments in state taxation to broad ethical issues facing CPAs. 


The Department of Accounting in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business hosted approximately 120 Certified Public Accountants on Nov. 10 for the 19th annual Continuing Professional Education Seminar.

Participants learned about the latest Federal tax proposals and current developments in state taxation, recent developments impacting not-for-profit organizations, tips to enhance quality control and ensure peer review readiness, and the U.S. economic outlook. They also increased their understanding of big data sources, data revolution and their implications for real-time reporting, as well as gained perspective on broad ethical issues facing CPAs today.

The seminar sessions were:

“Tax Update”
Presented by Adrienne McKinney, CPA, Tax Senior Manager, Smith Leonard PLLC

“Big Data: An Accountant’s New Best Friend”
Presented by Joe Green, CPA, CTP, AAP, lecturer in management information systems, Elon University

“Not-for-Profit Update”
Presented by Adrienne McKinney, CPA, Tax Senior Manager, Smith Leonard PLLC

“Professional Ethics and Conduct”
Presented by Bryan Starnes, CPA/ABV, CFO, Affinity Living Group

“Managing an Accounting Practice: Peer Review Preparation”
Presented by Kevin Agnew, CPA, assistant professor of accounting, Elon University

“Economic Update”
Presented by Mark Kurt, associate professor of economics, Elon University

Elon University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of Continuing Professional Education Sponsors.

Olivia Hays,
Student
11/15/2017 3:45 PM