Michigan Accountancy Foundation Educators Symposium

The MAF Educators Symposium brings together accounting educators and key leaders from around the country to discuss the most important issues affecting the profession, the way it is taught and the way your students learn. Join your peers for a valuable look into the future and a dynamic exchange of ideas. See agenda below.

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Agenda

 

9:30 AM

  • Welcome & Michigan Accountancy Foundation Update
    Master of Ceremonies: David Johnson, Director of Membership & Academics, MICPA

9:40 AM

  • Private Company Commission – What Your Students Need to Know
    Speaker: Thomas Groskopf, CPA, Member, Private Company Council

    10:40 AM
  • AICPA's Exposure Draft:  Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Exam
    The AICPA's Exposure Draft:  Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Exam is available now through November 30 for public comment. The document represents the culmination of in-depth research, critical analysis of data, best practices in testing development and the collective thinking of leaders in the profession.  Michael Decker and Joe Maslott will present the research completed, the proposed design of the next version of the CPA Exam, and will also present our market research on the pipeline into the CPA profession.  A Question and Answer session will follow.
    Michael Decker - Vice President, AICPA Examinations Team
    Joe Maslott, CPA - Senior Technical Manager American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Ewing, NJ
                
    12:00 PM
  • Group Luncheon

1:00 PM

  • Michigan Issues Update
    Speaker: Peggy Dzierzawski, CAE, President and CEO
    MICPA and Secretary, Michigan Accountancy Foundation, Troy

1:30 PM

  • Legislative Changes and the Impact on You!
    Speaker: John Lindley, Public Affairs Associates.

    2:00 PM
  • The Role of Local Firms with Round Table Discussion
    Speakers: Kevin McKervey, CPA, President, Clayton & McKervey P.C.
    Ursula Scroggs, CPA, Managing Director, DKSS CPAs & Advisors
    Godfrey Hammel Representative, CPA - Invited

    3:15 PM
  • Closing Remarks
    Master of Ceremonies: David Johnson, Director of Membership & Academics, MICPA

    3:30 PM
  • Michigan Accountancy Foundation Educators Symposium Adjournment