CPEconomy Event for Industry
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
Course # 114951
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Time: 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
Total Credits: 8.0
Earn Up To: 8.0 OT credits
Level: Overview

What you will learn

Working through the uncertainties of 2020 was a challenge and the financial innovations and mitigation factors are still carrying over with us into the current fiscal cycle. As your company’s primary financial guide, we’ve compiled the timeliest topics that register the last year and prepare for what’s next so that you can step forward.

  • COVID-19 crisis recovery financial demands and future planning.
  • How to successfully and strategically partner through panic and the unknown.
  • Technology trends in 2021 and beyond.


  • 08:00 AM - Program Registration
  • 08:30 AM - Program Begins with Partnering through Panic and the Unknown
  • 09:30 AM - Do You Have the IT Factor?
  • 11:20 AM - Unpacking MIOSHA Guidelines
  • 12:10 PM - Break for Lunch
  • 01:00 PM - COVID-19 Crisis Recovery: Finance Demands and Future Plans
  • 02:00 PM - Upheaval Management: Long-Term Implications on Business Strategy and Value
  • 03:50 PM - Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit: 2021 and Beyond
  • 04:40 PM - Program Adjourns
  • 04:50 PM - Optional Bonus Hour Session Begins - Holistic Property & Casualty Overview
  • 05:40 PM - Optional Bonus Hour Session Adjourns

Register early to take advantage of the best price! Please note, discounted pricing is already reflected in the online price. No promo code is needed.

  • Through February 25: $119 MICPA Members / $269 Non-Members
  • February 26 - March 11: $139 MICPA Members / $289 Non-Members
  • March 12 - March 25: $159 MICPA Members / $309 Non-Members



Partnering Through Panic and the Unknown
Explore the role that people and processes play in guiding a business during a pandemic. Additionally, what are some lesson learned and best practices gained during scenario planning and agile business modeling. Lastly, learn some future trends that will significantly impacts accounting, finance & FP&A teams for the foreseeable future.
Terrell A. Turner, CPA - Managing Partner, TLTurner Group, Charlotte, NC

Technology Trends for 2021 and Beyond
The purpose of technology in business is shifting, creating more opportunities for growth. New trends are arising that will maximize these opportunities, and it will be crucial now more than ever to have the right IT strategy, structure, and budget in place. Discuss the changing IT landscape and which trends your business needs to embrace to rise above competitors. 
Brent Yax - CEO, Awecomm, Troy

Unpacking MIOSHA Guidelines
Under its Emergency Order, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) established certain requirements for employers to control, prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among employees. Join us as we consult a labor & employment law attorney on a series of topics relating to employers’ obligations under MIOSHA’s guidelines including what is expected, how to respond, employee rights, what employer rights are in case of inspection or investigation and more 
Clifford L. Hammond - Shareholder, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing

COVID-19 Crisis Recovery: Finance Demands and Future Plans
The COVID-19 crisis continues to create problems for companies and their employees. Dispersed workforces have presented challenges to the CFO organization in preparing financial statements and sustaining other critical activities. It has also forced finance functions to take a closer look at impairment, valuation, net realizable value, loss contingency and exposure considerations, to name just a few areas. By virtue of their role as strategic and financial managers and scorekeepers, CFOs, controllers and FP&A professionals are in a unique position to view corporate risks across the enterprise. They are also in a unique position to help develop plans for recovery, join in to hear how.
Matthew Watson, CSPO, CISA, CBCP - Managing Director, Protiviti, McLean, VA  
Christopher P. Wright, CPA - Managing Director, Protiviti, New York, NY

Upheaval Management: Long-Term Implications on Business Strategy and Value
Navigating the "new norm", we need to realize that historical thinking may need to also make a pivot. No longer can we solely rely on a business' past performance to understand the value of a business. Moving forward, we need to forecast the business' future and make predictions utilizing the available information we have today. Dig into managing a pro-forma and Discounted Cash Flow methodologies to give a more realistic value in today's market. Discuss the current economy, managing to a proforma, present thinking on business valuations, and how to incorporate this information to build stronger strategic plans.
Jason Tuzinkewich, MBA, M&MI, CM&AP, CBI - COO, Blue Sky Business Resources, Sandy, UT

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit: 2021 and Beyond 
Initiated in 1981 to stimulate research and development throughout the U.S., the R&D tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar offset of federal income tax liability and, in some cases, payroll tax liability. More than $18 billion in credits were reported by businesses in 2020 making this an opportunity on the federal and even state levels. Learn about the legislative and regulatory aspects, IRS examination trends and amortization requirements that coincide with R&D tax credits.
Diane Stogiannes - President, DST Advisory Group, Southfield

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