5guy-MIBIspring

May 21–23  •  Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro
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Code: MBIS14 ● CPE: 20 hours + 1 Bonus Hour

Conference Schedule

The following agenda is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

7:15–8:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:20 am
(GS1) Global Economic Update—A Year of Discontent & Reflection
Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership, LLC
FOS: Economics

9:20–9:35 am
Refreshment Break

9:35–10:40 am
(GS2) Executive Summary of Accounting & Auditing
Melisa Galasso, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FOS: Accounting & Auditing

10:40–10:55 am
Refreshment Break

10:55 am–12:05 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
(1A) Employment Law Update: Before, During, and After
Rendi Mann-Stadt, JD, Ward and Smith, PA
FOS: HR/Business Law
(1B) Social Media for Career Management
Rich Sauser, CPA, The Public You
FOS: Specialized Knowledge
(1C) Captive Insurance/Business Insurance
Debra Walker, North Carolina Department of Insurance
Leon L. Rives II, CPA, Rives & Associates, LLP
FOS: Specialized Knowledge

12:05–12:55 pm
Lunch

12:55–1:55 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
(2A) Private Company Reporting
Melisa Galasso, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FOS: Accounting & Auditing
(2B) Are You Ready for Big Data?
Anthony Chalker, CPA, CFF, CISA, CIA, CRMA, Protiviti
FOS: Specialized Knowledge
(2C) North Carolina Tax Reform
Roby Sawyers, CPA, CMA, PhD, NC State University
FOS: Tax

1:55–2:10 pm
Refreshment Break

2:10–3:25 pm
(GS3) Disruptive Demographics: Implications for the Accounting Industry
James H. Johnson Jr., PhD, UNC Chapel Hill
FOS: Specialized Knowledge

3:25–3:35 pm
Stretch Break

3:35–4:35 pm
(GS4) Ethical Culture—The Essential Component for Strong Organizations
Jacob Blass, Ethical Advocate
FOS: Behavioral Ethics

4:40–5:40 pm
Networking Reception

THURSDAY, MAY 22

7:30–8:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:15 am
Concurrent Sessions:
(3A) Health Care Reform: What Employers Should Be Doing in 2014
Carolyn Coward, JD, Van Winkle Law Firm
FOS: Specialized Knowledge
(3B) Coach, Lead, or Get Out of the Way—Creating a Culture of Leadership
Meridith Elliott Powell, MotionFirst
FOS: Personal Development
(3C) Security Audits—How to Fail Them Big Time
James L. Antonakos, WhiteHat Forensics
FOS: Computer Science

9:15–9:30 am
Refreshment Break

9:30–11:00 am
Concurrent Sessions:
(4A) How to Use a Cash Flow Statement & Working Capital Considerations
James Martin, CMA, CIA, CFE, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors
FOS: Accounting
(4B) Microsoft Office 2013™—New Features, Tips, and Tricks
Holly A. Basso, M.Ed., NC State University
FOS: Specialized Knowledge
(4C) Federal Tax Update
James L. McCoy, CPA, MST
FOS: Tax

11:00–11:15 am
Refreshment Break

11:15–12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions:
(5A) Principles of the 2013 COSO Framework
Tara A. Edwards, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FOS: Accounting
(5B) Communicating Financial Information to Non-Financial People
James Martin, CMA, CIA, CFE, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors
FOS: Personal Development
(5C) Security Potpourri: A Survey of Nightmares
James L. Antonakos, WhiteHat Forensics
FOS: Computer Science

12:30–1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30–2:35 pm
Concurrent Sessions
(6A) Joint Projects Update
Melisa Galasso, CPA, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
FOS: Accounting & Auditing
(6B) Responsibility, Rewards, & Recognition; The Art of Maximizing Your Generational Potential!
Meridith Elliott Powell, MotionFirst
FOS: Personal Development
(6C) Streamlining Presentations Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013™
Holly A. Basso, M.Ed., NC State University
FOS: Specialized Knowledge

2:35–2:50
Refreshment Break

2:50–4:30
Concurrent Sessions:
(7A) Accounting Research Tools
Kathy Krawczyk, NC State University
FOS: Accounting
(7B) Doing Business Abroad
Sean King, Align Global Consulting
FOS: Specialized Knowledge
(7C) 2014 Professional Ethics & Conduct
Cal Christian, CPA, PhD, East Carolina University
FOS: Regulatory Ethics

FRIDAY, MAY 23  

7:30–8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:15 am
(GS5) Professional Issues Update
Arleen Thomas, CPA, AICPA
Jim Ahler, CAE, NCACPA
FOS: Accounting

9:15–9:30 am
Refreshment Break

9:30–10:30 am
(GS6) Do Good People Commit Fraud?
Richard T. Livingston, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
FOS: Accounting

10:30–10:40 am
Stretch Break

10:40–11:55 am
(GS7) Technology Update
Jack M. Cathey, CPA, PhD, UNC Charlotte
FOS: Computer Science

11:55–12:20 pm
Optional Box Lunch (fee)

Bonus CPE (1 hour)
12:20–1:10 pm
Technology Update Q&A
Jack M. Cathey, CPA, PhD, UNC Charlotte
FOS: Computer Science

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 22 Hours
METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Lecture
CONTENT/LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Industry Update
ADVANCED PREPARATION/PREREQUISITE: None