CPE Program and Networking Event 2012 - Pittsburgh

Join us for the 2012 CPE Update on December 6, 2012 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 1:00-5:00pm with a reception following.

2012 Federal Tax Update
Get up-to-date insight and analysis in the area of federal taxation with Schneider Downs Tax Advisory Services Shareholder Mark Cobetto, CPA, MBA. Mark will discuss the significant 2012 federal tax developments affecting businesses and individuals, including a look at new legislation. We will also review the tax outlook for 2013 and tax planning opportunities.

2013 Legislative Outlook
Schneider Downs Director of Strategic Tax Planning, Ron Kramer, CPA, will present a post-2012 election legislative update that will examine actual and potential tax legislation during the “lame duck” session of Congress. Ron will also discuss the prospects for major tax reform in 2013 based on the results of the 2012 Presidential and Congressional elections.

The View from the Fiscal Cliff: Economic Update and Thoughts on 2013 and Beyond
Are we past the downturn? Where might the investment markets go from here? Schneider Downs Wealth management Advisors Partner Nancy Skeans, CPA, CFP®,  will update us on the current issues affecting all investment portfolios. Nancy's presentation will include:
• A common-sense assessment of the current economic environment.
• The cause of the day-to-day volatility in the investment markets.
• A look into the cloudy crystal ball for the next 3 to 5 years.

Accounting Standards Update
Schneider Downs Accounting, Assurance and Advisory Services Shareholder John Null, CPA, will review the latest accounting and auditing updates affecting our region’s businesses and organizations.  John will place special emphasis on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) lease accounting guideline integration. Schneider Downs has been monitoring the integration progress since the first exposure draft was released in 2010, and John will provide an update on the recently released second exposure draft.

Fraud Update: Risk Assessment and Prevention
Suspected fraud is a serious matter in every organization, and reported cases continue to be in the news. Does your organization have a comprehensive policy on assessing risk, detecting fraud, collecting evidence and preserving and preparing evidence? Joel Rosenthal, Business Advisory Services Shareholder, will share insights on this timely topic.

AGENDA

12:30 – 1:00   Registration
1:00 – 1:50     2012 Federal Tax Update/2013 Legislative Outlook
1:50 – 2:40     Accounting Standards Update
2:40 – 3:00     Break
3:00 – 3:50     Fraud Update: Risk Assessment and Prevention
3:50 – 4:00     Announcements
4:00 – 5:00     Economic Update and Thoughts on 2013
5:00 – 6:30     Cocktail Reception and Networking

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