• The Highest-Paid Woman in Corporate America Is A CFO

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  • Audits of 401(k) Plans: Responding to the DOL Report on Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality

    8/6/2015 - Okemos, MI
    Summer's Hot Topic 401(k) plans are a popular option for employee benefit plans, so you must have the proper skills to audit these plans effectively. Audit quality of these plans are on the DOL’s radar and it isn’t changing any time soon. Every aspect of how to audit a 401(k) plan and prepare financial statements that satisfy ERISA and SEC requirements are covered in this course. Learn best practices to plan and conduct 401(k) audits more efficiently, effectively and understand the differences between 401(k) audits and other employee benefit plan audits. Deficiencies as defined in the spring 2015 DOL study, released on May 28, 2015, are tied into every relevant piece of the program. This is all about doing it “right.”
  • Small Firm Practitioners Conference (New Location!)

    8/20/2015 - Battle Creek, MI
    What a life! Our businesses as small firm practitioners demand change and the unique ability to be nimble and adjust. This year’s Small Firm Practitioners Conference is designed to help all of us with the very challenges we face regularly. Mike Platt will show us not only management and metric trends in our region, but more importantly, how to create a strategy to move the needle ourselves. George Willie, a managing partner and small firm practitioner and chair of the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) executive committee, shares tools available to us at no cost. These special keynotes, coupled with our experience exchange workshops, case study sessions to show practical application of rules and standards, plus marketing, healthcare and audit quality are sure to help us perform to the best of our firm’s ability. Join us! We are in a new location with both old and new friends alike. We will make a difference. Additional Options Available: You will make selections on the registration page after you click on the Register button Pre-conference Working Lunch (Wednesday, 8/19) - Caring for Your Older Clients: Scientific, Legal and Ethical Considerations Pre-Conference Workshops (Wednesday, 8/19) - Ethics with a Pinch of SALT; Moving the Needle: Measuring, Tracking and Improving the Metrics that Matter; Learn From Each Other! Experience Exchange Workshop: Shared Financial Statement Critique” Guest Meal Package - Guest Meal Packages available for $130 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for Thursday & breakfast and lunch Friday). This option can be purchased by adding it to your shopping cart in the Related Products listing at the bottom of this page. Customize your experience! - Choose your 10 preferred sessions for each day, and we'll arrange the schedule so you get the topics most important to you. Overnight accommodations are available at a special rate Please call FireKeepers Casino at 877.352.8777 and use group code 081815CPAM to receive the MICPA rate. The deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate is August 7, 2015. Rates cannot be guaranteed after this time.
  • Social Security Planning: National Social Security Advisors Certification Seminar

    8/25/2015 - Troy, MI
    Gain the knowledge you need to open doors to 70 million baby boomers. More than 90% of all Social Security recipients do not maximize their benefits because they are not aware of their options. There is a demand for help and guidance when faced with making decisions about Social Security. Many advisors know very little about Social Security and are not able to properly advise their clients. With NSSA certification, you can be confident that you have the knowledge and education to be a valuable resource for your clients who are dealing with Social Security.
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  • Reporting Your CPE: A Video Message from MICPA Chair Doug Roosa

    Reporting Your CPE: A Video Message from MICPA Chair Doug Roosa

    Thanks to the MICPA CPE Tracker, Michigan CPAs will now be able to report their CPE to the State electronically at license renewal time. Take a look at this video message from MICPA Chair of the Board Doug Roosa to learn more.

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