Pre-Conference: Monday, May 2

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Assurance Practice Leaders Meeting
Target Audience: A&A Practice Leaders

This gathering of A&A practice leaders from Alliance firms, including BDO Assurance partners, will allow for ample discussion of challenges, best practices and innovative ideas in running efficient audit practices. Your fellow Alliance firms will drive the content and topics to be discussed and will help facilitate the meeting.

Day 1: Monday, May 2

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Employee Benefit Plan Update
BDO USA, LLP

This session will discuss developments in Employee Benefit Plans, including recent DOL activity, quality control findings and recent standards setting activity.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
SSARS Update

Rich Daisley, Surgent (BRN Firm)

The one constant is ever-changing SSARS guidance. Even though we are past SSARS 25 implementation for many clients, our June 30 year-end engagements will be applying 25 for the first time. In this session, we’ll focus on not only the key concerns addressed by SSARS 25, but all the major application issues in the recently issued SSARS. We’ll also address common peer review feedback and some of the independence implications associated with assisting clients implement new accounting standards and other situations.

Day 2: Tuesday, May 3

8:00 AM-9:20 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Yellow Book and Single Audit Update and Practice Issues
BDO USA, LLP

BDO’s nonprofit leaders will discuss practice issues and current developments related to Yellow Book engagements and Single Audits, including practice issues and implications of recent legislation on Single Audit Requirements.

8:00 AM-9:20 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Quality Management Standards

Rich Daisley, Surgent (BRN Firm)

Big changes are coming to your firm’s quality management program. As the AICPA replaces its current Quality Control standards found in SQCS No. 8 with two new Statements on Quality Management Standards (and continues to converge its guidance with its international counterparts), now is the time to get an understanding of what these new standards will require of everyone in your firm. We’ll review the reasons behind this AICPA initiative, the source for the new guidance and the key elements of the new quality management framework.

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Independence Update and Practice Issues
BDO USA, LLP

This session will discuss developments and reminders in the areas of ethics and independence.

10:40 AM-11:30 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Hot Topics in Governance
BDO USA, LLP

Those charged with governance are responding to calls from broad stakeholders for more transparency in their oversight of corporate strategy, financial and non-financial reporting, risk management and compliance. Learn more about the topics your client board members are interested in and increase the value you can bring to the boardroom.

1:00 PM – 2:40 PM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
GASB Update and Practice Issues
BDO USA, LLP

BDO’s governmental practice leaders will lead a discussion on the latest changes issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the status of current projects being deliberated, including several recently issued GASB Statements.

3:00 PM – 4:40 PM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Lease Accounting: Practice Issues and "Day 2" Considerations
BDO USA, LLP

This session will cover practice matters regarding lease accounting, including adoption "lessons learned" and Day 2 accounting considerations.

Day 3: Wednesday, May 4

8:00 AM-9:30 AM
(PT)

ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Multi-Year Audit Engagements
BDO USA, LLP
Multiple year and "back year" engagements provide unique challenges and opportunities. This session will describe strategies for completing multi-year and prior year audits effectively and efficiently.