Annual Convention

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:30am Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:00am
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MSCPA's Annual Convention has been the avenue to promote fellowship among the members. The Officers and Board of Governors welcome members, their families and guests and invite you to enjoy a program planned with entertainment for the whole family. To our new members, we especially invite you to join us and be part of the convention.

For more information about this year's convention including information about our speakers and special entertainment and a detailed agenda, download our 2018 Convention brochure. Check out our Annual Convention page for information about our accommodations discount and to see a list of our 2018 exhibitors and sponsors.

General Registration includes the welcome reception, three breakfasts, two speaker presentations (approved for 2 CPE Credits), Friday box lunch, Saturday beach party/volleyball tournament, reception, banquet and special entertainment. Registration packets can be picked up on the second level of the Baytowne Conference Center between 1:00pm and 6:00pm Thursday, June 21.

You can also download a printable registration form to register by fax or mail.


Category Amount
General 2.00


Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:30am - 12:00pm

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings historic tax reform affecting nearly every American and business.  This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the changes impacting corporations, businesses, and pass-through entities.  

Lunch included

Credits: Taxation 4
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Research reveals that one of the primary reasons one leaves the place of employment is tension or unresolved conflict with team members. This tension costs organizations in productivity, personnel satisfaction, and replacement costs. This seminar provides insights and solutions to this most common problem.

Lunch included

Credits: General 4

Friday, June 22, 2018

Select One and Only One
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Includes court time, tennis balls and refreshments. Matches will be assigned by organizer.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

This year's tournament will be played on Sandestin's Baytowne Course. Includes green fee, cart fee, tournament registration and refreshments. Reservations must be received by June 18, 2018 to guarantee availability. Tee time is offered on a space available basis after cutoff date.

1:45pm - 5:45pm

Includes fishing license, bait, tackle, fish cleaning and refreshments on board the Destiny. Advance registration recommended. This trip usually sells out!

2:00pm - 4:00pm



As a member, is this the first time you have attended MSCPA Annual Convention? If yes, check the box! First time attendees will receive a discount on their member registration fees.

Would you like to bring a spouse, child or other guest?

The time is near. Please use our CPE catalog to register for another course.


Michael A. Carraway

Mike is a CPA and member of GranthamPoole PLLC, headquartered in Ridgeland. Mike has almost twenty-three years of experience in working with businesses, owners, and executives in the areas of federal and state income tax, mergers and acquisitions, structuring, and strategic planning in such industries as manufacturing, construction, real estate, engineering, law, medicine, and technology. Graduating summa cum laude as a Taylor Medalist with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree at Ole Miss in 1994, he went on to earn a Master of Accountancy with Tax Emphasis in 1995, also at Ole Miss. Having practiced in Big Six/Big Four/national firms for many years, Mike has worked with GranthamPoole since 2014. He has spoken and taught in many venues over the years and is an active member of both the AICPA and the MSCPA, having previously served as a member of the Taxation Committee with the latter. He is also a past board member and chairman of the Mississippi Tax Institute.

Steve Watson

Dr. Steve Watson has over 25 years of experience providing service to public and private organizations and individuals. He has focused on organizational assessment, culture and leadership development, systems appraisal, program planning and execution, as well as marketing and client acquisition. Dr. Watson provides executing coaching and counseling to an array of senior staff and executives and hold a PhD in counseling and educational psychology.