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In Person: Accounting and Auditing Conference

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 8:30am 4:30pm
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This event will provide the crucial guidance you need to stay in compliance with the many A&A rules affecting your practice, business or clients.


Category Amount
Accounting&Auditing 8.00


Thursday, May 14, 2020

8:30am - 12:00pm

This course covers the significant provisions of the most recent pronouncements and proposed pronouncements from the FASB, the Private Company Council, the Auditing Standards Board (including SAS 134!) and the Accounting and Review Services Committee (including the new SSARS proposal. The course is presented from the perspective of a small firm practitioner who services or works for non-publicly traded entities. The majority of the class time will be spent discussing the standards that, in the instructor’s 33 years of experience, have the broadest application to the local practitioner. As always, the floor is also open to discuss whatever current accounting and auditing topics the class participants may want to cover. A complete, thorough and fast moving review of all things privately held.

Credits: Accounting&Auditing 4
12:50pm - 2:30pm
Credits: Accounting&Auditing 2
2:40pm - 4:20pm

In this presentation we’ll discuss concepts including Recent Technology Trends, Threat Management, The Human Factor, Policy and Procedure Considerations, and a Best Practices Overview. We’ll present this information in plain English with a common sense approach.

Credits: Accounting&Auditing 2

Course Materials

Links to the e-materials will be listed with your course registration in your account on the MSCPA website seven calendar days before the course. You will receive an e-mail when the materials are available.

The option to request printed materials is only available up to 5 business days prior to the course date. Walk-in registrants and those registering between 1 and 5 days before the course will be sent an electronic link to the e-materials by default. “Extra” printed course materials will not be available on site. Printed materials are not available for conferences.


Coy Gauthier

Coy Gauthier

W. Coy Gauthier founded SCS, LLC in 2003. In his role as CEO, Mr. Gauthier has worked to revitalize the technology industry within the Jackson Metropolitan and surrounding areas by providing efficient solutions to complex problems. SCS was founded on the beliefs that Information Technology strategies and solutions should be carefully scrutinized, routinely evaluated, and should never be a mystery to management. We believe that the foundational elements of business and technical strategies should be architected by professionals who have the experience and expertise to respond to new and existing threats and opportunities. We employ a holistic approach whereby, SCS not only meets the current needs of our clients; but we also explore avenues that prepare clients for the future. By focusing on your current needs and your strategic goals, we are able to provide network and software solutions uniquely customized for your business. Coy has over 25 years of software development experience beginning as a C++ and Assembler developer at Exxon Chemical Plastics and going on to work for some of the world's largest corporations including Exxon Chemical Americas, Entergy Nuclear Power, and AT&T. Through these experiences, Mr. Gauthier has mastered the craft of provisioning the right combination of Business Intelligence and Information Technology to meet today's demanding strategic business planning and evaluation needs. In 2017, Coy was one of a select few to receive the Mississippi Business Journal, Top In Tech Award in recognition of his contribution to driving the technology industry in Mississippi.

Jeremy Griffin

Jeremy Griffin

Dr. Jeremy B. Griffin, CPA is jointly appointed to the Patterson School of Accountancy and the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Griffin currently teaches cost and managerial accounting. His research interests include judgment and decision making topics in auditing and corporate governance. His primary interests are auditors’ materiality decisions and the role of audit committees in the financial reporting process. His current research investigates how auditors make evaluative materiality decisions in high uncertainty settings such as fair value measurement. Dr. Griffin’s research appears in the Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Managerial Auditing. Griffin received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Georgia in 2010, his Master of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2000, and his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi in 1999. Prior to seeking his Ph.D., he held positions as a plant accounting manager with BorgWarner, Inc. and as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Jim Martin

Jim Martin

James (“Jim”) Martin, CPA, CGMA, MAcc James (“Jim”) Martin is a true “general practitioner” who, for 33 years, has specialized in both income tax and accounting and audit areas. In addition to serving the accounting and tax needs of 150 clients, Jim performs 75-80 continuing education seminars per year for CPAs and attorneys throughout the United States. To date, he has prepared and presented over 2100 full and half-day seminars on accounting and taxation topics. Jim’s philosophy of CPE is simple: spend the class time on topics of applicability and relevance to all and present the topics in an entertaining and fast moving manner. Jim also regularly consults with CPA firms throughout the United States on a variety of accounting and auditing technical issues and serves as expert counsel in litigation manners.