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AICPA Town Hall Series

The AICPA Town Hall Series is the profession’s resource for timely and critical information which includes real-time interpretation and analysis, along with a broader discussion on strategies and capabilities to drive long-term success. It is a high-impact news broadcast series that delivers accounting and finance professionals with the latest news, analysis, and insights, and practical guidance to help them understand and respond to the most pressing issues facing the profession. Town Hall contributors include practitioners, thought leaders, regulators and lawmakers, and a range of experts from across the profession, government, and business.

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Format

Webcast

NASBA Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

1

Author(s)

Tom Hood, Barry Melancon, Erik Asgeirsson, Susan S. Coffey, Lisa Simpson, Mark G. Peterson

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WC3402180

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The AICPA Town Hall Series delivers:

  • Timely & Critical Information
  • Interpretation & Analysis
  • Firm and Business Strategies
  • Practitioner Capabilities

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Who Will Benefit
  • CPAs
  • Tax professionals
  • Other qualified professionals
  • Sole practitioners
  • Small & medium size business owners
Key Topics
  • Critical updates: legislation, policy and professional guidance
  • Marketplace trends
  • Technical and business reviews
  • Top questions related to PPP
  • AICPA resources & tools update
  • Evolution of the profession
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the most pressing issues and latest news facing the profession
  • Identify overall stakeholders and process related to PPP implementation
  • Recall the fundamentals of various programs/tax provisions and recent AICPA recommendations
  • Identify key issues and technical analysis
  • Recognize the AICPA resources and tools
Credit Info
CPE Credits
1
NASBA Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
Level
Basic
Access
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 3 months after purchase date.
Duration
1 hr
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Speakers
Tom Hood
CPA, CITP, CGMA
Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA is the EVP, Business Engagement & Growth, at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), and Business Learning Institute Division (BLI). His passion is helping CPAs and organizations be future-ready. A former executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA), he is considered one of the most influential leaders in the global accounting profession. Named the Second Most Influential Person in Accounting by Accounting Today Magazine since 2011, in 2012 Tom was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 100 Influencers. He was also one of the first five thought-leaders inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame by CPA Practice Advisor.
Barry Melancon
CPA, CGMA
Barry C. Melancon is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential body of professional accountants in the world with 650,000 members and students. Formed in 2017, it combines the strengths of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which Melancon also leads as President & CEO. Melancon joined the AICPA in 1995 when he was 37 years old, and is now the longest serving CEO in the organization’s 129 year history. Under his tenure, the AICPA has grown to become the largest membership body of CPAs in the world and has spearheaded a number of initiatives to benefit not only the profession, but also investors, business owners, lenders and the general public. These include audit quality centers; private company reporting standards; eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL); the computerized CPA exam; and two consumer financial literacy education programs. Under Melancon’s leadership in 2011, the AICPA formed a joint venture with CIMA to elevate management accounting globally. They created the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation for those professionals who meet the highest benchmark of rigor and quality. Today, approximately 150,000 professionals hold the CGMA designation worldwide. Building on this success, AICPA and CIMA members in June 2016 voted to evolve the joint venture into the Association. Its mission is to drive a dynamic accounting profession around the world that powers trust, opportunity and prosperity. Melancon was named the Association’s first CEO. Melancon is also Global Chairman of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Chairman of XBRL-US, and a founding and current board member of both the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). He is a founding and current board member of the Government Transformation Initiative, serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, and is a member of the delegation to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). During 2007-2008, Melancon served on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession. Melancon has testified for the profession before Congress numerous times, has been honored with many awards, including the 2011 National Association Executive of the Year. Prior to joining the AICPA, Melancon served for eight years as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. He began his accounting career in 1979 at a small CPA firm in Louisiana. In 1984, he was elected a firm partner. Melancon graduated in 1978 from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, majoring in accounting with a minor in government. He also earned an MBA in 1983 from Nicholls State University and subsequently served as an adjunct professor of accounting at his alma mater for four years. He was also awarded his alma mater’s first and only Honorary Doctorate of Commerce in 2008.
Erik Asgeirsson
Erik Asgeirsson has more than 20 years of experience in leading technology organizations and driving business growth. Over the past ten years Erik has driven CPA.com's focus on cloud computing and the transforming opportunities available to accounting firms and their business clients. Erik is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and is regularly quoted in the accounting and business trade press. During Erik's tenure, CPA.com has added several new lines of business and is viewed as a leading change agent for driving technology adoption in the accounting profession. Erik has been on Accounting Today's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession for the past decade, and is a member of the DigitalNow Advisory Group, which counsels business leaders on opportunities in the digital age. Before joining CPA.com, Erik held a variety of senior positions in sales, product management, and operations in emerging areas at AT&T. He holds an MBA from The New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. Early in his career, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. Erik lives in Rye, N.Y., with his wife and four daughters. In his spare time, he is an avid sailor and skier.
Susan S. Coffey
CPA, CGMA
Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA is CEO - Public Practice for the American Institute of CPAs. In this role Coffey is responsible for the professional activities, content and delivery of all AICPA public accounting technical and self-regulatory functions, which support and enhance the quality of the work of U.S. CPA firms. This work includes leading AICPA's initiatives related to professional standards of practice; business and financial reporting, audit, assurance and business reporting innovation; taxation; specialization and credentials; professional ethics; practice monitoring; audit quality centers; and the Uniform CPA Examination. Coffey is also responsible for global relations and alliances with organizations, such as the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance, to support and strengthen the global accountancy profession and the value of the U.S. CPA abroad. Coffey's responsibilities span a number of diverse communities and stakeholders, both domestic and international, giving her a unique, global perspective. Her wide range of experience allows her to bring a broad view to strategic planning, risk management and problem-solving, which guide the AICPA as they execute on their public interest activities, develop opportunities for CPA firms, and work with firms and other key stakeholders. Coffey is a licensed CPA in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as a CGMA. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. She is also a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, an AICPA affiliate, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for Prince Charles' Accounting for Sustainability Project. Coffey has been honored over the years by being recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the CPA Practice Advisor and by inclusion on Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list. Prior to joining the AICPA, Coffey was with PricewaterhouseCoopers' accounting and auditing practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Lisa Simpson
CPA, CGMA
Lisa is Vice President — Firm Services for the AICPA. She leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) team in the development of practice management tools that address topics most important to firm owners. Lisa and her team develop and foster relationships with firms of all sizes, including through the AICPA’s Major Firms Group and Group of 400 initiatives as well as networking groups for small firms. Lisa began her career with EY gaining audit and tax experience in her six years with the firm. She then worked for a small firm in Lexington, Kentucky for five years. Lisa has 20+ years of industry experience as well, having served as the CFO for non-profit and for-profit organizations before joining the AICPA in 2012. Lisa graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and is licensed as a CPA in NC and KY.
Mark G. Peterson
Mark G. Peterson is the Executive Vice President – Advocacy at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this position, he sets the direction for global advocacy for management and public accounting, CPA and CGMA issues. Peterson works closely with state CPA societies, national governments, US state governments, regulators, legislators and accounting bodies to influence and shape policy decisions impacting the profession. Peterson leads the Congressional & Political Affairs, and State Society Affairs, State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and Tax Advocacy teams. Prior to joining the AICPA, Peterson served as Vice President with the Alpine Group, where he was responsible for individualized lobbying work on tax, trade, agricultural, environmental, energy and related issues. He served a diverse group of clients, including major international technology companies, energy companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and trade associations, as well as worked on several major policy coalitions on matters pending before the legislative and executive branches of government. Peterson has held several other positions in Washington that have included the role of Washington Representative for Toyota Motors North America, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Andersen LLP in Washington and a Special Assistant to Speaker Newt Gingrich in the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned his bachelor of science degree in history from the University of North Dakota.
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