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AICPA Conference Offers Industry Insight for CPAs and Other Finance Professionals

August 29, 2013

NEW YORK (Aug. 29, 2013) – Sales are improving for U.S. auto dealers, but there is still great need for expert insight and advice on long-term changes in the industry.  That guidance and more can be found at the American Institute of CPAs’ Auto Dealership Conference, an event for CPAs and other financial executives who serve the industry.

This year’s conference will be held Oct. 17-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center outside Washington, D.C. A number of virtual options will be available for those who can’t attend in person.

The conference agenda is divided into three tracks—tax, accounting/auditing and a new advisor category. Sessions include such topics as mergers and acquisitions, retail warranty reimbursement, dealership internal audits, tangible property regulations and an update on Internal Revenue Service developments. A preconference workshop is also available on the impact of health-care reform on dealerships.

Keynote speakers include:

·         Robert A. Dye, senior vice president and chief economist at Comerica Bank.

·         Jeff Sacks, an expert on automobile dealership operations and strategies for improving customer retention, asset and expense controls, management information systems and more.

·         Peter K. Welch, president of the National Automobile Dealers Association.  

For more information, consult the conference brochure.

Reporters who are interested in attending the event can obtain press credentials from Shirley Twillman, stwillman@aicpa.org. Members of the media who wish to sign up for the webcast option should contact Jeff May, jmay@aicpa.org. Please note that advance notice is required for webcast access.