Management & Leadership

American Health Care Act of 2017 – What You Need to Know!

Rick Wagner, CPAAndy Kaiser, CPA
Eide Bailly LLP


Session Description

In May 2017, the House passed the revised AHCA bill (HR 1628) and, since then, the Senate has sliced and diced the legislation to create a new and “improved” version. Join us to discuss the current status of this important legislation and how it will affect our businesses, our employees and ourselves! Discussion will include tax aspects of current healthcare legislation and effects to service providers and consumers in a comprehensive review of the Act.

Field of Study:
Spec Knowledge/Health Care

Experience Level:
Basic  

Are You Ready for Gen Z? How to Prepare for the Next Generation

Katie Essman & Tammy Lopez
Robert Half


Session Description

Experts say by 2020, more than 20% of the workforce will be comprised of Generation Z employees. Robert Half has produced new research about this generation, born from 1990 through 1999. This presentation addresses Gen Zer’s career aspirations, job expectations and concerns as they enter the workforce. The presentation features survey findings and advice to help employers attract and retain this new generation of employees, along with strategies to manage a multigenerational workforce.

Field of Study:
Personnel/HR

Experience Level:
Basic  

Bribery & Corruption in the Procurement Function

Larry Rosipajla, CPA, CFE
PwC


Session Description

Corruption schemes typically make up approximately 37% of the reported fraud cases, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ bi-annual Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. Those often devastating effects, combined with a dramatic increase in the number of enforcements, have made bribery and corruption a key issue for many global organizations. The extension of anti-corruption laws to vendors presents additional vulnerability to companies in the United States. How do you ensure both your employees and the third parties which play a critical role for your organization are following the rules? Learn to protect your organization by effectively incorporating anti-bribery and corruption compliance policies, as well as effective detection and investigation procedures, into your anti fraud strategy.

Field of Study:
Spec Knowledge/Fraud

Experience Level:
Intermediate  

Critical Thoughts on Critical Thinking: Becoming a Better Thinker!

Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA
Raven Global Training


Session Description

The obvious answer isn’t always the right answer. The surface is often just the tip of the iceberg. Sometimes it is the little hints that we miss that could be the key to identifying problems and making process improvements. We have the responsibility of looking at business processes objectively and delivering results timely. By applying critical thinking methods to analyzing information, looking at data, evaluating objectives and risks, and observations, you will be in a better position to provide creative, innovative, timely results. This course is designed for managers and their teams who collaborate on resolving issues. Individual contributors will also study examples to improve individual critical thinking skills using current issues facing the attendee. This course teaches the tools and techniques used in critical thinking methods and opportunities to apply the methods, tools, and techniques to daily audit work.

Field of Study:
Bus Mgmt & Org


Experience Level:
Intermediate  

Transform Your Company with Business Analytics Applications

Kristine Brands, DM, CMA

Regis University


Session Description

Business analytics is transforming the accounting profession. The growth of technology is changing the way accountants do their jobs. Business analytics is a major technology trend that is affecting the profession. This session will explain and demonstrate how to implement business analytics in accounting. The objectives of this session include 1) Describe business analytics for accounting 2) Present business analytics applications for auditing, financial, managerial, and forensic accounting 3) Demonstrate two easy-to-use and affordable desktop business analytics software programs, Calcbench and Tableau. These will introduce the audience to tools that can help them support their organizations with business analytics.

Field of Study:
Computer Science

Experience Level:
Intermediate  

What I Learned About Risk Management from “the Mouse”

Don Levonius
Victory Performance Consulting LLC


Session Description

Disney not only uses internal controls to achieve impressive operational and financial results, “the Mouse” also uses controls to protect its invaluable intangible assets. This session explores lessons from “the happiest place on earth” that apply to other internal control environments.

Field of Study:
Mgmt Adv Svcs

Experience Level:
Intermediate