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Don’t miss out on a chance to experience exclusive content and great speakers as you learn about A&A hot topics. We’re happy to announce the Becker Virtual Accounting and Auditing Conference on June 3, 2021! Join Becker's first virtual CPE event! Reserve your spot today!

Nine credits. One day.
  • Earn 9 hours of CPE in one day  

  • Enjoy exclusive, premium content and Becker expert speakers 

  • Get up-to-speed after busy season on critical A&A topics  

  • Get information on the topics that matter (e.g. Gender Equality)

  • Network virtually with speakers and professionals around the country 

 

  • Earn 9 hours of CPE in one day  

  • Enjoy exclusive, premium content and Becker expert speakers 

  • Get up-to-speed after busy season on critical A&A topics  

  • Get information on the topics that matter (e.g. Gender Equality)

  • Network virtually with speakers and professionals around the country 

 

  • Earn 9 hours of CPE in one day  

  • Enjoy exclusive, premium content and Becker expert speakers 

  • Get up-to-speed after busy season on critical A&A topics  

  • Get information on the topics that matter (e.g. Gender Equality)

  • Network virtually with speakers and professionals around the country 

 

Agenda - June 3, 2021

Times CST

9:00am - 10:40 am CST - 2021 Audit and Attestation Update

This course will review both proposed and issued guidance related to audit and attestation standards. Topics of discussion will include the newest proposals, including those related to improving quality management for CPA firms.  

Instructor: Jennifer Louis

Credits: 2

Field of Study: Auditing

10:40 am - 11:00am CST - Networking Break/Live Q&A
11:00am - 11:50am CST - Prioritizing Gender Equality in the Workplace

This course will describe how gender inequality appears in the corporate world, including discussion of pay gaps, recruitment norms, and unfair treatment in the office. It will review both the causes of gender inequality and the positive impact of achieving gender equality, and focus on ways to improve gender equality in a corporate setting. 

Instructor: Marsha Bonner

Credits: 1

Field of Study: Behavioral Economics

11:50am - 12:10am CST - Networking Break/Live Q&A
12:30pm - 1:20pm CST - Tax Update for Accountants

This course will review recent major tax legislation and related IRS rulings, including the American Rescue Plan Act and President Biden’s proposed tax plan. It will also discuss the impact of tax changes on both businesses and individuals. 

Instructor: John Stevko

Credits: 1

Field of Study: Taxes

1:20pm - 1:40 CST - Networking Break/Live Q&A
1:40pm - 2:30pm CST - Cybersecurity for Accountants

Learn about current cybersecurity threats and how to protect against them. This course will cover common problems related to cybersecurity and how to mitigate cybersecurity risk. It will also cover SEC guidance on cybersecurity risk and possible responses to those risks. 

Instructor: Jennifer Louis

Credits: 1

Field of Study: Information Technology

2:30pm - 2:50pm CST - Networking Break/Live Q&A
2:50pm - 4:30 CST - Ethics and Independence for Accounting Professionals

This course will provide an overview of foundations of ethical behavior and independence rules as set by the AICPA, SEC and PCAOB. The majority of the course will focus on ethical foundations and current examples of unethical behavior in a professional setting and the negative consequences of such behavior. It will also demonstrate the positive impact of ethical behavior on company performance. 

Instructor: Mike Brown

Credits: 2

Field of Study: Regulatory Business

4:30 - 4:50 CST - Networking Break/Live Q&A
4:50pm - 6:30pm CST - 2021 Accounting Update

Learn about recent and current developments related to proposed and newly issued accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board. This course will also highlight recent developments within the SEC, and recent topics of interest including environmental, social, and governance reporting. 

Instructor: Tim Gearty

Credits: 2

Field of Study: Accounting

6:30pm - 6:50pm CST - Wrap Up
Visit our virtual lounge to network with other accountants and meet our instructors
Jennifer Louis

Jennifer Louis, CPA

Jennifer Louis, CPA

Jennifer Louis, CPA

Mike Brown

Mike Brown, CPA

Mike Brown, CPA

Mike Brown, CPA

John Stevko

John Stevko, CPA

John Stevko, CPA

John Stevko, CPA

Timothy Gearty

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD

Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD

Marsha Bonner

Marsha Bonner, CPA

Marsha Bonner, CPA

Marsha Bonner, CPA

Janine Holder
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Becker virtual accounting conference FAQs

How can I view the Virtual Conference?

Becker will send an email to all participants alerting them that the Virtual Conference site is available for viewing.

How do I launch the Virtual Conference?
  1. Go to cpelearning.becker.com and enter your username and password that you created when you signed up for the accounting conference. 

  1. Click on the Virtual Conference title on the Homepage 

OR 

  1. Go to the Courses page and filter Format for “Conference Event”  

How do I obtain CPE credit for the Virtual Conference?

Each presentation within the CPE event is eligible for CPE credit.  You must click on the participation pop-ups that occur throughout the webcast in order to obtain CPE credit for the webcast.  Partial credit will be awarded. 

Can I receive CPE credit for attending the networking and social activities?

No, CPE credit is not available for the networking and social activities. 

How do I view my Certificate(s) of Completion?
  1. Go to cpelearning.becker.com and enter your username and password that you created when you signed up for the conference. 

  1. Go to the “Accomplishments” tab 

  1. Click on the Certificate(s) of Completion for each presentation 

Would you like to increase the size of the webcast panel for a better viewing experience?

You can enlarge the webcast panels by clicking on the "Maximize" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the panel, clicking on the panel and moving it, or by dragging on the edges of the box.  You can restore to the original state by clicking on the 'Restore' icon, located in the widget bar. ‘Restore’ will snap all panels back to their original arrangement. 

What happens if I have technical issues during the Virtual Conference?
  1. Chat with the webcast host during the webcast 

  1. Call our Customer Support Team at: 877.272.3926 

Will the conference be recorded?

The Accounting and Auditing conference will be recorded.   

How do I obtain a refund?

Refund requests must be made within ten (10) business days from your initial date of purchase. Becker will issue the refund, minus any non-refundable fees or completed CPE course fees outlined below, within thirty days of receiving the request (or from date of printed materials return, if applicable). To request a refund, please contact the Becker Customer Service center at 877-272-3926 (US) or at +1 630-472-2213 (outside the US) during the service hours listed below.

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o Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm CST

o Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm CST

CPE Subscriptions/Certificates

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upon the number of completed

courses or webcasts. Each

completed course or webcast will

be assessed at the existing “per

course” rate and deducted from

the refund amount. Per course

rates are listed in the CPE Course

Catalog.

 

What if I already have a Becker account?

If you already have a Becker account on cpelearning.becker.com but have never made a purchase through www.becker.com, you will need to reset your password before you will be able to log into www.becker.com and purchase the virtual conference. You can reset your password by going to https://www.becker.com/user/login and clicking on the Forgot password? link. After you reset your password, you will then be able to complete the purchase of the virtual conference. Please note: The password you enter during the reset will also become the password you use to sign into your account on cpelearning.becker.com.

How do I cancel my seat at the Virtual Conference?

Cancellations can be requested by contacting the Becker Customer Service center at 877-272-3926 (US) or at +1 630-472-2213 (outside the US) during the service hours listed below.

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 9:00pm CS
  • Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm CST
  • Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm CST

 

Becker Accounting & Auditing Virtual Conference
$350.00
Get informed on the latest A&A trends and hot topics taught by Becker subject matter experts and explore opportunities for virtual networking. This conference will enhance your ability to address changing accounting and auditing standards and other current topics that impact your business. By attending, you may earn up to nine CPE credits toward your annual requirement. 

Come join us virtually on June 3rd!

More information: www.becker.com/cpe/AA-conference
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