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MAJOR SPONSORS 401 East Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 www.associatedbank.com

Associated Bank is known for its strong community relationships, with offices tracing roots back to the 1880’s and 1890’s. The bank provides superior financial services and customer service to the business community.

WINE RECEPTION SPONSORS

330 East Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 www.bdo.com

Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, S.C. is a full service accounting firm providing audit & accounting, tax and management advisory services, litigation support and comprehensive personal financial planning.

EXHIBITOR

6405 Century Ave. Middleton, WI 53562 www.payrollcompany.biz

The Payroll Company has been providing award winning payroll services for more than 10 years.

Objective

Denise Probert, CPA, MPA

Who should attend 235 N. Executive Drive, Suite 160 Hartland, WI 53029 www.wkmr.com

Business Fitness, Inc. is a trusted business systems advisor for small and mid-sized organizations.

G eneral information

Concurrent Sessions Concurrent C:

To enable financial professionals to identify and develop strategies to resolve specific issues regarding accounting, computers, finance, business planning, human resources and cash management.

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of privately held and publicly traded companies.

10532 N. Port Washington Road Mequon, WI 53092 www.business-fitness.biz

1:40 – 2:55 p.m.

N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive, Suite 250 Waukesha, WI 53188 www.hrtsonline.com

HR Technology Solutions is a locally owned premiere provider of outsourced payroll processing services. We were selected as a preferred partner by MRA, a nationally known HR professional membership organization with over 2,600 members in the Midwest.

Financial professionals who have responsibility for solving specific business issues in a wide variety of areas. CPAs, CFOs, CEOs, controllers and others will gain much from attending. Public practitioners are encouraged to attend with their industry clients.

Location

Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center a family entertainment destination with a 45,000 sq. ft. of “Splashtacular” Waterpark 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha. From Madison: travel east on I-94 to Highway T (Exit 293); turn left (north) on Highway T to Golf (Frontage) Road; west on Golf Road approximately 1 mile to hotel. From downtown Milwaukee: travel west on I-94 to Highway T (Exit 293); travel north (a very short distance) on Highway T to Golf (Frontage) Road; west on Golf Road approximately 1 mile to the hotel.

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Overnight Accommodations

Guest rooms are available at a corporate rate of $93 for single or double occupancy for the evening of Wednesday, March 18. Book directly by calling 800-247-6640. A block of rooms will be reserved until Friday, Feb. 27.

Registration Information

Fee is $205/each first and second registrant $145/each third and subsequent registrant. (Group discount applies only to registrations made at the same time.) Fee includes luncheon and conference manual. (Members, non-members and clients are welcome to attend).

10:10 – 11:25 a.m. 7:15 – 8 a.m.

Registration 8 – 8:05 a.m.

Welcome

Theodore E. Hart, CPA, CFE

Concurrent Sessions Concurrent A

How to Manage a Virtual Office (Speaker to be determined) Concurrent B

Brian S. Ballard, CPA, CIA, CISA

WICPA president and managing partner, Clifton Gunderson LLP, Milwaukee

Registration Deadline

8:05 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

David Braun, CEO

Friday, March 13

CPE Credit

Michelle Hicks-Tobias, CPA

task force chair and assurance partner, BDO Seidman, LLP, Milwaukee

With the economy hurting, it may make you want to stick your head in the sand and just try to weather the storm. David Braun offers a different solution: Seize the opportunity and grow now!

8:15 – 9:50 a.m.

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 14 days prior to conference date receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to conference receive a 50% refund (not to exceed $100). Cancellations or no shows on conference day receive no refund.

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Economic and Market Outlook Clare W. Zempel, CFA, principal

Zempel Strategic: Applied Economics and Financial Market Analysis, Fox Point

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.

Break

Concurrent D:

Improving Profit and Customer Relationships Through Better Accounts Receivable Management

If Not Now, When? Finding Opportunity for Growth in Tough Times

8 hours

vice president of CPA Education, Kaplan Schweser, La Crosse

Capstone Strategic, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Lunch

12:20 – 1:40 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

(IFRS) International Financial Reporting Standards William Gienke, director, Technical Market Intelligence Teresa Velk, director, Finance and Accounting

Jefferson Wells, Milwaukee

BDO Seidman, LLP, Chicago

Improving cash flow and maintaining customer relationships is critical to weathering the current financial climate. In this session we will explore real-world practices that have been successfully used to manage A/R aging, improve cash collections and maintain positive customer relationships. We will discuss cost-effective practices that you can begin using today and strategic solutions that can lead to profit-enhancement opportunities.

2:55 – 3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10 – 4:30 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Personalities Among the Generations Tony Quartaro, president QCI, Inc., Waukesha

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Wine Tasting Vino 100,Wauwatosa

Vino 100 is located in downtown Wauwatosa. 100 great wines for $25 or less. This is a great time to mingle with your colleagues. You will be able to sample four white wines and four red wines from different regions of the world, each with its own unique textures, aromas and complexities.


Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha | Thursday, March 19, 2009

Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha | Thursday, March 19, 2009 Contact Information

Firm/Company______________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________ State_____________ Zip_______________ Phone (include area code)______________________________________________________ Fax________________________________________________________________________ E-mail_____________________________________________________________________

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CPAs in Industry Spring Conference (CPAIS)

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235 N. Executive Drive | Suite 200 Brookfield, WI 53005

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CONCURRENT SESSIONS

10:10 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker

q A: How to Manage a Virtual Office q B: Business Growth

Economic and Market Outlook

1:40 p.m.

q C: Excel q D: Accounts Receiveable Management q Wine Tasting

Clare W. Zempel, CFA, principal, Zempel Strategic: Applied Economics and Financial Market Analysis, Fox Point

Conference Fees Payment Method

q Check (payable to the WICPA)

q Visa q MasterCard

$205/each first and second registrant $145/each third and subsequent registrant

Account #___________________________________________________________________

(Group discount applies only to registrations made at the same time). Fee includes luncheon and conference manual. (Members, non-members and clients are welcome to attend).

CVS# (3 digits on back of card)_______________ Exp. Date____________________________

How to Register

Signature________________________________ Date________________________________ Credit Card Billing Address_____________________________________________________ City____________________________________ State_____________ Zip__________________ Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

235 N. Executive Drive | Suite 200 | Brookfield, WI 53005

Online: www.wicpa.org Fax: 262-785-0838 Mail: 235 N. Executive Drive Suite 200, Brookfield, WI 53005 Phone: 262-785-0445

Credit card registrations will be accepted by mail, phone, fax or at www.wicpa.org. All other registrations must be mailed with payment enclosed. Please see inside front cover for cancellation policy. This form may be duplicated.

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Country Springs Hotel Waukesha Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:15 a.m. registration 8 a.m. Conference

Conference Sponsors Associated Bank BDO Seidman, LLP Business Fitness The Payroll Company Wine Tasting SponsorS BDO Seidman, LLP Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp, S.C. conference Exhibitor HR Technology Solutions

Morning General Sessions

IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) William Gienke, director, Technical Market Intelligence Teresa Velk, director, Finance and Accounting Jefferson Wells, Milwaukee Afternoon General Sessions

Personalities Among the Generations Tony Quartaro, president QCI, Inc., Waukesha


2009 Spring Industry Conference