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At Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando June 12-15, 2013


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your agenda. your price. your bizcation. This conference is all about your experience – customize your agenda and price in registration to plan the perfect bizcation. Make Mega YOURS! If you’re looking to get CPE, CFP or even CLE credit, we have you covered: ✦ Knock out over HALF of your renewal CPE in less than one week. Mega includes a record 30 hours of live CPE with up to 12 hours of bonus CPE. That’s 42 possible CPE hours over four days!* ✦ Certified Financial Planners won’t be disappointed at Mega – we are offering over 10 hours of CFP credit across 13 sessions. Look for the sessions marked “CFP” in the daily schedule.

✦ For the Attorney, we’ve got CLE credit too – we are offering up to 14.5 hours of CLE credit across 13 sessions. Look for the sessions marked “CLE” in the daily schedule. In addition to our huge CPE offering, we’re including lots of fun excursions! See pages 36-37 for all of the Mega Fun activities, and see page 29 to learn about our special $175 spouse/guest-only registration. We’re making it easy for you to take advantage of everything at Mega with a FICPA Room Rate that saves you over $200/night at a Walt Disney World ® Resort hotel and CPE as low as $11.25/hour!

*You will receive 2 hours of bonus CPE with the first 8 Mega CPE hours you purchase, plus 2 hours of bonus CPE for every 4 additional Mega CPE hours you purchase.

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conference at-a-glance

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hotel information

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mega enhancements

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daily schedule - tuesday

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daily schedule - wednesday

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daily schedule - thursday

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daily schedule - saturday

mega pullout planner

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women's leadership summit

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daily schedule - friday

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dress for success

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committee members

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give kids the world

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family and friends

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fun/excursion activities

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vendor expo 2013

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mega featured speakers The Hon. David M. Walker Founder and CEO / Comeback America Initiative (CAI) Dave leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability. He has served as the Comptroller General of the United States, complementing over 20 years of private sector experience that included a leading role at Arthur Anderson LLP. Dave’s latest of three books, “Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility,” is a National Bestseller.

Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR Human Resource Consultant / ExpertSpeaks Within the Society of Human Resource Management, Karl has acted as conference chair for the Indiana State SHRM Conference and has presented at six consecutive National SHRM Conferences. He has run career centers in Louisiana and Appalachia and played a role in the restructure of Apple computer in Silicon Valley. He has directed videos in Chicago; marketed software in Orlando; and launched an office of Right Management Consultants in San Diego.

George A Heyman, CPA, CGMA, MAS, MBA Instructor / AuditSense, LLC George is Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Economics at Oakton Community College where he received the 2003 Harstein award for academic excellence. He draws on nearly 40 years of diverse experience to present on the work place environment, ethics, economics, auditing and accounting issues for CPA and IMA groups. He has also given presentations for the National Association of Credit Managers and for the Treasury Management Association of Chicago. Presently, he belongs to the AICPA as well as the Illinois CPA society, where he serves as chair of the Ethics committee.

Charles E. Landes, CPA Vice President / American Institute of CPAs Chuck directs the AICPA’s Audit and Attest Standards Team, responsible for technical activities of the Auditing Standards Board and the Accounting and Review Services Committee. He oversees the AICPA’s Accounting and Financial Reporting team, the Business Reporting Assurance & Advisory Services team and Hotline team. Chuck also is AICPA’s representative to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Bruce serves as the Partner and Director of Accounting and Auditing at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. He is also a member of the faculty at the AICPA for eight accounting and auditing courses. As a member of the FICPA, Bruce was awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader designation for the 1999-2000 CPE year. He has been a CPA since 1981 and is licensed in Florida, Texas and Alabama.

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conference at-a-glance tuesday

thursday

6.11 6-7 p.m. Early Bird Welcome Reception

wednesday

6.13 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mega CPE Conference Sessions

7 a.m.-5 p.m. State Tax Conference (continued)

8-8:15 a.m. FICPA Awards

8-8:15 a.m. FICPA and Women to Watch Awards

8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Chapter Officers’ Leadership Conference

8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Women’s Leadership Summit

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8 a.m.-4 p.m. Employee Benefit Plans Conference 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour 1:15-4:50 p.m. Ethics – Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs – All New

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7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mega CPE Conference Sessions

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting

8 a.m.-4 p.m. State Tax Conference

friday

1-5 p.m. Golf Tournament 1-5 p.m. Soar Above Walt Disney World ® Resort Helicopter Tour 1:30-3:30 p.m. BASS Fishing 2:30-6 p.m. Business Casual with Style Fashion Show and Shopping Spree

9:30-10 a.m. FICPA Annual Meeting 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Board of Governors Meeting 1-5 p.m. Fantasy of Flight 1-5 p.m. Richard Petty Driving Experience 5:30-10 p.m. Kid’s Nite Out 6-9:30 p.m. FICPA Magical Evening!

3-4:30 p.m. Meet Your Mentoring Match

4-6 p.m. Welcome Reception

4:30-8:30 p.m. Kid’s Nite Out

7 p.m. Dine Around

5-6:30 p.m. Vendor Reception 5-9:30 p.m. Give Kids the World Volunteer Service Event

saturday 6.15 8:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Mega CPE Conference Sessions

7 p.m. Dine Around

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one conference… two breathtaking

Stay in the center of the 2013 Mega CPE Conference with Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Retreat to this ultra-modern Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, white-sand beaches, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Walk to Magic Kingdom ® Park or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the iconic A-frame Contemporary Tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the It’s a Small World ® Attraction— celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest. © Disney

accommodations Disney’s Contemporary Resort 4600 North World Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8413

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FICPA Room Rate: $179 single/double Hotel Cutoff Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability and current room rate. For reservations, please contact Disney’s Contemporary Resort directly at (407) 939-4686 or visit the FICPA’s custom hotel reservations page at www.mydisneymeetings.com/ficpamega2013/. Be sure to mention the Mega CPE Conference to receive the special group rate.

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free parking Parking is FREE at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

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Experience another side of the 2013 Mega CPE Conference with Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and escape to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest. Inspired by turn-of-the-century National Park lodges, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge celebrates American craftsmanship and honors the beauty of the untamed wilderness. Soak in the splendor of the great outdoors, from nature trails through pine forests to rocking chairs that overlook a murmuring creek. Inside, discover towering totem poles, headdresses and more, and sink into a plush leather armchair in front of the roaring fireplace. © Disney

accommodations Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 901 Timberline Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 FICPA Room Rate: $179 single/double Hotel Cutoff Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability and current room rate.

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For reservations, please contact Wilderness Lodge directly at (407) 939-4686 or visit the FICPA’s custom hotel reservations page at www.mydisneymeetings.com/GenPrev.php?msid=14871. Be sure to mention the Mega CPE Conference to receive the special group rate.

free parking Parking is FREE at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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mega cpe conference isn’t all work.

not even close. mega fun | pg. 36 Walt Disney World ® Resort and Orlando offer a wide selection of fun activities for everyone.* *Some excursions/activities require an additional fee or admission. See pages 36-37 for required fees or admissions associated with each excursion/activity.

state tax and employee benefits The State Tax Conference and Employee Benefits Conference will be at Mega CPE Conference! Look for the ST and EB icons throughout the agenda to find these sessions.

women’s leadership summit | pg. 32 Get CPE, see the Women to Watch Awards presentation, network, shop and more.

mega planner Pull out the Mega Planner from the center of this brochure to use as a registration guide.

mega gives back | pg. 34-35 Get involved with Give Kids the World and Dress for Success at Mega CPE Conference.

plan from the palm of your hand mega cpe This free app is available for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ and other mobile devices. See conference details; read speaker bios; view a vendor list and exhibit map; explore with a local attraction map; connect with Twitter; and create your session agenda for easy reference. Apple® Devices: http://bit.ly/MegaApple Android™ Devices: http://bit.ly/MegaAndroid Other Devices: http://megaapp.ficpa.org/

my disney experience This free app is available for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices. This official app features Walt Disney World ® Resort maps; attraction wait times; Fastpass ® Service return times; dining menus and reservation-booking; itinerary-sharing; park schedules; and more! Apple® Devices: http://bit.ly/Yrt0jV Android™ Devices: http://bit.ly/11ox341 iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

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tuesday 6.11 6-7 p.m.

Mega Conference Early Bird Welcome Reception

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Start the week off right by joining us for the Early Bird Welcome Reception at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Tuesday night. This is a great opportunity for attendees of the State Tax and Employee Benefits conferences to join with Mega CPE Conference attendees and kick off a great event with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in a Walt Disney World ® Resort atmosphere.

wednesday 6.12 7:30-8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8-8:10 a.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

8:10-9:50 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) SG1

Multi-State State Tax Nexus and Significant State Tax Litigation (2 TB) (2 CFP) (CLE)* i PP ST Jordan Goodman Attorney / Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered / Chicago, IL

and Marilyn Wethekam Partner / Horwood Marcus & Berk, Chartered / Chicago, IL This presentation will cover the recent happenings in state and local tax. It will highlight the GOOD things that happened for taxpayers, both judicially and legislatively. It will inform you on the BAD issues that you and your clients should try to avoid. Finally, it will dissect the UGLY traps for taxpayers and try to find a silver lining where possible.

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Department of Labor Update (2 AA) AA EB PP Michael E. Auerbach, CPA Chief, Division of Accounting Services – Employee Benefits Security Administration / U.S. Department of Labor / Washington, D.C. This session is designed for the over 700 Florida CPAs performing employee benefit plan audits. Learn about current regulatory and enforcement developments at the Department of Labor. This interactive session will provide an update on the EBSA’s audit quality inspection program and what distinguishes work that is considered to be “best practice,” reporting compliance activities and EFAST2. Mr. Auerbach will describe the pitfalls that most often plague benefit plan audits and result in the rejection of Form 5500 filings.

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Optional Excursion Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

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See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Mainstreet Fairness (Bricks and Mortar vs. Internet Retailers) (Part 1) (1 TB) (CLE)* i PP ST James M. Ervin Jr., Esq. Partner / Holland & Knight, LLP / Tallahassee

and Rex Ware, Esq. Shareholder / Fowler White Boggs, PA / Tallahassee Join us for this presentation of issues and current developments concerning the Streamlined Sales Tax Project and related matters involving sales tax nexus and collection responsibilities for remote sellers. The speakers address the "fairness" issues for in-state retailers, internet sellers, taxing authorities and consumers in a point/counterpoint format.

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Audit Guide Update (1 AA) Marilee P. Lau, CPA

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EBP Consultant/Retired Partner / KPMG LLP / San Francisco The Guide Overhaul Project is complete, and a new guide is about to be issued. This session will take you on a “walk” through the new guide. Of particular interest will be the format, practice tips, appendixes and new audit opinions that have been added.

11-11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) SG4

Mainstreet Fairness (Bricks and Mortar vs. Internet Retailers) (Part 2) (1 TB) (CLE)* i PP ST James M. Ervin Jr., Esq. Partner / Holland & Knight, LLP / Tallahassee

and Rex Ware, Esq. Shareholder / Fowler White Boggs, PA / Tallahassee Join us for this presentation of issues and current developments concerning the Streamlined Sales Tax Project and related matters involving sales tax nexus and collection responsibilities for remote sellers. The speakers address the “fairness” issues for in-state retailers, internet sellers, taxing authorities and consumers in a point/counterpoint format.

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How to Improve Audit Efficiencies and Determine Appropriate Sample Sizes (1 AA) AA EB PP Jennifer Keshwar, CPA Assurance Director / McGladrey LLP / Orlando This session will discuss best practices for promoting audit efficiencies in a defined contribution plan audit with various sampling methodologies and their use in EBP audit testing. Areas include: investments (full scope audits); eligibility; contributions; investment elections; participant account income; and distributions.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Auditing Benefit Plans for Staff and Seniors (1 AA) AA EB PP Ian Shapiro Partner / BDO Seidman, LLP / Miami This session will provide seniors and staff with some of the common pitfalls and areas to “be on the lookout for” when auditing employee benefit plans. The discussion will include typical DOL and inspection findings and how to avoid some of the hidden traps when auditing employee benefit plans.

11:50 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch Presentations (Select One) SG5

Lunch Presentation – State of the States (1 TB) (CLE)* Harley Duncan

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Managing Director / KPMG LLP / Washington, D.C. This session will review the fiscal situation facing state governments and provide an overview of major trends in state tax policy, legislation and administration. Particular attention will be paid to activities in the 2013 legislative sessions and the numerous tax reform proposals under consideration.

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Lunch Presentation – IRS Update (1 TB) Loretta Dollar

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EP Manager / Internal Revenue Service / Dallas This session will cover exam projects and programs including the most commonly found issues discovered during an audit. In addition, it will include how to use the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution Program to fix a myriad of errors.

1:15-4:50 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout – Ethics ETH

Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs – All New! (4 ET) i GN PP

Cecil “Pat” Patterson, Jr., CPA, MBA Patterson CPA Group, Inc. / Ponte Vedra Beach Totally revamped for 2013, this course centers around the most common errors, new legislation and regulations that impact the practice of public accounting in Florida as well as real-life ethical issues faced by individuals and organizations. The course complies with the ethics requirements for Florida CPAs, as set forth by the Florida Board of Accountancy.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Apportionment Issues (1 TB) (CLE)* Mark R. Arrigo, CPA, MBA

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Grant Thornton LLP / Tampa This session will review apportionment in today’s changing world.

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Department of Labor Fee Disclosures and the Audit Impact for 2012 (1 AA) AA EB PP Michael Durante, CPA Managing Member / Berman Hopkins Retirement Solutions, LLP / Melbourne and

Thomas Santa Barbara, QPFC President / Berman Hopkins Retirement Solutions, LLP / Melbourne The DOL issued new Fee Disclosure regulations in 2012 to change how retirement plan fees are disclosed to plan sponsors and participants. Understand the rationale behind the changes and how they will affect the cost structure of retirement plans in the future. Best practices for handling the impact on 2012 audits will also be addressed.

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Financial Reporting and Disclosure (1 AA) AA EB PP Ian Shapiro, CPA Partner / BDO Seidman, LLP / Miami This session will provide the preparers and auditors of employee benefit plan financial statements with timely tips on preparing and reviewing these statements. Topics include highlights of commonly missed disclosures, an update on new disclosures and a discussion of the new auditor’s report.

2:20-3:10 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) SG7

Department of Revenue Panel (1 TB) (CLE)* Department of Revenue Representatives

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Department officials will share current issues, opportunities most often overlooked, and other items of concern for Florida taxpayers.

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Auditing Fraud Issues in an Employee Benefit Plan (1 AA) AA EB PP Robert Heidt, CPA Assurance Partner / McGladrey LLP / Orlando This session details various types of accounting fraud including fraudulent financial reporting and misappropriation of assets. A comprehensive discussion covers responsibility for fraud, fraud risk factors specific to employee benefit plans, cases of fraud, ethics and much more. Some case studies and examples of actual fraud cases are also included.

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Plan Audits, Corrections and Fiduciary Issues (1 AA) AA EB PP Lisa R. Carrasco, JD, LLM Counsel / Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP / Jacksonville In this presentation, I will include a discussion of how to handle retirement plan audits by federal agencies; a summary of common retirement plan errors and how they can be corrected; and an overview of fiduciary duties.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) SG8

Active Florida Tax Litigation (1 TB) (CLE)* Mark E. Holcomb, Esq.

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Partner / Madsen, Goldman & Holcomb LLP / Tallahassee and

George (“Tony”) Hamm Deputy General Counsel / Florida Department of Revenue / Tallahassee We will hold an interactive discussion from the Department’s and tax practitioner’s perspectives of tax cases currently pending in Florida courts and the Division of Administrative Hearings, including the potential implications of these cases for other taxpayers and the Department’s administration of the tax laws.

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Audit Quality Center Update (1 AA) AA EB PP Robert A. Lavenberg, CPA, JD, LLM Partner / BDO USA, LLP / Philadelphia, PA Learn about new EBPAQC resources and tools to help with your EBP audits; hear about current and upcoming EBPAQC activities including CPE webinars; understand how to make the most of your EBPAQC membership; and learn about EBPAQC resources for plan sponsors and service providers in this session.

4-6 p.m.

Mega Welcome Reception

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Whether you attended the Early Bird Reception or just arrived at the conference, this Mega Welcome Reception is another great opportunity to mix and mingle with conference attendees and speakers before partaking in one of the many evening and dining options provided by Walt Disney World ® Resort.

7 p.m.

Evening Optional Excursion Dine Around Orlando X See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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thursday 6.13 6:30-8 a.m. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast Dress for Success Apparel Drive See page 34 for more information.

7-7:50 a.m.

Early Bird Session ($20 Additional Charge) E01 Not for Profit Update (1 AA) AA GN PP Gregory B. Capin, CPA Partner / CapinCrouse LLP / Lawrenceville , GA Come early and attend this session that will highlight recent FASB pronouncements and projects affecting NFP entities, which include the agenda of its NFP Advisory Committee and the recently released AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide for not-forprofit entities.

8-8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks with FICPA and Women to Watch Awards

8:15-9:05 a.m.

Opening Session/Keynote G01 Keynote Address: Managing Multiple Generations: Next Steps and New Surprises (1 B) GN i PP Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR Human Resource Consultant / ExpertSpeaks / Carmel, IN The worlds of finance and CPAs are having to come to grips with the “new normal” workforce. Simply put, boomers are not retiring as planned, and the Millennials are not going to wait forever for their chance. Boomers want clarity, Generation X wants options and the new generation wants action. It’s your move as you develop a succession plan. Key issues covered: • The three values that all generations appear to have in common • How the Millennials got motivated • Where new citizens from other countries fit into the equation and their core motivators • The one trait – teamwork – that is interpreted differently by all of the generations

8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

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Women's Leadership Summit ($99 Additional Charge) GN

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This year’s Women's Leadership Summit will provide Florida business women of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills. See pages 32-33 for more details on the Women’s Leadership Summit.

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) B01

Audit Clarity Standards Update (1 AA) AA PP Anthony M. Palermo, CPA Ahearn, Jasco & Company / Pompano Beach We will review the clarity standards following the first six months of their implementation. This session will focus on an overview of the most applicable standards, analysis of questions and comments provided to the Auditing Standards Board on implementation issues and participant “War Stories” during the past six months.

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Security Current Threats and Strategies (1 TB) GN PP Eric McMillen Chief Security Architect / The McMillen Group, LLC / Plano, TX Every day, attackers are discovering vulnerabilities and developing new strategies to get at your secure data. In this session, we will discuss the information security risks and delivery methods that we are currently seeing in the wild, strategies and tactics that you can use to better protect your firms while debunking some of the current fear, uncertainty and doubt concerning information security. The goal is to enable you, the accounting professional, to understand the critical security issues impacting your firm and to present a summary of important information security topics. After we’re done, you’ll be able to make informed choices and decisions that will reduce risks and improve your firm's security.

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Shut Up, Don't Say Anything, Get a Lawyer (1 TB) Frances D. Sheehy, BS, JD

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Tax Attorney This presentation will describe several common and not-so-common red flags raised by a client, by information provided by a client or by contact with the IRS. These red flags should alert the practitioner that the client’s (and perhaps the CPA’s) best interests would be best served to involve a tax attorney.

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Click-Through Nexus (1 TB) (CLE)* James M. Ervin Jr., Esq.

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Partner / Holland & Knight, LLP / Tallahassee and

Robert D. Clarke, CPA SALT-Senior Manager / Grant Thornton LLP / Tampa We’ll hold a discussion of the latest developments concerning the sales tax “clickthrough nexus” and other efforts made by the taxing authorities to require collection of sales tax by remote sellers.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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FASB Update (1 AA) AA Upaasna Laungani, CPA

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Project Manager / Financial Accounting Standards Board / Norwalk , CT This session will provide an overview of the recent activities taking place at the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

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Panel – Engagement Letter Defects (1 TB) C. Michael Halfast, CPA (Moderator)

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Professional Liability Specialist / Risk Avoidance Managers, Inc. St. Petersburg and

Duncan B. Will, CPA/ABV, CFF, CFE A&A Loss Prevention Specialist / CAMICO This session will start with a panel discussion between a Loss Prevention specialist, a claims attorney and a Florida CPA who will review a variety of engagement letters clauses while discussing the good, the bad and the ugly. Attendees are welcome to submit their own engagement letters (or specific clauses) to be picked as part of the discussion. Please email your engagement letter to the session moderator, Michael Halfast, at mhalf@tampabay.rr.com. Questions from the audience will be welcome throughout the presentation.

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Impact of Bankruptcy on Tax Debts (1 TB) Frances D. Sheehy, BS, JD

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Tax Attorney Some of the questions which will be discussed and answered in this presentation include: When will taxes go away in bankruptcy? What happens to the federal tax lien after bankruptcy? When is bankruptcy a good choice for unpaid taxes? When is bankruptcy a bad choice for unpaid taxes? What actions do CPAs take in dealing with the IRS which might affect the client’s ability to discharge taxes in bankruptcy?

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The Basic Framework of Florida Tax Law (1 TB) (1 CFP) (CLE)* Joseph P. Handy, CPA, CFST

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Joseph P. Handy, CPA, PL / Miami and

James H. Sutton Jr, CPA, Esq., LLM (TAX) Partner / Moffa, Gainor, & Sutton, PA / Tampa This presentation will review major Florida taxes such as sales and use tax, communication service tax, motor fuel tax and corporation income tax. We will cover the applicable statutes, rules, administrative rulings and recent case law. All CPAs who serve Florida businesses should attend this presentation to become familiar with taxes that affect Florida businesses. We will cover current issues under examination; enforcement programs; and potential exemptions and refund issues.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Optional Excursion Golf Tournament X See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

1 p.m.

Optional Excursion Soar Above Walt Disney World ® Resort Helicopter Tour

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1:10-2 p.m.

Concurrent Breakouts (Select One) B09

Yellow Book Update (1 AA) AA GN PP Sam M. McCall, CGFM, CIA, Ph.D. City of Tallahassee / Tallahassee In December 2011, government auditing standards were revised with emphasis on auditor independence. This session focuses on audit standards for financial, attestation and performance audits of government, non-profit and other entities receiving federal and state funds.

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An Economic Approach to Accounting (1 AA) AA PP George Heyman, CPA, MAS, MBA, CGMA

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Instructor / AuditSense, LLC / Tampa This session explores how accountants can make better decisions using an economic approach. We will also discuss how the economy impacts the way we view an entity and its environment as well as where the economy may be headed.

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Litigation Against CPAs - How to Avoid Being Sued (1 TB) Pete L. DeMahy

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Shareholder/Attorney / DeMahy Labrador Drake Victor & Cabeza / Coral Gables This session aims to address steps that can be taken to avoid litigation. We’ll cover the specific practice areas and the common claims and suits that are seen in those areas. By working backwards from a claim or suit being made or filed, one can best understand how we got there.

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Property Tax Update (1 TB) (CLE)* William D. Shepherd

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General Counsel / Hillsborough County Property Appraiser / Tampa and

Robert S. Goldman Partner / Madsen Goldman & Holcomb, LLP / Tallahassee This update will focus on legal matters involving property taxation. I’ll present current trends and issues in property tax matters, focusing in particular on the valuation of tangible personal property.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Optional Excursion BASS Fishing X See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

2:10-3 p.m.

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GASB Update (1 AA) AA GN PP Lisa R. Parker, CPA Project Manager / Governmental Accounting Standards Board / Norwalk This session will give an overview of the GASB pronouncements that will be effective in the coming fiscal years. The session will also explain some of the projects on the GASB’s current technical agenda and research agenda.

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Social Networking Liabilities (1 TB) Joyce Chastain

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Human Resources Consultant / The Krizner Group / Tallahassee This session will explore the legal issues associated with employees’ use of these social media venues and what an employer can do to curtail work-related comments. We will reveal the legal parameters regarding social networking in the workplace and provide tips on crafting social media policies that are in compliance with federal regulations. Specifically, do the free speech provisions extend to social media and your employee? Does that continue to be true when they provide negative commentary? Is it okay to use social media to screen applicants? What do I need to watch for? Finally, we’ll share the NLRB’s position of employees’ use of social media and reveal what constitutes “protected activity” under the NLRA.

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New Documentation Issues in A&A (1 AA) AA PP Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC / Miramar Beach This session will explore new disclosure requirements related to the AICPA Clarity Standards. We will also look at efficient documentation options and approaches for all audit, review and compilation engagements.

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Best Practices Florida Tax Audit (1 TB) (1 CFP) (CLE)* Glenn A. Bedonie, CPA, CFST

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Owner / Glenn A. Bedonie, CPA, PA / Tallahassee and

Joseph P. Handy, CPA, CFST Joseph P. Handy, CPA, PL / North Miami Precise information is provided on the essential dos and don'ts when providing tax consultation services for clients undergoing an examination for tax compliance with Florida's revenue laws and regulations.

2:30-6 p.m.

Optional Excursion Business Casual with Style Fashion Show and Shopping Spree

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*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

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Optional Event Meet Your Mentoring Match See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

3:30-5:10 p.m.

General Session G03 General Session: Asking Questions/Listening to Answers (2 AA) AA GN i PP

George Heyman, CPA, MAS, MBA, CGMA Instructor / AuditSense, LLC / Tampa Inquiry is an important tool in performing an audit. Asking the right question is the key to doing a good financial statement, audit, review or tax return. Listening for the reasonability of answers in view of our expectations (analytical analysis and internal control) is the basis of sound professional judgment. This session will explore questioning and listening techniques to get the most out of inquiry.

5-6:30 p.m.

Mega Vendor Reception

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There will be lots of fun activities during Thursday night’s reception, held immediately after the CPE classes within the vendor/exhibitor area. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy more drinks and hors d’oeuvres while networking with the vendors about their products and services designed to assist you both personally and professionally. (Vendor Expo pages 3839)

5-9:30 p.m.

Give Kids the World Volunteer Service Event See page 35 for more information.

7 p.m.

Optional Excursion Dine Around Orlando

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Registration and Continental Breakfast

7-7:50 a.m.

Early Bird Session ($20 Additional Charge) E02 Compilation and Review (1 AA) AA PP Chuck Landes, CPA VP, Professional Standards & Services / AICPA / Washington, D.C. I will provide an update on the compilation and review clarity project and how the compilation standard is changing with the non attest literature in the Code of Conduct.

8-8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks and FICPA Awards

8:15-9:05 a.m.

Opening Session/Keynote G04 Keynote Address: Comeback America: The Nation’s Fiscal Challenge and A Way Forward (1 TB) GN i PP The Hon. David M. Walker

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Founder & CEO / Comeback America Initiative (CAI) / Bridgeport, CT Let’s take a hard and detailed look at the nation’s fiscal challenges; where the country is headed; sensible and nonpartisan solutions to these challenges; and what you can do to stay informed.

8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Chapter Officers' Leadership Conference

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This invitation-only conference is designed to training the 2013-14 incoming Chapter Officers about their chapter roles and responsibilities. Breakouts by region and position allow attendees to network with peers and learn what strategies have worked to make your job easier. This event will require separate registration that will be available in the near future.

9:30-10 a.m.

FICPA Annual Meeting GN

9:30-10:20 a.m.

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Leases - Applying the Proposed Lease Guidance (1 AA) AA GN J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA

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Proprietor This presentation will discuss the FASB's proposed new approach to lease accounting that will ensure that assets and liabilities arising under leases are recognized in the statement of financial position.

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Health Care Affordable Care Act (Part 1) (1 TB) GN Lisa R. Carrasco, J.D., LL.M.

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Counsel / Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP / Jacksonville Ever since the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), Federal agencies have been releasing guidance that affects employers almost every week. During Part 1, PPACA’s “pay or play” rules will be discussed, including how to determine whether an employer is subject to the rules and, if so, how to comply with the rules.

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Florida Single Audit Act (1 AA) (CLE)* AA GN PP Daniel O’Keefe, CPA, CFE, MBA Shareholder / Moore Stephens Lovelace, PA / Winter Park This session will discuss the unique characteristics of the Florida Single Audit Act and the potential impact from changes in the Federal Single Audit requirements.

*The Florida Bar has approved 13 sessions for a total of 14 ½ CLE credit hours. If you opt only to take a portion of the CLE-approved offerings, you must contact The Florida Bar to determine the number of CLE credit hours you will earn.

thank you The FICPA Mega CPE Conference wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of our volunteer committees. We would like to extend a special “thank you” to everyone on these committees for their time and dedication in creating a superb agenda with top speakers from around the country.

mega cpe conference committee Gary Fracassi, Chair Jeff Barbacci Dave Bergstein Mark Brechbill Fred Brown Lynda Dennis Rich Franz Ed Grossman Marshall Gunn Allison Harrell Dan Hevia Anne Marie Hicks Michael Kridel Dan Levine Bill Maloney Dave Moja Ray Monteleone Tony Palermo Pat Patterson Michael Rosciam

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state tax conference committee Marty Kaye, Chair Mark Arrigo Glenn Bedonie Mark Brown Fred Brummer Cristin Conley Dave Elder Laura Elder Joey Epstein Jim Ervin Jana Grossenbacher Kevin Herzberg Andrew Huber John Humphress Karen Lake Michael Lampert Ian Lasher Chris Moreno Cathy Newport Barbara ODonnell Gary Peric Ken Rios Lila Robbins Tracey Sellers Jim Spencer Rex Ware JJ Wehle Shawn Williams

employee benefits conference committee Tony Palermo, Chair Gene Bonham John Cadden Alan Campbell Richard Cristini Ed Duarte Michael Durante Adam Firestein Russell Goolsby David Howie Randall Nunley Laura Olivieri Kevin Zollner

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Communications Service Tax (1 TB) Glenn M. Feldman, CPA, MBA, MST

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Crowe Horwath LLP / Ft. Lauderdale and

Isabel Nogues Assistant General Counsel / Florida Department of Revenue / Tallahassee Learn about the current issues with compliance, audits and legislative changes.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Board of Governor's Meeting

10:30-11:20 a.m.

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Fiduciary Accounting (1 AA) (1 CFP) AA PP F. Gordon Spoor, CPA, PFS, CGMA Spoor & Associates, PA / St. Petersburg This session will cover basic (and not so basic) concepts of fiduciary accounting and related income tax impacts. Special attention will be paid to the impact of Florida's Principal and Income Act on the preparation of fiduciary accountings and income tax returns. Legislative changes to Florida's Principal and Income Act passed in 2012 and effective January 1, 2013, will be covered.

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Health Care Affordable Care Act (Part 2) (1 TB) GN Lisa R. Carrasco, J.D., LL.M.

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Counsel / Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP / Jacksonville Ever since the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), Federal agencies have been releasing guidance that affects employers almost every week. During Part 2, I will include an overview of recent PPACA guidance and upcoming deadlines for employers.

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Budget and Forecast Systems Comparison (1 TB) GN Mark Ryburn, CPA, CITP, CDIA+

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Corporate Income Tax (1 TB) (CLE)* Kevin J. Herzberg, CPA, MBA

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Partner & Tax Practice Leader / Grant Thornton LLP / Tampa and

Scott C. Batsch, CPA VP, Corporate Tax / Lender Processing Services, Inc. / Jacksonville What state tax issues are weighing on the tax director of a multistate company? We will explore in a dialogue monitoring nexus, apportionment options, various changes in the states and compliance requirements. Address how the companies manage the increasing volume of state tax audits. At the same time, consider what kind of planning is available as a business evolves, while never losing sight of considering how it impacts the various requirements of financial reporting.

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Lunch Presentation G05 Financial Reporting Framework (1 AA) (1 CFP) AA GN Chuck Landes, CPA

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VP, Professional Standards & Services / AICPA / Washington, D.C. We will discuss the issuance of the AICPA's new financial accounting framework for small and medium entities; what lead to the issuance of this special purpose framework; how it differs from GAAP; and how it differs from other special purpose frameworks. Chuck will also talk about how this project fits into the new FASB process from private companies.

1-5 p.m.

Optional Excursion Fantasy of Flight X See pages 36-37 for more information on our optional excursions.

1-5 p.m.

Optional Excursion Richard Petty Driving Experience®

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1:10-2 p.m.

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Audits of Group Financial Statements (1 AA) AA PP Chuck Landes, CPA VP, Professional Standards & Services / AICPA / Washington, D.C. AU-C 600 Audits of Group Financial Statements (including the work of component auditors) is the most significant change from the prior auditing standards. During this session, I will provide an overview of those significant changes including when the standard applies, when you can make reference to other auditors and what responsibilities you have as the group auditor.

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Federal Tax Update (Business) (1 TB) (1 CFP) Albert Grasso

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Of Counsel / Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. / Chicago, IL Endeavoring to produce economic stimulation, a dysfunctional Congress has been working overtime. With that in mind, I will be covering laws that are: newly-passed; just becoming effective; expiring; extended; and significant new revenue rulings; tax court cases; appellate decisions and more.

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Identify Theft: Protecting Financial Data in an Age of Cyber Crime (1 TB) GN i PP Tx James Tarala Principal Consultant / Enclave Security / Venice Cybercrime is on the rise and everyone from individuals to small businesses to large enterprises have experienced financial loss as a result. In this presentation, attendees will learn practical, proven techniques to protect sensitive financial data against such threats. Unable to make this session? No worries – I’m holding it again on Saturday (see B38).

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HR/Employment Law Update (1 TB) GN Patricia J. Hill

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Partner / Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP / Jacksonville I will discuss emerging issues in wage and hour laws, employment agreements, handbook policies and employment discrimination laws. ficpa.org/megacpe

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Revenue Recognition – What's New (1 AA) AA GN J. Edward Grossman, CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA

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Proprietor This session will discuss the current status of the FASB's project to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue. Will it result in improved comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions and capital markets?

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Federal Tax Update (Individual) (1 TB) (1 CFP) Albert Grasso

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Of Counsel / Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. / Chicago, IL I will share updates on these topics: federal income, employee benefits, payroll, selected excise taxes; tax savings and planning opportunities; references to Internal Revenue Code, regulations, court decisions and IRS rulings; and practical illustrations on how laws and federal tax updates apply to client situations.

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Personal Wealth Management (1 TB) (1 CFP) GN Marshall D. Gunn Jr, CPA/PFS, CFP

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President / GunnChamberlain, PL / Jacksonville The Fiscal Cliff, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 have created traps and challenges impacting your client's personal wealth management. We will explore the numerous options and opportunities to help our clients succeed in these turbulent times.

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The Newest Tech Tools and Trends (1 TB) GN Paul S. Hoffman, CPA, CITP

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SouthTech / Sarasota Current technology trends reflect major changes in efficiency, communications and access to data. This session will provide attendees the driving forces behind these trends and identify tools to take advantage of these new opportunities. Topics will include mobility, cloud computing, big data, analytics and security.

3:30-5:10 p.m.

General Session G06 General Session: Fraud: Don’t be Blind (sided) (2 AA) AA GN Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA

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Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC / Miramar Beach This session will take actual fraud cases and analyze them from these standpoints: What happened? What controls should have been in place to possibly prevent the fraud? What procedures should the accountant/auditor have performed that might have detected the fraud?

6-9:30 p.m.

Optional Event FICPA Magical Evening!

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Honor outgoing Chairman Scott G. Price and welcome incoming FICPA leadership with an exquisite dinner party at Epcot ®. Watch the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show afterwards! See pages 36-37 for complete details.

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Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:05 a.m.

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Housing Update Part 1 (1 AA) AA Daniel A. Levine, CPA, CGMA

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President / High Road Management, Inc. / Miami Is it time to buy, sell or hold residential real estate? The answer will differ from person to person, neighborhood to neighborhood and house to house. Spend an hour examining some important analytical review procedures for housing-related decisions.

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Estate Planning Update – How to Make a Gift Without Really Making a Gift (1 TB) i PP Tx David Pratt, JD, LLM, CPA Managing Partner / Proskauer Rose LLP / Boca Raton Most of our ultra-wealthy clients have already made gifts and exhausted their gift tax exemptions but such gifts have not made a dent. This presentation will focus on gifting strategies that do not require the use of exemptions, i.e., zeroed-out gifts.

9:10-10 a.m.

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The Future of A&A – Panel (1 AA) AA GN Cecil Patterson, Jr., CPA, MBA (Moderator)

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Patterson CPA Group, Inc. / Ponte Vedra Beach and

C. Michael Halfast, CPA Professional Liability Specialist / Risk Avoidance Managers, Inc. St. Petersburg and

Paul N. Brown, CPA Director of Technical Services / Florida Institute of CPAs / Tallahassee This presentation and discussion will focus on recent changes and developments in the FASB, the AICPA and Florida regarding the accounting and auditing issues that CPAs face. The future of A&A is changing very soon. Are you aware of the changes? Are you ready for the future?

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Housing Update (Part 2) (1 TB) Daniel A. Levine, CPA, CGMA

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President / High Road Management, Inc. / Miami What is going to happen next in the local housing markets? Are they going to soar? Are they going to crash? Should I buy? Should I invest? Spend an hour discussing the major factors currently affecting housing supply, demand – and ultimately, pricing – so you can formulate your own conclusions.

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The Dumbest Things People Do to Hide Their Money – Finding Hidden Assets and Income in Divorce (1 AA) (1 CFP) AA PP Michael S. Kridel, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFC, DABFA Partner / Daszkal Bolton LLP / Boca Raton Also called “Stupid Spouse Schemes,” this session present amusing anecdotes of the often goofy (and always wrong) acts husbands and wives commit in an effort to beat the system and their spouses when divorcing, plus how they're caught.

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(Repeat of B27) – Identity Theft: Protecting Financial Data in an Age of Cyber Crime (1 TB) (1 CFP) GN i PP Tx James Tarala Principal Consultant / Enclave Security / Venice Can’t attend this session on Friday? No worries – I’m replaying it on Saturday! Cybercrime is on the rise and everyone from individuals to small businesses to large enterprises have experienced financial loss as a result. In this presentation, attendees will learn practical, proven techniques to protect sensitive financial data against such threats.

11:10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Status of Conversion to International Standards (1 AA) AA Lynn H. Clements, CPA, CMBA, CFM, Cr.FA, CFE

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Dorotha C. Tanner Chair in Ethics in Business and Economics / Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise / Lakeland How close is the U.S. to converting to international GAAP? Explore the history of conversion, where we are today and future expectations.

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Mobile Devices, Security and More (1 TB) Chris N. Fraser, CISA, CITP, CPA

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Consulting Services Manager / Zeno Technology Solutions This session will cover all things mobile – from mobile device management to mobile security. We'll look at the latest developments in the industry and how your firm should be leveraging these devices. Is your firm leading the charge on “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) or under attack from BYOD?

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Optional Event Women are having an impact on the CPA profession – and managing to maintain a healthy work/life balance in the process. The summit will provide Florida business women of all industries with opportunities to network and advance their leadership skills. Participate in the Dress for Success Apparel Drive by donating nearly-new apparel to Dress for Success Greater Orlando. See page 34 for complete Dress for Success details. Don’t miss the Women to Watch Awards presentation honoring women exemplifying leadership excellence in the accounting field presented by the FICPA 2012-2013 Chair of the Board, Scott Price. After a day of CPE, join the attendees for your choice of two optional excursions.*

CPE Credit The Summit qualifies for 6 hours of Behavioral (BE) CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

*See pages 36-37 for complete details for these and the other fun activities offered at the Mega CPE Conference.

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2012-2013 Women in Leadership Committee Ellen L. Joseph, Chair Saadia Rauf, Vice Chair Penelope Boyd-Gear Deborah C. Budaj Marcia R. Carrol Carla B. Dorsey Barbara B. Finke Tarsha R. Jacobs Troy Kimbrough Kathelyn C. Molinares Lauren H. Otradovec Karen Russell Sheri F. Schultz Jessica V. Shellard Prochi Sheth Barbara B. Strasdas Maria A. Thomas Christina L. Worley Deborah J. Zaller

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7-8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8-8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Women to Watch Awards Presentation Scott G. Price 2012-13 FICPA Chair

8:15-9:05 a.m.

Mega CPE Conference Keynote – Managing Multiple Generations: Next Steps and New Surprises Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR Human Resources Consultant / ExpertSpeaks Carmel, IN

9:05-9:30 a.m.

Networking Break with Sponsors

9:30-10:20 a.m.

Best Practices in Work/Life Integration – What are the Options for Female Leaders? Sara Brady President / Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc. Winter Park

10:20-11:10 a.m.

Character, Conscience and Courage Nan Ellen Dixon Adjunct Professor / Georgetown University Washington, DC

11:30-12:20 p.m.

Lunch Presentation: Every Great Leader has Been a Great Communicator Kristina Kihlberg DTM, SVP of Operations / ExpatRide International Pompano Beach

12:35-2:15 p.m.

Career Navigation Strategies for Women Mary Bennett, CEC, MBA, CIA Owner / MLBennett Consulting LLC Lake Lure, NC

Excursions (Additional registration required.)*

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2:30-6 p.m.

Business Casual with Style Fashion Show and Shopping Spree (Cost: $15.00)

3-4:30 p.m.

Meet Your Mentoring Match (Cost: Free)

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mega gives back Dress for Success mega apparel drive donate... a suit, a chance, a future… Drop off your nearly-new donations at the registration desk for the Mega CPE Conference on June 13, 2013, and we will take care of the rest. The Women in Leadership Committee is organizing a Dress for Success Apparel Drive, and we need your donations. The women’s apparel collected will be donated to the Dress for Success Greater Orlando, the Central Florida affiliate of the international Dress for Success nonprofit organization.

donations Donated items should be in excellent condition (no obvious tears, stains, etc.) and should be cleaned, pressed and on hangers, ready for use. Unfortunately, we can’t accept clothing in bags or boxes. Please contribute only items that you would feel comfortable wearing to an interview.

what we accept Business Suits (Skirts and Pants) Separates including Blazers, Skirts, Slacks and Blouses New Nylons and New Bras New and Nearly-New Closed-toe Shoes Accessories like Scarves, Purses, Belts and Jewelry Unused Cosmetics For donation tips and additional information, visit www.dressforsuccess.org/orlando or contact Debra Kelly, FICPA Member Connections Manager at Kellyd@ficpa.org or (850) 224-2727, Ext. 431.

donations accepted thursday, june 13

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volunteer with Give Kids the World and inspire hope Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre resort providing memorable, magical and cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. The Village is a place where families make memories and find joy, laughter and serenity. On June 13, the FICPA invites Mega CPE Conference attendees and their families to help create a memorable evening for these special children. Anyone who’s 14 years and up can volunteer to staff The Village and become an “Angel.” From driving the Village Train to scooping ice cream, there are many ways you can bring joy to the lives of others. The FICPA will provide transportation between Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Give Kids The World Village (located about 12 miles from Walt Disney World ® Resort). Volunteering is easy – just complete an online application.*

register Visit www.gktw.org/volunteer/groups.php. Scroll to “Apply Today” and choose “Apply Online.” Be sure to mention “FICPA Group” on your application.

event Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 5-9:30 p.m. (Transportation will be provided.)

deadline Register by June 1, 2013. For more information about volunteering, contact FICPA Member Services at msc@ficpa.org. For more information about Give Kids The World, visit www.gktw.org.

*All volunteers must undergo a background check as part of the registration process. Children ages 14-17 must have a parent/guardian complete a permission agreement.

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fun/excursion activities wednesday Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour** 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ($79 per person; includes lunch) Discover the secrets of Magic Kingdom and learn how Walt Disney’s vision brought to life the wonders you see in the Theme Park. You’ll be among the select few to venture into the Utilidors – mysterious, underground service tunnels beneath your feet at the park.

Dine Around Orlando 7 p.m. Make marvelous meals easy. We’re offering a Dine Around Program on a first come, first served basis. Guests are responsible for transportation and dining costs. You can reach the wide variety of Dine Around restaurants by sidewalk, monorail or taxi from the hotel.

Kid’s Nite Out By Reservation (Disney’s Contemporary Resort) Kid’s Nite Out offers an in-room childcare service that’s available by reservation on Wednesday. Certified and insured staff bring along age-appropriate books, games and other activities. Make a reservation through Kid’s Nite Out by calling (407) 828-0920 Ext, 0. There is a four-hour childcare minimum, and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

**This excursion requires a Magic Kingdom Park Pass (sold separately).

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thursday Golf Tournament

Vendor Reception

1-5 p.m. ($135 per person, includes box lunch) Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course Magnificent Course!

5-6:30 p.m. You’re always looking for ways to improve your practice. That’s why we’re letting you mingle with Mega’s diverse vendors in a relaxed setting. Go beyond the sales pitch!

Named for its majestic magnolia trees, this course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape. Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, Disney's Magnolia Golf Course represents a thrilling challenge for players at all levels. Walt Disney World® Resort golf courses are operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management.

Soar Above Walt Disney World ® Resort Helicopter Tour 1-5 p.m. ($100 Adult/$85 Child) Get airborne with this scenic aerial tour of Walt Disney World ® Resort. You’ll see things from a new perspective…not to mention the opportunity to fly in a helicopter. Bring your camera!

BASS Fishing 1-5 p.m. Cast your line for great freshwater catch-and-release BASS fishing with professional guides on your choice of Walt Disney World ® Resort’s sparkling lakes. Use available equipment or bring your own.

Business Casual with Style Fashion Show and Shopping Spree 2:30-6 p.m. Join us for the “Business Casual with Style – Fashion Show” provided by Dillard’s and the opportunity to shop at The Florida Mall®, the largest shopping mall in Central Florida.

Meet Your Mentoring Match 3-4:30 p.m. Mentees Meet Your Match Mentoring introduces you to individuals who are offering their experience as profession mentors. At the event, Mentees will meet the mentors during a round robin session following initial introductions. Once you choose a mentor, they will be in contact for at least 15 minutes per month for six months via in-person meetings, phone, email or other technology. Mentors Meet Your Match Mentoring gives you the chance to share your wealth of experience with aspiring young professionals. Mentors agree to be in contact with mentees for at least 15 minutes per month for six months via in-person meetings, phone,

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A special spouse/guest-only registration is available for $175. See page 29 for complete details.

friday email or other technology. If you want to be a mentor, submit a one-paragraph professional biography to Debra Kelly, FICPA Members Connection Manager, by email at KellyD@ficpa.org.

Kid’s Nite Out 4:30-8:30 p.m. ($45 per child ages 4-12) For your convenience, we’ve arranged for child care services to be available for an additional fee. The Kid’s Night Out program will be available on Thursday, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Kid’s Nite Out, the preferred child care provider of Walt Disney World ® Resort, offers qualified activity counselors who come prepared with arts and crafts, table games and much more! Kid’s meal is included. Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up children in a timely manner.

Fantasy of Flight 1-5 p.m. To the skies! See historic flying machines up close, climb aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress and see vintage aircraft in flight. Challenge yourself with zip line courses and teach the kids with hands-on learning.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

succeed unless they have fun

FICPA Magical Evening!

in what they

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Parents or guardians are required to sign a waiver for each child each day they are registered.

Dine Around Orlando

Kid’s Nite Out

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Ever wonder what it’s like to drive at 165 mph? Get behind the wheel of a NASCAR® race car with 600 horsepower at your feet or ride shotgun with a professional to get a feel for it. Buckle up.

Evening You’re invited to an exquisite dinner party at The American Adventure at Epcot®, where you’ll get to eat and socialize inside aquarium walls. Watch the true magic unfold with the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks, laser and water show afterwards!

7 p.m. Make marvelous meals easy. We’re offering a Dine Around Program on a first-come, firstserve basis. Guests are responsible for transportation and dining costs. You can reach the wide variety of Dine Around restaurants by sidewalk, monorail or taxi from the hotel.

5:30-10 p.m. ($45 per child Ages 4-12 Years) Disney’s Contemporary Resort The Kid’s Night Out program will also be available on Friday from 5:30-10:00 p.m. See Thursday’s Kid’s Nite Out for full details.

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vendor expo 2013 thursday 6.13 - friday 6.14 the mega marketplace The Mega Marketplace features today’s premier industry vendors to help you find solutions to your individual and business needs. Learn how the newest tools, technologies and services for financial professionals empower your business message and amplify your professional capabilities.

vendor reception (thursday 6.13 / 5-6:30 p.m.) New this year: we’re setting up the Vendor Reception to give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Mega’s diverse vendors in a relaxed setting. Go beyond the sales pitch and find out how vendors can customize their products to fit your needs.

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more efficiently manage time and resources? attract new clients? better manage operating risks? You’ll have numerous opportunities to learn how Mega CPE Conference exhibitors can help you reach business goals. Take a look at this vendor list snapshot:

mega thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors sponsors (As of April 4, 2013) Advanta IRA Self-Directed IRAs-specializing in administrating IRAs that are invested in alternate investments like real estate and more! AICPA Member Insurance Program The AICPA Member Insurance Programs offer members quality insurance coverage provided by some of the leading insurance companies in the country. Aon Insurance Services is the exclusive broker and administrator of the AICPA Endorsed Insurance Programs, offering service that is personal, responsive, and dedicated to meeting member needs. Bisk Education, Inc. Bisk Education is a provider of continuing professional education and CPA exam preparation materials. Stop by our booth for show discounts on unlimited CPE packages and to register for a $100 AMEX gift card. FATCA Consultants.com FATCA Consultants is comprised of attorneys and CPAs offering various compliance solutions including training, impact studies as well as company specific resources. Office Depot We supply all your office supply needs. Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc. As the endorsed agent for the FICPA, we offer group health, term life, disability and individual health plans underwritten by Florida Blue and Florida Combined Life. We also serve as the administrator for the CNA professional liability program and the association’s group term life, dental and individual yearly renewable term life policy.

exhibitors (As of April 4, 2013) BB&T Association Services

LTC Global, Inc.

Bedford Strategies and

Medicare Plan Options

Pension Investors Corp. of Orlando, Inc.

Solutions

Office Tools Professional

Strategic Alliance Advisors, Inc.

CBC National Bank

OJ Mortgage Co. Inc.

Thomson Reuters

CertiPay

PayChoice

Thomson Reuters, Tax & Accounting

CPS Investment Advisors

Paycor

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registration info Perhaps the best part of Mega 2013 is the chance to make it YOURS. We’re unveiling a new way to register – customizable schedules and prices mean you’ll only pay for what you want. Get it all for a record 30 hours of CPE at the event! Start your Mega CPE package with 8 hours of your choosing, then customize your learning by adding 4-hour blocks and earn bonus on-demand CPE along the way! Mega CPE Hours* 8 hours 12 hours 16 hours 20 hours 24 hours 28 hours 30 hours++ +

Bonus On-Demand CPE** 2 4 6 8 10 12 12

Fee $270 $300 $320 $360 $410 $450 $490

Cost per CPE Hour + $27.00 $18.75 $14.55 $12.86 $12.06 $11.25 $11.67

Fee and cost per CPE hour are based on the FICPA Member Mega Early Price. For a full list of prices, see page 42.

big savings! The more you learn, the more you save – choose from 30 total Mega hours to fill your schedule and get CPE as low as $11.25 per hour!

megafy your cpe! You also may purchase Early Bird Sessions on Thursday and Friday for $20 each. Attending these sessions will allow you to earn up to 30 in-person hours at the event.++

cpe credit The Mega CPE Conference qualifies for up to 30 credit hours, subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The type of credit earned depends on concurrent breakouts chosen. Please indicate choice of breakouts on the registration form.

cpe policies you may need to know CPE policies may be found on our website at www.ficpa.org/cpepolicies, or on the registration confirmation sent upon completion of registration.

four ways to register internet fax call mail

registration can be placed at www.ficpa.org/cpe. a completed registration form with credit card information to the FICPA at (850) 681-2433. the FICPA Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 (in Florida), or (850) 224-2727 to place a credit card order. a completed registration form to: Continuing Professional Education, FICPA, P.O. Box 5437, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5437.

*For every 8 hours purchased, receive 1 lunch ticket. **Attend Mega CPE Conference and receive your bonus on-demand unlock key via email on June 17, 2013. ++The 30-hour program includes 2 Early Bird Sessions. The Early Bird Sessions can be added separately to all other Mega CPE packages during registration at $20 per 1-hour session.

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registration form select your cpe courses Choose a Mega CPE package from the previous page, then select your sessions from the list below. Please note that all sessions are one (1) hour unless otherwise indicated. Optional excursions and events may require an additional charge. Use pull out planner in brochure center as a registration guide.

wednesday SG1* EG1* SG3 EG2 EB1

8:10 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 11 a.m.

EB2 SG4 SG5 EG3 ETH* SG6 EB3

11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m.

EB4 EB5 EB6 SG7 EG5 SG8

1:15 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

thursday G01 B01 B02 B03 B04 B05 B06 B07 B08 G02 B09 B10 B11

1:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

B12 B13 B14 B15 B16 G03*

8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.

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(details on pages 12-16) Multi-State Nexus (2 Hrs) Department of Labor Update (2 Hrs) Mainstreet Fairness Issues Audit Guide Update How to Improve Audit Efficiencies and Determine Appropriate Sample Sizes Auditing Benefit Plans for Staff and Seniors Mainstreet Fairness Issues Continued Lunch Presentation - State of the States Lunch Presentation - IRS Update Ethics: Protecting the Integrity of Florida CPAs (4 Hrs) Apportionment Issues Department of Labor Fee Disclosures and the Audit Impact for 2012 Financial Reporting and Disclosure Auditing Fraud Issues in an Employee Benefit Plan Plan Audits, Corrections and Fiduciary Issues Department of Revenue Panel Audit Quality Center Update Active Florida Tax Litigation (details on pages 17-22) Keynote Address: Managing Multiply Generations Breakout 1: Audit Clarity Standards Update Breakout 2: Security Current Threats and Strategies Breakout 3: Shut Up, Don't Say Anything, Get a Lawyer Breakout 4: Click-Through Nexus Breakout 5: FASB Update Breakout 6: Panel - Engagement Letter Defects Breakout 7: Impact of Bankruptcy on Tax Debts Breakout 8: The Basic Framework of Florida Tax Law Lunch Presentation: Topic TBD Breakout 9: Yellow Book Update Breakout 10: An Economic Approach to Accounting Breakout 11: Litigation Against CPAs How to Avoid Being Sued Breakout 12: Property Tax Update Breakout 13: GASB Update Breakout 14: Social Networking Liabilities Breakout 15: New Documentation Issues in A&A Breakout 16: Best Practices Florida Tax Audit General Session: Asking Questions/Listening to Answers (2 Hrs)

friday G04 B17

8:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

B18 B19 B20 B21 B22 B23 B24 G05 B25 B26 B27

9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:10 a.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m.

B28 B29 B30 B31 B32 G06*

1:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

saturday B33 B34 B35 B36 B37

8:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

B38

10:15 a.m.

B39

11:10 a.m.

B40

11:10 a.m.

(details on pages 24-28) Keynote Address: Comeback America Initiative Breakout 17: Leases - Applying the Proposed Lease Guidance Breakout 18: Healthcare Affordable Care Act (Part 1) Breakout 19: Florida Single Audit Act Breakout 20: Communications Service Tax Breakout 21: Fiduciary Accounting Breakout 22: Healthcare Affordable Care Act (Part 2) Breakout 23: Budget and Forecast Systems Comparison Breakout 24: Corporate Income Tax Lunch Presentation: Financial Reporting Framework Breakout 25: Audits of Group Financial Statements Breakout 26: Federal Tax Update (Business) Breakout 27: Identify Theft: Protecting Financial Data in and Age of Cyber Crime Breakout 28: HR/Employment Law Update Breakout 29: Revenue Recognition - What's New Breakout 30: Federal Tax Update (Individual) Breakout 31: Personal Wealth Management Breakout 32: Technology Update General Session: Fraud: Don’t Be Blind (Sided) (2 Hrs) (details on pages 30-31) Breakout 33: Housing Update Part 1 Breakout 34: Estate Planning Update Breakout 35: The Future of A&A - Panel Breakout 36: Housing Update - Part 2 Breakout 37: The Dumbest Things People Do to Hide Their Money – Finding Hidden Assets and Income in Divorce Breakout 38 (Repeat of B27): Identity Theft: Protecting Financial Data in an Age of Cyber Crime Breakout 39 - Status of Conversion to International Standards Breakout 40 - Mobile Devices, Security and More

Total Hours Selected All courses are 1 hour except for those indicated. *Course counts as more than one hour of CPE.

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optional excursions

cpe

(details on pages 36-37)

wednesday code X01 X02

members

time 9:30 a.m.

excursion Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour - $79 per person, includes lunch Dine Around Orlando

7 p.m.

thursday X04 X05

1 p.m. 1 p.m.

X06

1 p.m.

X07 X15

1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

X16 X09

3 p.m. 7 p.m.

Golf Tournament - $135 per person, includes box lunch Soar Above Walt Disney World ® Resort Helicopter Tour Adult $100 per (13 and older) Soar Above Walt Disney World ® Resort Helicopter Tour Children $85 per (12 and under) BASS Fishing - ($80) Business Casual with Style Fashion Show and Shopping Spree ($15) Meet Your Mentoring Match (FREE) Dine Around Orlando

hours

Mega Early Price

nonmembers

Regular Price as of 06/04/13

Mega Early Price

Regular Price as of 06/04/13

8 hours

$270

$325

$345

$400

12 hours

$300

$355

$375

$430

16 hours

$320

$375

$470

$525

20 hours

$360

$415

$510

$565

24 hours

$410

$465

$635

$690

28 hours

$450

$505

$675

$730

+ optional excursions list code

quantity

sub-total $

friday X10

1 p.m.

X11

1 p.m.

X12

1 p.m.

X13

1 p.m.

Fantasy of Flight Adult $65 per (13 and older) Fantasy of Flight Children $45 per (age 6-12) Richard Petty Driving Experience® - Adult $125 per (14 and older) Richard Petty Driving Experience® - Children $80 per (age 6-13)

$ $ $ $

+ optional events

SP1

Spouse and Guests ($175 per person) includes Wednesday and Thursday evening receptions and Friday Magical Evening! (see page 29)

list code

quantity

sub-total $

thursday E00

7 a.m.

WLS

8:15 a.m.

optional events

Early Bird Topic: Not for Profit Update (1 hour of CPE, $20 per person) Women’s Leadership Summit ($99 per person) (see page 32)

$ $ $

friday E02

7 a.m.

S03

6 p.m.

Early Bird: Compilation and Review (1 hour of CPE, $20 per person) FICPA Magical Evening! ($75 per person) (see page 37)

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