TSCPA Tennesse Accounting & Business Expo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
5:00 AM-5:00 AM

Embassy Suites Nashville SE - Murfreesboro
1200 Conference Center Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Brett Carter, partner in the Nashville office, will be a speaker at the upcoming TSCPA Tennesse Accounting & Business Expo.  Brett will present on the following two topics:

Adding Tax Department Value to Company Contracts
Contracts generally include terms and provisions that have specific tax implications, but do you understand the practical consequences of the terms used? You should not assume that tax advice has been sought before these provisions has been drafted. This session will highlight important tax provisions that should be reviewed by tax professionals to avoid unintended tax consequences.

Are Your Clients Ready for a Tennessee Audit? 
This session will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Tennessee tax issues and cases currently pending in Tennessee’s trial and appellate courts. There is no reason to wait for the Courts to decide these cases. You can start advising your clients now to make sure that they are prepared before TDOR comes knocking. 

2012 Topics Include:
Accounting & Auditing Track
FASB Update for Accounting and Disclosure Items | Audit Update | SSARS Update | Independence Issues | Strengthening the Risk Assessment Process | New Required Documentation in Compilation & Review Engagements | Quality Control Standards for 2012 | The Status of Accounting, Auditing & Ethics in the CPA Profession

Tax Track
Individual Tax Update | Business Tax Update | Family Limited Partnerships & Other Estate Planning Techniques | Selected Real Estate Tax Updates | Adding Tax Department Value to Company Contracts | Are Your Clients Ready for a Tennessee Audit? | Tennessee Sales & Use Tax Update | Franchise & Excise Tax Update

Government & Fraud Track
Interviewing - The Process of Eliciting Information | Walkin’, Talkin’, Lookin’ and Listenin’ or Things That Most Auditors Don’t Do Well | Government Auditing Standards – 2011 Revised Edition | Introduction to Fraud Examinations | Proving Intent and Knowledge in Fraud Cases | Identity Theft – A Fast and Easy Crime | Skimming | When Leadership Fails

Technology Track
Excel Budgeting & Financial Reporting | QuickBooks Inventory, Order Entry and Job Costing Tips | Write for Success, Speak for Success | Tip Wars - 50 Top Technology Tips | Cloud Applications - Options & Opportunities | CRM Solutions Online & Applications to the Profession | Financial Reporting Tools - How to Bring Financial Information to Life | Measuring Brand Awareness & Reach (including social media tools like Klout, Google+)