Total Credits: 8 including 8 Accounting - Technical
This course is designed to assist CPAs who perform financial statement preparation, compilation, or review engagements. Our panelists will provide an in-depth examination of the SSARS and will provide practice tips that will assist you in performing profitable standard compliant engagements.
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Laura A. Billingsley, CPA, is a senior technical editor of PPC products for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is responsible for the technical content and annual update of several PPC products, including PPC’s Guide to Compilation and Review Engagements, and PPC’s Checkpoint e-Tools. She is a coauthor of PPC’s Guide to PCAOB Audits, PPC’s Guide to Religious Organizations, and PPC’s Guide to Fraud Risk Assessment: Implementing SAS 99 and Related Guidance. Before joining PPC, she was a senior audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she managed audit, business assurance, and consulting engagements for a wide variety of domestic and international clients. Ms. Billingsley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has a M.S. degree in accounting, a Masters degree in education, and a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics.
James A. Smith, CPA, serves as Managing Director of Smith, Jackson, Boyer & Bovard, PLLC, a Dallas based, full service Certified Public Accounting firm. Mr. Smith began his career with a major international accounting firm where he served in both the audit and tax divisions. Mr. Smith has appeared as a featured commentator on all four Dallas/Ft. Worth network news stations, including three and one-half years as a featured business commentator on KXAS, TV5; on the TSCPA “CPAs on Call” state wide tax television program; and on various radio news programs. He has conducted seminars on tax and financial planning for the Dallas Chapter of the TSCPA and stock brokerage firms and life insurance companies, and on marketing and practice management for the TSCPA, the North Carolina Association of CPAs, the Arkansas Society of CPAs, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Smith served as Chair of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) for the 2007-2008 year, and as a member of its Executive Board and its Board of Directors. He is currently serving a three year term as an elected member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Council and is an appointed member of the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. In recognition of his service, Mr. Smith has been named by the TSCPA as Outstanding Steering Committee Chairman for the year 1999-2000, Outstanding Committee Chairman for the year 1995-1996, and Outstanding Committee Member for the Year 1992-1993 and 1995-96. The Dallas Chapter of the TSCPA also named him CPA of the Year for 1999-2000. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Accounting and Economics.
Michael L. Brand is a partner in the firm of Johnson, Feigley, Newton & Brand in Athens, Alabama. For the past 23 years, he has been involved in all aspects of public accounting with in emphasis in accounting, auditing, and review services. He also teaches continuing education classes and has been a speaker at several conferences nationwide. He is the current chair of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Committee and the Accounting and Review Services Committee.
Brand’s experience involves audits, reviews, and compilations of various for-profit industries, not-for-profits, and governmental entities. He was formally on the Peer Review Board, Joint Trial Board, and the Quality Control Standards Task Force. In 2010 and 2011 he received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.
Brand received his BS in accounting from the University of North Alabama.
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