October 23, 2017
8:00am - 4:30pm
Region 17 Education Service Center
Non Member: $275
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8 - 10 a.m. - Fraud Prevention
Rationalization… the ability to convince ourselves that what we are doing is not wrong. Here some of the speaker’s most recent investigations and some of the most common rationalizations for committing fraud. Learn practical anti-fraud processes to implement that can potentially reduce one's need to rationalize.
Speaker: Steve Dawson CPA, CFE/ Dawson Forensic Analytics, PLLC/Lubbock
10 - 10:15 a.m. - Break
10:15 -11:45 a.m. -Trust Is Not An Internal Control
How many times have you heard or you’ve said yourself “But I trust him/her, he/she would never do anything like that”? Unfortunately, trust is not an internal control, which can be likened to a locked door. Some of us choose to operate without a door, other choose to close the door but not lock the door, and others chose to close and lock the door. In this session, we will discuss what can go wrong without the proper internal controls and practical methods to design and implement effective controls.
Speaker: Celina Cereceres Miller, CPA/ Whitley Penn/Houston
11:45 -12:15 p.m. - Networking Lunch
12:15 -2:15 p.m. - The Texas Franchise Tax: Controversy and Opportunity
From its inception, the Texas franchise tax has been controversial and unpopular. Multiple attempts to repeal it, while unsuccessful to date, continue to make its future uncertain. The franchise tax has also generated substantial litigation resulting in significant judicial and administrative pronouncements of the law. However, among all of this controversy and uncertainty lie many potential opportunities. Learn of recent developments and some key potential opportunities they create from a leading expert on the Texas franchise tax.
David Colmenero, CPA, JD/Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman LLP/ Dallas
2:15- 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - 2017 Technology Update
Gain a high-level, fast-paced review of current and emerging technology available in today’s market.
Bryan Wilton CPA.CITP, MCP, MBSS/ InterDyn BMI – A Columbus Company/ Houston