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2018 Financial Institutions Conference | FIC01 19




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September 10 - October 16, 2018 8:30am - 5:30pm

Marriott Quorum by the Galleria 14901 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75254-7551

Member: $475 Non Member: $660

Exclusive Premier Sponsor:

CliftonLarsonAllen, Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Silver Sponsor:

Kaufman Hall - Axiom Software - Silver Sponsor
WiFi Sponsor:
Weaver - WiFi Sponsor
Conference Partner:
Conference Sponsor - TSCPA Insurance Trust

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TSCPA's Financial Institutions Conference is the source for experts who are involved on a daily basis with the intricacies and issues facing financial institutions. From government regulations and an economic update to information on mergers and acquisitions…we will have topics that interest you.

Join TSCPA for the 2018 Financial Institutions Conference and you’ll examine the ins and outs associated with the important industry aspects. Bank on it!!!



Day 1 - Monday, September 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Economic Projections and Challenges for Texas and the U.S.
Dr. M. Ray Perryman/President and CEO/The Perryman Group/Waco
Discuss the economic outlook for local and statewide Texas as well as the United States. The influence of Federal Reserve policy, oil prices, foreign trade issues and demographic trends will be explored. Identify the crucial patterns driving growth and what to watch for in determining likely economic performance.


9:30 a.m. - BREAK

9:40 a.m. - Tax Update for Financial Institutions
Tom Tyler, CPA / Partner / Crowe LLP / Dallas
This session will provide an update of recent tax developments applicable to financial institutions, including the most recent tax reform.

10:40 a.m. - Regulatory Panel
Jeff Bongiovanni/Director - Examinations/Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas/Dallas
Carter Messick/Associate Deputy Comptroller/OCC Dallas District Office/Dallas
Danita Thompson, CPA/Regional Accountant/FDIC/Dallas
Larry Walker/Regional Director/Texas Department of Banking/Dallas

Discuss current events in regulations and hot topics in the banking industry.


12:25 p.m. - Bitcoin and Blockchain Panel
Brittany George, CISA, QSA/Senior Manager/Weaver/Dallas
Cody Marx Bailey /Managing Partner / XRAM Capital/Dallas
Gavin Fearey/Of Counsel/Winstead PC/Fort Worth

Learn about Bitcoin and Blockchain, how they work and how they will affect users. Discuss regulatory considerations and issues for institutions such as custody of cryptocurrencies.

1:10 p.m. - HR and Employment Law Developments in 2018
Dave Berndt/Senior Client Advocate/G&A Partners/Houston
Hear current topics related to HR and employment law, including the #MeToo movement, paid sick leave, Texas open carry and concealed gun laws, wage and hour laws, and privacy law.

2:10 p.m. – BREAK

2:20 p.m. - Times Are Changing: Asset/Liability Management & Liquidity Risk Management in Today’s Environment
Dale Sheller/Vice President/The Baker Group/Oklahoma City, OK
With the Federal Reserve in the middle of its first tightening cycle in more than a decade, banks are now faced with a challenging flat yield curve environment. Managing the liability side of banks’ balance sheets has shifted from the background to the forefront. Additionally, some institutions’ asset yields are not keeping pace with the increase in their cost of funds. Examine current trends in non-maturity deposits and their potential impact to banks’ cost of funds and interest rate risk. Look into best practices on liquidity risk management as the regulatory focus on liquidity risk management continues to be a point of emphasis.

3:20 p.m. - Accounting & Financial Reporting Update for Financial Institutions
Sydney K. Garmong, CPA/Partner/National Office/Crowe Horwath LLP/Washington, DC
Delve into significant accounting and financial reporting matters for financial institutions that have been added, changed or updated in 2018.

4:20 p.m. – BREAK

4:30 p.m. - What Every CPA Needs to Know About Digital Evidence
Noel Kersh, ACE, EnCE/ Principal/Pathway Forensics/Houston
So much of our world is digital. Learn about the types of evidence that can be found on computers, phones, email and even automobiles.

5:30 p.m. – ADJOURN

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Big Tech, Fintech, Reg Tech and You – What Actually Matters
Christopher L. Williston VI, CAE/Chief Operations Officer/Independent Bankers Association of Texas/Austin
The last decade has proven that every industry is susceptible to disruption. The financial services industry is no exception, with various players set on becoming a fixture of our financial lives. With all of the noise being made by disruptors, it’s challenging to tell what’s really a threat and which technology trends banks must take seriously as they develop their digital strategies. This session will examine the business strategies behind the hype and how the success of technology companies could threaten financial institutions of all sizes.

9:30 a.m. – BREAK

9:45 a.m. - Tax Reform: What to Know Now and Planning Opportunities
Caitlin A. Sawyer/Associate/Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP/Dallas
Discuss the substance of tax reform as well as different planning opportunities and strategies that should be considered based on the most important tax legislation to impact banks and their customers in three decades.

11:00 a.m. - Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Panel
Gordon Dobner, CPA/BKD, LLP/Houston
John Griffin/Managing Director, Audit/Financial Services/BKD/Dallas
Garver Moore/Managing Director, Advisory Services/Sageworks/Raleigh, NC
Jeff Peatrowsky/ Senior Vice President, Accounting/Happy State Bank/Allen
Kurt Purdom/Director of Bank and Trust Supervision/Texas Department of Banking/Austin

This interactive session is geared towards obstacles and issues out there and what might institutions do to address those issues. This panel will answer questions and provide insight into implementation of CECL.


1:00 p.m. - Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) – Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Gordon Dobner, CPA/BKD, LLP/Houston
This session will discuss best practices and tools related to banks managing a successful CECL implementation, as well as real life lessons learned to date.

1:50 p.m. – BREAK

2:00 p.m. - Mitigating Organizational Risk via Cyber Threat Hunting
Tad Dickie, CISSP, CEH, CBCP, MCSE, PMP/CSO, VP/Colonial Savings/Fort Worth
All domestic organizations are inundated with more frequent, severe and sophisticated cyber-attacks. Security operations use a mix of automated, detective and preventative tools to identify and respond to the threats. Offensive cyber action (hacking back) is not necessarily a recommended or legal activity; however, when an active defense is employed in the form of cyber threat hunting, it virtualizes weaponization of the defensive tactics. Explore the current threat landscape, tool sets and defensive responses employed to disrupt advanced persistent threats early in the cyber kill chain.

3:30 p.m. – ADJOURN


WEBCAST: Available Soon. | PRICE: $389 Members/$619 Nonmembers - Please Note that the Webcast is available for all sessions with the exception of “Regulatory Panel”

Webcast CPE Credit =16 hours

Day 1, September 10, 2018:  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 2, September 11, 2018:  8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This conference is designed for accountants in practice and industry to obtain informative insight on current developments relating to Financial Institutions.

CPE HOURS: 17 Hours (Based on Attendance)


Early Bird -
Early bird registrants will enjoy $50 savings - just be sure to register before August 27, 2018.

20% discount - the first TSCPA member registrant from a firm or company at full price, all other TSCPA members from the same firm or company at $340.00 Early Bird/$380.00 Standard fee. To qualify for the discounts, registrations must be submitted together. Webcast registrations are not eligible for the 20% discount.


Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria | 
14901 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75254| Phone: (972) 661-2800 

Reservations: 800-228-9290 | Hotel cut off: Aug. 24 (or when block fills)
Reservation code: Texas Society of CPAs Financial Institutions Conference Registrant
Room Rate:$140.00 + tax

Parking: Complimentary self-parking. Daily Valet $15.00 plus tax. Overnight Valet $28.00 plus tax.

Daily attendees do not receive in and out privileges with their parking fees. Contact hotel for additional parking information. Parking prices are subject to change and are not included as part of the registration fee.  


CANCELLATION FEE: Cancellations received less than five business days prior to the program start date are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions will be allowed until the start time of the program at no charge by calling 800-428-0272 or 972-687-8500 ext 1. NO SHOWS WILL FORFEIT THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION FEE.


CPE InfoLine: 800-428-0272 or 972-687-8500 in Dallas | E-mail Customer Service