Around Town

  • 7th Annual Atlanta IIA Government and Not-For-Profit Conference

    Doug Mims

    On January 19th, 2024, CRI Partner Doug Mims spoke at the 7th Annual Atlanta IIA Government and Not-For-Profit Conference virtually for the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Doug provided a detailed overview of key accounting and auditing standards affecting community financial institutions, banks, fintech, etc. He highlighted the evolving Internal Standards for Auditing and the International Professional Practices Framework, emphasizing the new Global Internal Audit Standards draft. The course covers the 5 domains and 15 principles within them, offering participants a solid foundation in the updated standards.

  • Between Two Brokers Podcast

    On November 21st, 2023, CRI Partner Stephanie Spinucci presented on a podcast called Between Two Brokers. Nick Raffety and I were asked as guests on the podcast to talk about updated tax law, what you can deduct as a business owner/real estate agent and the treatment of rental properties on a tax return.

  • 2023 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference

    Dean Michael Mead

    On November 8th, 2023, CRI Partner Dean Michael Mead presented at 2023 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference in Baton Rouge, LA. The presentation: "Implementing GASB Statement 96: Lessons Learned from Statement 87" addressed major issues related to implementing the GASB standards for cloud computing and other subscription-based IT arrangements (SBITAs), in light of the experience with implementing the leases standards.

  • LCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference Pt.2

    Becky Hammond

    On November 9th, 2023, CRI Partner Becky Hammond presented at LCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing at Baton Rouge, LA. The presentation: "Single Audit From Start to Finish: Real Life Situations" addressed audits and single audits related to the Government & Public Sector to governmental accounting CPA firms and government finance personnel.

  • LCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing

    Becky Hammond

    On November 8th, 2023, CRI Partner Becky Hammond presented at LCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing at Baton Rouge, LA. The presentation: "Yellow Book and OMB Compliance Supplement Update" addressed audits and single audits related to the Government & Public Sector to Public section CPA firm practioners and CPAs.

  • USF Small & Diverse Business Symposium

    Cathy Haug

    On October 27th, 2023, CRI Partner Catherine Haug presented at the USF Small & Diverse Business Symposium at Tampa Bay, Florida. The presentation: "What do I need to know about Business Taxes," was a 1-hour workshop presentation focused on business taxes to the public, small, and diverse businesses.

  • Fall Professional Development Training: Implementing GASB Statement 96

    Dean Michael Mead

    On October 26th, 2023, CRI Partner Dean Michael Mead presented at AICPA-CIMA Government & Not-for-Profit Fall Professional Development Training. The presentation: "Implementing GASB Statement 96: Lessons Learned from Statement 87" addressed major issues related to implementing the GASB standards for cloud computing and other subscription-based IT arrangements (SBITAs), in light of the experience with implementing the leases standards.

  • AICPA-CIMA Government & Not-for-Profit Training Program: Who’s in My Financial Reporting Entity?

    Dean Michael Mead

    On October 18th, 2023, CRI Partner Dean Michael Mead presented at AICPA-CIMA Government & Not-for-Profit Training Program in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The session: "Who's in My Financial Reporting Entity?" comprehensively covered the GASB guidance regarding which legally separate organizations should be included in a state or local government's financial statements. The session covered the criteria for determining whether an organization such as school district, economic development authority, or fundraising association is a component unit in government's financial reporting entity. The session also addressed how component units should be reported in the financial statements, notes, and supporting information.

  • AICPA-CIMA Government & Not-for-Profit Training Program: SLG Lightning Round?

    Dean Michael Mead

    On October 19th, 2023, CRI Partner Dean Michael Mead presented at AICPA-CIMA Government & Not-for-Profit Training Program in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The session: "SLG Lightning Round?" answered questions about a wide range of issues related to accounting, financial reporting, and auditing for state and local governments. Topics included ethics, financial reporting entity, financial statements, capital assets, pensions and other post-employment benefits, fund balance and net position, revenue recognition, management's discussion and analysis, investments, deferrals, and more.

  • Georgia Society of CPAs Financial Institution Conference

    Doug Mims

    On October 19th, 2023, CRI Partner Doug Mims spoke at the Georgia Society of CPAs Financial Institution Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Doug provided a high-level overview of the most relevant accounting and auditing standards impacting community financial institutions, banks, fintech, and etc.

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