Surgent's Five Critical Issues That A&A Public Accountants Will Need to Face This Year (CIA4)

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Friday, April 30, 2021

  • 4

Understanding the forces affecting your A&A public practice is critical to success in today's complex and rapidly changing market. In this session we will tackle pressing issues at a "need to know" level and then discuss the practical implications. You will come away armed with the "big picture." Preparedness is half the battle, so do not miss this critical briefing.


  • Be able to identify the major standards and regulation-related changes that will confront A&A public accountants in their practice this year
  • Understand current and emerging challenges and risks as identified in the leading industry surveys


  • Accounting standards update: High-level rundown of major standards changes effective this year with a focus on practical implications
  • Cybersecurity and ID theft update: What all CPAs should know about the current threats and scams to keep their personal, firm, and client data secure
  • Millennials in the workforce
  • Metrics used to measure and manage CPA firm success
  • Avoiding professional liability risk  on attest and nonattest services

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Designed For

Practicing CPAs with a need to stay on top of the issues and trends that will affect their practice this year



Advanced Preparation



4.00 Accounting


Sufficient experience in A&A practice to have gained a baseline understanding of key terminology and core issues

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