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Critical Issues That CPAs in Industry Will Need to Face This Year (CII4)


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4.00 Credits

Member Price $175.00

Price will increase by $25 after 8/2

Non-Member Price $225.00

Price will increase by $25 after 8/2


All materials will be electronic only

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.


  • Recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates and PCC activity    
  • Leases -- Topic 842    
  • Overview of the economics and tax consequences of crowdfunding campaigns    
  • A comprehensive overview of virtual currency, including important tax considerations in light of increased IRS scrutiny    
  • The Independent Contractor vs. Employee Conundrum continues - Department of Labor Final Rule reinstated


Some experience as a CPA in a corporate environment

Designed For

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


Understand the impacts of major tax legislation and recent accounting pronouncements on CPAs in industry


Leader Bios

Curtis Quickel

Curtis Quickel is an individual practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before establishing his own practice, he worked several years in industry as a corporate controller. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves, he taught courses at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also completed three combat tours in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. He is a past president of the Central Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs and Past Chairman of the Industry and Commerce Committee. Quickel is also a past recipient of the Arkansas Society of CPAs Outstanding CPA in government award.

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Non-Member Price $225.00

Member Price $175.00