The UAB Collat School of Business is offering two day-long seminars on July 30th and Septemer 18th designed to help working professionals stay current on accounting and auditing changes and earn up to 16 hours of Accounting and Auditing CPE credit.
Register now for one or both seminars
Steve Grice, PhD, CPA, the Botts Professor of Accounting and Director of the Master of Accountancy Program at Troy University, will provide the keynote address on July 30th. Dr. Grice previously served as a professor of accounting at UAB and was director of its Master of Accounting program. He has authored more than 40 journal articles and provided technical consultation to various CPA firms. He currently serves as the Scholar-in-Residence for Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC.
Quinton Booker, PhD, CPA, professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting at Jackson State University, will provide the keynote address on Septmenber 18th. Dr. Booker currently serves as a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust. He served as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy from 1992 to 2002, and recently completed a three-year term on the AICPA Board of Directors.
Both Seminars will be held at The Club, 1 Robert Smith Drive, Birmingham, AL. Course fees cover the sessions, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
See full seminar schedules below:
JULY 30, 2015
8 hours of Accounting and Auditing Credit
7:45-8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:15-10:15 - Dr. Steve Grice, PhD, CPA, Botts Professor of Accounting, Troy University
Accounting and Auditing Update: This session provides a review of recent changes to the technical accounting and auditing guidance. The topics include recent accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board as well as recent auditing standards issued by the Auditing Standards Board. Participants should gain a broad understanding of how the new guidance will impact their organization.
10:30-12:15 Dr. James Worrell, PhD, CPA, CISA, CIA, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Auditing IT Governance: In this session, attendees will be introduced to the concept of IT governance and internal controls associated with IT governance, how it fits into the larger enterprise governance landscape and the IT Governance Institute’s (ITGI) COBIT 5 framework for effective governance of enterprise information technology. Attendees will be provided with an audit program for auditing IT governance, to include risks, control objectives and suggested audit procedures.
1:15-3:15 Dr. James Worrell, PhD, CPA, CISA, CIA, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Auditing Company (and IT) Projects: In this session, attendees with be introduced to the concept of and internal controls associated with project management. Attendees will be provided with an audit program for auditing company (and IT) projects, to include risks, control objectives and suggested audit procedures.
3:30-4:30 Jackie Russell, JD, MAc, Instructor of Accounting,University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sarbanes Oxley — Where are we now?: This session will address the following topics:
• Has SOX provided the results that were intended when it was implemented?
• What is the cost associated with being SOX compliant in today’s environment?
• What are some of the current issues concerning SOX?
• What are some of the current issues/concerns of the PCAOB?
• What effect has SOX had on corporate governance?
September 18, 2015
8 hours of Accounting and Auditing Credit
7:45-8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:15-12:00 Dr. Quinton Booker, PhD, CPA, BankPlus Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting at Jackson State University
Accounting Update: This session provides an update on various accounting and auditing topics, including current FASB and PCAOB proposals.
1:00-3:00 Cynthia Wyatt, CPA, CFE, CISA, CITP, CFF, Insyte CPAs
Risk Management: This session will include an overview of a risk management methodology that can be used to better plan and perform audits or as a tool to help clients navigate through significant events.
3:15-4:15 Jenice Prather-Kinsey, PhD, CPA, Professor of Accounting and Sallie W. Dean Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Convergence with Globally Accepted Accounting Standards- Where are we now?: This session will discuss why convergence between the FASB, the IASB, and the SEC is idle and possibly diverging. It will discuss the barriers to accounting convergence, how the political and legal interplay of democracies differ between countries, and how local jurisdictions’ political and legal structures effect the development of accounting standards.
Michael Harward, UAB MBA '14 shares his story
With an engineering degree from Duke University, Michael was interested in an MBA to help refine and develop skills that would allow him to “pursue his interest in helping an organization develop a vision and think through how to get there”.
Living in Birmingham with his wife, who was already pursuing another master's program, practically guaranteed him at least a couple of years in the Magic City. He began evaluating different options. “I decided that pursuing an MBA in person (rather than an online program) would provide a much more valuable experience,” says Michael. “Also, UAB's superior academic reputation as compared to other local peers drew me to UAB’s MBA program.”
Michael was connected to his current employer, SCA (Surgical Care Affiliates), through the MBA program and now after only 1.5 years is in a leadership position within the Financial Operations department. “The MBA program prepared me to engage with senior leadership within the company, create innovative solutions that contribute to our group's strategy, and manage my team effectively,” says Michael. “Also, I feel capable of thriving within a large company or leading as a part of a start-up. My ability to evaluate the soundness of a business plan or idea separates me from many of my peers.”
How was Michael’s experience in UAB’s MBA program?
“The program does an extraordinary job connecting students to the current business environment,” says Michael. “The latest trends, developments, and events of today's business world were almost constantly discussed in the classroom. Plus, the program provided excellent networking opportunities.”
Foundations of Quantitative AnalysisAdmission to the UAB MBA Program requires that students have completed the equivalent of a pre-calculus course with a grade of "C" or better within the past five years. If an applicant does not meet this requirement, they may be admitted with the contingency of satisfying the requirement during their first term of enrollment. We offer several options for satisfying this requirement.
Option one: Complete MA 105 "Pre-calculus Algebra" at UAB with a grade of "C" or better or complete a comparable course at another college or university and complete the course with at least a "C" grade. A placement test or other prerequisites may be required for admission to MA 105. You can call 934-2154 or visit the UAB Department of Mathematics (www.math.uab.edu ) for more information about taking MA 105 at UAB.
Option two: Successfully complete the pre-calculus proficiency exam. Currently enrolled students can take the exam at no cost online via Canvas. Students needing assistance in preparing for the test can use the material provided on Canvas in the Foundations of Quantitative Analysis Course shell.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (205) 934-8815
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