Decosimo To Host Annual Accounting Seminar On May 14

Monday, April 22, 2013

Decosimo will host the 2013 Decosimo Accounting Seminar on Tuesday, May 14, at the Chattanooga Convention Center from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s seminar will comprise a half-day accounting update in the morning, followed by breakout sessions offered in the afternoon featuring both an Accounting track and a Business Leaders Series track.

The morning keynote presentation “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Update” will be presented by Associate Professor Emeritus of accounting and former Master of Accountancy Program Director for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Richard L. Townsend, and will include discussions on revenue recognition, leases, financial instruments and what you need to know about the latest exposure drafts and other GAAP changes.

The afternoon Accounting track will offer breakout sessions also presented by Richard Townsend including “2013 GAAP Update Continued,” and a two-part presentation on “Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities.”

The Business Leaders Series track will feature three afternoon courses including “Healthcare Reform,” presented by Financial Analyst, Rusty Farris, and additional panelists from Paradigm Group; “Mid-Year Tax Update,” presented by Kim Bales, tax principal in charge with Decosimo; and “Bid Decisions and Financial Impact Considerations,” presented by Joe Yearta of Decosimo Solvability, LLC.

Accountants and other business professionals may register for the Decosimo Accounting Seminar at and choose from courses offered in either breakout session track. The registration fee is $99 for the full-day seminar and includes breakfast and lunch. Seminar attendees may earn up to eight hours of continuing professional education (CPE).

Decosimo has hosted annual accounting and tax seminars for more than 30 years.

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