Member Activities

Take a look at some of our recent events:

Don Farmers Tax Update 2018



More than 400 members (on site and online) learned the latest about recent tax changes from Don Farmer at the Camby resort.

August and September Events 2018



August and September were busy months with members attending the Behind the Scenes at the Arizona Lottery event, the Corporate Finance, Business Valuation and Forensic Litigation Services Conferences, the Emerging Leaders Kick-Off and more.

Upcoming Special Events:

November 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Succession Planning

Join us for a lively round table discussion on succession planning. Bring your ideas and experiences to share with your peers. We'll watch a short video clip and discuss what is on the horizon for firms in Yuma.

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Yuma
Professional Development
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November 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Major Adjustments to Real & Personal Property after TCJA

This informative presentation will touch on the major changes since TCJA. It will include information about modification of bonus depreciation, 179 and other provisions. They will also discuss 1031 exchanges as well as review key points related to buildings for tangible property regulations and dispositions. Join us as we discuss useful strategies for implementation of new the new tax law and how to identify opportunities to use them.

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Prescott
Advisory Services
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December 4, 2018 4:30pm – 10:00pm

Behind the Scenes: Phoenix Suns

Join your fellow CPAs for a customized fan experience with the Phoenix Suns! We will hear from three members of the Suns executive staff, Aaron Jerz, CPA, vice president of finance and business intelligence/analytics, Kyle Pottinger vice president of ticket sales and service, Ralph Marchetta, senior vice president and general manager of Talking Stick Resort Arena and the Phoenix Suns. We will also receive a tour of the suite level and club spaces. After the presentation, we will take our seats in the lower level of the arena.

The schedule for the event is

4 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. Tour
5:30 p.m. Panel Presentation
6:30 p.m. Exit Van Arsdale Conference Room
7 p.m. Tip Off

Get your tickets today for you and a guest as this will fill up. The package price includes lower level seats, food and a one-of-a-kind experience!

 

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Phoenix
Professional Development
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December 5, 2018 8:00am – 9:00am

3 Regulatory Challenges for 2019 … and How Bankers Can Help

3 Regulatory Challenges for 2019 … and How Bankers Can Help 
Learn how to leverage your banker amidst the unknowns

Tax reform, tariffs and new financial standards for revenue recognition are impacting businesses in many ways – and there is no end in sight. Regardless of your role, you’re probably trying to figure out how these regulations will impact you and/or your business next year. Your banker can be a strategic resource to help you evaluate individual situations and tailor an approach to maximize benefits or offset costs. In this presentation you’ll walk away with:

•         An overview of the role a banker plays in tax, tariffs and financial standards.
•         Questions a banker should be asking – or ones you can ask your banker – regarding implications for you/your business.
•         How people like you are leveraging their bank relationship to plan ahead and minimize the risk of unknowns.

This session is in person at the ASCPA Learning Center. You can register for the webcast version of this session here.

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Phoenix
Professional Development
1
December 5, 2018 8:00am – 9:00am

Webcast: 3 Regulatory Challenges for 2019 … and How Bankers Can Help

3 Regulatory Challenges for 2019 … and How Bankers Can Help 
Learn how to leverage your banker amidst the unknowns

Tax reform, tariffs and new financial standards for revenue recognition are impacting businesses in many ways – and there is no end in sight. Regardless of your role, you’re probably trying to figure out how these regulations will impact you and/or your business next year. Your banker can be a strategic resource to help you evaluate individual situations and tailor an approach to maximize benefits or offset costs. In this presentation you’ll walk away with:

•         An overview of the role a banker plays in tax, tariffs and financial standards.
•         Questions a banker should be asking – or ones you can ask your banker – regarding implications for you/your business.
•         How people like you are leveraging their bank relationship to plan ahead and minimize the risk of unknowns.

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Webcast
Professional Development
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Yuma
1
December 11, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What the Heck is a HECM: aka Reverse Mortgage? aka Reverse Mortgage?

During this discussion, we will talk about some of the basics of how reverse mortgages work. We will then look at some examples of how they have helped various older adults improve their financial position during their retirement years. And, finally, we will go over some of the tax issues associated with this financial planning tool. By the end, you should have a better over-all feel for when a reverse mortgage might help those you know, and when it might not.

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Prescott
Professional Development
1
December 13, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Major Adjustments to Real & Personal Property after TCJA

This informative presentation will touch on the major changes since TCJA. It will include information about modification of bonus depreciation, 179 and other provisions. They will also discuss 1031 exchanges as well as review key points related to buildings for tangible property regulations and dispositions. Join us as we discuss useful strategies for implementation of new the new tax law and how to identify opportunities to use them.

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Tucson
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December 13, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Behind The Scenes: The Mother Road Brewery

Join us on a Behind the Scenes tour of a local brewery and learn how the Mother Road Brewing Company is fulfilling it's mission to brew distinguished beers and build community one pint at a time. We will enjoy lunch, tour the brewery and sample some of their tasty brews before hearing a presentation.

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Flagstaff
1
January 15, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Getting Queasy Over Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law

Laura Hamblin will be giving a presentation entitled Getting Queasy Over Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law.  Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

• The complexities involved with this relatively new law;
• Options for employers to comply with the law;
• Retaliation concerns;
• Arizona Industrial Commission enforcement efforts; and,
• Common employer missteps.

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Prescott
Professional Development
1
January 15, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

ASCPA Professional Issues Update

This annual Society and professional issues update from our President CEO, Cindie Hubiak and our Board Chair, Mike Allen, is a must-attend session for all CPAs. This seminar will give you an update on ASCPA's legislative efforts, Board of Accountancy updates, the changing landscape of the profession, Society updates and more. Come prepared to share your thoughts, ask questions and be a part of this highly interactive program.

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Yuma
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Flagstaff
Professional Development
1
January 24, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What the Heck is a HECM: aka Reverse Morgage?

During this discussion, we will talk about some of the basics of how reverse mortgages work. We will then look at some examples of how they have helped various older adults improve their financial position during their retirement years. And, finally, we will go over some of the tax issues associated with this financial planning tool. By the end, you should have a better over-all feel for when a reverse mortgage might help those you know, and when it might not.

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Tucson
1