Welcome!

News Feed Item

Illinois CPA Society Hosts Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 18, 2014) - The Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase, hosted by the Illinois CPA Society on Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28, is the premier event for business and finance professionals in the Midwest. The Showcase features keynote presentations and educational sessions that range from strategies for confronting regional, national and global business challenges and harnessing the future of technology to updates on healthcare reform, professional standards and fraud.

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the two-day event offers accounting and finance professionals the opportunity to gain insights from leading experts and discover innovative solutions to their most pressing challenges. Featured at this year's event are educational tracks tailored to fostering leadership and staff development, corporate finance professionals, a focus on government auditing and a Microsoft Learning Lab. The Showcase is one of the largest finance events in the country with more than 2,000 accounting professionals attending. Industry-leading keynote speakers will share their insights into the complex business environment.

The Showcase also features a free exhibit hall. Open to the public, the attendees have the unique opportunity to explore the latest business and technology products from more than 80 cutting-edge exhibitors. Companies such as ADP, Microsoft, Bank of America/Small Business, CCH, Intuit and Thomson Reuters will be on hand to share new, innovative ways to help businesses succeed.

Finance professionals can create a program of study that best suits their needs with two days of educational sessions offering up to 16 hours of CPE for $300. Attendees can select individual CPE sessions from 10 educational tracks: Accounting & Auditing, Corporate Finance, Leadership and Development, Government, Microsoft Learning Lab, CPE Walking Tour, Intuit Academy, Practice Management, Tax, and Technology. During these sessions noted experts will explore topics such as:

Keynote Addresses

  • Top 10 Trends for a Successful Illinois: Looking Forward to 2015 - Theresa E. Mintle, President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • State of the CPA Profession - Dan Rahill, CPA, JD, Chairperson, Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors and Partner, FGMK and Todd Shapiro, President & CEO, Illinois CPA Society
  • Technology Futures - 2014 - Dana "Rick" Richardson, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Technology Futurist & President, Richardson Media & Technologies, LLC
  • How Destructive Cultures and Connections Can Trigger Workplace Fraud - Kelly Richmond Pope, PhD, CPA, Chief Content Officer, Helios Digital Learning

Educational Sessions

  • Develop Yourself, Develop More Business: A Simple Lesson in Leadership Development
  • Personal Financial Planning Services: Implementation Models Starting with the Tax Return
  • Creating an Inclusive Culture: How to Adapt to Today's Changing Workforce
  • Cloud vs. On-Premise - Risks vs. Rewards
  • Are You Developing Your Most Important Resource: Your People?
  • Navigating the Net Investment Income Tax - A Voyage in Minimizing Your Tax Exposure
  • Recognizing and Responding to Fraud Risks in Governmental Organizations

For more information or to register for the Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase, visit www.icpas.org/show.htm or call 800.993.0393. For the latest news and updates on the Showcase follow ICPAS on Twitter at @IllinoisCPA and look for hashtag #ICPASShow.

About the Illinois CPA Society 
The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 23,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. For more than a century the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and remains a leader in educating the public on financial issues. The Society focuses on four key initiatives in serving its members and the public: advocacy, information, education and connections. 

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
While presenting own advanced Robo-Advisory Platform, Michał Różański, Managing Partner at EARP and CEO at Empirica, will illustrate the most important issues of building tailored FinTech software in his session at 20th Cloud Expo. He will share experiences we have gained for over 6 years of developing solutions for financial institutions and FinTech companies, including robo-advisors. We welcome all FinTech innovators interested in how properly implemented technology can move their businesses f...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and valu...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds – to build agile development environments...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Carbonite will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Carbonite protects your entire IT footprint with the right level of protection for each workload, ensuring lower costs and dependable solutions with DoubleTake and Evault.