2016 SACPAS CE Symposium

Please scroll down for Program Details, or click here to view the complete 2016 CE Symposium brochure.

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Both Days - Thursday & Friday, October 27-28, 2016 (18 hrs CPE)

Day One only - Thursday, October 27, 2016 (9 hrs CPE - includes Ethics option)

Day Two only - Friday, October 28, 2016 (9 hrs CPE)

For more information, please call Joann Moore at (210)828-2722.

2016 CE Symposium Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors



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If your firm is interested in sponsoring this event in 2016, please contact SACPAS executive director Jacqui Belcher at jacqui@sacpasociety.com, (210)828-2722 or (888)828-8680.

Program Details

(To view the 2016 CE Symposium brochure, please click here.)

Day One - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sunrise Presentation

"San Antonio: Opportunities on the Horizon;" Rey Cano, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Consulting & Tax Track

"IRS Controversy & Tax Litigation;"

Trey Gerhardt, JD, LLM Taxation, RSM US LLP

"Employee Gifts & Fringe Benefits;"

Joseph Perera, JD, LLM Taxation, Strasburger &    Price LLP

"Individual Tax Update;"

Blaise C. Bender, JD, CPA, Blaise C. Bender PC

"Business Tax Update;"

Blaise C. Bender, JD, CPA, Blaise C. Bender PC

Assurance & Auditing/Business & Industry

"Ethics & Values for Texas CPAs & Accounting Professionals;"

Carolyn Conn, PhD, CPA, CFE

"Don't Roll the Dice! Conducting Legal Charitable Fundraising Activities;"

Steven  Cannon, JD, CPA, Gardner Law

"Accelerating Growth, Initiative & Self-Sufficiency in Employees;"

Kelley Freeman, PhD, The Align Group

"Big Insights from Big Data: Leveraging Your Data to Achieve Your Strategic  Objectives;"

Jeremy Clopton, CPA, CFE, ACDA, CIDA, BKD LLP

"Common HR Pitfalls: Resources Available to Prevent Common HR Pitfalls & Ensure  Proper Implementation of HR Regulations;"

Karen McGee, HR Manager/Director,  SWBC PEO

Day Two - Friday, October 28, 2016

Sunrise Presentation

"The Hemisfair District: Creating One of the World's Greatest Urban Parks;" Andres Andujar, CEO & Engineer, Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation

Consulting & Tax

"International Tax & Transfer Pricing Update for U.S. Corporations;"

Adam Hankins, CPA, International Tax Director, & Daniel Alter, Director, Transfer Pricing Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Dallas

"Texas Sales & Use Tax Update and Franchise Tax Update;"

Jimmy Martens, JD, CPA, Martens Todd Leonard Taylor & Ahlrich, Austin

"Smoothing Lifetime Income to Minimize Taxation;"

Ben Gurwitz, CFP, Chief Operations Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Financial Life Advisors 

Assurance & Audit/Business & Industry

"Fraud Prevention: Rationalization - Understanding the Key to the Dark Side;"

Steve Dawson, CPA, CFE, President, Dawson Forensic Group

"Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have in Place;"

Michael Tompkins, CPA, President, CPA Technology Group

"No Pot, No Tats, No Cigs, No Gig;"

Soña Ramirez, JD, Partner, & Adam Boland, JD, Senior Counsel, Strasburger & Price LLP

Closing Presentation

"Resilient Leadership is Contagious;"

Barbara Greene, ICF Master Certified Coach, Founder & CEO, Greene & Associates Inc.

*includes coffee breaks, afternoon snacks and lunch both days​