Thursday, November 29, 2012

[177] Dec. 6 MTSU Accounting CPE Day features tax, auditing, ethics topics

For release:  Nov. 28, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Jimmy Hart, 615-898-5131 or
MTSU Department of Accounting contact: Pat Wall, 615-898-2039, 615-898-5306 or

MURFREESBORO — The fourth annual Department of Accounting CPE Day at Middle Tennessee State University will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Business and Aerospace Building’s State Farm Lecture Hall.

The conference’s continuing professional education seminars will include presentations on accounting and financial reporting, auditing, taxation and ethics. Participants can earn up to eight hours of CPE credit. The cost is $150, which includes all seminars, materials and lunch.

To register or obtain more information, visit the Department of Accounting website at or call the department at 615-898-5306.

The sessions and presenters include:

• “Working at Your Best,” Angie Grissom, chief operating officer and executive vice president, The Rainmaker Companies;

• “Financial Accounting Standards Board Update,” Dr. Paula Thomas, MTSU accounting professor;

• “Tax Update,” Dr. Tim Koski, MTSU accounting professor;

“Corporate Sustainability Reporting,” Dr. Jeannie Harrington, MTSU associate professor of accounting;

“Fraud and Liability Update,” Dr. Sandy Benson, MTSU assistant professor of business law;

• “Governmental Accounting Standards Board Update,” Dr. G. Robert “Smitty” Smith Jr., accounting department chair;

• “General Ethics,” Dr. Stan Clark, accounting associate professor;

• “Audit Update,” Dr. Anne Wilkins, accounting assistant professor;

“Pharmaceutical Industry Data Mining Shielded by Supreme Court Ruling …  for Now,” Dr. Lara W. Daniel, professor of business law, and Dr. Katie Kemp, assistant professor of marketing; and

• “Tennessee State Specific Ethics,” Mark Crocker, executive director, Tennessee State Board of Accountancy.

Also, the 22nd annual Department of Accounting Alumni CPE Day at MTSU will held Thursday, May 2, 2013.


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