The Evolution of the Accounting Profession-Insights from a Large Firm…What Firm Managers Need to Know

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Michael Horwitz, Executive Director of BDO Alliance
Objective: Michael will share his insights of the evolving marketplace from his perspective at BDO USA. In addition, he will share what he has learned from the 215 CPA firms that are independent members of the BDO Alliance USA.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
Please join Michael Horwitz, Executive Director of BDO Alliance. Michael will share his insights of the evolving marketplace from his perspective at BDO USA. In addition, he will share what he has learned from the 215 CPA firms that are independent members of the BDO Alliance USA.

Michael has been a longtime supporter of CPAFMA, and is proud of his association, in addition to many CPAFMA Board members (including Chair Sharon Trabbic, PAFM, William Vaughn Company, Kristine Latchaw, PAFM, CPA, Director of Membership & Growth, Maner Costerisan, Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM, Advisor, Right Networks, Joyce Arthur, PAFM, Director of Education, BDO Alliance USA, and Ann White, PAFM, immediate Past Chair, BDO USA).

Presenter Bio(s)
Michael is responsible for managing relationships with the BDO Alliance USA firms on the East Coast, and is responsible for recruitment of new CPA alliance firms east of the Mississippi River. Michael is passionate about the accounting profession, and the value that the trusted advisors providing assurance, tax, and consulting services deliver to the business community as well as to individuals.

By sharing our knowledge base, experience, tools, training, resources, and people in a collaborative, easy to access relationship model we call the BDO Alliance USA, we are elevating the level of professionalism in the industry, and leveling the playing field with respect to choices available to businesses and individuals. When national level resources are deployed in local communities, everybody wins.

Michael was a Partner at a Big Four Firm, where he spearheaded their CPA Connection Alliance, a national alliance program to provide services to and serve clients of regional and local accounting firms. Previously, Michael was a Tax Partner, leading a Big Four Firm’s property tax business development efforts on a national business, and its northeast operations.

He is a business development executive with a proven track record for originating and implementing innovative and profitable business models. His leadership style emphasizes passion, teamwork, and integrity while sharply focused on increasing revenues, margins and market penetration.

Cost
$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

  • All programs will be delivered using Zoom. Participants must call the toll-free conference phone number to access the audio portion of the presentation. Participants’ phone lines are automatically muted upon connection to the call.
  • All participants should have Internet access and be in a private setting. For more than one participant per participant location, a quiet conference room with a large monitor/screen and speaker phone is suggested.
  • There will be assistance available to assist with procedural, downloading or connection issues 5 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.