IRS officials will be on hand for the AICPA’s Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update Conference, held Dec. 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt Washington D.C.

Experts will offer insights on IRS determinations and examinations of employee benefit plans, along with other discussions by accounting experts on the latest standards and regulations governing audits of employee benefit plans.

Scheduled sessions include:


  • Tax Consequences and Considerations: Lisa Beard - director, employee plans examination, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC; Jason Russell - director, global employer services, Deloitte Tax, San Francisco, CA; Mikio Thomas, Senior Tax Analyst, IRS, Cincinnati, OH
  • Peer Review (and Other) Initiatives to Enhance EBP Audit Quality: James Brackens Jr., vice president, AICPA, Durham, NC; Thomas Parry, shareholder, Benson & Neff CPA’s, San Francisco, CA
  • Compliance and Competence: A Structured Approach to CPE and Professional Development: Jane Booth, product manager, digital learning platforms, AICPA, Durham, NC; Carey Mitchell, senior technical manager, portfolios and product management, AICPA, Durham, NC
  • Health Care Reform: Deborah Smith, partner, Grant Thornton, Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Anne Waidmann, director, human resource services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, DC

For the full Conference schedule, head to the AICPA’s site here.