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Accounting workshop planned for next month at UT Martin

Accounting workshop planned for next month at UT Martin

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 11:20 am

The Messenger 10.27.08

The West Tennessee Accounting Conference is planned for Nov. 10 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The workshop — offered by the UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education and the UT Martin Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and International Business — will be held in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
Five professionals will staff the workshop that will provide participants with eight continuing professional education credits.
The day will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30. The first session will start at 8 a.m. The fee for the conference is $195.
“Understanding and Imple-menting the New Risk Assessment Standards” will be taught by Dennis Dycus, director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee. This session will provide expert insight into the interpretation and application of the standards and the specific information on how to apply the audit risk model in the planning of a financial audit.
“XBRL, Financial Reporting, and Analysis — Your World is About to Change!” will be taught by Dr. Richard Griffin, professor of accounting, and Dr. Tom Payne, chairholder of the Horace and Sara Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking and interim chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and International Business. This session will provide a summary of XBRL, what it is, how it works and how it will change the way accounting and finance professionals do business. The session will include an overview of taxonomies, structured data and instance documents.
“Individual Tax Update” will be taught by Paula Hearn Moore, assistant professor of accounting and business law. Attendees will hear about recent and upcoming changes in income tax laws. Drawing on her background as an attorney, tax accountant and professor, Moore uses a case approach and provides summary handouts to illustrate relevant changes in the tax code.
“Financial Accounting Standards Update for Businesses” will be taught by Dr. Robert Putman, professor emeritus of accounting. This session will address the most up-to-date and important changes to FASB and other financial accounting standards. Dr. Putman will provide useful “take away” materials on the subject.
To register, call the ECCE at 1-800-482-5199 or (731) 881-7082 or register online at

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