Technology Conference

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Description

TSCPA’s Technology Conference is a favorite of CPAs from a variety of backgrounds who want to get ahead on new technology affecting accounting in the future. 

This two-day event will prepare you with all the cutting-edge and innovative tech discoveries and practical tips and tricks that can make your work easier.

There is no question that blockchain technology is gaining momentum and will have a deep and long-lasting impact on our profession.  Get more insight on machine learning, data analytics and other disruptors affecting our profession. 

This is the perfect environment for you to discover products and insider info to revolutionize your workday and prepare for the future. Don’t miss the opportunity to be in the know about the latest in everything tech.

Need a hotel room over the course of the conference? Please visit our dedicated Marriott booking website. If you would like to call in your reservation, please call 615-261-6100 and mention TSCPA Technology Conference Rate. This special $194 rate is good through November 13.

Credits

Number of Credits Type of Credits
2 Accounting
2 Auditing
2 Computer Software and Applications
2 Finance
8 Information Technology
13.33 CLE
Registration for this event has closed. If you have any question or concerns please give us a call at 615-377-3825 or send us an e-mail at registrar@tscpa.com

Speakers

Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Brian Tankersley is a consultant based in Farragut, Tennessee. Brian is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses on auditing and technology for K2 Enterprises, and is a senior faculty member with Becker Professional Review. Brian writes and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com) and frequently posts articles to the K2 blog on AccountingWeb.com.

Tankersley's areas of practice include accounting systems, taxation, IT consulting, and general business consulting. Prior to forming his own firm Brian practiced in public accounting with both international and local firms, as well as industry. His public accounting experience includes accounting system implementations, tax returns, financial analysis, inventory costing, and audits of public and private companies. Brian's industry experience includes retail, financial services, wholesale, and manufacturing. His information technology experience includes technology strategy, technology management, systems implementation, technical training and documentation.

Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), and a certified information technology professional (CITP). In 2007 and 2008, Brian was selected as a "40 Under 40" honoree for his leadership in the profession by the CPA Technology Advisor.

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Thomas G. Stephens, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group. In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well. He and Michelle -- his wife of twenty-nine years -- have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Steven M. Phelan, CPA

Steven M. Phelan, CPA.CITP manages an accounting practice based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Areas of practice include taxation, accounting, business advisory and technology consulting services. He is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional and received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds several vendor specific software certifications.

Steven is a member of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs. Through the OSCPA, he has served on the board of directors, was instrumental in creating the New CPA Committee, served as chair of the Technology Committee and has served on numerous other committees. In 2012, Steven was selected as a Trailblazer, an OSCPA member under 40, recognizing innovation, professional dedication and community commitment. He also received the OSCPA President’s Award for his work with the New CPA Committee. Steven is active in the Mustang, Oklahoma community and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Mustang Public School Foundation. Previously, Steven served as Treasurer for Friends of the Mustang Public Library, Inc.

Steven was added as a discussion leader for K2 Enterprises in 2013. Through K2 Enterprises, Steven speaks to CPAs throughout the nation covering a variety of computer software and technology related topics. Mr. Phelan is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences sponsored by a variety of state and local organizations.

Steven has written a number of technology related articles for state and national publications. He is a frequent contributor to CPA Practice Advisor where he reviews tax and accounting related software solutions.

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