April 30 — May 1, 2014 | Pennsylvania Hotel, New York, NY
2014 Accounting Technology New York Show & Conference
The 6th annual largest meeting of accounting professionals in New York each year.
CPA, CITP, CGMA,
Richardson Media & Technologies
Dana "Rick" Richardson is president of Richardson Media & Technologies, a multi-media and strategic technology consulting company. Prior to forming his current company, he had a 28-year career in technology with Ernst & Young, the last twelve years of which he served as National Director of Technology. Mr. Richardson has been named to the "Technology 100"- the annual honors list of the 100 key achievers in technology in America and honored by the American Institute of CPAs with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the profession in the field of technology. He is a sought after speaker around the world, providing his annual forecast of future technology trends to thousands of business executives, professionals, community leaders, educators
President & CEO,
Erik Asgeirsson is a technology industry veteran with expertise in cloud computing , e-commerce and business expansion. He has led CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, since 2002.
James C. Bourke
James C. Bourke, Jr., CPA, CITP, is a Shareholder and Director at WithumSmith+Brown. Mr. Bourke is currently the President of the NJSCPA. He has served on the NJCPA Board of Trustees as secretary, as a member of the NJSCPA Litigation Services, Legal Profession Liaison and Committee Operations committees and as chairperson of the Chapter Operations Committee. Mr Bourke has served as president, vice president, secretary treasurer and director of the NJSCPA Monmouth-Ocean Chapter and also served as chairperson for various Monmouth/Ocean Chapter committees. In addition, he serves on the AICPA's CITP Credential Committee and is the current chair of their State Society Reach Out Committee. He is an active board member of the New Jersey Technology Council and serves on the advisory council of a regional bank. Mr Bourke is a frequent author on CPA firm technology issues for our industry's trade publications and speaks at many state society conferences and seminars throughout the country on topics or current technology trends in CPA firms, as well as the specific technologies effecting our profession. Bourke earned his B.S. in Accounting from Kean University.
Sr Product Line Mgr
CCH. a part of Wolters
Jerry Connor is a Product Line Manager for CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer. He currently has Product Management responsibility for CCH Access, the tax and accounting profession’s first modular cloud-based tax preparation, compliance and firm management solution.
Sr Dir, Partner Development
Sage North America
MBA, Product Mgr, Web
Svcs & Mobile,
Dr. Chandra Bhansali, Ph.D., is co-founder of AccountantsWorld with his wife Sharada Bhansali. Both have been serving the accounting profession for the past 25 years. AccountantsWorld is a leader in developing a new breed of web-based accountant-centric solutions that let accountants work collaboratively with their clients while remaining in full command. This new capability helps accountants gain better control over their client engagements, save time, better serve their clients, and grow their business. For the past five years, Chandra has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.
Justin M. Schafer
Reg Bus Dev Officer,
Bank of America
Justin is the Regional Business Development Officer for Bank of America Practice Solutions new CPA Division. Justin specializes in CPA specific financing for practice sales and purchases, office improvements and expansion, business debt consolidation, equipment financing, lines of credit and commercial real estate. Prior to joining Practice Solutions, Justin practiced law as an associate in the Business, Corporate & Securities divisions at the regional law firm of Brouse McDowell. Before his employment at the law firm, Justin served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Since 1996, Practice Solutions has assisted over 25,000 professionals in starting or acquiring a practice. Overall, Practice Solutions has more than 57 million customers as well as nearly 500 business relationships with medical, dental and veterinary and soon to be CPA Associations. Practice Solutions philosophy is simple: serve CPAs by offering them the opportunity to enjoy superior value with exceptional service.
Director of Product
CPA, CITP, MS Taxation,
Intuit Solution Provider
MB (Mary Beth) Raimondi, CPA, CITP, MS Taxation is an Advanced QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor as well as an Intuit Solution Provider. She holds certifications in Enterprise and POS and is a Sleeter Group Certified Consultant and a member/instructor of the National Advisor Network. She is also a charter member of the Intuit Training/Writing Network. She has used QuickBooks since the DOS version and has been teaching QuickBooks nationally to both end users and accountants/consultants since 1999. The focus of her practice in Trumbull, CT has migrated from a full time tax and accounting practice to mainly QuickBooks consulting, 3rd party integration and training.
Daniel Hood is editor-in-chief of Accounting Today, where he has worked for 16 years, including 14 as managing editor. A graduate of Georgetown University, he has also served as a business editor for the New York Daily News, and as a production editor for The Wall Street Journal Europe. He is the author of five novels and a guidebook to New York City.
CPA, Owner, A Parness
Greg is one of the most recognized and respected voices on technology within the accounting profession. He has a broad background in the field, having spent time in private practice, as an executive with a top-tier technology vendor and as an editor of a leading publication keyed to accounting technology. He is also a sought-after speaker at trade shows and conferences.
Robert L. Goldfarb
CPA, Principal, Janover LLC
Chairman, Long Island Tax
Profs Symposium, NCCPAP
Bob is a recent past President of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners and served as Chair of the Issues Committee. Bob recently completed a term as a member of the AICPA Council. Currently, Bob is a member of the New York State Board of Accountancy with a term ending on October 31, 2016. He was included in Accounting Today's listing of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for two years. Bob is a certified financial planner, a certified fraud examiner, and a Principal at Janover, LLC. He was recently recognized as "Businessperson of the Year" for his service while president of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce. Bob was Tax Manager with Price Waterhouse and then headed his own firm before becoming the Managing Partner in the firm Schoenfeld Mendelsohn Goldfarb, LLP. Bob recently merged into Janover, LLC. Bob is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
CPA, Founding Partner,
AppSolute Consulting Grp
Bruce Baron is a founding partner of AppSolute Consulting Group.
Sandra Johnson, CPA PC
Sandra G. Johnson, CPA, EA, CFE graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury with a BS in Accounting. She is the president of Sandra G. Johnson, CPA, P.C., an accounting and tax practice located at 206 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.
Sandy has done extensive lecturing on various business and tax topics. Her lectures have been presented at the Long Island Tax Symposium, National Conference of CPA Practitioners, NYS Society of CPAs, Hofstra University’s Continuing Education College, the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Farmingdale and at numerous local clubs and organizations. She was an adjunct professor at SUNY College of Old Westbury and Five Towns College, teaching accounting and business management.
Sandy is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of New York, an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is the 2010 recipient of the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award in Business, the 2010 NYS Assembly Women of Distinction Award, 2010, 2011 and 2012 winner of the LI Press Best of LI and the 2007 recipient of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Small Businessperson of the Year award.
Max T. Krotman
Esq., Managing Partner
Max Krotman, JD, Managing Partner of Globalforce International, is a distinguished attorney, specializing in sales, mergers, and acquisitions. After graduating Columbia Law School with highest honors (Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Mr. Krotman became an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, one of the most respected law firms in the country. While at Cravath, he completed billion dollar transactions for Fortune 500 clients.
He has orchestrated accounting practice affiliations with values ranging from $50,000 to as much $11,000,000. Large or small, every client gets Mr. Krotman's full attention and the total use of his impressive skills.
In the last decade, Mr. Krotman has concentrated on evaluating tax and accounting practices and advising clients on how to maximize their value. He is the author of numerous articles and the definitive book on the subject. He has written for many Accounting Journals across the country and co-authored for PPC, Buying and Merging CPA Firms. His vast knowledge and hard work have made him the outstanding authority on all facets of this field.
Paula A. Sheppard
Paula A. Sheppard, CPA
For more than thirty seven (37) years, Paula A Sheppard has assisted hundreds of public and closely-held companies as well as attorneys, with business planning, acquisitions and sale of businesses, litigation support, computerization, representation at tax audits, as well as, financial planning and consulting.
Her Big Five experience in tax as well as audit has ranged from publicly held corporations to the needs of individuals, partnerships, trusts and estates. In many instances, she has worked in conjunction with other accounting firms accumulating information and preparing documentation needed to support their services.
Bay Street Group LLC
Rick Telberg brings a unique background and perspective to the accounting, tax and finance community. He is a veteran editor, publisher, media executive, analyst and commentator on the profession. As principal and founder of Bay Street Group LLC, Mr. Telberg develops and builds research, marketing, communications, e-commerce and custom publishing strategies and programs for accountants and the vendors who support them.
But he is probably best known currently for his work at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he is Editor at Large, Director of Online Content and Editorial Director of Custom Publishing. His weekly At Large column in the AICPA Insider is the most widely read commentary in the profession, distributed electronically to all members of the Institute. And his most recent research and commentary can be found at his web journal, www.telberg.com.
CPA Practice Advisor
Publisher of CPA Practice Advisor, Jim Baker manages the overall direction of the magazine, web site, newsletters and events. Bringing over 11 years of experience, Baker has over seen the rebranding of the publication, re-launch of the web site and launched CPA Weekly Advisor. CPA Practice Advisor is the definitive source of information for tax and accounting professionals in public practice. Baker focuses on delivering the information accountants need to adopt new techniques and technologies into their firms. This allows accountants adapt their business practices to better manage and grow their practice. Even practitioners in private practice findCPA Practice Advisor a highly valued resource.