2015 Tax/A&A Update Event | RKL LLP
Posted on: December 10th, 2015

RKL Annual Seminar Offers Economic Insight, Tax and A&A Updates

Close to 500 tax and accounting professionals, financial executives and business leaders from across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania received timely economic insights and the latest tax, audit and accounting updates at RKL’s annual Tax and A&A seminar earlier this week.

Held at the Lancaster County Convention Center on Tuesday, December 8, the full-day educational event was not only a chance for professionals to obtain much-needed continuing education credits, but also offered an opportunity for networking and engagement with a wide swath of RKL clients.

The agenda featured sessions from RKL experts in the areas of federal and state taxation, audit and accounting, estate planning, business risk management and health care reform. Anirban Basu, Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., presented an entertaining, insightful update on the performance of the global, national and regional economy.

To keep attendees engaged and energized throughout the day, CPA-turned-corporate-comedian John Garrett emceed the event and conducted a wide range of trivia and prize drawings. Winners took home prizes including gift cards to local dining and retail establishments, an Apple Watch, a drone quadricopter and a vacation voucher.

Well-equipped with the latest industry updates and insights to prepare for 2016, guests concluded the day with a relaxing cocktail hour to share some holiday cheer and network with fellow financial executives and RKL service providers. RKL extends its thanks to all attendees and presenters who helped make the 2015 edition of this much-anticipated and best-in-class annual event a huge success!

CPE attendees

A cheerful group of attendees ready for CPE!


Pre-seminar networking

Attendees mingle and network before the start of the seminar.


PA state tax update

RKL’s State and Local Tax Practice Leader Jason Skrinak provides an update on the state of Pennsylvania taxation.


Estate Tax Update

Laurie Peer, RKL Tax Partner, provides an update on the latest estate planning and gift tax options.


Economic update

Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group, Inc., gives an update on the state of the economy during his presentation.


Internal control presentation

Bethany Novis, RKL Business Consulting Partner, and Marcia Hoffacker, the firm’s Business Risk Services Practice Leader, explain to attendees the importance of building a strong internal control foundation.


Audit standards update

RKL Business Consulting Principal Gretchen Naso and Jim Pruzinsky, Audit and Accounting Partner and Functional Leader, conclude the day with a session on audit standard updates.


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