Event Detail

Important Announcement: McDevitt & Kline, LLC (www.ceworkshops.com) is merging with the Accountant-Lawyer Alliance (ALA) in 2022. If you were a McDevitt & Kline customer, nothing would change other than you will be logging into the ALA website to register for classes if you decide to opt for an annual ALA membership. Alternatively, you can purchase courses a la carte on the ALA website as you have in the past (at the same prices) with McDevitt & Kline, LLC. Please email us with questions are memberservices@alacommunity.org or carla.kline@ceworkshops.com.   

Session 1 - Accounting Ethics 


Session 2 - Unpaid Payroll Taxes 

When money is scarce, CPAs know that payroll taxes are the first items that business owners fail to pay.  But what they don’t know is that unpaid payroll taxes is an easy crime to prove for a criminal investigator, with imprisonment up to 5 years.  Many times, the Forms 941 are signed by CPAs leaving them culpable both civilly and criminally.  This presentation will show the CPA that unpaid payroll taxes are a crime, what the IRS looks for in prosecuting these crimes, real life case examples of business owners who went to prison, what CPAs can do to protect themselves, and how to advise their clients when payroll taxes are unpaid.

Session 3 - What in the World of Banking Is Going On?

This session provides an invaluable starting point overview and analysis of recent bank failures.  Our presenter, James Hallinan, CPA will explore the economic challenges posed by inflation and rising interest rates, and delve into strategies for effective asset-liability management, interest rate risk mitigation, and liquidity risk management.  Discover the pathway forward by strengthening your "GRCA" (Governance, Risk Management, Internal Control, and Audit-Assurance) programs and processes, ensuring both short-term resilience and long-term growth and success.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze Recent Bank Failures and Cross Industry Considerations/ Implications
  • Examine Inflation and Rising Interest Rates
  • Discuss Asset-Liability/ Interest Rate Risk/ and Liquidity Risk Management in a Challenging Economic/ Interest Rate (Risk) Environment  
  • Examine the Ever Evolving Crypto / Digital Currency and Banking Risk Landscape
  • Study the Pathway Forward: Strengthening 'GRCA' (Governance/ Risk Management/ (Internal) Control/ and Audit-Assurance) Programs and Processes for Short and Long Term Growth and Success


When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Where: Your home or office
Speaker: Robert Nordlander, CPA, CFE and James Hallinan, CPA, CIA, CSFA, CBA
CPE Credits: 2 Ethics, 2 Tax, 4 Audit CPE
CLE Credits: 7 Substantive CLE
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Price: FREE for ALA Members / $150 for Non-Members

The Presenters:

Robert Nordlander is the principal member of Nordlander CPA, PLLC, a forensic accounting and tax resolution firm.  He is a retired Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.  He has over 20 years of experience conducting federal criminal investigations to include tax evasion, money laundering, and other white-collar violations.  As an international speaker, he teaches money laundering and forensic accounting to law enforcement, bank officials, attorneys, and court personnel.

James D. (Jim) Hallinan is the Founder, Owner, and Leader of GO2 JH Communications and Consulting. Jim is a growth opportunity oriented (GO2) personal, professional, organizational development, governance, leadership, audit and risk management / control trusted coaching, training and consulting resource partner, and inspirational – motivational communications leader. Jim has over 30 years of diversified corporate and independent consulting and training experience and has been a speaker at various in-house, professional/ organization, client conferences, and training events. During his corporate career, Jim managed relationships and assignments throughout the U.S. and internationally in London, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan. Jim’s life / work mission is to help enlighten (‘bring forth the light from within’), inspire, empower, and support people from all walks and stages of life, teams, groups, and organizations of all types and sizes, and families, schools and communities everywhere, in their quests to create significant, positive, sustainable change; tap more fully into / unleash their inner genius, infinite creativity, and unlimited potential; and experience ever-increasing levels of growth, fulfillment, and success! 


About CPE/CLE:

* The ALA issues CLE credits through its partnership with McDevitt and Kline LLC, which is an accredited provider of CLE in Pennsylvania (PA CLE Provider # 5963). Live, internet-based courses are approved as Distance Learning courses by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For additional information, please visit http://www.pacle.org/.  To the best of our knowledge, the following states have attorney self-reporting procedures for out-of-state provider programs or reciprocity with accredited providers in the state of Pennsylvania: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and South Dakota.  However, please review the specific rules and requirements in your state.  Please contact member services with any questions at memberservices@alacommunity.org.
Check with your State CLE Board for rules pertaining to live webcasts. These rules differ from state to state. For example, PA attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 6 out of 12 credits per year); NJ and DE attorneys may earn up to 12 CLE credits per compliance period via live webcasts (or 12 out of 24 credits per two years).
McDevitt & Kline, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:www.nasba.org.