What Your Accountant and Auditor Want You to Know in 2021

June 8 | 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Charleston Coliseum and Civic Center (Zoom option available)

The pandemic was tough, but not understanding regulations that affect your association finances can make life tougher. To keep your association thriving, you need to be mindful of recent pandemic legislation, federal and local tax laws, and reporting issues for conventions and tradeshows.  That’s where June’s speaker comes in!

Like most organizations, associations were no strangers to financial uncertainty amid the pandemic. Lost meeting and convention registration fees created cashflow issues and revenue loss.  In late December 2020, a new COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law and includes extensive tax law changes. Among the key provisions for associations is the expansion of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan eligibility to qualified 501(c)(6) organizations.  There were enough questions to make your head spin.

In addition, your association will need to rely on your accountants and attorneys to understand how sales and use tax impacts your financial planning this year and mitigate any overlooked risks in these areas.  Associations also need to consider ongoing regulatory and compliance matters—especially as they pertain to virtual meetings and shows.

June’s speaker will help us understand what we may not know…and what we need to know.

Our Speaker

Horace Emery, CPA

Member, Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC

Horace Emery is an audit and consulting Member of Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC.  Horace began his career in public accounting in 1979 and continues to specialize in providing technical assistance on accounting and auditing engagements.

He has diversified experience in public accounting with the firms of Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC and Peat, Marwick, Main & Co. His extensive experience includes audits of nonprofit, governmental, and healthcare entities; audits of retail, wholesale, and manufacturing companies; reviews of accounting systems; and reviews of internal controls.

Horace has written various articles over the years to address changes in professional standards. He has also planned local office professional development training programs for several years and has instructed numerous technical seminars.

Horace received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and a Master of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Horace has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including service as president of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Chapter of the EDP Auditors Association, Charleston Light Opera Guild and Fund for the Arts.

Our Sponsor

Make Reservations by June 4

Please make your reservation by Friday, June 4, 2021, using the form below.  If attending virtually, you will receive a Zoom invitation on Monday, June 7, at the email address provided below.

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