YE seminar

Crowe Year-End Seminar

Location: Chicago/Oak Brook, IL 
Start date:

11/14/2019 11:30 AM Central

End date:

11/14/2019 5:30 PM Central

Services: Audit, Technology, Benefit Plan Audit, Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, Consulting, Federal Tax, Global Tax, Tax Consulting, Private Client, State & Local Tax
Industries: Automotive, Construction & Real Estate, Food & Commodities, Higher Education, Manufacturing & Distribution, Metals, Not-for-Profit, Private Equity, Retail Dealer
YE seminar
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30-12:40 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions 
Welcome and Introductions
12:40-1:30 p.m. - Audit and Accounting Overview  

This session will cover recently issued accounting standards and the expected impact of these standards on financial reporting.

The session will provide an update on changes to accounting standards affecting public and private entities.

By participating in this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Discuss current accounting standards and their effects on financial statements and disclosures
  • Prepare for recently issued but not yet effective accounting standards, their effective dates, and their expected impact on financial statements and disclosures


Sean Prince, Managing Director
Crowe LLP

Sean Prince is a managing director in Crowe’s National Office. Mr. Prince directly supports the Crowe audit practice with complex technical accounting issues, including revenue recognition, lease accounting, accounting for financial instruments, securitizations, and consolidation accounting. He also currently serves as the co-leader of Crowe’s internal revenue recognition task force and acts as Crowe’s formal liaison to the FASB.

Read the Third Quarter Accounting and Financial Reporting Developments

Opt-In for Crowe’s Accounting and Financial Reporting Developments

1:30-2:50 p.m. - Year-End Tax Planning 

The end of the year is just around the corner. Now is the time to implement 2019 tax planning strategies that can help you save time and maintain compliance. Crowe will provide the latest on critical tax issues from this year and keep you up to date on the latest tax reform developments and how businesses and individuals continue to be affected.

By participating in this session, you should be able to identify federal, state and local, and international tax developments to help you execute tax planning ideas for your organization.


Brianne De Sellier, National Tax Services Senior Manager
Crowe LLP

Brianne began her career with Crowe LLP in 2011 in the Federal tax group. After two years in Crowe’s Federal tax practice, Brianne transitioned into Crowe’s National Tax Office (NTO). Brianne devotes a significant portion of her time to M&A, private letter rulings, transaction cost analysis, 382 analysis, and E&P studies. She also has experience with managing the IRS examination process and accounting methods issues and solutions, particularly as they relate to M&A transactions.

Access Crowe's Tax News Highlights

Subscribe for Tax News Highlights

2:50-3 p.m. - Break
3-3:50 p.m. - Economic Update

In this session, Bill Adams from PNC Bank will share a recap of the events of 2019 as well as his insights on the key economic indicators to watch in 2020. Topics will range from the job markets to housing and capex spending. In addition, he will cover an analysis of the GDP differences between the U.S. and other countries, including inflation and federal deficit.


Bill Adams, Senior Economist PNC

William (Bill) Adams is vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group.

In this role, he is responsible for PNC’s forecasts of international economic conditions and exchange rates, covering emerging Asia, the European Union, Canada and Latin America. Adams also contributes to analysis of the US national economy and regional economies within PNC’s core footprint. Adams serves as PNC’s spokesperson on international economic issues, and frequently presents to PNC clients on the economic outlook. He is widely quoted in the financial press and is a regular guest on Bloomberg, CNBC, and other broadcast programs.

3:50-4 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks.

4-5:30 p.m. - Networking

CPE information

Recommended for 3 hours
1.0 Accounting
1.0 Tax
1.0 Economics

Prerequisites: None
Program level: None
Advance preparation: None
Instructional delivery method: Group live

Learn more

Who should participate

CFOs, controllers, tax professionals, and finance executives


Contact information

For more information, please contact Sarah Kacz via email or by calling +1 630 574 1622.