YE Seminars

Crowe Year-End Seminar

Location: New York, NY
Start date:

11/21/2019 1:30 PM Eastern

End date:

11/21/2019 6:00 PM Eastern

Services: Audit, Technology, Benefit Plan Audit, Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, Consulting, Federal Tax, Global Tax, Tax, 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 Seminars
Convene Conference Center
730 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10019 


1:30-2:00 p.m. - Registration  
1:30-2:00 p.m. - Introduction/Welcome


Aazan St. Rose, Partner
Crowe LLP

Aazan is a partner focusing on financial statement audits and reviews of companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, service, technology, media and hospitality industries. Aazan works extensively with portfolio companies of private equity firms, and public companies.

2:00-2:50 p.m. - Cyberresilience: Minimizing the Impact and Cost of a Cyberbreach

The risk of a cyberbreach is top of mind for boards and executives in most every industry. Breaches are more and more common and costly despite the billions invested in cybersecurity controls every year. The challenge for business leaders is to know how best to prioritize and maximize their investments in cybersecurity. This session will address the importance of becoming a “cyberresilient” business that can minimize disruptions and costs in the event of a breach.

As a result of participating in this event, you should be able to:

  • Analyze the business impact and costs of a cyberbreach
  • Recognize the difference between cybercompliance and cyberresilience
  • Identify how to prioritize where to invest to become cyberresilient


Kevin O’Sullivan, Adaptive Business & Intel Principal
Crowe LLP

Kevin leads the IT Audit and Cybersecurity Practice on the east coast. Kevin has been a principal partner at Crowe since 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in General Management, IT Audit, IT Security and consulting for several middle to large companies in his career. Kevin has had experience running three separate manufacturing operations in his earlier career. He speaks regularly and has spoken at several national and local events for the IIA and ISACA.

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2:50-3:45 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.


Carl Karpiak, National Tax Services Senior Manager
Crowe LLP

Mr. Karpiak joined Crowe LLP in 2013 and is based in our New York office. He has over 20 years of M&A tax/transactional tax advisory experience. Mr. Karpiak is a member of Crowe’s Washington National Tax Practice. Prior to joining Crowe, he was a senior manager in Ernst & Young LLP Transaction Advisory Services practice from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he was in in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1999 to 2011.

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3:45-4:00 p.m. - Break
4:00-4:50 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

4:50-5:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Networking  

CPE information

Recommended for 3 hours
1.0 Accounting
1.0 Tax
1.0 Information technology

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

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Who should participate

CFOs, controllers, tax professionals, and finance executives


Contact information

For more information, please contact Christine Bongard via email or by calling +1 646 231 7201.