YE Seminars

Crowe Year-End Seminar

Location: South Bend, IN
Start date:

11/19/2019 7:30 AM Eastern

End date:

11/19/2019 12:50 PM Eastern

Services: Audit, Federal Tax, Global Tax, Tax Consulting, Private Client, State & Local Tax
Industries: Automotive, Banking, Construction & Real Estate, Food & Commodities, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Manufacturing & Distribution, Metals, Not-for-Profit, Private Equity, Retail Dealer
YE Seminars
Century Center
120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46601


7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
Welcome and Introduction
8:10-9:00 a.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.


Howard Wagner, National Tax Services Partner
Crowe LLP

Mr. Wagner is a partner in the Crowe LLP Washington National Tax Office, where he provides federal tax consulting on a variety of corporate tax matters.

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9:00-10:00 a.m. - Northern Indiana Economic Forum: 301 Tariffs/Customs and Duties

This session will provide an update on punitive tariffs, numerous strategies to reduce them and how we can execute these programs.

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

  • Discuss current global trade issues with clients and understand pending trade agreements, duty drawback and Foreign Trade Zones
  • Identify areas of opportunity for the Customs and Duty practice.


Pete Mento, Managing Director Crowe LLP

Pete Mento is the Managing Director and Practice Leader of Crowe LLP’s Global Customs and Duty Practice. He and his team specialize in the elimination, recovery and minimization of duties associated with importing and exporting. They also assist companies with trade compliance, audit defense and cargo security programs.

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10:00-10:20 a.m. - Break
10:20-11:20 a.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


Mark Feldman, Audit Senior Manager
Crowe LLP

Mr. Feldman is a senior manager in Crowe’s Assurance Group. He has over 14 years of assurance, consulting, financial planning, business expansion, acquisitions and divestures, and strategic planning experience working with privately held and cooperative food and commodity businesses located throughout the United States.

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11:20 a.m.-12 p.m. - Lunch


11:50 a.m.-12:50 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 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 discuss the importance of becoming a “cyber resilient” business that can minimize disruptions and costs in the event of a cyberbreach.


Cameron Rayner, Healthcare Consultant
Crowe LLP

Cameron Rayner has over eight years security experience and a diverse background working within government, healthcare and financial services over two continients. Cameron’s passion lies with developing and maturing clients cybersecurity organizations and security operations centers (SOC).

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12:50-1:00 p.m. Closing remarks
Closing remarks

CPE information

Recommended for 4 hours
1.0 Accounting
1.0 Tax
1.0 Information Technology
1.0 Specialized Knowledge

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 Steph Nelson via email or by calling +1 574 246 4428.