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Des Moines executive business update


Join us for this educational seminar as we explore a variety of timely business issues, including an overview of the new lease accounting standard, as well as a brief update on revenue recognition and what we’ve learned. Joe Brusuelas, RSM’s chief economist, will be the luncheon keynote speaker, discussing the outlook for the U.S. economy and the impact on middle market companies. We’ll top off the day with an overview of blockchain technology.

Register for the entire program or only topics of interest to you. Up to four CPE credits will be offered.


8–8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

8:30–11:15 a.m. Lease accounting standards overview
Understand the new standard, how a lease is defined, how to transition to the new standard and what systems are available to help.
Presented by:
• David Adams, RSM Senior Manager, Audit
• Troy Kunz, RSM Senior Manager, Audit
• Ryan McCauley, RSM Manager, Audit
• Jay Figgins, RSM Manager, Technology and Management Consulting
• Nathan Barnes, RSM Manager, Audit

11:15–11:30 a.m. Revenue recognition: What we’ve learned
Lessons learned as clients implement the new revenue recognition standard.

11:30 a.m.–noon Buffet lunch

Noon–1 p.m. Economic update: Perspectives on the economy and impact on middle market companies
Presented by Joe Brusuelas, RSM economist
Joe Brusuelas is frequently asked to speak with reporters or provide commentary on the outlook for the middle market economy, including how proposed or recently enacted policy change will affect middle market businesses. Previously, Joe was a senior economist at Bloomberg, LP, and the Bloomberg Briefs newsletter group. During that time, he was named one of the 26 economists to follow by the Huffington Post. Joe has over 20 years of experience in finance and economics, with emphasis on analyzing U.S. monetary policy, labor markets, fiscal policy, economic indicators and the condition of the U.S. consumer. Joe strongly believes the middle market is the “real economy,” as it accounts for more than a third of our employment base and gross domestic product. Mid-sized companies will be increasingly important in driving the success of business in the United States.

1–2 p.m. Understanding blockchain: Are you prepared for this new technology?
Presented by Tim McDonald, RSM Director, Risk Advisory Services
Blockchain is best known as the platform supporting the cryptocurrency market, but the technology's most far-reaching impact is developing quietly behind the scenes. This disruptive technology will change how companies operate and how you deal with your customers and vendors.

Learning objectives
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to identify leases and implement the new standards
  • Recognize issues to avoid in implementing revenue recognition standards
  • Describe the potential impact of macroeconomic issues on their business
  • Articulate how blockchain technology could affect their business

CPE credit available
RSM US LLP is pleased to offer up to four CPE credits for attending this event. To qualify, you must sign in at the registration desk. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact us.

RSM US LLP 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 the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Advance preparation: None | Program level: Basic | Prerequisites: None | Delivery method: Group live
Field of study: Accounting | CPE: Up to four credits

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Event details

Who should attend
Senior level business executives including finance and accounting professionals

Date and time
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

CPE credit
Up to four CPE credits will be issued to eligible participants


More information
Email Connie Benning at +1 563 888 4061