Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem, NC
3101 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

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Sarah Turner, Marketing Coordinator
Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. 
(336) 232-4422

BRC Financial Symposium - Winston-Salem

Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. invites you to join us on Tuesday, October 25th for a full-day seminar designed for CPAs, attorneys, and accounting, tax, and financial professionals. Our speakers will present on relevant topics packed with important information to keep you up to date and in the know. 

  • learn how a start-up business can succeed in Winston-Salem.
  • update attendees on changes to US GAAP and tax laws for the year
  • gain a basic understanding of Captive Insurance Companies (CICs) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for small and mid-size businesses
  • gain an understanding of the current and likely economic future of our state and nation
  • obtain an understanding of the latest trends in employment law including an employer's obligations under the ADAAA, pay equity reporting, the latest changes to the FLSA, and the EEOC FY2017 objectives and enforcement protocols
  • gain a basic understanding of how public/private partnerships are utilized to provide affordable housing
  • help Plan Administrator understand their fiduciary responsibility related to the ERISA plan, and update the people responsible on the changes in the industry that could have a huge impact on Plan operations as well as corporate operations as it relates to the retirement plan
  • learn how we can reprogram our brains to become more productive and gain a competitive edge at work by applying the tenets of positive psychology
Seating is limited, register today with the link below to reserve your seat. Registration is $45 - includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and new this year, a post-Symposium cocktail hour!

Recommended CPE Credit
8 CPE credits in Accounting, Taxes, Auditing, Business Law, Business Management, and Economics

Additional Information:  
Instruction Delivery Method: Group-Live
Prerequisites: None
Preparation: None
Program Level: Overview
Presentations include: 

Tax Regulations and Accounting Standards Update
By: John Robinson, CPA, Senior Manager and

Ben Ripple, CPA, Senior Manager 
Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. 

Rules and regulations are continuing to change at a faster and faster pace.  This update will keep you up to speed on all of the new requirements from the IRS and FASB that will effect you for 2017 and beyond.

Building a Start Up Ecosystem
By: Brad Bennett, Co-Founder/Chief FireStarter, Wildfire,
Co-Founder, Flywheel 

The growth for Winston Salem will come with the creation of new companies that we nurture and grow so they add jobs.  This talk will paint a landscape of the many efforts going on to build a thriving start ecosystem.

US/NC Economic Update
By: Dr. Andy Brod, Senior Research Fellow, UNC-Greensboro

Dr. Andrew Brod is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNC-Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. With Election Day just a few weeks away, Americans (or at least some of them) will soon cast their votes, and how they perceive the economy will be a factor.  So what's happening with the economy, and are there any clues for the election?   

Employment Law Update: Hot Topics for 2016 and the Coming Year
By: Kristine Sims, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, L.L.P.

Kristine Sims will discuss the latest hot button topics from the EEOC, the latest developments in the FLSA and changes that go into effect on December 1st, and best practices in considering reasonable accommodations and the necessity of the interactive process under the ADA.

Affordable Housing - Public and Private Partnerships
By:Olga Oganesov, CPA, Senior Manager and
Jamie Parsons, CPA, Manager,

Bernard Robinson & Compnay, L.L.P.

Olga Oganesov and Kim Ripberger will provide an Affordable Housing industry overview, as well as share investor tax benefits.  

Understanding Captive Insurance Companies and How to Utilize them;
Domicile your
 Captive in North Carolina
By: Sean King, CIC Services, L.L.C., Ray Martinez, Senior Deputy Commissioner of the NC Department of Insurance, Debra Walker, Deputy Commissioner of NC's Captive Insurance
 Companies Division

Sean King, Principal at captive management firm CIC Services, LLC, will provide an overview of  captive insurance companies, address types of risks
and ERM/Enterprise Risk Management, and how to enhance your company’s risk profile by utilizing a captive insurance company.  You will also hear from Ray Martinez, Senior Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Department
of Insurance, and Debra Walker, Deputy Commissioner of North Carolina’s Captive Insurance Companies Division about North Carolina’s captive insurer  statute and why it is advantageous to domicile your captive insurer in North Carolina. 

and much more!



Continuing Professional Education Information: 

Bernard Robinson & Company, L.L.P. 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 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.learningmarket.org


In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.

For questions or concerns regarding Continuing Professional Education, course content, delivery, timeliness or accuracy of CPE, refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies for this event, contact Sarah Turner at sturner@brccpa.com or 336.232.4422.




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