Have you ever attended a webinar or conference and realized as you were listening that you did not actually know the speaker’s background or qualifications? This summer CPAmerica International will be hosting two webinar series: one series on International Tax and one series on various A&A topics. We’re going to reveal these instructors’ brief bios ahead-of-time, so you’ll want to tune in from the beginning!
Our first instructor is Sean King of Align Global Consulting. With all of our members’ International interest to the many recent international priority request questions, Sean has definitely been in high demand. With experience as a partner at a Big 4 accounting firm and a partner at a well-known law firm, Sean’s highly regarded practice focuses on international tax planning for both the outbound operations of U.S. multinationals and the inbound operations of foreign multinationals. Align Global Consulting is one of CPAmerica’s Preferred Consultants and works with members who have questions about structuring mergers and acquisitions, internal restructurings and operations, joint ventures, external and internal financings, or transfer pricing matters, including cross-border transfers and licensing of intellectual property. CPAmerica responded to the enhanced demand for Sean King by establishing a formal relationship with Sean and Align Global.
Think of Align Global as a complement offering in your major international client projects. Some of our members’ clients are after little fish and they can be successful with a one-inch lure, but if they’re after big fish in international waters, they’ll need a bigger lure to make the venture a success: Sean King. This international assistance is that competitive advantage our members now have over the firm down the street.
Sean’s wisdom will also be available to our members through another medium throughout June and July, as he will be offering an eight part webinar series to members only to help you get started in International Tax including topics such as the fundamentals of international tax, reporting, planning, M&A, and more. Our members will have the opportunity for a refresher on the basics of international tax as well as gain insight into some of the more advanced planning techniques.
For more information about Sean, check out the webinar series details, Sean’s full bio or Preferred Provider page, Align Global Consulting’s website, or contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-904-4291.
Our second instructor is Tom Ratcliffe. Tom helps explain how to apply technical or complicated accounting and auditing literature in plain English. Tom produces bi-weekly materials for CPAmerica’s Preferred Provider Plain-English Accounting while also serving as the Senior Accounting and Auditing Technical Advisor for Warren Averett and Director Emeritus of the School of Accountancy at Troy University. If you want to take advantage of Tom’s expertise, you can become a member of Plain-English Accounting to receive his regular updates, or ask him questions as a consultant, both of which are discounted for CPAmerica members.
Throughout the summer, Tom and Russ Madray will be offering a 4-part webinar series to members on topics such as fair value, attest reports, FRF for SME, and current accounting issues. If you’re in A&A, you won’t want to miss this year’s series!
For more information about Tom, check out the webinar series details, Tom’s full bio or Preferred Provider page, Plain-English Accounting’s website, or contact Tom at email@example.com or 334-260-2326.
Our third and final summer webinar series instructor is Russ Madray. Russ is also a contributing author to Plain-English Accounting alongside Tom. Additionally, Russ serves as the president of The Madray Group whose focus is similar to Plain English: help accounting firms and other organizations understand technical accounting and auditing issues. The Madray Group specializes in providing technical reviews, inspection services, and technical assistance to small and medium size accounting firms throughout the U.S. Russ’s authorship can be found in many AICPA publications and various best-selling A&A books. He also has extensive speaking experience, addressing hundreds of groups each year and serving as a senior lecturer at Clemson University’s School of Accountancy and Legal Studies. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Russ is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified management accountant, and a certified financial manager.
Russ brings a wealth of experience to the A&A webinar series this summer as he will be co-teaching all four webinars with Tom. Russ and Tom’s abilities to break-down technical information into what can be easily understood and applied will make this series a value you don’t want to pass up.
For more information about Russ, check out the webinar series details, Russ’s full bio, The Madray Group’s website, or contact Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-233-0502.
Kaylen Saunders, Member Services Manager for CPAmerica International. With a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and experience as a professional development trainer, Saunders is responsible for scheduling and hosting webinars, administering CPE, maintaining the members-only website, managing preferred provider relationships, and coordinating the CPAConnect Roundtable.