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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

APA Hotel Woodbridge120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in AA


  • $299.00 - Member
  • $399.00 - Non Member

AICPA members receive a discount of $30 for this event.

Course Developer

Which FASB ASUs become effective in the next year and beyond? How should the new guidance be applied? This course helps to answer those questions by addressing GAAP financial accounting and reporting topics in conjunction with an overview of recent FASB pronouncements. Applicable to a broad cross section of CPAs, this course is a must for CPAs in business and industry. Utilizing detailed descriptions and examples of how to implement the new standards, this course instructs you on how to assess new and recent FASB guidance having a major effect on all industries. It will allow you to gain an understanding of the latest pronouncements and exposure documents, and how to develop implementation strategies.

Designed For

Accountants, controllers, internal auditors, and other management-level accounting personnel and educators.


  • Identify and apply the latest FASB accounting and reporting guidance
  • Identify the latest FASB final guidance
  • Identify current FASB exposure drafts and projects


  • The financial reporting environment
  • Summary of recent FASB eleases
  • Financial accounting and reporting topics impacted by guidance recently-issued or effective in the near term (such as leases, revenue recognition, and going concern)
  • Review of significant accounting and reporting topics and associated practice issues


Experience in the application of accounting standards.

Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

  • *AICPA members deduct an additional $30 from applicable price.
  • Accepted for CMA and CFM continuing education credit.
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Michael Hamilton

Michael J. Hamilton, CPA, ABV, CFF, CTP
Senior Vice President
Powerlink Transmission Company

Michael J. Hamilton, CPA, ABV, CFF, CTP Hackensack, New Jersey Mr. Hamilton is currently a Senior Vice President for Powerlink Transmission Company. Powerlink is a private equity sponsored company that looks to invest in electric power transmission assets. Previously he had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MMC Energy, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company which he took through liquidation, ending in December of 2009. He was the non-executive Chairman of the Board of MXenergy, Inc., a retail gas and electric marketing company with operations in 14 states in the U. S. and two Canadian provinces, which was successfully sold to Constellation Energy in 2011. Prior to these assignments, he was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a senior managing director at FTI Consulting, specializing in the energy industry, which he joined upon his retirement from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in February 2003. Michael has been involved in virtually all of the utility and energy industry restructuring and bankruptcy situations since 1989. He has served as the financial advisor to numerous interest groups where he brings his knowledge of both utility finance and his restructuring skills to maximize recovery for his clients. In this regard, his activities include due diligence, sophisticated computer modeling, creditor committee management and transaction negotiation. He has also served in an interim management capacity for a troubled gas distribution company and assisted a district heating and cooling company to develop accounting and budgeting controls and refinance its business. Mr. Hamilton has been continuously involved in regulated industry-related activities since 1972. He has worked with numerous regulated industry companies, including companies in the electric, gas, water and telecommunications industries. He has been substantively involved in issues related to the competitiveness of the electric utility industry as it fundamentally restructured from a monopoly position to a competitive position. His activities have included a wide range of advisory, special studies, rate-making, tax and testimony activities. He has also been responsible for the day-to-day operations in virtually all of the financial operations of an investor-owned electric utility.

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