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Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:10 PM
Registration: 7:30 AM

The Mansion at Mountain Lakes90 US-46
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in AA


  • $200.00 - Member
  • $300.00 - Non Member
  • $0.00 - Season Pass
This event is part of the Morris/Sussex Chapter Season Pass - 2017/18 event bundle.
Don't miss this all-day (8-credit) update and hear about hot topics in accounting and auditing. Hear information on ASC 250, revenue recognition and leases, and review of personal financial statements.


Earn 8 CPE credits in A&A.


2018 Accounting and Auditing Seminar

8:00 - 9:40am
ASC 250 Update
Michele Harlan, CPA - HBK CPAs & Consultants

9:40 - 9:50am

9:50 -11:30am
Revenue Recognition and Leases
Peggy Gallagher, CPA - WithumSmith+Brown

11:30 - 11:40am

11:40am - 12:30pm
Not for Profit Update
Alexander K. Buchholz, CPA, MBA, CGMA - PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

12:30 - 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:20pm
Review/Preparation of Personal Financial Statements
Speaker to be Determined - Untracht Early LLC

2:20 - 2:30pm

2:30 - 4:10pm
Hot Topics in Accounting & Auditing
Hank Fuentes, CPA, MBA - SAX LLP



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Alexander Buchholz

Alexander K Buchholz, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Audit Engagement Senior Manager
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

Alexander K. Buchholz, CPA, MBA, CGMA is a Senior Audit Manager in the Not-for-Profit and Health Care Practices of PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP. Alexander has thirteen years of experience in public accounting. His areas of specialty include audits of not-for-profit entities, health care entities, and special needs clients, cost reporting as applicable to health care and not-for-profit entities, and Single Audits conducted in accordance with the Uniform Grant Guidance. Alexander is also an adjunct professor of accounting within the City University of New York as well as St. John’s University and Mercy College. Alexander’s journal publications have covered accounting, audit, tax and education topics and he has presented on both a professional and academic level.

Henry Fuentes

Henry L. Fuentes, CPA, MBA

Henry Fuentes joined SaxBST in 1996 as the firm’s Director of Litigation Support Services and Business Valuation. Before joining SaxBST, his previous work experience included a Senior Accountant position at Arthur Andersen, a controller in private industry, a partner at Hurler & Co. and management of his own consulting practice. With over 40 years of experience in the accounting field, Mr. Fuentes has significant business valuation experience in a variety of industries and engagements. His litigation support knowledge expands to commercial damages, fraud and embezzlement, accountants’ legal liability and forensic accounting among others. Mr. Fuentes is a tenured graduate and undergraduate accounting professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he has taught for over 35 years. He also served as the Associate Dean in the College of Business as well as chair and member of several of the school’s committees. He served for a number of years on the NJSCPA Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee. Some of his speaking engagements include the National Law Foundation, NJSCPA and ICLE, as well as several in-house seminars for prestigious accounting and law firms. He is the recipient of the New Jersey Society of CPA’s outstanding educator award. Mr. Fuentes is a New Jersey certified public accountant with a BS in Accounting and a MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).

Margaret Gallagher

Margaret F. Gallagher, CPA
Technical Review

Margaret (“Peggy”) Gallagher, CPA, is in the Technical Resources department at WithumSmith+Brown’s Morristown office. Ms. Gallagher focuses her work on interpreting and applying technical accounting and auditing standards, and independence matters. With more than 25 years of accounting and auditing experience, her industry expertise includes manufacturing, distribution, construction, life sciences, real estate, non-profits and employee benefit plans. A frequent lecturer, she develops and presents accounting and auditing education classes for statewide audiences.

Ms. Gallagher is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and serves on the NJCPA Accounting and Auditing Interest Group. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a board member of Student/Partner -Alliance, Millburn, NJ. Ms. Gallagher received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was awarded the 2013 NJ BIZ Best 50 Women in Business Award.

Michele Harlan

Michele Harlan, CPA
HBK CPAs & Consultants

Michele Harlan, CPA, MBA is a principal at HBK in Princeton. Michele started her career in public accounting in 2003. She spent the majority of her career in the audit practice at Ernst and Young before joining the Lawrenceville office of HBK in 2013. Since joining HBK, she has grown and expanded the depth of the NJ audit and assurance practice. She works with clients in a variety of industries and enjoys teaching the associate level training classes at the firm.

Michele has extensive experience in applying GAAP accounting to clients ranging from small and medium sized private entities to not for profit organizations, as well as large international public enterprises. She is well versed in the requirements of SEC public filings including S1 Registration statements, annual 10K filings, and quarterly 10Q filings. She also has extensive experience auditing and reviewing all types of entities including privately held companies. Additionally, she has played many roles in due diligence activities, including issuing carve out financial statements for spin-off transactions, applying purchase accounting to acquisition deals, and developing working capital calculations.

Michele is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York and is a member of the AICPA and the NJCPA. She earned her BS in accounting from Villanova University and her MBA from Columbia Business School.

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