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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration: 11:45 AM

Webcast

CPE Credits

  • 1.00 CPE Credits in TX

Pricing

  • $39.00 - Member
  • $59.00 - Non Member
  • $0.00 - Season Pass

Areas of Interest

This event is part of the Web Pass – 2018 Hot Topics Webinars event bundle.

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The AICPA has determined that of the top 10 new skill sets required for success in 2020, zero of them are related to technical accounting knowledge. Otherwise known as "soft skills," these characteristics and abilities are too often neglected and doing so will put you at a significant competitive disadvantage.

Designed For

CPAs and financial professionals

Highlights

Sean will discuss:
  • Brief overview of blockchain and it's connection to cryptocurrency, including a discussion of the judgement and decision making framework necessary to determine if blockchain is an appropriate solution
  • Implications of technology on both accounting firms and the different generations employed therein especially as it connects to properly managing people at different levels in the organization
  • How to establish boundaries and guidelines to help manage work/life demands as professionals grow and transition upward in careers, remaining aware of the emotional and psychological aspects of creating organizational flexibility
  • Tactics and approaches to facilitate communication between different generations, both inside and outside the firm especially when addressing the complex problems facing firms of all sizes
  • Strategies for directors and partners to help develop thought leadership pieces and platforms in order to both provide better service to clients, and exercise critical thinking to address the evolving needs of clients
  • Steps that can help senior level accountants transition and expand into higher education

Prerequisites

None

Advance Preparation

None
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Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson, MBA, CEM
Founding Partner
Capstan Tax Strategies

As a founding partner at Capstan Tax Strategies, Bruce works closely with commercial real estate owners, investors, and accounting firms to provide practical, creative, and client-specific solutions. Bruce is well-versed in engineering-based tax strategies, guiding clients through the long-established benefits of cost segregation while introducing new opportunities now possible under the Tangible Property Regulations and the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Bruce has a particular interest in energy-efficient building incentives and sustainability, and he has earned the Association of Energy Engineers’ CEM credential, which testifies to both his proficiency and integrity. As an engineer with significant experience in cost segregation, energy consulting, and capital improvement projects, Bruce understands the importance of leveraging fixed assets to enhance cash flow and meet business needs. Over the last 30 years, Bruce has focused on helping clients achieve operational efficiencies to increase cash flow. In the last decade alone, Bruce has overseen the delivery of thousands of cost segregation studies and personally completed hundreds of assessments spanning a wide variety of property types.

Bruce has served as a guest lecturer on the subject of cost segregation at Temple University and Baruch College, and is a frequent speaker for professional organizations such as AICPA. BOMA, FEA, and CCIM, as well as for real estate and financial service companies. Bruce tailors each talk to the unique needs of the audience. Bruce has also been a featured presenter at the Association of Energy Engineers’ annual Globalcon events, where he has highlighted Capstan’s ability to blend savings with sustainability.

Bruce is a senior member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP). He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he served as a faculty member at ICSC University, School of Finance, Accounting and Lease Administration. Bruce is also member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), where he is a Board Member and head of the Governance Committee as well as a member of the national chapter Tax and Finance Subcommittee.

Happily married with one daughter who is entering her junior year at Temple University, Bruce enjoys reading, cooking, golfing and traveling with his girls. He is also a motorcycling enthusiast and is working on his next Spartan Race trifecta.

Bruce holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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