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Thursday, September 21, 2023 In-personBergen Chapter

Accounting & Auditing Update (E2309389)

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Bergen Community College

Technology Education Center - Room T-128,
Paramus , NJ 07652

4 CPE Credits in AA


Learn about the new accounting pronouncements in effect for 2023 and beyond, as well as professional liability war stories and ways to keep yourself and your practice safe from claims. Review implementation of the lease standard, new standards issued in the past year and standards becoming effective in the upcoming year. Additionally, hear an update on non-attest service and sampling methods.



  • CPAs in public practice and private practice and small firm practitioners


Gain an understanding of the current accounting standard changes, peer review findings, professional risk mitigation, lease standards and review past and current standards for the upcoming year.


  • FASB, SSARS and audit updates
  • Compilation and review updates
  • Common peer review findings
  • Professional liability claims
  • Leases
  • Accounting standards
  • Auditing standards




Michael Kaplan

Michael S. Kaplan, CPA

Member of the Firm

Smolin, Lupin & Co., LLC.

Michael is a member of the firm at Smolin, Lupin & Co and is responsible for quality control of the firm's Audit and Accounting practice. As a licensed CPA in New Jersey and New York, he assists clients with their annual audit requirements in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, life sciences, construction, real estate, broadcasting, retail, restaurants, apparel, publishing, software, technology and professional services. He has practiced public accounting for more than 25 years and also served private clients, assisting with audits of employee benefit plans, including 401ks, 403bs, 11Ks, and health and welfare benefit plans. He has been a speaker on employee benefit plans and had presented on national webcasts, at seminars and at continuing professional education (CPE) courses. In addition, he has written articles on various employee benefit plan topics. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the NJCPA.

John Raspante

John F. Raspante, CPA, MST, CDFA

Director of Risk Management


John oversees the industry specific expertise and risk management for McGowanPRO’s accounting and financial clients. Mr. Raspante is the former Director of Compliance and Risk Management as well as the Director of Education for Graf Repetti & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors. Prior to joining Graf Repetti, Mr. Raspante worked nine years for CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company, a provider of accountants’ professional liability insurance. Mr. Raspante’s primary responsibility at CAMICO was providing loss prevention services to the organization’s largest insured’s. Mr. Raspante is a frequent speaker within the accounting profession on issues relating to risk management and professional ethics. He presents regularly at different conferences for accounting firm associations and CPA State Societies. He is a published author and contributor for accounting firm periodicals such as Journal of Accountancy and Accounting Today.