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6/7/2017 to 6/8/2017
When: Wednesday-Thursday, June 7-8, 2017
time varies
Where: Embassy Suites Bloomington
2800 American Boulevard West
Bloomington, Minnesota  55431
United States

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Course Information

Credits: 16 — Taxation (IRS)
IRS Program Number: DBWVH-T-00004-13-I
Field of Study: Accounting
Prerequisites: General understanding of accounting
Course Level: Basic

  • Cutoff Date: May 16, 2017 — early registration & lodging


Note: Content updated on 2017-05-09

The 2017 Gear Up accounting course is designed to give practitioners the information they need to provide audit, review, compilation and preparation engagements for small and mid-sized companies. This course is more than just an update and covers a wide variety of topics including core concepts related to financial reporting and accounting and review services, in addition to critical updates to professional standards.

This course also features many exhibits, examples and other practical takeaways to help you implement the content presented.

2017 topics include:

  • In-depth look at SSARS standards including SSARS 21 implementation and newer SSARS standards 22 and 23
  • Summary of core concepts in financial statement presentation and disclosure, including presentation form and style, common disclosures, the statement of cash flows, the statement of comprehensive income, special purpose frameworks and the income tax basis of accounting
  • Practice management and quality control issues including an overview of the peer review checklist, quality control standards, professional standards related to tax services and accounting services and practice continuation agreements
  • Specialized practice areas including divorce engagements, personal financial statements and industry-specific risks and considerations
  • Special considerations in performing audits and reviews including using and improving analytical procedures and understanding fraud risks
  • Accounting and auditing update including a practical summary of the new standards from FASB and AICPA that affect your practice (including an overview of critical new accounting standards-related leases and revenue recognition, recently issued FASB simplification standards, new audit standards related to Going Concern uncertainties and much more.

accounting program schedule


  • Members postmarked by May 16 — $370
    postmarked after May 16 — $395
  • Non-members postmarked by May 16 — $470
    postmarked after May 16 — $495

Seminar fee includes tuition, instructional materials, lunch, and refreshments.


Embassy Suites Bloomington
2800 American Boulevard West
Bloomington, MN 55431

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  • Rate: $139 per night, single or double - Reference MAPA
  • Room block cutoff: May 16, 2017


Sunish Mehta, CPA

Sunish Mehta is a Management Consultant with over 22 years of experience in Advisory and Assurance services. Sunish has his own consulting practice based in Southern California.

Previously he worked at Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Global Business Services.

Sunish has also instructed courses in Financial Auditing and Accounting on an adjunct basis for the UCLA Certification of Accounting Program. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the California State University, Northridge. He is a CPA and CGMA from California.

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Cancellation Policy: The registration fee, less a $30 administrative charge, can be refunded up to 10 business days before the seminar. An 80% refund can be obtained with written notice of cancellation between 5 and 10 business days prior to the program. No refund for cancellation less than 5 work days prior, or for no-shows. Space cannot be guaranteed for walk-in registrations. Registrations are transferable one time only to another offering except as noted. Please register early. Fax 651-290-2266. Phone 651-290-6289

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