Spring Business Conference - VIRTUAL


The KyCPA Spring Business Conference provides financial professionals with timely and important information on many areas of business. Past years’ sessions have included the economy, accounting and auditing, operations, human resources, technology, tax laws, and management.

Designed for: CPAs and other financial professionals working in business and industry.



Wednesday, Apr 24th

8:00AM TO 8:50AM / General Sessions

Jodi Renn, Assurance Services Associate Director, Dean Dorton PLLC

In this presentation, we will explore the critical role of internal controls in mitigating risks and maximizing results for small to mid-sized businesses. We will discuss the key components of an effective internal control system, techniques for monitoring and evaluating controls, and best practices for promoting a control-conscious culture. Attendees will gain valuable insights into leveraging technology, addressing control deficiencies, and implementing robust internal control systems to achieve their organizational objectives.

8:55AM TO 9:45AM / General Sessions

Simon Keemer, Director of Assurance Svcs, Dean Dorton PLLC

9:50AM TO 10:40AM / General Sessions

P Anthony Allen, Government Affairs Director, Kentucky Society of CPAs

With the 2024 Legislative Session recently concluded, multiple state law changes impacting Kentucky businesses will be reviewed. Highlights on local, state, and federal law and regulatory amendments that affect business CFOs, Controllers, and CPAs will be the primary topics of this session.

10:50AM TO 11:40AM / General Sessions

Mark Loyd, Co-Leader,Tax National Practice Group, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP

Get the latest on important federal and state legislative, administrative and case law tax developments affecting businesses that CFOs, Treasurers, Controllers, and other business accountants and advisers ought to know, with a focus on Kentucky-based businesses.

11:40AM TO 12:20PM / General Sessions

12:20PM TO 1:10PM / General Sessions

Susan Pittman, Managing Director, Human Capital Advisory Leader, Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC

This presentation is a must-see for CPA firm owners looking to tackle the pressing challenges of the modern business landscape. From succession planning to technology skills gaps, recruiting top talent, promoting work-life balance, and prioritizing diversity and inclusion - this presentation offers insightful recommendations for addressing these critical issues head-on. By implementing the strategies outlined in this presentation, firm owners can set their businesses on a path towards long-term success and sustainability in an ever-evolving industry. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and propel your firm to new heights.

1:15PM TO 2:05PM / General Sessions

Daniel Hancock, Attorney, Fultz Maddox Dickens PLC

Robert Thieman, In-House Counsel, Cerity Partners LLC

2:10PM TO 3:00PM / General Sessions

Emily Raaker, Sr. Area Vice President, Gallagher

3:10PM TO 4:00PM / General Sessions

Register Now

Review and choose your sessions and options above.

Materials are generally available 3 days in advance of an event. Once you have downloaded the manual, we are unable to cancel your registration.

Event Code:



Member Price:
Non-member Price:
Register by April 17th for Early Bird Pricing.

Registration is open through 04/23.

Wednesday, April 24th

8:00am to 4:00pm
(Check-In 7:30am)

Add to Calendar

Gratzer Education Center

1735 Alliant Ave.
Louisville, KY 40299

Map and Directions