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Puerto Rico CPA Society will hold a series of virtual forums

By on May 11, 2020

Including annual industry meetings; Covid-19 taking center stage

SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants (CCPA by its Spanish initials) will hold a series of virtual forums and seminars this month that will count as continuing education for its members. Some deal with issues related to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis

“At CCPA we continue to be an institution that is committed to offering our members the tools for their professional success,” CCPA President David E. González said in a press release. “One of our strengths is the continuing education that our members receive. As a result of the emergency we are going through, the forums and seminars will be offered in a virtual manner.”

A webinar titled “Coronavirus (COVID – 19) – Issues and Realities CPAs and Their Clients Should Be Aware Of” will be conducted Wednesday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

CCPA’s third “Export Services Forum – From Theory to Practice,” will be held via Zoom on Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will include discussion of information and experiences on efforts to explore markets outside of Puerto Rico, González said, noting that it will feature a talk by the secretary if the Economic Development & Commerce Department, Manuel Laboy.

The 21st Puerto Rico Insurance Industry Annual Forum will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The challenges facing the local insurance industry, from an economic perspective—including the effects of Hurricane Maria, the earthquakes and Covid-19— will be discussed, González said, adding that there will also be a talk on insurance fraud.

On Friday, May 22, the Community-Based Nonprofit Entities Forum will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed in this event are how to apply for funding through proposals submitted to foundations and other entities, the purpose of financial statements and the meaning of their items, as well as the indicators that should be observed and what they tell us, the CCPA head said.

Moreover, the society will hold its 17th Financial Institutions Forum on Wednesday, May 27, as well as the 10th CPA-Attorneys Annual Conference Annual Forum on Tuesday, May 26; Thursday, May 28; and Friday, May 29.

“Without a doubt, this year has been filled with many challenges, but we remain firm in offering our professionals relevant information in tune with the economic and social realities we are living in,” González said, calling on those interested in CCPA events to follow the organization’s social media and visit its website, www.colegiocpa.com.

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