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Continuing Professional Education Series


Two days of CPE!

The CPE Series provides an informal setting of high quality education, presenting those topics you have requested, by some of the best presenters. See schedule for more information.

Guaranteed Not To Cancel - October 19 and 21, 2016

Each day long track is attractively priced at:

  • $350 for two days
  • $190 for a single day
  • $95 for a half-day (includes breakfast or lunch)

Each day includes a buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

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On-site Registration Available

 Download Mail-in Registration Form

Parking is available in Lot VT near the Becker building except on the yellow curb or in spaces marked for faculty and admissions. You can also park in spaces found on Callahan Court.

Additional parking is available in the empty lot on Hollingsworth Road. There will be a sign and a safety officer directing traffic and a shuttle provided to the Becker Building. Overflow parking is available after 8:10 AM in the Roberts Academy at the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Hollingsworth Road. A shuttle will be transporting participants to the Becker Building.

Lectures are from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
with lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

For GPS, use address:
130 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
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Dr. James Hasselback - Wednesday, October 19

CPE Credit (8 hours TB)

Income Tax Update
Location: Becker Business Building, Room 112

Dr. Lynda Dennis - Friday, October 21

CPE Credit (4 hours A&A)
CPE Credit (4 hours A&A)

Morning Session: Complex Accounting and Auditing Issues
Afternoon Session: Revenue Recognition, Fair Value, and Sampling
Location: Becker Business Building Room 112


Meet Our Speakers

James R. Hasselback

Photo: Jim HasselbackJames R. Hasselback is on the faculty at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He has also taught full-time at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Florida, and Texas A & M University, Florida State University and the University of West Florida. A member of the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association, he has published over 150 papers in professional and academic journals, including The Accounting Review, The Tax Advisor, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and the American Business Law Journal.

Jim Hasselback has presented papers at numerous national and regional professional meetings, and served as chairman of tax sessions at professional conferences. He regularly presents continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, and Accountants.

Lynda M. Dennis

Photo: Lynda M. DennisLynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD received her PhD in Public Affairs and her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and her under graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of West Florida.  She is a Florida CPA and Certified Government Finance Officer.  Lynda is a full-time Lecturer in the Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida.  Additionally, Lynda is a contract CPE discussion leader and course developer in the areas of accounting and reporting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. 

Her experience includes serving in a financial capacity, including chief financial officer, in governmental and not-for-profit organizations primarily in Florida.  Her experience also includes working as an auditor for local and Big 4 firms with an emphasis in the insurance, government and not-for-profit sectors.  Lynda also worked as the Special Projects Manager for the Dallas County Community College District and as a grader of CPA exams for the AICPA.

Lynda actively participates in committee and other volunteer work for the AICPA and FICPA and is a frequent speaker at governmental accounting conferences.  She has previously published six CPE courses as well as a book on strategy implementation (both for governmental and not-for-profit organizations) for the AICPA and a public finance primer for the American Public Works Association.  In addition, Lynda updated the AICPA State and Local Government Accounting and Audit Guide for the past four years and the AICPA State and Local Government Disclosure Checklist for the past three years.