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Continuing Professional Education Series


Two Days of CPE!

The series provides an informal setting of high quality education, presenting those topics you have requested, by some of the best presenters.  Your day will include buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments. See schedule for more information.

Guaranteed Not To Cancel - May 24, 2017

Includes a buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

Registration Opening Soon

 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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Second Annual Fraud Conference - Tuesday, May 23

CPE Credit (8 hours A&A)

Featuring four guest lecturers
Location: Becker Business Building, Room 112

Dr. Steve Platau - Wednesday, May 24

CPE Credit (4 hours A&A)

Planning, Documenting, and Performing Engagements to Avoid Failures
Location: Becker Business Building Room 112


Meet Our Speaker

Steven M. Platau, J.D., CPA, ABV

Photo: Steven M. PlatauSteve Platau is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business where he has served on the faculty since 1984 including more than a decade as department chair. His teaching has been focused on tax, financial accounting and the legal aspects of financial transactions.  He has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College teaching judges nationally since 1996. His teaching has been honored with multiple awards including Outstanding Discussion Leader and Outstanding Educator Awards from the Florida Institute of CPAs. He has presented more than 1,200 continuing education programs in 48 states and Puerto Rico.  His service to the profession includes more than a decade on the Florida Institute’s Board of Governors and service on the AICPA’s Joint Trial Board. His clients include large financial services firms, trade associations and professional service firms nationally. He appears as a testifying expert and works as a consulting expert in large and complex litigation typically focused on financial issues. Steve began arbitrating cases for the American Arbitration Association in 1985 and has been a panel member on more than a hundred cases. He also arbitrates and mediates cases in state courts.  These cases range in size from small consumer disputes to large and complex multimillion dollar international matters. He is a member of the Large and Complex Case and International Tribunal panels of the AAA and serves as a trainer for arbitrator training classes. CPA’s frequently call on Professor Platau to assist them with risk management issues ranging from engagement documentation and marketing materials to independence, ethics and firm policies. He is an Attorney-CPA with a career that includes two of the “Big Four” accounting firms featuring industry experience in natural resources and hospitality franchise accounting. He has published widely in journals including the Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal and Taxation. For more than two decades Mr. Platau has had a significant focus in the area of professional liability of accountants.