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School of Accountancy

Continuing Professional Education

The event was held virtually and in-person on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, on the Hattiesburg campus in Scianna Hall. The in-person event followed the guidelines set forth by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the University of Southern Mississippi. The event was held in the McDonnell Auditorium, SCH 1008, and SCH 1014 to ensure appropriate social distancing for all in-person participants.


Don MinyardDr. Don Minyard, Ph.D, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF
Donald H. Minyard is a clinical professor in Accountancy at The University of Alabama and is a shareholder in the Financial Forensics & Valuation Group, PC (Birmingham). He has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance. He specializes in areas of business valuation and consulting, statistical analysis, fraud examination and litigation support. He is experienced in providing accounting services related to lost profits, shareholder disputes, business interruptions, unfair business practices, intellectual property, divorces, estates and trusts, and bankruptcy. He also works in transaction consulting including dissolutions, divestitures, stock issuances, private placements, buy/sell agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Minyard is experienced in a wide range of industries including software, construction, banking, insurance, dental and medical practices, medical devices, nursing homes, restaurants, timber, and government contractors. He is experienced in teaching accounting and finance courses, also teaching continuing education courses. He is a frequent speaker to audiences of accounting and finance professionals. In both 2017 and 2018 Don won the University of Alabama’s Huntsville Executive MBA Program Faculty Excellence Award.

Mike MorganMike Morgan, CPA
Mike Morgan is a CPA and is currently serving as Professor of Practice at the USM School of Business where he has been teaching finance courses for the last seven years.  Prior to joining USM, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Bomgar Corporation for 8 years and served as President for 2 years prior to the sale of the company to a private equity firm.  Mike has served as CFO of four technology and telecommunications firms.  He began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co.   Mike is married to Tracy Morgan, also a CPA and he has three grown children, Will, Mitzi and Jerri Ann (and Jerri Ann is a recent graduate of the USM MPA program). 

Session Topics

Accounting and Auditing Update led by Don Minyard

  • Accounting Updates: Reference rate reform, Receivables, Convertible instruments, Accounting for investments, Credit losses, Accounting for income taxes, Share-based consideration, Goodwill simplification and triggering events, Contract assets and liabilities, Conceptual framework, and GASB topics (Deferred compensation and compensated absences, Information technology arrangements, Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships, Prior period adjustments, accounting changes, error correction, Conceptual framework issues, Reporting Model, Disclosures, and Revenue and Expense Recognition)
  • Auditing Update: SAS 142: Evidence, SAS 143: Auditing Estimates and Disclosures, Audit Report Changes – status, Materiality – SAS 138, SSAE 20 and SSARS 25, Proposed Modernized Risk Assessment Standard, SSAE 21: Direct Examination Engagements, and SSAE 22: Review Engagements

Accounting Topics led by Mike Morgan

  • Private Equity Trends: What CPAs need to know
  • Post-Covid Takeaways: For CPAs and their clients
  • Accounting Updates: The Client's perspective


Event Cost: $100

Hosted by the Southern Miss School of Accountancy and Beta Alpha Psi. 
Sponsored by:

Community Bank

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Hattiesburg, MS 39406 

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