Securing the Remote Workplace: Bill Prohn presents at State Industry event 10.21.20

October 21, 2020 – Bill Prohn will present at morning session of the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants Business and Industry webcast.

NYSSCPA presents:

Business and Industry Conference Webcast


Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 – 12:00 PM
Dial-in instructions will be sent prior to the webinar.

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Member/non-member rates apply.


Presenter Company Topic
Michael J. Brooks Austin & Company Inc. Hot Topics in Risk Management and Insurance 
Timothy Patrick Noonan Hodgson Russ LLP State and Local Taxes: What Your Business Needs to Know 
William M. Prohn Dopkins & Company LLP Working in a Remote World…Technology and Tools to Assist You Manage Your Business and Employees 

Program Agenda:

State and Local Taxes: What Your Business Needs to Know 

8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Timothy Noonan, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

This session will be a general update on current New York State tax issues Members in Industry should be aware of to reduce tax risk and exposure, to assist with tax planning, and to ensure compliance.  Businesses need to be aware of changes in sales and use tax, corporate tax, and personal income tax that directly affect their business and their owners.  This session will also point people to resources where answers can be found.

Hot Topics in Risk Management and Insurance 

9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Michael J. Brooks, CSRM, President, Property & Casualty
Austin & Co.

The insurance marketplace has been disrupted by a series of crises and national headlines.  This session will address three timely risk management topics; Pandemic/Communicable Disease Liability and Insurance Coverage, Emerging Cybersecurity trends and coverages, and Sexual Misconduct risks and coverage considerations.  It will include a high-level review of Best Practices, along with thoughtful guidance regarding the structure and availability of insurance.

Working in a Remote World…Technology and Tools to Assist You Manage Your Business and Employees 

10:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Dopkins & Company, LLP

With remote working on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies find themselves making decisions that not only enable flexibility, but also puts security and remote working tools at the forefront of decision-making.  Companies need to implement tools and resources that enable employees to be as productive as possible, while also making businesses as secure and successful as possible.  This session will discuss topics such as: 1) What is available to businesses related to document storage with so many businesses now forced to go to remote working; 2) Other topics related to remote working – banking, invoicing, paying, etc.; 3) Tools for minimizing risks in a remote world; and 4) What does a hybrid of in-person and remote working look like.

Who Should Attend

Accounting and finance professionals practicing in business and industrys or in public accounting, along with CFOs, directors of finance, and CPAs in corporate tax departments.


3 Advisory Services (NYSED) credits
1 Taxation (NYSED) credit

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