Upcoming 2022 Events


2022 BRC Symposium – Tuesday, May 24 in Greensboro, NC (PTI Airport Marriott) 

Click Here to register for BRC Symposium 2022

Live / In-person event (only)

This event is open to: Firm clients, prospective businesses and corporate leaders, family business shareholders,
and (by invitation only) guests.

*There is a charge to attend this event of $60 and an early bird special ($50) thru 4/1/2022 (Lunch is included in your registration fees).


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Meet your North Carolina CPA ethics requirements
  • Be informed on area of taxation including tax compliance & tax transactions 2022 tax updates
  • Increase awareness of current updates regarding cyber risks and hacking
  • Raise knowledge in estate & trust and in overall planning of a family office
  • Create and outline a strategic plan for your organization
  • Enhance your knowledge required to prepare, maintain or report financial reports and other 2022 accounting considerations
  • Have increased knowledge and insight on economic growth including regional and local economic development initiatives
CPE Attendance Policy: In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, register your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk and/or leaving the self-monitoring form with the event attendant at the exit of the program.
Additional CPE Information: Prerequisites: None / Advanced Preparation: None / Program Level: Overview / Delivery Method: Group Live
Program Details :
  1. Learning objectives: Stated above
  2. Field of study: Behavioral Ethics, Taxes, Information Technology, Business Management & Organization, Accounting, & Economics...(7.0 CPE hours)
  3. Refund policy: BRC will refund your registration charges up to 10 days prior to the event. After that date there will be no refunds issued.
  4. Complaint policy: BRC will refund your purchase price if you have registered for a course and found it unsatisfactory. For further information regarding complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our CPE department at
  5. Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by BRC ten (10) days prior to the date of the event to receive a full refund. Refunds are not given for “no-shows” to courses.
7:30am – 8:30am
Registration, Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45 am – Event Announcements
8:30am – Welcome and Opening BRC Introductions
Community Connection by:  Financial Pathways of the Piedmont  (8:40am – 8:45am)
8:45am – 9:35am (50 minutes)
2022 Tax Update: A Look at the Current Tax Landscape
by David Kaplan, CPA and Bethany Banks, CPA – BRC Tax Services
  • This course will cover the most up to date and relevant tax laws to help business and individual taxpayers stay current as the tax landscape continually changes.  Our tax professionals will cover various Federal and North Carolina tax laws that will have impacts on both current and future tax reporting requirements.
9:35 am – 10:25 am (50 minutes)
2022 Professional Ethics & Conduct
by Cal Christian, PhD, CPA; Chair and Professor of Accounting – East Carolina University
  • 2022 Professional Ethics & Conduct is an NC Ethics course that prepares you to make the most moral decisions by helping you gain perspective on the wide breadth of issues facing CPAs.
10:25 am – 10:40 am: Morning Break (15 minutes)
10:40 am – 11:30 am (50 minutes)
Triad Wins; Boom Supersonic, Toyota and the Piedmont Triad International Airport and other local economic developments
by Penny Whiteheart, Piedmont Triad Partnership and Kevin Baker, Exec Director Piedmont Triad Airport Authority
  • An update on recent Triad announcements by Toyota, Boom Supersonic and others regarding corporate selections and investments in the area.  This includes information on building plants, facilities and hiring employees.  The session will also cover what outside corporations find interesting and attractive in the area as others consider Triad, NC.
11:30 am – 11:40 am: Phone / Email Break (10 minutes)
11:40 am – 12:30 pm (50 minutes)
Batten Down the Hatches – Family Office Guidance Navigating Rough Seas
by Louise A. Maultsby Bristol and Kathryn Muhlenkamp – Piedmont Trust Company
  • This presentation will offer perspective and examples from our North Carolina public trust company on when families need professional guidance in the areas of family office, fiduciary, and investment management services.
12:30pm- 1:20pm: Lunch (50 minutes)
1:20pm – 2:10 pm (50 minutes)
Secrets to Creating an Inspiring and Achievable Strategic Plan
By John J. Fenton, MBA, CEO- The CEO Sensei
  • In this session you will learn the 3 reasons why your strategic plan isn’t giving you the results you want.  And not to leave you in the lurch, John will share the three secrets that will make your strategic plan inspirational and worth the time and effort.
 2:10pm – 3pm (50 minutes)
Accounting and Assurance Update and 2022 Considerations
by Ben Ripple, CPA & Kyle Corum, CPA, CFE – BRC Assurance Partners
  • In the everchanging world of accounting and attest standards, it can be hard to stay on top of what is new.  This session will catch you up on the newest standards becoming effective for 2022 and touch on standards that have been issued that will affect you in the future.

 3pm- 3:15pm: Afternoon Break / Snacks (15 minutes)

 3:15pm – 4:05pm (50 minutes)
Cyber Threat Landscape: A Practical Defense
by Ben Hunter III, CPA/CITP, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE, CISM  – BRC Advisory Services
  • In this session you will receive an overview of 2021’s Cybersecurity major cyber events and the 2022 projected trends.  You will then learn the practical defense measures that need to be put in place regardless of the size of your organization.
4:05 pm – 4:10 pm: Wrap Up, Surveys, Thank You and Adjournment (light cocktail & snacks follow)

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Andy Harding

Andy Harding Director of Practice Development

Andy serves as BRC’s Director of Practice Development (including marketing, corporate communications and Firm growth).  Known as a bold and successful innovator of practice growth,  Andy has over 25 years in the accounting industry and extensive knowledge in positioning complex services for CFOs and other “C-level” executives. Andy heads BRC’s strategic growth initiatives firm-wide […]