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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.

Online Registration is Closed

On-site registration will be available on the day of the event.

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 a Visiting Professor at Florida State University in the College of Business in Tallahassee, Florida.
Dr. Hasselback, PhD received his PhD in Accounting from Michigan State University, Masters in Accounting from Central Michigan University, and under graduate degrees in mathematics and accounting from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Hasselback has over 150 papers published in professional and academic journals; sixty-two of the papers appeared as regular articles, 74 papers were regular length articles published in a monthly column in Taxation for Accountants, and 13 papers have been published in proceedings of national and regional meetings. In addition, four articles have appeared in a series on accounting education in Public Accounting Report, and three book reviews have been published. He is also the Editor of the Hasselback Accounting Faculty Directory published each year for over 30 years.
His articles have appeared in the leading journals in accounting (The Accounting Review), taxation (The Tax Adviser), Finance (Financial Management), Real Estate (Journal of Real Estate Taxation), and Business Law (American Business Law Journal).

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.