UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun
9
Sun
Camp Challenge @ YMCA Camp Weaver
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day

Sign up to volunteer at Camp Challenge this summer during one of our Financial Literacy classes! Classes are held Monday through Friday, and last from 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Camp Challenge runs for eight consecutive weeks from June 9 – August 2. To learn more and sign up, click here!

Jul
28
Sun
83rd Annual School of Banking @ William & Ida Friday Center - Chapel Hill
Jul 28 – Aug 2 all-day
Sep
4
Wed
2019 Fall Compliance Update Seminar @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm

Time: Day 1, 9 am – 5 pm
Day 2, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Patti’s coming back to town to help guide us through the murky waters of compliance updates. You and your compliance team won’t want to miss this informative session! Stay tuned for a complete list of topics that Patti will be covering.

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Patti Blenden

Patti Blenden is a dynamic speaker and leader with strong, intuitive management skills, and a deep conviction that “excellence is not optional.” She has extensive experience in working with financial institutions, bank data processors and governmental agencies. Patti has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry as an entrepreneur and financial institution executive. She is a Certified Public Accountant, skilled regulatory compliance consultant, bank operations specialist, system automation designer and an enthusiastic regulatory compliance instructor who believes in providing real-world solutions ready for immediate implementation.

Patti founded Financial Solutions in 1990 to offer financial institutions complete, cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions, thereby eliminating an institution’s need to rush to increase overhead. The company specializes in providing regulatory compliance assistance for financial institutions through policies, programs, on-site compliance reviews and customized training.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $134/night at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott. To secure a room at that rate, please call the hotel directly at 336.852.6450 and ask for the NC Bankers rate on the nights of September 3 & 4. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their own reservations, and that the cut-off date to receive this rate is Tuesday, August 13.

Sep
12
Thu
2019 Tax Updates Seminar @ TowneBank (formerly Paragon Bank)
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Even though the tax reform changes took place in 2018, CPA’s and other industry experts are still learning and understanding all the new changes. Please join us for an informative session with LBA Haynes Strand as their experts guide our attendees through new tax changes that could be beneficial to their institutions and clients.

Learning objectives include:

  • R&D Credits
    • Gain understanding of the R&D tax credit legislation
    • Determine which activities qualify for the R&D credit
    • Learn how the R&D credit is calculated and what expenses are allowed in computation (and learn what documentation is required to support the calculation)
    • Understand how the R&D credit is applied to corporate returns
    • Learn how to identify taxpayers who can take advantage of the R&D credit
  • Opportunity Zones
    • Gain knowledge on what a Qualified Opportunity Zone is, and where Opportunity Zones are located
    • Know what the tax incentives are available to investors
    • Understand what the Opportunity Fund requirements are
  • Accrual to Cash: New Rules for Including Inventory Write-Offs
    • Learn the difference between cash- and accrual-basis accounting
    • Understand the direct effects of each method
    • Determine which method is best for what type of business
  • SALT: Implications of Wayfair
    • Understand the business filing requirements
    • Determine if there is existing exposure
    • Learn how to identify risks beyond state tax

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

 

Julie Ayers – Principal, LBA Haynes Strand

Julie is a Principal at LBA Haynes Strand, is head of the tax department and the charter school accounting division and also sits on the Executive Committee, which leads all decision making for the firm.

Julie’s ability to help clients overcome financial obstacles began when she worked for a prominent property management company who oversaw the management of prestigious condominiums in Washington, DC.  Faced with unsold condominiums and a down turn in the market, condominium associations turned to her to find ways to reduce their overwhelming financial burden. Julie realized that by helping the association she was able to also help the individual owners save their homes. Armed with this knowledge and passion, she left the company and became a CPA to work in public practice.

 

 

 

Patrick Coleman – Principal, LBA Haynes Strand

Patrick is a Principal in the Matthews office of LBA Haynes Strand, where he is a vital member of our tax practice.  Patrick graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and holds a CPA license in both North Carolina and New York.  His background includes consulting and tax services, where he truly enjoys working with business owners and individuals assisting them with their financial and tax planning needs. Patrick has a unique perspective on client needs and the solutions that go with them. In addition, he has extensive experience in compilations, reviews and tax preparation.

 

 

 

Dave Fraser – Principal, LBA Haynes Strand

David Fraser, CPA has more than 24 years of experience as a certified public accountant. At LBA Haynes Strand, Dave is responsible for serving his tax clients and providing a proactive resource for them. He also serves as a technical resource for the firm. He understands international, national and multi-state tax issues for partnerships and corporations and assists multinational companies with complex transactions including transfer pricing and corporate structuring. He also works with corporations on issues of taxation concerning inbound and outbound executives.

Dave also has significant experience working with high net worth individuals, with a unique emphasis on the entertainment industry. His position as controller and technical tax resource for a major auto racing enterprise gives him a unique view of the financial side of one of the world’s most financially lucrative sports. He also helped develop a national methodology for the transfer of wealth from high net worth individuals to their heirs while minimizing estate, income and gift taxation.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Click HERE to Get Your Discounted Rate!

Sep
23
Mon
2019 Fusion Forum @ Washington Duke Inn
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day

This event is a fusion of our traditional CFO Symposium, Management Team Conference, Credit Conference and Security Summit. Registration for your role specific pathway will be offered as well as a full forum registration which will allow you to choose your own path.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at this event, please contact Blair Jernigan at blair@ncbankers.org or Brianna Reeder at brianna@ncbankers.org.

Oct
8
Tue
2019 IRA Workshop @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day

Registration will open on August 5.

Time:  9 am – 4 pm both days

Registration Rates
Total Program: $795 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $845 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 1: IRA Essentials Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)
Day 2: Advanced IRAs Only: $415 (Early Bird – 9/24) / $465 (Regular – after 9/24)

Individuals can register for all days as a full package, or can register for any day a la carte. You can view topics for each day on the agenda (link above).

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Day 1 – IRA Essentials

You should register for this program if you need to learn the basics of Traditional and Roth IRAs or you want an updated, general refresher on IRA rules.

This session will give attendees a solid foundation of IRA knowledge. Exercises are included throughout the day to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Attendees will leave this session able to work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions with confidence. This is a beginner’s session; no previous IRA knowledge is assumed.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction and Establishing IRAs
    • Identify the tax differences of a Traditional and Roth IRA
    • Examine the process for establishing an IRA and the required documents
    • Differentiate between the types of beneficiaries
  • IRA Funding
    • Learn about the Traditional and Roth IRA eligibility requirements
    • Identify the contribution limit and deadline
    • Communicate contribution reporting deadlines
  • IRA Distributions
    • Identify federal income tax withholding requirements
    • Examine IRS penalties and penalty exceptions
    • Summarize the tax consequences of IRA distributions
    • Communicate distribution reporting deadlines
  • IRA Portability
    • Differentiate between a rollover and a transfer
    • Recognize rollovers between IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans

 

Day 2 – Advanced IRAs

You should register for this session if you are an IRA administrator, personal banker, or member services personnel who has a working knowledge of basic IRA operations and wishes to expand your expertise and provide enhanced customer service, a compliance specialist, or support personnel responsible for promotional materials.

This portion of the program will build on an attendees’ basic IRA knowledge to address some of the more complex IRA issues that their financial organizations may handle. This is an advanced session, and previous IRA knowledge is assumed. The instructor will use real-world examples to help participants apply information to job-related situations.

Course topics include:

  • IRA Update
    • Explain recent changes affecting IRA owners
    • Discuss the current Roth modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) limits
    • Recognize how recent changes may affect your financial organization
  • Required Minimum Distributions
    • Calculate a required minimum distribution (RMD)
    • Discuss the RMD rules and reporting requirements
  • Beneficiary Options
    • Describe beneficiary distribution options
    • Recognize the differences for spouse, nonspouse, and nonperson beneficiaries
    • Explain beneficiary payment deadlines
  • Advanced Portability
    • Summarize the restrictions on the movement between IRAs
    • Recognize the options available when moving from an employer-sponsored retirement plan to an IRA
    • Explain the result of violating the portability restrictions
  • Roth IRA Conversion Contributions
    • Describe a conversion
    • Explain the effect of withholding on a conversion
    • Report a conversion
    • Define the consequences of an ineligible conversion
  • Withholding and Getting It Right
    • List the possible penalties for failing to withhold
    • Explain the withholding notice and election requirements
    • Discuss how withholding is reported and transmitted to the IRS
    • Describe foreign withholding requirements

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

We are partnering with Ascensus on this program. Stay tuned for the speaker announcement!

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $159/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Click HERE to Get Your Discounted Rate!

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