Construction Industry Conference - Webcast

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May 15, 2020

Registration: 7:15 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None


Learn about the latest challenges and solutions faced by the construction industry and the CPAs who work with them!

Businesses registering 6 or more receive a discount. Check out the group Livestream pricing here! To ensure the health and safety of attendees and to follow the local and federal guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic, group registration process is below:

  • Email us at to provide your participant list (names & emails)
  • Webcast confirmation emails will be sent direct to each participant
  • OSCPA will provide the group contact with an invoice

Conference is developed by the OSCPA Construction Industry Project Committee.

Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, attorneys, surety underwriters and producers, contractors, construction industry suppliers and anyone interested in the financial aspects of the construction industry. This conference is perfect for those of you wishing to update your knowledge and skills.


Provide an overview of current issues and developments impacting the private industry arena as well as the construction industry, in general.

Major Subjects

  • Record Territory-Challenged and Shocked
    John W. Mitchell, PhD, M&H Economic Consultants
    The longest expansion in US history is approaching its 12th year with continued low unemployment and inflation. The economy has been marked in the last three years by trade conflicts, episodes of recession fears and deep partisan divides. Construction activity has been mixed with a temporary leveling in housing activity and non-residential volatility. Labor shortages have been ongoing and a constraint on activity. Oregon and the Northwest have fared relatively well. Prospects and risks for the state, the region, and the industry will be covered.
  • Construction Accounting & Auditing Update
    Eric P. Wallace, Eric Wallace LLC
    This session will summarize significant judgments necessary to recognize revenue from contracts. Revenue recognition new vocabulary and concepts, practical discussions on identifying performance obligations, transaction prices, variable considerations, constraining estimates, contract modifications, uninstalled materials, non-cash considerations, and contract schedule preparation and disclosures will also be discussed.
  • The Corporate Activity Tax: What to Expect and How to Prepare
    Colin Quill, JD, LLM (Taxation), Moss Adams LLP
    In this session, we will be discussing the Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT), including a summary of the Department's current rules and a number of exemptions applicable to the construction industry. This presentation will walk participants through the calculation of the CAT, including applying sourcing provisions to commercial activity and to subtractions. The session will also cover current uncertainties in the law as well as common issues the industry is facing.
  • Construction Tax Update
    Eric P. Wallace, Eric Wallace LLC
    The latest and greatest in construction and real estate tax issues. Update on 199A and 163(j) issues, two years into the new law. Learn about TCJA tax method changes for contractors that will include how and what to pay attention to. Discussion will cover how to calculate 481(a)s or if you even should, and key TCJA methods of change away from accrual, 263A, inventory and/or PCM. 
  • Driving Decisions with AI
    Bassem Hamdy, Briq
    The insights that Artificial Intelligence can now gather for your organization are unparalleled. In this presentation you will hear how construction data can be used to identify the right projects, people, and problems before it is too late. You will also hear how analyzing the right information leads to savings across the entire project cycle.
  • The CARES Act and Beyond: Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program, Related Legislation, and Guidance
    Diana B. Strassmaier, CPA, CCIFP, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP
    During this session, participants will learn the ins and outs of various business continuity efforts under the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and Main Street Lending Program. We will discuss updates published since enactment and what's on the horizon.

If you would like to register for this event, please contact OSCPA at 800-255-1470, 503-641-7200, or email