December 16, 2010 16:09 ET

Audit Changes Highlight Topics for UHY LLP 2010 Audit Forum in Houston

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) -  Accounting and tax professionals recently attended the 2010 Accounting & SEC Reporting Update hosted by UHY LLP in anticipation of the many changes going into 2011.

The afternoon conference included a keynote speech from Ed Hirs III, Professor of Economics at the University of Houston and CFO of DJ Resources, Inc., titled "Crude Oil Imports and National Security," followed by presentations on seven key areas: Emerging and Existing FASB Topics, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Due Diligence, an SEC Update, Business Tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and a Health Care Update. The goal was to help participants better plan for upcoming strategic business decisions by knowing some of the important items that will or could change in these areas in 2011.

Tax and audit leaders speaking at the forum from UHY LLP comprised of Steve Albert, Shaun Buckley, Raymie Daroga, Ana Denena, Tom Elder, Vicky Gregorcyk, Chris Lozier, Ron Martin, Tom Wilson and Randy Zarin.

UHY LLP, a licensed independent CPA firm in Texas, performs attest services through an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors TX, LLC. UHY Advisors TX, LLC (f/k/a UHY Mann Frankfort Stein & Lipp Advisors, LP) conducts operations in Texas as a subsidiary of UHY Advisors, Inc. The firm also has an office in Dallas. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities have more than 1,000 professionals providing services from offices around the United States. UHY Advisors is ranked as one of the Top 20 professional services firms providing tax and business consulting services in the country by Accounting Today.

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UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms.