January meeting

Join us virtually

MGI Worldwide with CPAAI will be having a meeting in January. Join us on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET on Zoom.

This meeting is open to everyone at your firm. Registration is complimentary. Come learn, share experiences and network with firms all across North America.


  • Updates from MGI Worldwide with CPAAI North America Management
  • Keynote Speaker: Margaret Graziano, CEO of KeenAlignment to discuss leadership
  • Committee Plans for 2021 and Roundtables
  • WW and NA Website Overview with Maxine Brock and Nancy Damato
  • Regional Discussion Groups
  • Happy Hour

Looking forward to seeing you there!

MGI Worldwide with CPAAI North America January Meeting


Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET


Link to Zoom provided after registration


MGI with CPAAI North America Virtual Conference 2020

Join us in November

The November MGI-CPAAI North America Virtual Conference has been scheduled. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 11 and Thursday, November 12, 2020.

The plan is to have half-day general sessions on November 11. On November 12, we will have technical and practice management sessions.

The timing is tentatively 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM ET on both days.

We will be communicating with you as to the agenda for both days.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Save the Date


Date: Wednesday, November 11 & 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:o0 PM ET


Link to Zoom provided after registration

Interesting in sponsoring this conference? Email Joe Tarasco, Regional Director North America

Join us for a webinar on

How to Audit in a COVID-19 Environment

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Zoom: Link provided after registration

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally.

The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. As such, it is uncertain as to the full magnitude that the pandemic will have on organizations’ financial condition, liquidity, and future results of their operations. Organizations’ management are actively monitoring the situation on their financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce.  Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, companies are not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on their results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2020.  If the pandemic continues, it could have a material adverse effect on companies’ results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in fiscal year 2020.

This session will provide external auditors both practical and insightful perspectives on how to navigate the challenges in auditing a privately-held entity in 2020.  You’ll learn which areas of the audit have increased in risk due to COVID-19 as well as what alternative audit procedures are available to engagement teams in circumstances where traditional audit procedures are not possible. You’ll acquire a clearer and deeper understanding of what will be needed to be done in order properly perform audit engagements under this difficult environment in accordance with Professional Standards.

Who is the course designed for

Practitioners in public practice who conduct audits of privately-held organizations.

Topics Covered

• Proper planning of an audit engagement during the pandemic
• Changes in the risk assessment procedures in response to COVID-19
• How to gain an understanding of an organization’s internal control environment remotely
• Properly communicating with management, board of directors and those charged with governance
• Increase in going concern assessments
• Significant financial reporting and disclosure implications

Learning Objectives

• Identify areas of the audit where risk has gone up significantly due to the pandemic.
• A discussion of viable alternative audit procedures to perform
• Addressing potential reporting implications

Level: Intermediate
NASBA Field of Study: Auditing (2 hours)
Program Prerequisites: General knowledge of AICPA Professional Standards
Advance Preparation:  None

About the Speaker

Salvatore A. Collemi, CPA
Collemi Consulting & Advisory Services, LLC

Salvatore A. Collemi, CPA

Salvatore A. Collemi, CPA has a keen understanding into the mindset of both regulators and standard-setters—and can leverage that knowledge to help a variety of different clients maintain their integrity in financial reporting. He regularly guides U.S. and international public accounting firms, litigation attorneys, valuation experts, the C-suite and related institutions that support the profession in order to maintain a high-level of audit quality.

With more than two decades of global business experience, servicing a broad base of both commercial and financial services industries, Mr. Collemi’s career highlights includes:

  • Staff Accountant at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance
  • Technical Manager at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) National Peer Review Program
  • AICPA Liaison to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
  • External auditor and technical partner to national and international public accounting firms

Join us for a webinar on

How CPA Firms Can Navigate Through These Uncharted Times

How CPA Firms Can Navigate webinar

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Zoom: Link provided after registration

During these uncertain and unprecedented times, CPA firms need remain current and be ‘future ready’ to address many new daily challenges and obstacles to continue operating in a ‘new normal.’ In addition, with momentous health risks in and outside of the workplace, an unpredictable economy, and changes in the accounting firm marketplace, dealing with current practice management issues makes planning for the future more critical. While these challenging times create a difficult course to navigate, constantly learning, adapting, and modifying your firm’s strategy to overcome obstacles will allow your firm to survive this “perfect storm.”


  • A detailed discussion of the current state of the accounting profession and where it may be heading in the future
  • Developing and implementing innovative marketing strategies and initiatives to replace lost clients and enhance growth
  • Taking advantage of the current state of the market to upgrade staff and add quality partners
  • The Top 5 factors of developing a business strategy and model to compete effectively in the future
  • Potential M&A opportunities and structuring in 2020 and beyond due to the crisis
  • Review the recent MGI-CPAAI North America survey and discuss results

About the Speakers

Joe Tarasco and Nancy Damato of Accountants Advisory Group

Joe Tarasco

Joe Tarasco

Nancy Damato

Nancy Damato

Accountants Advisory Group assists the leaders of today’s public accounting firms by consulting in all areas of firm practice management, including succession and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, advisory and finder services, marketing and lead generation, strategy and implementation, recruiting and search services, firm governance, partner compensation structure, practice development, virtual partner and marketing retreat facilitation services, and leadership consulting.

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