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Thursday, September 21, 2023 In-personBergen Chapter

Accounting & Auditing Update (E2309389)

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Bergen Community College

Technology Education Center - Room T-128,
Paramus , NJ 07652

4.0 CPE Credits in AA


Learn about the new accounting pronouncements in effect for 2023 and beyond, as well as professional liability war stories and ways to keep yourself and your practice safe from claims. Review implementation of the lease standard, new standards issued in the past year and standards becoming effective in the upcoming year. Additionally, hear an update on non-attest service and sampling methods.



  • CPAs in public practice and private practice and small firm practitioners


Gain an understanding of the current accounting standard changes, peer review findings, professional risk mitigation, lease standards and review past and current standards for the upcoming year.


  • FASB, SSARS and audit updates
  • Compilation and review updates
  • Common peer review findings
  • Professional liability claims
  • Leases
  • Accounting standards
  • Auditing standards




Michael Kaplan

Michael S. Kaplan, CPA

Member of the Firm

Smolin, Lupin & Co., LLC.

Michael is a director of A&A at Smolin, Lupin & Co. As a licensed CPA in New Jersey and New York, he assists clients with their annual audit requirements in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, life sciences, construction, real estate, broadcasting, retail, restaurants, apparel, publishing, software, technology and professional services. He has practiced public accounting for more than 20 years and also served private clients, assisting with audits of employee benefit plans, including 401ks, 403bs, 11Ks, and health and welfare benefit plans. He has been a speaker on employee benefit plans and had presented on national webcasts, at seminars and at continuing professional education (CPE) courses. In addition, he has written articles on various employee benefit plan topics. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John Raspante

John F. Raspante, CPA, MST, CDFA

Director of Risk Management


John F. Raspante formally worked for North American Professional Liability Insurance Agency (“NAPLIA”) as SVP / Director of Risk Management. Prior to NAPLIA, John was the Director of Compliance and Risk Management as well as the Director of Education for Graf Repetti & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors. John also worked nine years for CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company, of which he was responsible for providing loss prevention services to the organization’s largest insured’s.

John earned a BBA in accounting from Baruch College (CUNY) and a master’s degree in tax from Washington School of Law. He also holds the designation Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and multiple state accounting societies. He also serves on NYSSCPA’s Compilation and Review Committee, NJSCPA’s Editorial Board and the Accounting and Auditing interest group, and the National Conference of CPAs’ Ethics Committee. John is an in-demand speaker and has written several articles for the accounting profession on issues relating to risk management and professional ethics.

John’s responsibilities at CPA Protector Plan will include assisting insured's in minimizing professional liability exposures and claims mitigation by implementing a world class Risk Management Program, State Society and Association Endorsements and increasing gross written premium.