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5th Annual Church Conference

October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Aronson hosted our 5th Annual Church Finance & Operations Conference on October 18, 2018. This year’s conference focused on the unique financial and operational topics that affected churches. Our industry experts led discussions on hot topic issues, including:

  • The state of the Church, as presented by ECFA
  • The new tax laws, including the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Information technology and its impact on the Church
  • New accounting standards affecting churches

2018 Church Conference Agenda

10:00–10:10 a.m. Welcome
10:10–11:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker – John Van Drunen, ECFA, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
11:20–11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Making Life Easier using Technology– Judith Popkin, Aronson LLC, Application Specialist
12:00-12:30 p.m. Stump the Experts Panel

Experts in:

  • Employee Benefits Plan– Mark Flanagan, Aronson LLC, Director
  • IT– Ron Chung and Nigel Gordon, Aronson LLC, Network Engineers
  • Accounting– Rob Eby, Aronson LLC, Partner
  • Banking/Finance– Blaine Shipler, PNC Bank, VP of Commerical Banking
  • Law–Bob Flores, Gammon & Grange, Of Council

12:30–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • New accounting standards affecting churches– Rob Eby, Aronson LLC, Partner
  • Accounting for churches with multiple campuses
  • Internal control for churches– Will Donahue, Aronson LLC, Manager, and Dan Kelley, Aronson LLC, Senior Associate

2:00–2:10 p.m. Break
2:10–3:00 p.m. Final Keynote Speakers: Church in the #MeToo Era–Bob Flores, Gammon & Grange, Of Council


October 18, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Aronson LLC


Aronson LLC
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Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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