Continuing education workshop for CPAs on November 17

The CPA Series at Saint Joseph's College will hold a one-day workshop for certified public accountants on Thursday, Nov. 17, providing eight hours of Continuing Professional Education credits toward licensing requirements, including one hour of ethics. Topics include current accounting issues, including federal and state income tax updates, the Ethical Fitness model, trust and estate tax issues, taxation and real property, Maine property tax issues, and international tax regarding Canada. The workshop, to be held at the college campus on Sebago Lake in Standish, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenters are hands-on practitioners, including tax attorney Robert Creamer of Pierce Atwood's State & Local Tax practice group; estate planning attorney Richard Ploss, chair of the Trusts and Estates Group at Preti Flaherty; Beth Richardson, J.D., professor of business administration at Saint Joseph's College focusing on business ethics and human resource management; Stuart Lyons, a tax principal at Baker Newman Noyes who focuses on international tax compliance and consulting for businesses and individuals; tax attorney Michael Sheehan, who is chair of the Business Law Practice Group at Preti Flaherty; and Andrew Smith of Baker Newman Noyes, who is a tax senior manager specializing in corporations, partnerships, multi-state taxation and cost segregation studies.

The workshop will be held in the Viola George Auditorium in Harold Alfond Hall. To register, visit or call 800-752-4723 for more information. The workshop fee of $129 includes refreshment breaks and lunch.

October 19, 2010
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail