Accounting Continuing Professional Education Seminar

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Join Continuing Education for a full day of stimulating CPE accounting education on the beautiful Dothan Campus. The sessions will offer the latest issues in today’s accounting field and are instructed by top professionals.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Troy University, Dothan Campus
Adams Hall, Second Floor
501 University Drive
7:30 a.m. (check-in & light breakfast)

Please pre-register
Program begins at 8:00 a.m.
CPE Credit:  8 hours


7:30 am – Check in and light breakfast


8:00 am- 10:10 am:  Session I
Title: FASB Update
Instructor: Dr. Steve Grice

10:20 am- 12:00 pm:  Session 2
Title: Special Topics on Financial Accounting, Lease Accounting
Instructor: Dr. Richard Turpin

12:00 noon – Lunch:  Catered

1:00 pm- 2:40 pm:  Session 3
Title: 2017 Tax Update
Instructor: Ms. Dena Mitchell

2:50 pm- 4:40 pm:  Session 4
Title: Compilations and Review Update including SSARS 23
Instructor: Mr. Rodney Thornton


Dr. Steve Grice Grice is the Botts Professor of Accounting and Director of the Master of Accountancy Program in Troy University's School of Accountancy. Dr. Grice has extensive experience designing and delivering accounting and auditing courses having taught more than 190 continuing professional education courses for the Alabama Society of CPAs, Mississippi Society of CPAs, and various CPA firms and organizations. Dr. Grice holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Alabama and was the recipient of the Alabama Society of CPA's Thomas A. Ratcliffe Outstanding Discussion Leader Award for 2002 and 2005.

Dr. Richard Turpin is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy at the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1980. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1994. His primary teaching responsibilities are the Intermediate Accounting classes.

Ms. Dena Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Troy University, teaching Taxation on both the Troy and Dothan campuses. She has a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master's Degree in Accounting from Florida State University. Ms. Mitchell is an active member of the ASCPA, and serves as the chair of the Education Committee. She has published on taxation topics in the Journal of Accountancy, the Tax Advisor, and Practical Tax Strategies. Although Ms. Mitchell has left full time practice as a CPA, she continues to provide consulting and taxation services to various nonprofits, small companies and individuals. In addition, she serves as the Site Coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Pike County site.

Mr. Rodney Thornton leverages more than five years of public accounting experience to assist clients through business and tax advisory services. These services include accounting outsourcing, tax planning, and compilations, reviews, and audits. Additionally, he has specialized experience in business succession planning.  Rodney is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA). He is also actively involved in many community organizations, including the Enterprise Rotary Club and the Wiregrass United Way.


The seminar fee includes materials, certificate, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Early birds and groups of three or more receive a discounted rate.*  To receive the early bird discount, register by noon on August 12, 2017.

*Groups must register together to receive the discount.

Rates are per person Early Regular
Individual $245 $265
Group* $200 $225


Calculator Click here to register and pay online. Under “Registration” click on “Select Classes” then select Course number BUS 240.    

To register by telephone, contact Continuing Education at 334-983-0005.  Other information may be emailed to  


The Dothan Campus is located on Highway 231 North in Dothan, Alabama approximately three miles from Ross Clark Circle. As you drive onto the campus, Adams Hall is the building on the left. If you need further directions or just have questions, please call the Continuing Education office at 334-983-0005.

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