2014-09, as amended, changes how all entities recognize and disclose revenue
transactions. This course will provide an overview of the new principles-based,
five-step revenue recognition process. It will then explore some of the implementation
issues and lessons learned during implementation. Flipping to taxation, this
course explores the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, its $25M rule, IRC § 451, and what
it all means for businesses.
Melisa Galasso, CPA, is the founder of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, public speaking, and business skills. Melisa closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.
Melisa earned the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™ designation. She is a member of and frequent instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
Melisa was appointed in 2016 to the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), which is responsible for monitoring the activities of the various accounting and attestation standard-setting boards and submitting comments and recommendations during the due process phase. Melisa is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the VSCPA. Previously, she served as President of the Board of NCACPA’s Charlotte Chapter, Chair of the A&A Committee for the NCACPA, and held several leadership positions with the VSCPA.
Melisa received the 2013 Women to Watch – Emerging Leader Award from the NCACPA and AICPA. She is a graduate of the 2014 class of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. In 2016, Melisa was honored as one of the 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times and received the Top 5 Under 35 Award from the VSCPA. She received a 5.0 Speaker award from the NCACPA in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Melisa received the Don Farmer Award from the NCACPA for the highest combined average scores on knowledge, skills, and materials from participant evaluations for all courses taught in a technical area. Melisa is a 2017 and 2018 recipient of the AICPA’s Outstanding Discussion Leader award which is given to the top 10% of all AICPA facilitators around the country.
Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.
Continuing education for CPAs should be impactful, relevant, and engaging, so using our proven Galasso Learning Solutions (GLS) process, I am committed to providing Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to firms and entities that fulfill real educational requirements for growth and excellence — not just for the sake of compliance.
As Founder and CEO of GLS, I design and facilitate courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics. Since GLS values a commitment to excellence in CPE, I closely monitor regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serve as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.
I’m driven by clients who are motivated to invest in high-quality custom training for their members. As my training practice continues to grow through in-person instruction, live webinars, and on-demand replays, so grows my commitment to the core values that set apart GLS in the first place.
GLS has set out to be a positive force in the accounting profession by empowering other CPAs with quality continuing education and through servant leadership in support of an ever-changing profession.
"Melisa is one of the most knowledgeable trainers we have ever brought in to our firm to present. Her technical knowledge is obvious and her being plugged in to FASB, GASB, AICPA and all the pertinent organizations that affect our profession make her stand above the rest. We very much look forward to her next visit.” - Annie M. Yoder, CPA/CFF, CFE | Principal | Rea & Associates, Inc.
HIGHLIGHTS: Association for Talent Development (ATD) Master Trainer™| Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) | AICPA Technical Issues Committee member | VSCPA Board Member | CPA Practice Advisor “40 under 40” 2017, 2018 & 2019 | Charlotte NAWBO 2019 Rising Star
MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.