Moore Colson and State Street will deliver a one-hour doubleheader virtual session August 24th at 12 pm discussing both cybersecurity and index investing.
Cybersecurity: Guidance, Compliance, and Audits… Oh My!
The DOL has begun to roll out cybersecurity audit initiatives for retirement plans, leaving industry professionals with new guidance to help interpret for clients. Candace Jackson and Jon Powell from Moore Colson will discuss the guidance issued, what it means to your clients, and what the future may hold for our industry.
Dispelling the Myth: Index Investing is All the Same
Most investors think indexing is easy and price should be the only major focus. Heather Bailey from State Street will debunk common held myths regarding index investing. This session will help you understand complexities of index investing and that it’s more complicated than what meets the eye.
One Hour of CE Credit for ASPPA, NIPA, and other organizations should be self-reported and certificate of attendance will be provided. ERPA credit has been applied for. Each attendee should register and log into the webinar individually to watch and listen to the presentation to receive CE credit. Listening by phone or in a group will not qualify for CE credit.
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More about our Speakers:
Candace Jackson, CPA, is a Partner in Moore Colson’s Business Assurance Practice. Candace manages audit and review teams and serves as a practice area leader in the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan practice. With over 13 years of experience with employee benefit plans, Candace serves both public and private company plans to ensure compliance with reporting requirements and advise on plan operations. She annually assists clients with 401(k), 403(b), pension, ESOP, and health and welfare plans.
Candace often contributes to events and publications highlighting her expertise in the employee benefit plan market. She speaks annually at the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Plan Conference, has been published in the Society’s Current Account magazine, serves on the Board of Directors for the Pension Education Council of Atlanta, and hosts several educational events via webinars and lunch and learns annually for clients and retirement plan community members.
In addition to her expertise in employee benefit plan audits, Candace also has extensive experience serving clients in the transportation, distribution and services industries.
Jon Powell is a Partner in Moore Colson’s Risk Advisory & Compliance Services (RACS) Practice. His responsibilities at Moore Colson include leadership of IT engagements within the RACS practice consisting of Cybersecurity Services, Information Technology Risk Services, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) initiatives, internal audit co-sourcing partnerships, System and Organization Controls (SOC) attestations and other compliance and consulting engagements. Powell also assists with Moore Colson’s data analytics initiatives by utilizing tools such as IDEA, ACL, Alteryx and Monarch. For the first nine years of his career, Jon led financial statement audit engagements in various industries.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia. Powell serves as a board member and is actively involved with the Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) where he is on the IT Advisory Council and also a member of the AICPA where he regularly contributes to CITP exam questions. Additionally, Powell participates in Terry College alumni events, including Terry Third Thursday, the MIS Advisory Board and the Terry Mentoring Program for current students at the University of Georgia.
Jon’s professional background in both private and public accounting, along with his strong leadership, deep project management experience, and interpersonal and team-oriented skills, complement Moore Colson’s already diversified Risk Advisory & Compliance Services Practice. With experience in compliance, internal control reporting, due diligence, IT auditing and general business consulting, Jon partners with and develops strong and lasting relationships with his clients to lead projects that can span multiple years. He has successful business experience serving clients in the software, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.
Heather is a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and a Senior Retirement Director on the Defined Contributions Intermediary group. In her role at State Street, she is responsible for building and maintaining key relationships with DC advisors and consultants throughout the Southeastern part of the United States. Heather serves in a valuable capacity for her clients, providing thought leadership on DC trends, distribution opportunities, and acting as both a tactical and strategic consultative partner.
Prior to joining State Street, Heather was a VP in Consultant Relations for DC Intermediary at Prudential Global Investment Management (PGIM). She was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with large national and global consulting firms across the country. Prior to her role at PGIM, Heather was a DCIO wholesaler for Prudential in the Midwest, and a DCIO wholesaler in the Southeast for Columbia Funds. She has been working in defined contribution since 2006.
Heather has a B.A. in English and Political Science from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.