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VIRTUAL: 2014 The Higher Education Accounting Forum


Tune into the Higher Education Accounting Forum Rebroadcast.

During the VIRTUAL: Higher Education Accounting Forum Rebroadcast plan to watch sessions from the in-person forum in Minneapolis and access presentation materials from the program.

Special Group Pricing!

A Whole Team For One Low Price - Once one person on your campus registers at the full price everyone else on your campus can register for free! In order to participate, each additional registrant must complete the online registration process and then will have full access to the event.
Please note - if you attended the event in Minneapolis  you will automatically have access on May 19 and do not need to register for this event. However, if you want to take advantage of the group pricing then you will need to purchase this event separately to give your campus colleagues and staff free access.

Video Sessions Available

  1. FASB Update - Hear about FASB agenda items relevant to higher education.
  2. Affordable Care Act and How it Translates to Higher Education - This session  explains compliance imperatives with specific implications for higher education.
  3. The Confluence of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management -  This session covers the process of bringing together diverse areas within a complex environment to achieve meaningful and efficient integration between internal audit and departments. 
  4. Washington Update - While Congress remains divided on key issues, the agencies have moved forward on a number of initiatives. Learn about upcoming rule changes and other Obama administration initiatives.
  5. Data Mining/Fraud Detection - Are you drowning in a sea of digital data? In this session, participants will learn what data to analyze, what specific relationships to look for within a data set and what the results of those analytics mean.
  6. GASB Update (David Vaudt, GASB) Learn about current GASB projects relevant to higher education. 
  7. Performance Funding and Communication (Scott Pattison and Bob Shea, NACUBO) Reduced state appropriations for public higher education is a trend that will likely not reverse in the short term. This session will discuss the challenges faced by both campus business officers and the state budget officers. 
  8. Tax Update (Anne Jetmundsen, Univ. South Florida and Joel Levenson, Univ of Central Florida) Join members of NACUBO’s Tax Council for a comprehensive update. This session encourages questions, opinions, and interactive discussion on campus tax issues. 
  9. Accounting Principles Update (Peggy Arrivas, Univ. California; Kim Kvaal, Univ. of San Francisco; Karen Craig and Sue Menditto, NACUBO) Hear about APC industry comparability initiatives. Select accounting and reporting issues of interest to public and independent institutions will also be explored from the vantage point of college and university council members. 
  10. Behind the Headlines (Lou Mezzina, KPMG, LLP) Colleges and universities, and higher education itself, are in the news daily. What is driving the stories, what perceptions are created, and how are institutions responding?
  11. Credit Rating Analytics and Strategic Positioning (Susan Fitzgerald, Moody's Investor Service and Pamela Clayton, Wells Fargo) This panel will discuss key metrics used by credit rating agencies, specific issues that can give rise to rating problems, and strategies to address or prevent problems.
  12. Data Mining/Fraud Detection (Johnathan Meyer, KPMG, LLP) In this session, participants will learn what data to analyze, what specific relationships to look for within a data set and what the results of those analytics mean.
  13. Financial Statement Review for Public Institutions (Pam Brenzing, Grand Valley State Univ.; Vicki VanDanBerg, Plante & Moran, PLLC) Hear lingering and recent issues that colleges and universities deal with in their general purpose external financial statements.
  14. Financial Statement Review for Private Institutions (Stuart Miller and Brian Zygmunt, Crowe Horwath, LLP) Presenters will highlight common and less common financial reporting display and disclosures. The discussion will point out how style and wording can impact audit field work, GAAP compliance, financial performance communication clarity, and user comprehension.
  15. OMB's New Uniform Guidance (Bryan Dickson, NACUBO and Kim McCormick, Grant Thornton, LLP) This session will provide an overview of the changes to administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business officers
  • Controllers
  • Accountant Managers
  • Budget Directors
  • Associate Vice Presidents
  • Internal Auditors

General Information

  • Technical requirements: high-speed internet
  • Access: Participants will have access until May 1, 2015


Member Site Registration: $250.00
Non-Member Site Registration: $550.00


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