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2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum

April 5-7 | Seattle

Overview

This event for advanced-level accounting and finance professionals offers the latest information on trends and best practices in financial accounting and reporting, managerial analysis, and leadership issues for all types of institutions.

The program features plenary speakers as well as smaller sessions to address special topics. Roundtable exchanges—broken out by managerial and technical topics of interest to all types of institutions— allow participants to share ideas. This forum serves as both an annual update and future outlook where participants hear and engage in discussions on timely subjects impacting the higher education community.

In addition to a packed program, there are plenty of chances for networking with colleagues and speakers during breakouts, meals, and an opening night reception.
 
Questions regarding this program, please contact Ashley Makarsky or call 202-861-2554. 
 

Accounting Accounting and Financial Reporting Workshop

What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. The following course information is provided to help you determine the best learning experience to meet your needs

  • Collect insights about new accounting guidance on the horizon
  • Demonstrate an awareness of preferred industry practice
  • Recognize how Federal legislative issues will impact the business office

Who Should Attend

  • Accounting Managers
  • Associate Vice Presidents
  • Budget Directors
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Controllers
  • Internal Auditors

Prerequisites

No prerequisites and/or advance preparation required.

CPE Information

RECEIVE ESTIMATED 16 CPE CREDITS

Participants will be awarded up to an estimated 16 CPE credits for this group live event. CPE credit can be earned in the following categories: Accounting, Accounting Governmental, Finance, Management Services, Personal Development, Specialized Knowledge, and Taxes.

NACUBO 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.

Registration

The registration fee covers the attendance for one person and includes session admittance, breakfasts, lunch, refreshment breaks, and reception as specified by the program schedule, and access to program materials.

Advanced registration ends on March 8, 2020

Member Early Ends March 8, 2020

$785

Non-Member Early Ends March 8, 2020

$1,335

Member Standard Starts March 9, 2020

$940

Non-Member Standard Starts March 9, 2020

$1,625

Hotel & Travel Information

Rooms Rate

Single: $199.00

Double: $199.00

Phone Reservation: 1-888-627-8513

Rates guaranteed until: 3/08/2020 (subject to availability)

Find an urban haven brimming with thoughtful details at The Westin Seattle, one of downtown's most dynamic destinations. Step into our hotel doors and discover sophisticated accommodations, anticipatory service and signature Heavenly amenities. Nearby, Seattle icons like Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the Washington State Convention Center and CenturyLink Field beckon, offering ample opportunities for adventure and exploration. Return to the sumptuous comfort of your guest accommodation, many of which feature gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline, Puget and innovative small plates at 1900 FIFTH, or savor elevated casual dining at Relish Burger Bistro; our hotel also features a heated indoor pool and a wellness-enhancing WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. For those seeking modern event space in Seattle, make use of our nearly 70,000 square feet of space. Come discover the Emerald City on your own terms at The Westin Seattle. 

Call for Proposals

 

The Higher Education Accounting Forum brings together over 400 campus and industry higher education accounting experts and offers an opportunity for you to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies to the many challenges facing campus administrators. The program committee invites you to submit a proposal to present a concurrent session at the 2020 Forum, to be held April 5-7, 2020 at The Westin Seattle.

We are seeking presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Practical readiness advice for implementing new FASB or GASB standards
  • Audit preparation and responding to audit recommendations or findings
  • What internal audit has to offer
  • Using analytics to assess transactions, risk, and controls
  • Responding to new tax requirements
  • How accreditors, legislators, or rating agencies assess financial sustainability
  • Consolidations, mergers, acquisitions 
  • Process transformation (business delivery models, cost containment, new systems, and training) 
  • Cloud or hosted system(s) preparation or implementation 
  • Communicating financial information to stakeholders

The program committee will be evaluating sessions best suited to the needs of professionals at colleges and universities. It is important to note that rather than basic overviews, we are looking for more in-depth and practical treatments of higher education accounting topics. Some key considerations as you prepare your proposal:

  • Focus on presenting the concept, rules, then ample time for application of campus scenarios to illustrate it. Include as much detail as possible about the presentation.
  • Breaking from the traditional seated panel is encouraged: facilitated discussions, polling exercises, segments incorporating small group discussion, etc.  
  • Include 3 learning objectives or audience takeaways.
  • Gear the presentation towards an audience at an intermediate to advanced level of understanding, rather than basic treatments or overviews.
     

Guidelines for submission:

  • The deadline for submissions is November 4, 2019. Proposals may be submitted at any time until 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
  • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program.
  • Do not submit proposals unless each speaker is available to present at any time during the program dates of April 5-7, 2020. 
  • Include all presenters that will take part in the presentation. Do not list co-presenters without definite commitment that the co-presenter will be on the program. The co-presenter(s) must agree to all the terms and conditions for participation. There is a limit of 5 speakers per submission.
  • Each proposal must have at least one speaker from a college or university. Any submission that does not include a presenter from a college or university will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by December 16, 2019.
  • All selected speakers will receive an official confirmation letter. Speakers must complete an agreement form in order to be confirmed for a session.
  • NACUBO reserves the right to revise presentation titles or edit the session description of selected presentations for NACUBO promotional and program publications. 
  • Proposal submission topics cannot be changed after the review and selection process.
  • Selected presenters are responsible for paying housing and travel incurred in conjunction with participation in the 2020 Student Financial Services Conference.

Please Note: By clicking on the “Submit A Proposal” link below you acknowledge that you have read the Call for Proposal information and agree to the terms.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

 

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