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2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum



Due to the presence of the coronavirus in the Seattle area and the public health strategies that have been announced by city and state officials, and out of concern for the health and safety of our members and conference attendees, NACUBO has canceled the 2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum (HEAF) from April 5–7.
Registration refunds will be automatically processed by NACUBO unless you would like NACUBO to apply the registration fee to future programs. Please let us know your preference by March 31, otherwise your refund will be issued in the form of your original payment within 60 days.
Registrants will need to contact their travel provider(s) to cancel their travel plans. NACUBO is unable to provide refunds for travel expenses. To cancel Westin Seattle reservations without penalty, please call the hotel at 1.888.627.8513 or 206.728.1000.
NACUBO will offer related online programming, and we will communicate additional information about this as soon as it is available.
For more on the coronavirus, we encourage you to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest information about COVID-19 and NACUBO’s coronavirus resources.

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


No prerequisites and/or advance preparation required.


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.

Member Early Ended March 5, 2020


Member Standard Ended March 5, 2020


Non-Member Early Ended March 5, 2020


Non-Member Standard Ended March 5, 2020


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)

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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


Call for Proposals


The call for proposals is now closed.
The program committee is evaluating sessions highlighting an issue or topic of concern they feel would benefit the program audience.

Guidelines for submission:

  • The deadline for submissions was 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 January 16, 2020.
  • 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 expenses incurred in conjunction with participation in the 2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum.