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2018 Higher Education Accounting Forum

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.


2018 Higher Education Accounting Forum
April 15-17, 2018 | Kansas City Marriott Downtown | Kansas City
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
For any questions, please contact Ashley Makarsky at or 202-861-2554. 

Workshop Accounting and Financial Reporting FASB GASB Finance

Who should attend

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

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 business office

No prerequisites and/or advance preparation required.

Meet The Speakers

John Affleck-Graves

University of Notre Dame

Brian Caputo

College of Du Page

Liz Clark


Rick Cole

Financial Accounting Standards Board

Karen Craig


Beverly Daniel Tatum

Spelman College

Bryan Dickson


Tom Ewing

The Ohio State University

David Gagnon


Chad Greenwell

University of Michigan

Sharon Heinle

George Washington University

Deirdre Hodgson

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Laura Howat

University of Utah

John Kroll

University of Chicago

Robert Kuehler

University of Colorado System Office

Dale Larson

Dallas Theological Seminary

Joel Levenson

University of Central Florida

John Mattie

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Sam McCall

Florida State University

Keith McIntosh

University of Richmond

Jeffrey Mechanick

Financial Accounting Standards Board

Sue Menditto


Lou Mezzina


Stuart Miller

Crowe LLP

Tracy Paglia

Moss Adams LLP

Andrew Paluf

University of Notre Dame

Julie Peterson

Peterson Rudgers Group

John Pierce

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Brett Powell

Henderson State University

Sherri Rowland

Clemson University

Lisa Rudgers

Peterson Rudgers Group

Ron Salluzzo

Attain, LLC

Ruth Satorre

University of California Office of the President

Stephen Schafer

Sarah Lawrence College

Megan Schneider


Jason Schroeder

University of Notre Dame

Julia Shanahan

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cheryl Soper

University of Michigan

Phil Tahey

Kim Taylor

University of Chicago

Charles Tegen

Clemson University

Maryann Terrana


Kerri Tricarico

New York University

Kerri Tricarico

New York University

Jarrod Van Kirk

University of Michigan

Diane Viacava

Moody's Investors Service

Jeffrey West

University of Utah

Mary Wheeler

NACUBO Consultants and Speakers

Mary Ellen Wriedt

S&P Global

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CPE Information

Participants will be awarded up to 17 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.


CPE Details

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



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. Early bird registration for both members and non-members end on 3/18/2018. 

Member Early


Member Advance Registration

Expired on Mar 19

Non-Member Early


Non-Member Advance Registration

Expired on Mar 19

Member Regular


Member Regular Registration

Expired on Apr 18

Non-Member Regular


Non-Member Regular Registration

Expired on Apr 18


Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Hotel & Travel Information

Rooms Rate

Single: $179.00 Book Room Here

Double: $179.00 Book Room Here

Phone Reservation: 877.303.0104

Rates guaranteed until (subject to availability): 3/18/2018

An illuminating fixture in the pulse of the city, Kansas City Marriott Downtown invites you to discover the perfect home away from home. The Kansas City, MO hotel is conveniently located just blocks from top area attractions, including the thriving Power & Light District, home to a plethora of upscale shopping, dining and nightlife. Other nearby attractions include Sprint Center, Kansas City Royals, Kauffman Center and Midland Theatre.
RESERVATIONS: To make your room reservation, please call the Group Reservation Phone Number at 877.303.0104 or click here to reserve online. 



2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum

April 5-7 | Seattle