Accounting Education Forum

Description

This conference will equip educators with the most up-to-date information on topics spanning CPA regulatory updates, teaching methods to improve student engagement, and resources to prepare students for careers as CPAs. Participants will leave this conference with new strategies to implement in the classroom to improve the effectiveness of accounting education.

Objective

Participants will be able to implement new strategies in the classroom to improve accounting education.

Highlights

See description

Who Should Attend

Accounting educators or those interested in accounting education

Required Knowledge

None

Advanced Prep

None

Event Speaker(s)

Mr. Victor Alan Blackburn, CPA ( Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, Greensboro, NC ), Dr. Dena Dail Breece, CPA ( Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC ), Mr. Robert N. Brooks ( NC State Board of CPA Examiners, Raleigh, NC ), Ms. Sharon H. Bryson, M.Ed. ( NCACPA, Raleigh, NC ), Dr. Yuang-Sung Chen, CPA, CITP, CGMA, CMA, CFM, PhD ( NC State University, Raleigh, NC ), Mrs. Samantha Perry Cox, CPA ( Earney & Company, LLP, Hampstead, NC ), Dr. Mary E. Kirchner, CPA ( Methodist University, Cary, NC ), Chris Kuehl, PhD ( Armada Corporate Intelligence, Kansas City, KS ), Dr. Linda L. Poulson, CPA ( Elon University-Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Chapel Hill, NC ), Mr. Charles Raymond Powell, CPA ( Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC ), Ms. Heather Thornbrough Rouse, CPA ( Samet Corp., Greensboro, NC ), Mr. Kyle Rouse, CPA ( Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, NC ), Dr. Douglas K. Schneider, CPA, PhD ( East Carolina University-College of Business, Greenville, NC ), Mr. David Scott Showalter, CPA ( NC State University, Raleigh, NC ), Dr. Pamela J. Strickland, CPA ( Campbell University, Fayetteville, NC ), Ms. Katie Terrell ( University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR ), Mr. Jason R. Whitehead, M.S. ( Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC ), Ms. Beth Ann Wood, CPA ( Office of the State Auditor, Raleigh, NC ), Mr. Joshua Wu ( Clark Hill Strasburger, ),

Additional Event Information

Accommodations
Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport
336-852-6450

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Discounted Reservation Cut-off Date: January 31, 2019
Room Rate: $112 Single/Double
Includes Internet

Onsite Information
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:40–8:25 am. Sessions begin at 8:25 am.

Download Your Materials Before You Arrive Onsite!
Conference materials will be distributed electronically to registrants 3 days in advance of the program.You may download your materials to a laptop, tablet, or e-reader, or print them. It’s up to you how you choose to view the materials. Printed materials will not be available on site. Downloading in advance is recommended.


Sessions

Friday, February 22, 2019 (8:30 am–9:45 am ET)

General #1: Economic Update
Chris Kuehl, PhD ( Armada Corporate Intelligence, Kansas City, KS ),

Up or down? Bull or bear? This session will provide members with a look at the national and North Carolina economies. Past performance on production, employment, income, interest rates, inflation, and governmental fiscal affairs will be analyzed, and prospects for the remainder of the year will be presented. Trends in North Carolina’s regional economics and among the state’s major demographic groups will be highlighted.

Field of Study: Economics

Friday, February 22, 2019 (9:55 am–11:10 am ET)

General #2: Update from the NC State Auditor
Ms. Beth Ann Wood, CPA ( Office of the State Auditor, Raleigh, NC ),

Join State Auditor Beth Wood for an overview of major issues impacting our profession today, recent activities and concerns, as well as initiatives addressing change and the dynamics of our current environment. She will discuss these issues and their impacts on our environment so educators can assist in preparing students.

Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

Friday, February 22, 2019 (11:20 am–12:15 pm ET)

1A: Federal Tax Update
Mr. Joshua Wu ( Clark Hill Strasburger, ),

The last year has brought many changes to the Internal Revenue Code. This session will provide an overview of the most important changes to the tax law. The presenter will discuss:

 
* Update on individual and business income tax

* Major changes in the tax law and possible future tax legislation and regulation
* What firms would expect a “new hire” to know regarding recent tax changes
* Different types of tax software that can be used
* Learning project or assignments that might be helpful to students to better understand the current tax law

Field of Study: Taxes

Friday, February 22, 2019 (11:20 am–12:15 pm ET)

1B: Meet Students Where and When They Are: Asynchronous Online Teaching Approaches
Mr. Jason R. Whitehead, M.S. ( Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC ),

The session will focus on asynchronous teaching approaches in the online classroom, how these approaches complement synchronous techniques, and how to drive community. A sample of techniques to be discussed will include: effective discussion board approaches, incorporation of current impactful events, incorporation of creative outlets, video as an engagement tool, and webcasting as both an asynchronous and synchronous tool.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, February 22, 2019 (1:00 pm–1:50 pm ET)

2A: Teaching Taxation: Best Practices and Instructional Tools to Engage Students and Promote Learning
Dr. Pamela J. Strickland, CPA ( Campbell University, Fayetteville, NC ),

This session is designed for those interested in learning the current best practices for teaching taxation. With an emphasis on engaging students and the latest active learning techniques, participants will examine a variety of instructional tools and identify at least a few that can be adapted immediately to their specific tax course. We will explore several methods to help engage students in the course material including a discussion about the latest technological and interactive instructional tools. A convenient and concise listing of relevant resources to help increase student engagement and maximize student learning will be provided to participants. Attendees will leave the workshop prepared with pedagogical ideas they can either further develop or immediately apply to their tax course.  

Field of Study: Taxes

Friday, February 22, 2019 (1:00 pm–1:50 pm ET)

2B: Creating Values for Students Through Business Analytics
Dr. Yuang-Sung Chen, CPA, CITP, CGMA, CMA, CFM, PhD ( NC State University, Raleigh, NC ),

Business analytics are the most sought-after skills among accounting firms and corporations. With growing demand from citizens and shrinking budgets, business analytics will transform government agencies improving transparency, reducing costs and delivering insight. This presentation showcase how students at the Poole College of Management at NC State apply their classroom learning to helping companies solve real-world challenges using business analytics.

Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications

Friday, February 22, 2019 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

General #3: Focus on the Profession
Mr. Robert N. Brooks ( NC State Board of CPA Examiners, Raleigh, NC ), Ms. Sharon H. Bryson, M.Ed. ( NCACPA, Raleigh, NC ), Mr. David Scott Showalter, CPA ( NC State University, Raleigh, NC ),

Chair of the NCACPA Board of Directors, Scott Showalter, and the executive director of the NC State Board of CPA Examiners, Bob Brooks, bring participants an interactive and informative session. They’ll focus on the latest and most major issues affecting the profession and the business climate on state, national, and global levels. Bob and Scott will share insights on * Activities of standard setters and regulators in US Congress and the NC General Assembly * International trends that stand to affect you, your organization, and your clients * Latest actions taken by the NC State Board of CPA Examiners * Changes in store for you from NCACPA and the AICPA.

Field of Study: Accounting

Friday, February 22, 2019 (3:05 pm–4:20 pm ET)

General #4: Preparing Students for the Workforce Employer Panel
Mr. Victor Alan Blackburn, CPA ( Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, Greensboro, NC ), Mrs. Samantha Perry Cox, CPA ( Earney & Company, LLP, Hampstead, NC ), Ms. Heather Thornbrough Rouse, CPA ( Samet Corp., Greensboro, NC ), Mr. Kyle Rouse, CPA ( Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Raleigh, NC ),

In this session, you will hear the employer perspective on the state of accounting education from representatives of public accounting and industry. The objectives are to determine the areas for which students are prepared to enter the workforce and succeed and the areas for which accounting educators can better prepare their students. You will also gain insight into the qualities that a successful candidate should possess and the degrees and credentials that are expected.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Friday, February 22, 2019 (4:25 pm–5:15 pm ET)

General #5: Incorporating Data Analytics in the Classroom
Ms. Katie Terrell ( University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR ),

This session will focus on lessons and methods for incorporating data analytics across the accounting curriculum. This presentation will also include a discussion of incorporating a stand-alone data analytics course in an accounting degree program. We will discuss the basic tools and skills that serve as a foundation for more advanced data analytic techniques, as well as what real-world datasets are available to help students gain the experience and confidence they need for transferring their data analytic skills to the professional world. Finally, there will be a presentation of what has worked well (and what hasn’t worked so well) in a masters’ classroom versus an undergraduate classroom.

Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications

Friday, February 22, 2019 (5:15 pm–6:15 pm ET)

Optional #1: Networking Reception (Registrant Only)

Friday, February 22, 2019 (5:15 pm–6:15 pm ET)

Optional #2: Networking Reception (Registrant + 1 Guest)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (8:00 am–9:40 pm ET)

General #6: Professional Ethics & Conduct

This course is offered in a group-study format where participants and the discussion leader have opportunities to interact and discuss ethical issues facing the profession. North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules are just one subsection of the set of rules and standards governing North Carolina CPAs. However, the importance of professional ethics merits an in-depth study, because making the right decision every time is hard! Without a solid ethical base, the rules are difficult to apply. The North Carolina Professional Ethics and Conduct rules will be specifically examined, clarifying how they are applicable to all CPAs. Standards of ethical conduct are not only examined for those CPAs in public practice, but also for CPAs working in industry, government, and education throughout North Carolina. You will examine current trends in ethical behavior, social networking, and fraud. Real-life case studies supplied by North Carolina CPAs that examine those ethical dilemmas most prevalent in the workplace will be discussed.
 

Note—This course fulfills the State Board’s annual two-hour ethics CPE requirement. The two-hour ethics course is required for annual license renewal for North Carolina CPAs and does not qualify one to obtain an original or reciprocal certificate (the Accountancy Law course required for certification and reciprocity is an eight-hour program that is also offered by NCACPA , and it satisfies this requirement). If you have questions, please contact the NC State Board of CPA Examiners. The vendor has identified this course as satisfying the 80-hour requirement for Yellow Book. It is up to the individual to determine if this course meets the 24-hour Yellow Book requirement. If you have a question, please contact the GAO at (202) 512-9535. sence in an organization—the one you are currently with—or your competition.

Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (9:55 am–10:50 am ET)

General #7: Best Practices in the Classroom Q&A Panel
Dr. Dena Dail Breece, CPA ( Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC ), Dr. Mary E. Kirchner, CPA ( Methodist University, Cary, NC ), Dr. Linda L. Poulson, CPA ( Elon University-Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Chapel Hill, NC ), Mr. Charles Raymond Powell, CPA ( Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC ), Dr. Douglas K. Schneider, CPA, PhD ( East Carolina University-College of Business, Greenville, NC ),

The session will be a panel question and answer session that addresses the best practices in the classroom based on the methods that have proved successful by each of the faculty participants on the panel. The panel members will share their approaches to teaching and delivering material to their classes at their respective schools and field questions from the audience.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (11:00 am–12:10 pm ET)

General #8: Blockchain: Why Should I Care?

One of the most talked about new technologies that has the potential to significantly disrupt the accounting profession is Blockchain. This course is designed to bring you up to speed on what this revolutionary technology is all about. You will learn about the concepts, nomenclature, technology, and potential applications related to Blockchain. This will prepare you to participate in conversations about Blockchain with your colleagues, peers and others.

Field of Study: Information Technology


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Event Vendor:NCACPA
Field of Study:Accounting, Auditing (Governmental), Computer Software & Applications, Economics, Information Technology, Personal Development, Regulatory Ethics, Specialized Knowledge, Taxes
Level: Update

Event Type:Conference
Event Code:AEF19

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate expires February 8, 2019

2-Day Conference Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member 2-Day $205.00 $255.00
Non-Member 2-Day $205.00 $255.00
Partner/Affiliate-Accounting Educator 2-Day $205.00 $255.00
Friday Only Conference Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member Friday Only $185.00 $215.00
Non-Member Friday Only $185.00 $215.00
Partner/Affiliate-Accounting Educator Friday Only $185.00 $215.00
Saturday Only Conference Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member Saturday Only $185.00 $215.00
Non-Member Saturday Only $185.00 $215.00
Partner/Affiliate-Accounting Educator Saturday Only $185.00 $215.00