2017 Accounting Educators Conference


The modern world doesn’t work without CPAs. And there are no CPAs without accounting educators. This conference is designed for you. The Accounting Educators Conference is an annual event that connects you with other educators, updates you on accounting industry trends, and equips you to help your students succeed. Attendees will also receive 2 hours of Ethics.

Learning Objectives
  1. To hear updates to better assist your students
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
CPE Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics
Who Should Attend
Accounting Educators

MACPA Columbia Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road Suite 245, Columbia, MD, United States

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Jun 5, 2017
8:30 am - 4:35 pm
MACPA Columbia Center, 10280 Old Columbia Road Suite 245, Columbia, MD, United States
Total CPE Credits


DAY 1 of 1 June 5, 2017
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am
State Board Update

Speaker: Arthur Flach, CPA

9:00 am - 9:20 am
What's New with the CPA Exam?

Speaker: Amanda Hollingsworth, Roger CPA Review

This session will discuss what has changed as of April 2017. Covering the exam content, score weighting, structure, and exam skill levels.

9:20 am - 9:30 am
Networking Break
9:30 am - 10:40 am
New Graduates Panel

Speakers: Alexis Robinson, CPA, Ernst & Young, Steve Rutland, CPA, RSM US LLP, Ebony Hypolite, CPA, SC&H Group, Abbey Degitz, CPA, Hertzbach

10:40 am - 10:50 am
Networking Break
10:50 am - 12:00 pm
Tips for Succeeding with Traditional-Aged Students

Speaker: Dr. Virginia Iannone, Ph.D., Stevenson University

This presentation will address some of the unique issues and challenges related to working with the millennial generation in the classroom. First, we will define the millennial generation and gain insight into the specific characteristics of this population that influence how they approach the learning process. We will then discuss how the expectations of millennial students may differ drastically from the expectations of faculty, which may hinder the learning process and result in significant challenges for both parties. Finally, we will take a solution-focused approach to bridging this gap by discussing several strategies that can be immediately implemented into the classroom environment to increase student engagement and facilitate learning in this population.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:45 pm - 2:25 pm
Ethics & Critical Thinking

Speaker: Matt Ryan, CPA, MBA, CFE, The Business Learning Institute

While ethics training is required by many states, the true value of the CPA license is in understanding how critically important ethical behavior is to one another, our customers, and to the public. This course will explore the basic tenets of ethical behavior and use case studies to explore ethical dilemmas in various companies and organizations, with special focus on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

2:25 pm - 2:35 pm
Networking Break
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm
CPA Exam Pass Rates

Speaker: Lisa Cines, CPA, CGMA, Cines Consulting & Chair of the MACPA

3:35 pm - 3:45 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm - 4:35 pm
Professional Issues Update

Speaker: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA, MACPA & The Business Learning Institute


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