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Conference Schedule

Virtual Schedule has limited sessions
*sessions not available virtually

Monday, June 20

8:00 am - 8:15 am 

Conference Kickoff

8:15 am - 9:30 am

A. The Intangible It - Jack Stahlmann


9:45 am - 11:00 am

B1. FASB Update - Ron Kral
B2. Achieving Life Balance - Jonathan Robinson
B3. Mastering Advanced Excel Functions & Formulas - Mac Mclelland
B4. Remote Work Panel - Michelle Schumacher  & Teresa Warn *

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

C1. Internal Controls - Ron Kral
C2. The Happiness Advantage: How to Use Psychology to Enjoy Work More and Get More Done – Jonathan Robinson 
C3. Run Microsoft Office in the Cloud - Mac Mclelland
C4. Round Tables Discussion - Topics TBD*

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

D1. Leases - the time to implement is now - Ron Kral
D2. Outstanding Customer Service: 10 Keys to Create Customer Satisfaction and Get Referrals – Jonathan Robinson
D3. Power Query Tips and Tricks - Mac Mclelland
D4. Ransomware - Wes Henry*

2:25 pm - 3:40 pm

E1. Preparing for Audits & Reviews - Ron Kral
E2. Shortcuts to Success: The Best Tools for Professional Growth - Jonathan Robinson
E3. Windows 11 - What Users Need to Know - Mac Mclelland
E4. Distribution options for workplace transitions - Dennis Draeger*

3:55 pm – 4:45 pm

F. ABC - Awareness Begins Change - Shayla Rivera

Tuesday, June 21

8:00 am – 9:15 am

G. Inspire Integrity - Corey Ciocchetti (1.5 ethics)

9:30 am – 10:45 am

H1. Financial Shenanigans: Stop Them from Fooling You - Jay Giannantonio
H2. The Behaviors of Inclusive Leadership - Kassi Rushing
H3. Employment Law - Vanessa Lystad
H4. The How's and Why's of Data Analytics - Tommy Stephens*

10:55 am - 11:45 am

I1. Fraud Prevention: Loss Prevention and Control - Jay Giannantonio

I2. Winning at Work as a Working Parent - Kassi Rushing
I3. General Concepts and Overview of Sales & Use Tax Systems - Michael Loesevitz
I4. Accounting Automation - Tommy Stephens*

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

J1. Developing your Company's Scorecard - Jay Giannantonio
J2. Mastering Difficult Conversations - Kassi Rushing
J3. Tax Update - Sidney Compton & Kayla Christenson
J4. Implementing Data Loss Prevention for Better Security and Privacy - Tommy Stephens*

2:25 pm – 3:40 pm

K1. Aligning Budgets to Strategy: The Key to Long-Term Profit - Jay Giannantonio
K2. The Four Phases for Growing an Engaged Team - Kassi Rushing
K3. Accounting for Endowments - Renee Gravalin & Reggie MacMaster
K4. Cybersecurity Risks and Solutions - Tommy Stephens*

3:55 pm - 4:45 pm

L. Courage in the Storm - Stephanie Decker


CPE: 16 hours available
Includes 1.5 Ethics Credits

Holiday Inn - Fargo
3803 13th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103
*Ask about the North Dakota CPA Management Conference*

Add $50 after May 31
$425 Member ($475 Nonmember)
$375 One Day Member  ($425 One Day Nonmember)
$405 Group Discount

Group Discount is available for groups of 10 or more from the same company. Participants can be any combination of in-person and/or virtual.

Cancellation and Refunds: Full refund if received 10 working days prior to conference.  A $50 administrative fee is charged if canceling less than 10 working days before conference.  No refunds after June 17.  Exceptions considered on a case by case basis.

Thank You to the Members in Industry Committee:

  • KrisCinda Erickson, Minn-Dak Farmers Coop, Wahpeton (Chair)
  • Jason Hulstein, Microsoft, Fargo
  • Barry Chouinard, Fargo
  • Dee Ann Ellingson, UND Dept of Accounting, Grand Forks
  • Marci Erbele, Doosan Infracore Construction, West Fargo
  • Jackie Gapp, Fargo Public Schools, Fargo
  • Sheldon Kauk, Eide Ford M-L, Inc, Bismarck (Board Liason)
  • Janet Kubisiak, Basin Electric Power Coop, Bismarck
  • Niketa Kusler, Advanced Business Methods, West Fargo
  • Barry Maring, Sonmar Management, Fargo
  • Jean Ostrom-Blonigen, NDSU EPSCoR, Fargo
  • Carol Rogne, DFC Consultants, LTD., Fargo
  • Jodi Satkunam, Fargo
  • Tamara Sprynczynatyk, American Crystal Sugar, Moorhead

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