Accounting Education Conference

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  • September 30 - October 01, 2022
  • 08:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Dallas

Don't miss this opportunity to gather with fellow accounting educators to share ideas and discuss common issues. Expect a line up of sessions that will boost your knowledge on current accounting, auditing and financial topics.

During the conference, the Accounting Education Foundation along with the TXCPA Relations with Educational Institutions Committee honor Outstanding Accounting Educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

CPE Hours: Up to 14

Early Bird registration deadline: Sept 23 (extended)
Member $195
Non-member CPA $225
Non-CPA staff $195

Fee after Sept. 23:
Member $245
Non-member CPA $275
Non-CPA staff $245

Conference hotel:  DoubleTree by Hilton – Dallas Love Field
3300 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75235, USA | Map
Rate: $154 per night. Reservation phone: (800) 774-1500214-357-8500.
Hotel Cut-Off Deadline:
September 9, 2022.

Please read: COVID-19 Safety Protocols

CPE InfoLine: 800-428-0272 or 972-687-8500 in Dallas | E-mail Customer Service


Day One - Friday, Sept. 30

8 - 9 a.m. - A Shrinking Pipeline: How the Profession is Responding to Student Pipeline Issues
Jodi Ann Ray, CAE/President & CEO/Texas Society of CPAs/Dallas
Learn more about the professional trends impacting our pool of future accountants and CPAs, what opportunities are available to shift these trends, and how TXCPA and other stakeholders are responding and reacting to ensure the future of the profession.

9 - 9:30 a.m. - Education Requirements for the CPA Examination
Donna Hiller/Director of Qualifications/TSBPA/Austin
Review and discuss the education requirements for the new CPA Exam that launches in January 2024. Recent changes to the 150 semester hour requirements that includes internships will be discussed.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. CPA Evolution
Kim Holland/Senior Account Manager/Becker/St. Louis
Michael Potenza, CPA, JD, PE/Director, Curriculum/Becker/Yonkers

The much-anticipated 2024 CPA Exam Blueprint is now available. Join Becker’s Mike Potenza and fellow educators to discuss the draft of the document that details the upcoming CPA Exam changes. Learn how the changes will affect students and what you, as educators, can do to prepare for them. The new Exam launches in January 2024 and will affect everyone in the accounting profession, from students and educators to CPA Exam candidates and others. Participating in this session can help guide you through the changes for a smooth transition.

10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Data Cleaning Projects (ETL) Using Excel, Google Sheets, Tableau, Tableau Prep, Power BI and Alteryx for Intro Accounting
Tracie Miller, CPA, Ph.D./Lead Faculty/Franklin University
Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CGMA, CSCA/Professor/Kent State University/Kent
A key step in data analytics is getting the data ready for use – in fact, this step can take more time and effort than the analysis of the data. In this panel, we’ll discuss the differences among these tools and benefits/advantages of teaching each tool. In these new projects, students are introduced to the concept of Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) through an introductory accounting project that is completely turnkey for the instructor. To show students the “why” of ETL, an interactive dashboard will be built after the data cleaning steps are completed. Complete step-by-step video instructions and instructor guides are available to make project adoption easy and painless in introductory accounting courses. These projects are available at no cost for instructors to use in their classes. In this session, we’ll walk through the key aspects of the projects and will discuss teaching strategies. Participants will get hands-on experience with each of the tools.

12:05 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch

12:50 - 1:50 p.m. - Ed Talks: Teaching Techniques N-4
Kelly Noe, Ph.D./Associate Professor of Accounting/ Stephen F Austin University 
Nikki Shoemaker, Ph.D/Assistant Director, Associate Professor, MPA Director/Stephen F Austin University/Nacogdoches
Veronda Willis, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA/Associate Professor of Accounting/ University of Texas at Tyler/Tyler 
Jennifer Johnson, CPA/Associate Professor of Instruction, Accounting Program/The University of Texas at Dallas/Richardson 
Bonnie Albritton, Ph.D., CPA/Assistant Professor of Accounting/Texas Wesleyan University/Fort Worth 
Kim Webb, Ph.D., CPA/Associate Professor of Accounting/Texas Wesleyan University/Fort Worth
Our panelists will discuss specific cases and projects currently used in classrooms.

1:55 - 2:55 p.m. (Breakout Sessions)

  • Tax Update
    Robert J. Walsh, CPA, Ph.D./Accounting Professor/University of Dallas/Irving
    What has already changed in taxes for 2022? What might change in the final three months of 2022? This session is intended for the tax professor or for anyone interested in keeping up to date on their own personal tax situation.

  • Roundtables (Financial and Managerial/Cost)
    Attendees will meet with other faculty who teach Financial or Managerial/Cost Accounting. This session will be an open discussion in small groups to include teaching ideas, books used, projects/cases used, and any other topics of interest related to the courses taught.

  • The Mentoring Circle
    Madhuri Bandla, CPA/ Senior Lecturer/UNT, Dept. of Accounting/Denton
    Resources and tools to inspire a mentoring mindset amongst students and build a mentorship program.

2:55 - 3:05 p.m. | Break

3:05 - 4:05 p.m. (Breakout Sessions)

  • Accounting Course Mapping
    Dr. Roger Lirely/Professor of Accounting and Department Chair/University of Texas at Tyler/Tyler
    Hear how accounting majors learn to create, audit and maintain a detailed system in the finances of a business. In this session, we will discuss the theory behind accounting and how to review the financial position of a business.

  • 10 Strategies for Increasing Engagement in any Accounting Class
    Tracie Miller, CPA, Ph.D./Lead Faculty/Franklin University
    Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CGMA, CSCA/Professor/Kent State University/Kent

    Looking to energize your online accounting course? Do you want to have lively class discussions in an in-person class? In this session, we will be discussing strategies and tools for increasing student engagement in any accounting course, whether it is online, in-person or hybrid. These strategies can also be used in synchronous and asynchronous classes. Many of these strategies can be applied or adapted to any size of class, including large classes. Practical tips learned from implementing these strategies will also be shared.

4:10 - 5:10 p.m. - Promoting a Mindset of Empathy with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Regina L. Brown, MBA/Accounting Faculty/Dallas College/Mesquite
This session will inspire the participant to take an introspective view of DEI to achieve an inclusive and equitable academic environment for all students. This view includes a practical approach to ADA guidelines.

Day Two - Saturday, Oct 1

8 - 9 a.m. Enhancing Performance and Interaction by Improving Communication
Bob Thomas, Ph.D., CPA/Archer City
In our many roles as accountants, educators, colleagues and leaders, communication skills are vital to almost everything we do. This session will introduce some tools and techniques that can be used to improve communication and thereby enhance performance and interaction.

9:05 - 10:05 a.m. (Breakout Sessions)

  • Breaking News: FASB Update with New Guidance
    Mary Fischer, Ph.D., CGFM/Professor of Accounting/University of Texas at Tyler/Tyler

  • Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on the Accounting Profession
    Dr. Matthew J. Sargent/Clinical Assistant Professor/University of Texas at Arlington/Arlington
    This session will cover the basics of blockchain, including platforms and associated cryptocurrencies. It will also cover associated relationships to information security concepts. In addition, we will discuss how CPAs will be expected to understand and leverage this knowledge in areas such as auditing and cybersecurity reviews.

10:05 - 10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Roundtables (Research, AIS, Tax)
Here’s another opportunity for attendees to meet with other faculty who teach Research, AIS or Tax. This session will be an open discussion in small groups to include teaching ideas, books used, projects/cases used, and any other topics of interest related to the courses taught.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Ed Talks: A Deeper Dive Into Projects and Cases N-4
Janice L. Cobb, Ed.D, CPA/Accounting Instructor/TCU/Fort Worth
Robert Rankin, DBA, CMA/Assistant Professor of Accounting/TAMU/Commerce 
Cathy Scott, Ph. D/Associate Professor/UNT/Dallas  
Matt Sargent, DBA./ Clinical Assistant Professor/The University of Texas at Arlington/Arlington   
Now that you’ve received an overview, take an even deeper dive into cases and projects used in classrooms. This session will be interactive, so bring your questions and experiences to share with your colleagues.


Silver sponsor:

Becker - Silver sponsor




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