Kentucky Accounting Educators Conference - VIRTUAL


Thursday, May 20th

8:30AM TO 8:40AM / General Sessions

Lisa Kemper, Education Director, Kentucky Society of CPAs

Darlene Zibart, Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Society of CPAs

8:40AM TO 9:30AM / General Sessions

Gregory Maggard, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kourtney Nett, Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

David Tate, Managing Partner, BKD LLP

Find out the latest recruiting trends and what could increase the chances of being a strong contender for accounting positions.

9:30AM TO 9:40AM / General Sessions

9:40AM TO 10:30AM / General Sessions

Kathy Herbig, Managing Director, Crowe LLP

An overview of recent Federal and Kentucky individual and business tax law changes with tips on how to teach an engaging tax course to students.  

10:30AM TO 10:40AM / General Sessions

10:40AM TO 11:30AM / General Sessions

Katie Terrell, Sam M. Walton College of Business University of Arkansas

Learn the importance of data analytics in an increasingly data-driven world, specifically for the new accountant's role.

11:30AM TO 12:30PM / General Sessions

12:30PM TO 2:10PM / General Sessions

Jennifer Cainis, Clinical Professor, University of South Florida Muma College of Business

Tracie Miller-Nobles, CPA, Austin Community College

Wendy Tietz, PhD, CMA, CSCA, CPA, Kent State University

Today’s rapidly evolving business environment demands new hires be fluent in data analytics and technology, requiring these skills be interwoven into the accounting curriculum. In this session, we will be introducing data analytics projects that have been created for introductory financial and managerial accounting classes. These projects can be completed in Excel, Power BI, and/or Tableau – it is up to you whether you want to assign the project using Excel, Power BI, or Tableau – or all three. The resources included with these free projects are step-by-step tutorial videos, assessment questions, student guides, teaching notes, and more. These class-tested projects are plug and play – they are ready to be used in your introductory accounting classes. 

In Part I, we will talk about how to teach data analytics concepts, projects we have created, and show you the resources we have available.  In Part II, participants can either watch us or get hands-on experience, working along with us as we demonstrate one of the Excel projects.  We will also show excerpts from the Power BI and Tableau projects in this session.   

2:10PM TO 2:20PM / General Sessions

2:20PM TO 3:30PM / General Sessions

Our Sponsors will share the latest in education products. 

Friday, May 21st

8:30AM TO 10:10AM / General Sessions

Sedrik Newbern, NASBA Center for the Public Trust

In this session, participants will learn how to effectively integrate ethical decision-making and leadership principles into business and accounting courses. The session will provide tips for facilitating online teaching tools, case studies and interactive exercises that can be replicated in college classrooms. The strategies are designed to increase classroom engagement and complement the ethics education that educators currently provide for their students.

10:10AM TO 10:20AM / General Sessions

10:20AM TO 11:10AM / General Sessions

Joe Donohue, KY State Board of Accountancy

Darlene Zibart, Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Society of CPAs

Get the latest information on licensure, exam changes, trends, Congressional issues affecting CPAs and new KyCPA initiatives. 

11:10AM TO 11:20AM / General Sessions

11:20AM TO 12:10PM / General Sessions

Daniel Dustin, VP, State Board Relations, NASBA Center for the Public Trust

Jan Taylor Morris, AICPA Liaison, AICPA

Julia Woislaw, CPA Evolution, AICPA

The CPA Evolution initiative:  a joint effort between the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA that seeks to align the CPA licensure model with the changing landscape of the accounting profession.

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10 CPE Credits
CPE: 8 Credits Ethics: 2 Credits


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    Registration is open through 05/19.

    Thursday, May 20th

    8:30am to 3:30pm
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