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NSAC longtime member Thomas Kandel, notes his retirement
Thomas Kandel will be retiring from National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, (NRUCFC) effective March 30, 2018. Tom served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Southern...

FASB Proposes Corporate Reporting Change Related to New Tax Law
One challenging effect of new P.L. 115-97, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on company financial statements would be eliminated under a proposal FASB issued recently.  The proposed Accounting...

FASB Task Force Tackles Cloud Computing Costs
The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force plans to propose new rules for how to deal with cloud computing service costs.  At a meeting last week, the EITF discussed...

Beware W2 Phishing Again This Year
Tax authorities warn employers again this year about a W-2 phishing scam that victimized organizations — and thousands of employees — last year.  During the last two tax seasons, cyber-crooks...

Top Five Ways Tax Reform Impacts Dairy Industry
We have just witnessed the most sweeping change in tax law since 1986. It is too early to make dramatic changes to your farm operation in response to the new tax code, but dairy producers should...

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About NSAC

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is a professional society, formed in 1936, comprised of approximately 2,000 individual members actively involved with the financial management and planning of cooperative business. NSAC members are either employed by a cooperative or provide professional services for cooperatives.

Serving Individual members and their respective organizations

  • Employees of cooperatives who are accountants, bookkeepers and office managers; controllers and tax directors; internal auditors and in-house legal staff, as well as CFOs and other finance professionals
  • Professionals advising and providing services to cooperatives such as independent auditors and CPAs, tax advisors and preparers, cooperative bank professionals, professionals working for law firms, government employees advising cooperatives and cooperative association employees


  • Continuing Educational Programming
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits Resources on Financial Reporting Programs for both Small and Large Cooperatives
  • A Directory of Other Cooperative Professionals
  • Networking Opportunities
  • A Quarterly Technical Journal

In 1935, auditors for the Northern States Cooperative League began holding meetings. Due to the success of these gatherings, they decided to form a national organization. NSAC Milestones:

1943 – Formally structures as an independent, nonprofit corporation
1948 – Begins publishing The Cooperative Accountant
1952 – Publishes first cooperative accounting report
1980 – Hires first professional manager1998 – Organizes nationwide Electric Cooperative Chapter
2001 – Begins actively participating in FASB projects that impact co-ops
2008 – Becomes industry leader in international accounting standards development
2011 – Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL