What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
The NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive webinar, and you can attend from any location with internet and/or telephone access. NSAC members can attend an unlimited number of CLNs at no charge!

Who presents the information for one of these courses?
Each Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. CLNs typically include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions live or by chat.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Member registrants, if unable to participate, will be provided with a link to the PODCast. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the course meeting room. Sessions include one Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a course designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk, device or conference room.

Easy.
A computer, device and/or telephone are all the equipment you need.

CLNs are ideal for multiple attendees. Registrants may use a monitor and speakers/speakerphone and invite others to participate - at no extra cost to you. Additional attendees seeking CPE credit for viewing the session will incur a $10 fee per certificate request.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are free for members and available to non members at a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

For more information contact the National Office at 937-222-6707 or email to: info@nsacoop.org

Cooperative Learning Network

Basic A&A Seminar (4 hours)
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Phil Miller & Don Frederick
Objective: Provide participants with a basic understanding of cooperatives that will increase productivity and lay the foundation for more advanced training in cooperative accounting, finance and taxation.
Field of Study: Accounting (2) and Auditing (2)
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 4 Credit Hours
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This 4-hour, 4-CPE credit course is designed for new hires and other employees of cooperatives and firms serving cooperatives that can benefit from training in the unique nature of cooperatives. The four modules presented in this course include an introduction to cooperatives, their organization and operation; equity management and inter-cooperative investments; basic cooperative income tax treatment; and co-op GAAP. The Introduction to Cooperatives module covers “What is a cooperative?”, a history of cooperatives, identifies cooperatives in our communities and explains some of the benefits of cooperation. The Equity Management module covers types of cooperative equity and related redemption policies, and discusses the various aspects of inter-cooperative investments. The Basic Co-op Tax module covers the very unique aspects of co-op tax treatment. The Co-op GAAP module covers certain unique co-op related accounting treatments contained within GAAP, its history, and how you can find this co-op GAAP within the FASB Codification.

The session will break for lunch between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM EST

Presenter Bio(s)
Don Frederick , Retired, former NSAC Director of Education
From August 2007 until March 2012, Don Frederick served as NSAC's Director of Education. His responsibilities included preparing educational materials on cooperative accounting, finance, and taxation and coordinating development of program content for NSAC live and web-based educational seminars. Before joining NSAC, Don spent two decades as Program Leader for Law, Policy, and Governance with the Cooperative Programs group at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Don’s prior experience also includes several years on the legal staff of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and time as a staff attorney in the USDA Office of the General Counsel. In October 2007, Don was designated as an Honored Cooperator by the National Cooperative Business Association. In August, 2008, he received NSAC's highest honor, its Silver Bowl Award, for "service which has enhanced, to an unusual degree, the image and operations of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and the cooperative community in general."

Phil Miller , Executive Secretary, Virginia Cooperative Council
Phil W. Miller is the Executive Secretary for the Virginia Cooperative Council headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. He recently retired as Vice President & Controller for Southern States Cooperative in Richmond, after a thirty-six year career. While at Southern States, he served as an Internal Auditor, Senior Auditor, Assistant Manager of Internal Audit, Manager of Corporate Accounting and Assistant Controller before being promoted to Controller in 2000. Phil received his BA in Economics from Berea College in 1968 and completed post graduate studies in Accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. He is a retired licensed CPA in Virginia and former member of the AICPA and the Virginia Society of CPAs. He is a former National Director of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC), and served as National President of NSAC in 2001-2002. He serves as an editor and writer for NSAC’s national journal, The Cooperative Accountant, and as an Education Director for NSAC.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org