What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

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. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. 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 session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE 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 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

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

Easy.
A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

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

Cooperative Learning Network

Internal Controls
Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM ET / 02:00 PM CT / 01:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Heidi Lee, CPA, Principal of Jackson Thornton & Co., PC -and- Peggy Boldissar, Manager, Financial Accounting for Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Objective: A session on the effectiveness of your financial and reporting internal controls.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This is a one hour CPE Credit Course. We will take a look at a recent Case Study conducted at an electric cooperative and examine the methods and approach used for determining whether effective internal controls were in place. We will also look at controls over electronic transactions and consider opportunities for strengthening those controls. This is a repeat of the session given at the 2014 TACC in San Diego.

Presenter Bio(s)
As a senior consultant for Jackson Thornton Utilities, Heidi Lee uses her thirty years of experience in the industry to help her electric, water and gas distribution clients prepare to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. A dedicated Utility consultant, Lee offers a range of assurance and management advisory services to her utility clients including audits, internal control evaluations, work order system design and managerial reporting. She is a recognized speaker and trainer and has served as a speaker for the RUS/CPA seminar on risk considerations in business diversification. Lee is a licensed CPA in Alabama and Florida.

Peggy Boldissar is the Financial Accounting Manager for Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. and has been in that role for the past 6 years. Prior to that she worked as the Financial Manager at WCI Communities, Inc. for 12 years. She received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from De Sales University and her MBA from Wilkes University.

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