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

The Top Ten Cooperative Fraud Schemes for 2016
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Jeff Brandenburg, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Objective: This one-hour session is designed to give attendees a better understanding of when considering fraud prevention and detection, what are the boards responsibilities, what are the management duties and outside auditor duties? And to have them ask the questions “Is your cyber security solid and what current best practices in dealing with fraud are?”
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Let’s face it, statistics show that every organization has some level of fraud, waste and abuse occurring. In this one-hour session we will talk about The Top Ten Cooperative Fraud Schemes seen by cooperatives and what you can do to help detect and prevent them from happening to you. This presentation will include real-life examples seen by those at cooperatives and will invite the audience to participate in discussions.

Presenter Bio(s)
Jeff Brandenburg specializes in providing auditing, accounting and consulting services for cooperatives and other commercial entities and is the managing principal of the agribusiness and cooperative (ABC) group at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. He is responsible for coordinating firm wide and regional ABC activities and works to insure that clients receive the quality services they expect and deserve. He has experience in all phases of assurance, tax, and client services and focuses on high-level business consulting ensuring client’s needs are met. Jeff has more than 30 years’ experience serving the agribusiness, cooperative, and insurance industries. Jeff has spoken to local and national groups on topics ranging from fraud prevention and detection to equity management, risk assessment and management procedures, cooperative taxation, mutual insurance taxation, along with a wide array of other topics of interest. His involvement and leadership roles in various local and national organizations allow him to be a resource for the clients he serves.

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