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

AICPA’s Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs)
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 03:00 PM ET / 02:00 PM CT / 01:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Robert Durak, CPA, Director of Private Company Financial Reporting Accounting Standards, AICPA
Objective: To provide the specifics about the AICPA’s Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Sized Entities
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Intermediate
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
The accounting world is becoming more complex with new accounting rules developed for publicly-held companies, These new rules put a burden on private companies that are both time consuming and costly. However, a new accounting framework is now available for Main Street businesses that do not need GAAP-based reporting. This session will cover the specifics about the AICPA’s FRF for SMEs framework including why it was developed, who it is for, and its key principles and accounting requirements. In addition, the session will address the benefits of the new framework and the many tools that are available to help implement the FRF for SMEs.

Presenter Bio(s)
Robert Durak has been with the AICPA since 1995 and is a member of the Accounting Standards department, as the Director of Private Company Financial Reporting. Currently he is overseeing the development of the AICPA’s financial reporting framework for smaller businesses. Bob staffed the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (“PCFRC”) for the last six years and helped staff the recent Blue Ribbon Panel on private company accounting. Previous to his position in the Accounting Standards department, Bob was the Director of the Accounting and Auditing Publications team at the AICPA. Prior to joining the AICPA, Bob was a manager at Deloitte & Touche in their auditing practice in New Jersey.

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