About NSAC

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is a professional society, formed in 1936, comprised of approximately 1,500 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.

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) serves individual members and their respective organizations. Employees of cooperatives such as CFOs, controllers, tax directors/managers, accountants, bookkeepers, office managers, internal auditors, in-house legal staff, and other financial professionals are included as members. Professional service providers advising cooperatives such as CPAs, attorneys, banking professionals, government employees advising cooperatives and cooperative association employees are amongst members as well.

The organization provides professionals with education, resources, and connections needed to stay actively involved and on the cutting edge when it comes to the financial management and planning of cooperative business.

In 1935, auditors for the Northern States Cooperative League began holding regular meetings and discussing the need for collaboration and a more formalized organization. Out of these meetings, the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives was formed:

1943 – Formally structures as an independent, nonprofit corporation
1948 – Begins publishing The Cooperative Accountant
1952 – Publishes first cooperative accounting report
1980 – Hires first professional manager
1998 – 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
2015 – Partners with the NRECA to bring the profession the premier tax, finance and accounting conference for cooperatives
2020 – Continues efforts to bring more virtual opportunities to professionals globally

Upcoming Events

2022 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives
July 31 - August 3, 2022

2022 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives

The show-stopping conference uniquely tailored to provide education, resources, and connections to professionals involved in the financial management and planning of cooperatives.

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How Electricity and Demand Really Work & How It Impacts Rates
May 19, 2022

How Electricity and Demand Really Work & How It Impacts Rates

In this encore presentation from the session at TFACC 2021, Mike Searcy will describe some of the billing units required for innovative rate designs, and explore some of the challenges involved in obtaining, using, and explaining them to members.

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Pacific Northwest Annual Chapter Meeting
June 2 - 3, 2022

Pacific Northwest Annual Chapter Meeting

Please join the Pacific Northwest Chapter for its annual meeting! Enjoy two days filled with educational sessions, CPE, and unparalleled networking opportunities with your peers.

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