Cooperative Learning Networks

NSAC provides accounting, tax and business education uniquely tailored to cooperatives. Our Cooperative Learning Networks (CLNs) are webinars that cover a variety of topics of interest to our members presented by experts in the field of cooperatives.

NSAC Members may register for CLNs without charge while non-members may participate for a nominal fee.

Individuals or groups are able to participate in these online courses from the convenience of their own space using their own device and immediately put what they’ve learned to work for their organization.

Review the following list of upcoming CLNs and register today!

FASB Update

Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Michael Cheng, CPA, Partner, Frazier & Deeter
Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of recent technical accounting issues that may affect financial statements in 2020; obtain an overview of recently issued accounting standards and updates that are effective for the 2020 calendar year-end for non-public entities and discuss relevant projects on FASB's and PCC's current agendas.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Hand in the Cookie Jar?

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Julie Desimone, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Objective: Upon completion, participants will be able to identify fraud risks in their utility, identify key controls to address fraud risks in their utility, and understand key changes that should be considered in a virtual environment.
Field of Study: Auditing
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Finance Function Dysfunction: Assessing & Improving Your Financial Operations

Date: Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Kelsey Vatsaas, CPA, MBA, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
Objective: Upon completion, participants will be able to identify key symptoms of a faltering finance function, understand the framework for a Finance Department Assessment, discuss how to shape conversations to achieve support for conducting a Finance Department Assessment, and learn how this approach helped an organization increase its efficiency and effectiveness.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Internal Fraud: Addressing the Segregation of Duties Dilemma

Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Steve Dawson, CPA, CFE, President, Dawson Forensic Group
Objective: Following the conclusion of this session, participations will learn to overcome the mindset that a small number of staff can only result in poor internal controls; will learn to introduce effective prevention controls that can strengthen internal controls, even with a small number of staff; and will learn to introduce effective detection controls that can strengthen internal controls, even with a small number of staff.
Field of Study: Auditing
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Improving the Timeliness & Efficiency of Monthly Financial Close Process

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Camille Christensen, CPA, PMP, Partner and Erin Clayville, CPA, CFE, Director, Moss Adams, LLP
Objective: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to identify time saving monthly closing processes and time saving tips and will learn how to avoid stress during the monthly closing process.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Registration

All registration is done on-line. Include the name(s) of the session(s) for which you would like to register and the email address to which confirmation should be sent.

Fees and Payment Procedures

The fee for each participant location is free for all NSAC members. Non-members may register for a nominal fee. For sites with more than one participant, log in must be done in the name of the key contact. Invoicing is available to NSAC members only. Non-members must pre-pay.

Delivery System

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives uses the Zoom platform for CLNs. Registrants will receive login instructions in advance by email and the virtual meeting room will open 20 minutes prior to the CLN start time. We recommend participants log-in 15 minutes prior to the start, allowing enough time to download and print any documents you wish to have available during the course presentation. It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for CLNs. If a registrant is unable to participate in the CLN and provides notification to the Association 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future CLN. Alert the NSAC staff member monitoring the CLN if technical difficulties are encountered and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future CLNs.

Additional Information

Live participation is required for CPE credit. All registrants will receive an email following the session with links to the CPE sign-in sheet, slides and/or handouts, and a link to the CLN recording (unless otherwise stated). If you are unable to participate in the live session, you can still watch the recorded session, but you will not be eligible for CPE credits. If you have trouble with video connection to the CLN, you can still participate live by listening to the audio by your device.

For more information regarding NSAC CLNs or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact the NSAC Headquarters, 7946 Clyo Road, Suite A, Centerville, OH 45459, 937-222-6707, or info@nsacoop.org.