Membership Benefits

NSAC provides a variety of training sessions, publications, and research tools to enhance the professional competence of its members and improve the level of service they can offer cooperatives.

Education

One of the most beneficial offerings we provide, NSAC members are able to gather information online, in-person and through different resources all-year.

Tax, Finance and Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC) is an annual national conference featuring noted presenters and numerous breakout sessions on developments in cooperative tax, finance, accounting, auditing and management topics. TFACC attendees can earn 20 or more Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Basic and Advanced Cooperative Accounting Seminars offer training in the core concepts unique to working for or with cooperatives such as equity management, tax planning and risk management.

Cooperative Learning Networks (CLNs) are webinars that provide easy access to presentations, panel discussions and conversations by leading experts and fellow members on a variety of topics and issues important to those in the cooperative world. There are no travel expenses, no time away from the office and the best part – members may attend an unlimited number, all included with their annual membership dues. Recordings are archived for on-demand viewing.

Chapter Annual Meetings and Educational Programs provide technical programming and valuable networking and information exchange on key topics.

Resources

The Cooperative Accountant (TCA) is a quarterly technical journal published for nearly 70 years featuring timely and useful information on cooperative tax, accounting, finance, and economic issues.

The Tax Library is an online searchable database of IRS administrative rules, rulings and court cases concerning the tax treatment of cooperatives.

Welcome to Cooperatives is a booklet providing a basic explanation of how cooperatives are organized and operated, including equity management and tax treatment. It is a must-read for new employees without a background in cooperatives.

Connections

Alliances with organizations such as FASB, IFAS, IRS, NCBA, NCFC and others. For many years, NSAC limited its activity to reporting on developments of importance to its members. However, as we move forward, the leadership continues to recognize the need to work with other organizations inside the accounting community as well as the cooperative community to make sure the rapidly changing environment continues to keep the unique needs of cooperatives top of mind.

Communication is key with members and we strive to provide access to the latest information through our Connect platform, blogs, CLNs, conference presentations and social media.

Leadership development opportunities are available to all members through chapter and national board service, speaking engagements, writing opportunities, connections and mentorships.

Upcoming Events

A Day of Technical Exchanges
December 5 - 6, 2022

A Day of Technical Exchanges

A high value fly-in event encouraging peer networking and engagement with key influencers in working towards solutions for the emerging issues in the cooperative tax, accounting, and finance arena.

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Managing the Month-End Close
September 29, 2022

Managing the Month-End Close

The strategies and processes associated with month-ending closings are vital routines that should be implemented and continually refined and improved within an organization. Participants will take away several tips and time-saving ideas from this session such as implementing a calendar system to improve the timeliness of monthly close, evaluating existing accrual processes and implementing changes to expedite the close process, and additional methods to improve the monthly close process.

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The Texas Chapter Cooperative Conference for Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Controllers
September 30, 2022

The Texas Chapter Cooperative Conference for Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Controllers

Stay on Top of Industry Trends, Immerse Yourself in Good-Hearted Fun, and Form Long-Lasting Connections! Join us for this event designed exclusively for cooperative accountants, bookkeepers, and controllers. This highly-anticipated meeting will include a day of relevant programming and networking opportunities. Attendees will participate in several sessions that will enhance their understanding of current happenings within today's business environment, and hear from experts on topics relevant to the accounting and coop worlds. It's the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Don't miss out!

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