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

Plug into the power of our professional network and gain access to our exclusive Connect platform, a member portal where over 1600 professionals serving cooperatives engage. Connect encourages collaboration with all members of NSAC and enables you to gain answers to pressing questions. Here you will also find a listing of Chapter and National events that keep members informed on the latest accounting and tax information.

Further your career and build your resume through leadership development opportunities that are available to all members through chapter and national board service, speaking engagements, writing opportunities, connections, and mentorships.

NSAC maintains alliances with organizations such as FASB, IFAS, IRS, NCBA, NCFC and others to bring you valuable resource, most current information, and provide continuing professional education credits, while ensuring the rapidly changing environment continues to keep the unique needs of the cooperative community top of mind.

Upcoming Events

2024 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC)
July 28 - 31, 2024

2024 Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC)

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives (TFACC) taking place in Orlando, Florida from July 28 to July 31, 2024. This is the must-attend event specially designed for professionals involved in the financial management and planning of cooperatives. TFACC stands out as the only conference that provides tailored education, resources, and networking opportunities in this field. Anticipate an ...

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NSAC Co-op 101
March 7, 2024

NSAC Co-op 101

Are you new to the co-op industry or want a better understanding of concepts like patronage dividends, Section 199A(g), and hedge accounting? Co-op 101 is the perfect opportunity for professionals like you to gain a comprehensive understanding of the cooperative landscape. In this engaging course, you'll embark on a journey to define cooperatives and delve into the fundamental principles that underpin their unique structure. Join us for this ...

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2024 Agricultural Economic Outlook
March 13, 2024

2024 Agricultural Economic Outlook

Want to know more about current and expected market conditions affecting agricultural co-ops? In this 60-minute zoom, Tanner Ehmke, Lead Economist with CoBank, will discuss the issues impacting the macroeconomy, agricultural commodity markets, and the agricultural economy with particular focus on inflation. Get an outlook on the agricultural commodity markets, including corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, cotton, hay, cattle, hogs, and dairy, and the ...

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