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What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
The NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive webinar, and you can attend from any location with internet and/or telephone access. NSAC members can attend an unlimited number of CLNs at no charge!

Each Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. CLNs typically include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions live or by chat. No advance preparation or prerequisites are required, unless otherwise stated in the course information. Attendees are able to download copies of the slides and/or handouts and are provided a link to view the recording (unless the description states the session will not be recorded). These tools help continue your learning experience after the session.

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 (#103068) 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.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. All registrant will be provided with a link to the PODCast which can be viewed if they are unable to participate. 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 course meeting room. Sessions include one 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 course designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk, device or conference room.

Easy.
A computer, device and/or telephone are all the equipment you need.

CLNs are ideal for multiple attendees. Registrants may use a monitor and speakers/speakerphone and invite others to participate - at no extra cost to you. Additional attendees seeking CPE credit for viewing the session will incur a $10 fee per certificate request.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are free for members and available to non members at a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

For more information contact the National Office at 937-222-6707 or email to: info@nsacoop.org

Cooperative Learning Network

Before you sign on the line- Merging Cooperatives
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Erik Gilliam, CPA, Partner Aldrich CPAs + Advisors Nick Mueting, CPA, Shareholder Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris, Chtd.
Objective: Identification of potential “pitfalls” for accounting departments when working through a merger. Understanding of the actions that can be taken to make financial reporting and working with your auditor less stressful on your entire accounting department. Provide opportunity for questions and participant interactions of “stories from the trenches.”
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour- must answer 3 attendance questions during presentation
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Merging with another cooperative can be a stressful time for your organization. Sometimes the transition is smooth and sometimes it rocky, but one thing certain, no one can predict all of the issues that might occur. In the rush to get something done, how the accounting will be handled, and other soft issues like who is now going to do what, gets left to “figure out later.” This presentation is from the perspective of an outsider, the independent auditor, of a few ideas and things to think about before you say “I do.”

Presenter Bio(s)
Erik Gillam joined Aldrich in 2004 and has spent his entire career focused on providing assurance audits,reviews and compilations to agricultural cooperatives. Erik leads the agribusiness niche at Aldrich. As a leading agribusiness consultant, Erik has experience working with a range of agricultural-related clients from small family operated farms to large cooperative organizations that are owned by farmer members. Erik works with company owners to understand their financial situation and help them improve on processes. Erik graduated from Corban University.

Nick Mueting is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner and shareholder with the auditing firm of Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris, Chartered in the Dodge City office. Nick works mainly in the agricultural cooperative industry as an external auditor, and has a special interest in internal controls and fraud risk management.

A Webcast 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

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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org