Educator Webinars

Upcoming and Archived Educator Webinars

Covering the latest in accounting education with AICPA staff, accounting faculty and expert practitioners.

Upcoming

Friday, June 17, 2022; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: RPA for Accounting

Host: Anna Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Bryant Richards, Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance and the Director for the Center of Intelligent Process Automation (CIPA), Nichols College


Emerging technology is changing the nature of the accounting profession leading to less clicking, formatting, ticking and tying. Preparing accounting students for this evolving workplace requires a deeper understanding of data, technology and the processes associated with managing technology. When faced with this challenge four years ago, Nichols College started researching Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Over the years, accounting students explored RPA and effective learning and teaching methods. In one 3 credit course students researched automation, explored content and built automations. The experiential environment of RPA development combined with the problem solving challenges inherent to develop automation solutions challenged students in ways that were meaningful to them.


In this webinar, we will share our journey, our practices and our lessons learned that ultimately led to the launching of the Center for Intelligent Process Automation. All participants will gain access to an RPA training starter kit and free ‘plug and play’ content that would allow one to insert some easy training into a course.


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Archived

Friday, April 22, 2022; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: Data Storytelling - The Accountant’s Competitive Advantage

Host: Anna Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Alicja Foksinska, CISA, CFE; and Michael Decker, Vice President, CPA Examination and Pipeline, AICPA


Storytelling is an essential skill for the modern accountant; companies are looking to accountants to take their analysis further and provide actionable insights from the data. Alicja Foksinska Lead IT Auditor at Protective Life Corporation since 2015. Alicja is also an instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she teaches classes in accounting information systems and data visualization for business.

Also hear from guest speaker, Michael Decker, the Vice President of Examinations at the AICPA who will discuss the upcoming infrastructure changes to the CPA Exam.


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Thursday, March 24, 2022; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: Developing a Data Analytics Mindset

Host: Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, Academic in Residence, AICPA
Guest Speaker:
Ann Dzuranin, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.


Data analytics can be a difficult topic to teach. There's no real road map for instructors to follow and the technology that underlies it changes quickly. During this webcast, Ann Dzuranin, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., KPMG Endowed Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University, will describe the model she uses for leading her students through the process of data analytics.


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Friday, February 25, 2022; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution Resources - Part II

Host: Anna Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Agatha Engel, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College; and Sheri Geddes, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting at Hope College in Michigan


Meet the winners of the 2021 CPA Evolution Resource Competition as they present their cases to help you teach new topics in your classrooms. "Chicago Parking Spaces" is based on actual events and allows students to perform net present value calculations to verify the claims made by different stakeholders and to advise the city council in their hometown. "Taxation and Regulation in Uncertain Times" allows students to use a real-life scenario and documents (W-2 forms of a family) to make determinations around tax planning.

Also hear from guest speaker, Colleen K. Conrad, CPA, the Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) who discusses the highly anticipated transition policy from the current CPA Exam to the CPA Exam under CPA Evolution in 2024.


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Friday, January 28, 2022; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution Resources - Part I

Host: Anna Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Laurie Corradino, CPA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting at Colorado State University-Pueblo; and Grace Johnson, CPA, McCoy Professor of Management and Accounting at Marietta College


Meet the winners of the 2021 CPA Evolution Resource Competition as they present their cases to help you teach new topics in your classrooms. “Fixed Assets – A Logical and Visual Analysis” allows students with knowledge of fixed assets and related calculations to learn and practice several aspects of financial data analytics. “Superstore Memo” uses the Sample-Superstore workbook available with the academic license for Tableau, for students to communicate their observations from visualizations and formulate questions for Superstore’s Director of Sales and Marketing.


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Friday, November 19, 2021; 2:15pm-3:45pm EST


Faculty Hour: Skilling your Students for the Finance Function of the Future - Pandemic Pipeline Lessons from the Profession

Host: Nora Luquer, Lead Manager - CGMA University Initiatives, AICPA
Guest Speakers:
Sue Coffey, Chief Executive Officer - Public Accounting, AICPA; Tom Hood, Executive Vice President - Business Growth & Engagement, AICPA; Joanne Fiore, Vice President - Business Growth & Engagement, AICPA; Wendy Tietz, Professor of Accounting, Kent State University; and Patrick O'Meara, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Niagara University


Hear what the profession’s leaders are telling us about how to evolve the Accounting and Finance Function and the skillsets they will require your students to have to do so. Learn about how the CGMA credential, especially combined with the CPA, helps to deliver these essential skills.


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Friday, October 22, 2021; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: Accounting is STEM

Host: Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, Academic in Residence, AICPA
Guest Speakers:
Lauren Pfingstag, Director, Congressional and Political Affairs, AICPA; Joseph C. Ugrin, Department Head and Professor of Accounting, University of Northern Iowa; Tonya K. Flesher, Professor Emerita of Accountancy, The University of Mississippi; and Dale L. Flesher, Emeritus Professor of Accountancy, University of Missisippi


New legislation has the potential to bring Accounting under the umbrella of STEM. Learn about the importance of including accounting in the STEM technology discipline and how it can help grow the pipeline. AICPA shares its advocacy initiatives related to STEM and provides you with tools to assist in these efforts.


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Friday, September 24, 2021; 2:00pm-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution update – Practice Analysis

Host: Anna Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Rich Gallagher, Senior Director - Examination Content, AICPA; Joe Maslott, Associate Director - Content Management, AICPA; and Lori Kelly, Lead Manager – Exam Content, AICPA


The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. Join Rich Gallagher, Lori Kelly and Joe Maslott from the AICPA’s Examinations team for a discussion of the AICPA’s practice analysis process, timelines, how the CPA Exam will and won’t change, the impacts to future and existing candidates, and more.


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Friday, August 27, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm EST


Faculty Hour: How Culturally Responsive Teaching Can Positively Influence Students’ Academic and Professional Success

Host: Joann David, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Kelly Richmond Pope, Surgent Professor of Accounting, DePaul University

Join Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, Surgent Professor of Accounting at DePaul University, in an honest and frank conversation that examines how culturally responsive teaching approaches can help students from all backgrounds be better prepared to comprehend academic experiences, as well as successfully navigate the transition into the accounting profession.


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Friday, July 23, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution Impact on Accounting Programs

Host: Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, Academic in Residence at AICPA
Guest Speakers:
Elizabeth Gordon, Temple University; Kim Church, Missouri State University; and Jennifer Vidrine, Paul Quinn College

Watch as panelists share how they are integrating the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum into their accounting programs. Each section of the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum is reviewed as it impacts their classes, their staffing, their feeder schools, and their students to provide a sample program structure and best practices for integration.


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Friday, June 25, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: Data Analytics in Accounting: How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers

Host: Joann David, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Susan Wolcott, Independent Scholar; and Guido Geerts, Professor of Accounting and EY Faculty Scholar, University of Delaware

Watch this webcast recording to recall how to design and use accounting assignments to enhance students’ analyzing and critical thinking skills when working with data. Join our speakers as they introduce various types of data analytics assignments developed using the guidelines presented in the AICPA Faculty Guide, How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers. The presenters reconstruct alternative ways to design assignments to promote skill development for students in different types of accounting courses.


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Friday, April 30, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: Cybersecurity Resources to Enhance Accounting Curricula

Host: Joann David, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, Academic in Residence at AICPA and Nancy Bagranoff, Ph.D., CPA, Professor of Accounting at University of Richmond

Watch this webinar recording for a discussion and demonstration of cybersecurity technical content you can infuse into your accounting curricula leveraging a variety of resources Nancy Bagranoff has selected and determined to use in her course. A walkthrough of her course syllabi, course structure, anatomy of a breach is shared to encourage your application of these tools.


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Friday, March 19, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution Update and Data Analytics for Audit Deep Dive

Host: Anna E. Howard, CPA, Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives
Guest Speakers:
Carl Mayes, CPA, Associate Director, AICPA and Meredith F. Piotti, CPA, CIA, Principal, Wolf & Company

Watch the recording of the third Faculty Hour to get the latest CPA Evolution update and take a deeper dive into the world of audit data analytics. The AICPA’s Carl Mayes discusses the results of our recent gap analysis survey of accounting program chairs. After Carl presents the findings, Meredith Piotti, a subject matter expert from Wolf & Company, expands on the audit data analytic gap identified in the survey. Her presentation includes an example of how data analytic software such as Alteryx can enhance audit courses.


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Friday, February 26, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: The AICPA's Academics Area Response to the Evolution of the Accounting Profession

Hosts: Jan Taylor Morris, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., Academic-in-Residence at the AICPA and Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University; Markus Ahrens, CPA, CGMA, Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Accounting and Business Department at St. Louis Community College

This webinar features a conversation that addresses how the Association is striving to evolve accounting education through the variety of initiatives supported by the Academic in Residence and the Academic Executive Committee.


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Friday, January 29, 2021; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Faculty Hour: CPA Evolution Update and an Excel Deep Dive

Hosts: AICPA CPA Evolution Team; Vikki G. Nunn, CPA, CITP Partner, Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard; Wendy Tietz, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CSCA Professor, Kent State University

The AICPA CPA Evolution team, Vikki G. Nunn, CPA, CITP, and Wendy M. Tietz, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CSCA provide an update on the current status of the CPA Evolution initiative and a deep dive into an interactive Excel Dynamic Dashboard case for teaching data analytics in introductory accounting a courses.


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Friday, October 30, 2020; 2:00-3:30pm EST


Critical Thinking: Ethics and Advanced Accounting

Hosts: Steve Matzke, Director - Faculty & University Initiatives, AICPA; Susan Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA, Independent Scholar, Wolcott Lynch

In the third installment of the Critical Thinking Webinar Series, Susan Wolcott, CPA, Ph.D., shares recommendations for transforming your advanced accounting courses by implementing the AICPA guide How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers.


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Friday, September 25, 2020; 12:00-1:00 EST


CPA Evolution

Hosts: Colleen Conrad, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer @NASBA; Carl Mayes, CPA, Associate Director – CPA Quality & Evolution @AICPA; Anna E. Howard, CPA, Senior Manager - Academic Initiatives @AICPA


If you haven’t already heard, the CPA Evolution initiative is transforming the CPA licensure model in recognition of the rapidly changing skills and competencies practice requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). To learn more about CPA Evolution, the changes to the CPA licensure model and how you may be affected, watch this webinar. You can also learn more by visiting the CPA Evolution website.


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July 31, 2020


OVERVIEW: How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers

Hosts: Steve Matzke, Director - Faculty & University Initiatives, AICPA; Susan Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA, Independent Scholar, Wolcott Lynch


This webinar introduces brand-new AICPA critical thinking resources. You will learn how to recognize the cognitive development stages of your students and to use appropriate learning assignments and activities to help your students meet the demands of the workplace.


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August 25, 2020


INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING: How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers

Hosts: Steve Matzke, Director - Faculty & University Initiatives, AICPA; Susan Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA, Independent Scholar, Wolcott Lynch; Deanna Foster, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Nichols College


This webinar is the second in a series of three e-learning opportunities demonstrating how you can use AICPA resources to help your accounting students develop critical thinking skills. This webinar will provide specific examples of learning activities that faculty can use in their introductory financial or managerial accounting courses. The examples will follow guidance in the AICPA guide, How to Help Your Students Become Better Critical Thinkers.


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