March 6-7, 2020
Theme: Honor the Past and Embrace the Future
As of Tuesday, March 3, 2020 the Northwest Regional Meeting has been cancelled. To read the note from the Executive Office and Board of Directors, click here.
The University of Washington, Bothell and Seattle University are excited to co-host this year’s Beta Alpha Psi 2020 Northwest Regional Meeting that will be held in Seattle, Washington. The meeting will take place at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel on March 6th and 7th, 2020. Attending chapters will have the opportunity to participate in the Best Practices competition, present a Chapter Operations topic, participate in the many sessions sponsored by our Professional Partners, and network with your fellow accounting students and faculty from around the Northwest.
The Best Practices competition sponsored by Deloitte is an excellent way to display and develop your professional skills. The deadline to submit these abstracts is Friday, January 24, 2020 by 4 PM CST. Note that monetary prizes are awarded for the top three presentations, and the first-place team will have the opportunity to present at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida!
For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, January 31, 2020 by 4PM PST.
Chapter Operations Topics:
- Membership "Matters"
- Fun with Finances
- Energizing Events
We look forward to seeing you there!
DATES & REGISTRATION
Friday, March 6 - Saturday, 7, 2020
|| Early Bird Registration Rate until Thursday, February 6, 2020
|| Regular Registration Rate from February 7 - Thursday, February 20, 2020
|| Late Registration Rate after February 20 / Onsite Registration Rate
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Thursday, February 20, 2020, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact Keri Cross and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval.
Friday, March 6
| 11:00am - 5:00pm|| Registration Desk Open|
| 1:00pm - 1:30pm|| Opening Session|
| 1:30pm - 2:15pm|| Plenary Session|
| 2:15pm - 2:30pm || Refreshment Break|
| 2:30pm - 3:30pm|| Leadership Activity|
| 2:30pm - 3:30pm|| Faculty Advisor Round Table|
| 3:40pm - 4:40pm|| Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
| 4:45pm - 5:45pm|| Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
| 6:00pm|| Friday night on your own|
Saturday, March 7
| 7:30am - 8:30am|| Attendee Breakfast|
| 7:30am - 8:30am|| Breakfast for Chapter Presidents, Faculty Advisors, Chapter Advocate, BAP Board, Professional Partners|
| 7:30am - 2:00pm|| Registration Desk Open|
| 8:30am - 10:30am|| Best Practices Presentations|
| 10:30am - 11:00am|| Refreshment Break|
| 11:00am - 12:00pm|| Chapter Operations Presentations|
| 12:00pm - 1:30pm|| Attendee Lunch and Closing Session|
| 1:30pm|| Conference Adjourns|
| 1:30pm - 1:45pm|| Professional Partners to Provide Feedback to Best Practice Winners|
HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION
Meeting Location and Accomodations:
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Double/King Standard- $169.00 single/double (Plus applicable tax)
Reservations: Click here
**To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2020 Beta Alpha Psi Northwest Regional Meeting. The hotel cut off is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Renaissance Seattle Hotel Website
The current overnight rate for parking is $45 plus tax per vehicle, per night.
ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS
| Surgent CPA Review
|| Paul Wiese, Professional Partners Chair
| Moss Adams LLP
|| Silke Olsen, Co-liaison
| KPMG LLP
|| Blane Ruschak, Co-liaison
| BDO USA, LLP
|| Erika Hoy and Stephanie Tyler
|| Paige Sacks
| Grant Thornton LLP
|| Chelie Marton
| RSM US LLP
|| Matt Kessler
| Washington Society of CPAs
|| Monette Anderson
Jane Mooney, Sr. Principal PM Technical - Robotics Strategy and Risk Management at Amazon.com
Today, I get to support the creation and realization of our Robotics roadmap for our fulfillment network, providing strategic direction and risk management in this new and exciting field. In 2015-2016 I was the liaison between Amazon Web Services and Amazon.com identifying Infrastructure cost savings opportunities and coordinating architectural efficiencies for hardware and software improvements Company wide. In 2014 I was responsible for Payments Risk Management and through August 2013 I was responsible for SOx 404 Annual and Quarterly 302 Compliance. Responsibilities included Enterprise Risk Management, IT controls, Financial controls, Operational controls and Global best practices including process improvements across Amazon. I’ve coordinated with Internal and External Audit, facilitating appropriate remediation efforts to ensure a healthy Global control environment.
My career path has been varied – taking me from external audit at PwC to financial consultant at Shearson Lehman Brothers to Antique Store Owner to SOx Consultant at Jefferson Wells and my last stop before Amazon, SOx Compliance at Boeing. As a fellow Beta Alpha Psi alumn, I have been in your shoes. I’m excited to share time with each of you.
NEW SERVICE ACTIVITY
It is believed that cranes symbolize happiness, eternal youth and good fortune. This year, we are inviting every BAP student to fold an origami paper crane, and include a message of encouragement. Paper cranes from every region will be collected and distributed to younger students during the BAP International Day of Literacy at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
CHAPTER OPERATIONS PRESENTATIONS
Chapter Operations Topic: Membership "Matters"
Chapter Operations Topic: Fun with Finances
Chapter Operations Topic: Energizing Events
Chapter Operations Topic: Wildcard