March 6-7, 2020
Seattle, WA
Theme: Honor the Past and Embrace the Future

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
  • Wildcard

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dates 

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, 7, 2020

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until Thursday, February 6, 2020 
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from February 7 - Thursday, February 20, 2020
 $175   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

´╗┐TimesSession/Title
 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

´╗┐TimesSession/Title
 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

Meeting Location and Accomodations: 

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Rate:

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

Parking:

The current overnight rate for parking is $45 plus tax per vehicle, per night. 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 Surgent CPA Review  Paul Wiese, Professional Partner Chair
 Moss Adams LLP  Silke Olsen, Co-liaison
 KPMG LLP  T. Kurera, Co-liaison
 BDO USA, LLP  Erika Hoy
 EY  Paige Sacks
 Grant Thornton LLP  Chelie Marton
 RSM US LLP  Matt Kessler

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.

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.

Fun things to do Friday night


Places to eat in downtown Seattle

Contact the Event Organizer