Friday, March 5, 2021
Virtual attendance
Theme: Invest in the Future

For 2021, Beta Alpha Psi will conduct three virtual Mid-Year Meetings on February 19th, March 5th and March 19th. Each meeting will include a different keynote speaker, professional sessions, a networking session and a virtual exhibit hall. The planning committee is made up of the Executive Office, Professional Partners and Chapter Advocates who have worked hard to make sure the virtual event will be informational, fun and engaging! Chapter Operations and Best Practices will be conducted separately and virtually. Please make sure to review the Best Pactices submission requirements here and note the guidelines for Chapter Operations below.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Member engagement tactics for these unprecedented times
  • Officer transition techniques
  • Creative fundraising
  • How do you complete service projects virtually or social distanced?
  • Wild card

Date

Friday, March 5, 2021

1:30-5:30PM Eastern Time

Registration Fees

Early bird Registration: $45 until Friday, January 29, 2021

Regular Registration (after January 29): $60

Approximately one week before the virtual event, you will receive an email with a link to access the event (this email will be sent to the email used for registration).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made prior to meeting date will be refunded, minus a $10 administration fee. Refund requests made after the event will not be honored. If you have any questions, please contact the conference planner at beth.fulk@aicpa-cima.com.

Friday, March 5

Time (Eastern Time) Agenda
12:30PM - 1:30PM Exhibit Hall Open
1:30PM - 1:45PM Welcome and Introductions
1:45PM - 2:30PM Keynote + Q&A
2:30PM - 2:50PM Break + Exhibit Hall Open
2:55PM - 3:25PM Concurrent Zoom Sessions
3:30PM - 4:00PM Concurrent Zoom Sessions
4:00PM - 4:30PM Exhibit Hall Open
4:30PM - 5:30PM Ultimate Trivia! Networking with Professionals

Submit your Best Practices submission (video, PPT presentation, completed form) here. Submissions are due Friday, March 5, 2021, by 11:59PM ET. No exceptions.

The following are options to record your Best Practices presentations:

  • Have a single team member deliver the presentation with PowerPoint.
  • Have each team member record their portion separately, then combine the video files.
  • If the students have access to Zoom, create a Zoom meeting and record a presentation that way.

Additional requirements:

  • Videos should be uploaded to YouTube under the submitting BAP chapter's YouTube account or the account of someone participating in the video.
  • The video should be made public or unlisted on YouTube. Do NOT make the video private. 
  • Videos must be able to be embedded in order to be posted to judges’ webpage.

Winning teams will be announced separately from the Mid-Year Meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Office.

Please check back soon for more information.

 

2:55PM - 3:25PM Concurrent Session 3:30PM - 4:00PM Concurrent Session

NASBA

Networking in the New Age [presented by Sedrik Newbern]

Xero

Exploring Your Options: What You Can Do With an Accounting Degree [presented by Amanda Aguillard]

Deloitte

Standing Out in your Interview

BDO

Academic to Business Writing [presented by Emily Adamowski]

Becker Professional Education

Emotional Intelligence [presented by Michael Brown]

Wipfli LLP

Health Care Consulting: Helping Health Systems Thrive [presented by John Dao and Meranda Pfaff]

Alumni Panel

AGA

Foundations for Professional Development and Career Success [presented by Jennifer Morris]

Michael Whitmire

Mike Whitmire, CPA*, is CEO and Co-founder of FloQast, a provider of accounting workflow automation software created by accountants for accountants to help them work smarter, not harder. Prior to founding FloQast, Mike was part of the accounting and finance team at rapidly-growing Cornerstone OnDemand. It was during the Los Angeles-based tech company’s preparations for its IPO that Mike first composed the idea for what would become FloQast. 

Mike began his career in audit at Ernst & Young, where his focus was on media and entertainment. During his time at EY, he performed public company audits, opening balance sheet audits, cash to GAAP restatements, compilation reviews, international reporting, merger and acquisition audits, and SOX compliance testing. Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

* Inactive

 

Session description:

Maximizing Your Degree

You’ve worked hard to get your degree in accounting — now it’s time to put it to work in the real world.

Launching your career in accounting will quickly result in a broad understanding of business and this means the foundation is laid for you to contribute in a variety of ways. 

The goal of this session is to open your eyes to the world of career opportunities that an accounting degree presents. If the correct career moves are made, you can position yourself for amazing opportunities across the organization.

Learn how the skills you will acquire can translate almost anywhere — management, finance, sales, marketing, operations, software development, business analysis, and entrepreneurship — and how this can help you maximize your degree to earn more money and find a role you love. 

All chapters that submitted a presentation for Chapter Operations are featured here.

Chapter Operations topics:

  • Member engagement tactics for these unprecedented times
  • Officer transition techniques
  • Creative fundraising
  • How do you complete service projects virtually or social distanced?
  • Wild card

Contact the Event Organizer



Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

WSCPA values our fellow membership organization for their key contributions and commitment to the accounting and finance professions. From community service projects and hours that aid their communities through initiatives like VITA, partner volunteer days, student peer tutoring, or financial education they demonstrate their commitment to advancing students, building networks and serving the community. All of these demonstrate the professionalism and inherent traits we see in our CPA community. Thanks for building the next generation of professional leadership!

Monette Anderson
Washington Society of CPAs