Beta Alpha Psi Pre-Recorded Sessions for Fall 2020

Beta Alpha Psi is committed to continuing to provide our candidates and members opportunities to develop professionally. We are please to offer the below virtual sessions that will count as Professional Activities. These pre-recorded sessions as can viewed as a chapter or individually. They will be available on the BAP website until the end of December when they will be moved to the Alumni & Member Network. Please make sure to report the hours earned by watching these videos in the Reporting Intranet.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Office at bap@bap.org.

Illinois CPA Society
Value of the CPA: An Interview with the CEO of the Illinois CPA Society

Presenter: Elizabeth Anderson

For more information about the Illinois CPA Society, please contact Elizabeth Anderson.

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Virtual Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Reset! "How to Offer VITA Through a "Contact-less" Approach"

Presenter: Rawlin Tate

Session PPT

For more information about the IRS, please contact Rawlin Tate.

CFA Institute: Highlights on AI, Big Data and Machine Learning from the CFA Institute Take 15 Series

Presenters: Merridith Kauten, Sri Krishnamurthy, CFA; Paula Campbell Roberts; and Malcolm White, CFA

Session Description: Offered by CFA Institute, the global association for investment management professionals, the Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on a variety of topics.  Today’s programming incorporates three brief interviews from the Take 15 Series that highlight AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning.  In these interviews the speakers explore some of the basic terminologies, how data analytics can be used to identify investment themes and concludes with a discussion on the benefits and limitations of artificial intelligence in active investment management.

For more information about the CFA Institute, please contact Merridith Kauten.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Leading in the Digital Age

Presenter: Daniel Smith, CMA, Head of Innovation and Founder, Theory Lane

Session Description: The role of management accountants has changed dramatically in the past couple of decades, and much of that change has been caused by challenges in technology. This raises many questions:

  • How do management accountants lead in a digital age?
  • How is technology transforming leadership?
  • What digital skills do leaders need? 
  • What other skills are necessary to manage in a digital age?
  • How can we best use technology to be better leaders? 
  • How can we manage technology rather than be overwhelmed by it? 
  • These are all questions this course explores. You’ll be able to assess your digital skills, understand digital leadership, and chart a course for becoming a better digital leader.

Learning Objectives:

    • Identify technology trends that have an impact on accounting.
    • Explain how technology is impacting the accounting profession.
    • Describe how technology in accounting is changing the leadership role.
    • Summarize how technology can enhance and transform leadership.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) / The Business Learning Institute
Big Data and Blockchain Technology

Presenter: Tom Hood

For more information about Maryland Assocation of CPAs, please contact Rebekah Brown.

Becker Professional Education
Careers in Accounting

Presenter: Michael Brown

Session PPT

For more information about Becker Professional Education, please contact Michael Brown.

 

BDO USA LLP
Helping You Thrive: Being exceptional at transitions in todays fast changing world

Presenters: Brian Miller and Rachel Carls

For more information about BDO USA LLP, please contact Stephanie Tyler.

 

Gleim Exam Review
Advancing Your Career Through Certifications

Presenter: Valerie Wendt

Session PPT

For more information about Gleim Exam Review, please contact Valerie Wendt.

 

Illinois CPA Society
LinkedIn for Students: How to Build Your Network and Advance Your Career

Presenter: Elizabeth Anderson

For more information about the Illinois CPA Society, please contact Elizabeth Anderson.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Your Career. Your Story. Discover the CMA Certification

Presenters: Mary Patterson and Tyler Skelton

Session Description/Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the wide range of career opportunities available to accounting and finance professionals
  • Learn about the value of CMA certification
  • Know the steps to get started on your CMA journey even while still in school

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Communicating in the 21st Century

Presenter: CS "Bud" Kulesza, CMA, CFM

Session Description: Strong communication skills of all kinds are critical to be a strong leader. The higher up in an organization a person rises, the greater the need for excellent communication skills to ensure there is little scope for any misunderstanding, to motivate others, and to conduct the everyday business of the organization. This course looks at some of the basics of communicating and how technology has changed how we communicate, as well as how to overcome obstacles to effective communication and identify how communication enhances leadership. In this digital age, communication has changed greatly, and it is time to update your communication skills to stay competitive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and categorize types of communication.
  • Assess communication obstacles and identify solutions.
  • Outline how communication in the workplace has changed due to technology.
  • Explain how good communication enhances leadership abilities.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Emotional Intelligence

Presenter: V. Marcine Johnson, CPA, President and CEO, Accounting & Tax Advisory Services, Inc.

Session Description: Emotional Intelligence is often discussed but do you really know what it is about? This course looks at a definition of emotional intelligence, the 4 domains and 12 competencies of emotional intelligence with specifics on how to strengthen each area, and how emotional intelligence impacts leadership capabilities. Participants will assess their own abilities and come away with specific actions they can take to strengthen their emotional intelligence in the workplace and in other parts of life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define emotional intelligence.  
  • List and describe the four domains of emotional intelligence.
  • Develop strategies for strengthening emotional intelligence.
  • Explain how emotional intelligence impacts leadership aptitude.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Time Management

Presenter: David Barnett, CMA, Senior Accountant and Business Consultant, 180 Accounting

Session Description: While we all have the same 24 hours in the day, some people seem able to do so much more with those hours and get more done. What is their secret? How can we plan and control our time so that we spend time on activities that helps us work smarter rather than harder and also help us to accomplish what we want from our time?

This course tackles these questions by exploring techniques and strategies to manage your time consistently with what is most important to you in work and life. We will identify time wasters and develop strategies for reducing them, and also techniques for creating an environment that helps us overcome time management challenges and enhance our productivity. Take a new look at time management to refresh what you know and to see time management from a new angle.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of effective time management.
  • Explain different techniques to manage time efficiently.
  • Recognize your time wasters and adopt strategies for reducing them
  • Create an environment conducive to overcoming time management drawbacks and enhancing productivity.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Storytelling Skills for Management Accountants

Presenter: David J. Elrod, CMA, CPA, Senior Director - Finance, Cumulus Media

Session Description: Do you have strong financial skills yet still struggle conveying your insights and recommendations to your stakeholders so that they understand what you recommend and take action? Storytelling may be the missing ingredient. This course explores how storytelling benefits management accountants with strategies for bridging the gap between data and insights and action. In addition, the course examines an example of a management accountant who used stories to reach her audience, enabling them to see what to do to gain more margin, increase revenue, and achieve greater bonuses. Participants will learn how they can use stories to maximize their potential as business partners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define storytelling.
  • Describe storytelling skills for management accountants.
  • List best practices for effective storytelling.
  • Identify strategies for handling storytelling challenges.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Discover How to Upskill with the CMA

Presenters:
Moderators - Randall Kurtz, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, IMA and Mitra Kleinberg, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, IMA
Panelists - Lisa Blanton, CMA, CSCA , Associate Director, WHQ Outsourced Shared Services-F&A, Carrier Global Corporation, Kevin Nembhard, CMA, CPA , Senior Manager, Global Internal Controls, Walmart, Luke Chilton, CMA, CSCA, CPA , Vice President , Finance, Infrastructure, Business Line Controller , Arcadis

Session Description: Are you an accounting or finance student who wants access to greater career opportunities, the chance to earn a higher salary, and a seat at the leadership table? Join us for this interactive discussion as we explore why the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification is a global passport, helping to create true business partners that drive strategy and decision making. You’ll also hear from three CMAs working at multinational companies, who will discuss the value of the certification to their careers and their organizations.

For more information about the IMA, please contact Jodi Ryan.

 

Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) / The Business Learning Institute
Working-From-Home - The Dream vs. the Nightmare

Presenter: Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA

For more information about Maryland Assocation of CPAs, please contact Rebekah Brown.

 

Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) / The Business Learning Institute
The Path to Creating Work-Life Harmony

Presenter: Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA

For more information about Maryland Assocation of CPAs, please contact Rebekah Brown.

 

Protiviti
Acing Your Interview

Presenters: Katelyn Sypher and Kizzy Gift

For more information about Protiviti, please contact Casey Jo Chapman or Katelyn Sypher.

 

Protiviti
Giving and Receiving Feedback

Presenters: Katelyn Sypher and Rob Gillespie

For more information about Protiviti, please contact Casey Jo Chapman or Katelyn Sypher.

 

Robert Half
From Student to Professional: Learning to Pivot During Challenging Times

Presenters: Paul McDonald and Dan DeNisco

Session Description: This pandemic has not only prevented the Class of 2020 from walking to accept their diplomas and evaporated internships, it’s also upended the strong economy you hoped to step into. However, while your job search may look a little different, opportunities remain. Now is the time for emerging professionals to pivot and look for bright spots. Tune in to hear Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half, and Dan DeNisco, senior vice president of Robert Half Management Resources, discuss what you really need to know as you navigate the new landscape. 
 
Topics to include:
- The virtual job search: How to stay marketable, network and set yourself apart 
- Skills audit: The combination of hard and soft skills employers seek in entry-level talent 
- Recession lessons learned: How this employment market compares to past downturns and which industries are hiring through the pandemic

For more information about Robert Half, please contact Paul McDonald or Dan DeNisco.

 

Surgent Professional Education
Professionalism in a Virtual World: Preparing for the New Normal

Presenters: Ryan Hirsch, Maunda Land, Jennifer Neal, Ray Elson, Paul Wiese

For more information about Surgent Professional Education, please contact Paul Wiese.

 

UWorld Roger CPA Review
Setting Goals & Achieving Success

Presenter: Toni Williams

For more information about UWorld Roger CPA Review, please contact Toni Williams or Karina Khadaran.

 

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Diversity & Inclusion - Inclusion begins with "I"

Presenters: Maunda Land, MBA, CMP, CAE; Cecelia Smith, MBA; Paul Wiese

For more information about the AGA, please contact Susan Fritzlen.

 

Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Making it Balance: A Documentary on the Auditing Profession

Presenters:
Moderator - Liz Barentzen, CAQ
Panelists - Sobia Bhatti, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Da'Rell Bratton, Prairie View A&M, Leilani Wai, KPMG LLP

For more information about the CAQ, please contact Margot Cella.

 

Deloitte
6 C's of Inclusive Leadership

Presenters: Bryan Luciano and Lauren Robinson

For more information, click here. For more information about Deloitte, please contact Jeremy Carrine or Kelly Brastrom.

 

PwC
Inclusive Leadership - Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Presenters: Ethel (EJ) Dickerson and Carly Williams

For more information about PwC, please contact Julie Peters or Carly Williams.

 


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi students are the future leaders of the profession, and their involvement with the organization demonstrates their dedication to excellence. The Illinois CPA Society has many student ambassadors who are also involved with BAP, and we value the opportunity to collaborate to share important resources and support more students throughout their journey to becoming a CPA.

Elizabeth Anderson
Illinois CPA Society