What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.
A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

Internal Controls Self-Assessment-How to recognize warning signs and prevent potentially problematic situations
Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Bill Judd, Senior Director, Client Services; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP: Jim Halvorsen, Principal: CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
Objective: Internal Controls Self-Assessment-How to recognize warning signs and prevent potentially problematic situations
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
During this seminar, subject matter experts from CliftonLarsonAllen will discuss why consistent internal controls are important, advantages of strong internal controls and how smaller organizations can perform their own control self-assessments.

Presenter Bio(s)
Bill Judd is a Senior Director with CLA?s Custom Accounting Solutions team, supporting clients with Internal Audit, IT Audit, IT Security, Finance and Accounting services. Bill supports several industry sectors and with specific expertise with large Public Corporations, medium/large Privately held Companies, Not for Profits and the Government sector. During this time at CLA, he has provided engagement oversight and guidance at all levels of client engagements. His experience includes a focus on Internal Audit Cosourcing, IT Audit, Internal Controls Assessments, Organizational and Operational Assessments and Interim and Special Project Finance & Accounting needs.
Jim Halvorsen is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Jim has more than eighteen years of experience in public accounting. He specializes in providing auditing, accounting, and consulting services for mutual insurance companies, cooperatives and agribusiness organizations. Jim is a member of the firm wide agribusiness and cooperative (ABC) group leadership team and is involved with providing direction and education for the ABC group to ensure clients receive the quality services they expect and deserve. Jim has worked directly with clients to improve their internal accounting functions, controls, and financial statement reporting processes. He has been involved with assisting management and board of directors in improving their evaluation and review of month-to-month financial statements. Jim has assisted grain elevators in understanding the impact on their margins related to price fluctuations and basis movement. Jim has spoken to local and national groups on topics relating to insurance accounting and how to evaluate growth in statutory basis financial statements. His involvement in various local and national organizations allows him to be a resource for the clients he serves.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org