Schedule At A Glance

 
 Wednesday, June 13
 
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration/Self-Registration Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Finance Committee Meeting
 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Governance Committee Meeting
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    CPA Exam Review: CPA 101 - Overview of CPA Examination & Strategies for Success KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Executive Leaders Development Institute (ELDI)

A high-energy experiential session, this very practical workshop engages senior executives in discussions about dealing with both high-level, publicly visible set-backs and private personal challenges, and how to improve their resilience in the face of extreme pressure. Based upon positive psychology, this session delves into research-based ways to connect more effectively with colleagues, subordinates, and other stakeholders, how to stay energized/motivated, and how a uniquely focused executive mindset can most productively navigate the inevitable roller-coaster ride of intense careers and demanding personal lives.

ARUBA/BAHAMAS - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Advancing Leaders Development Institute (ALDI) GRAND CAYMAN/PUERTO RICO - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Chapter Leaders Training (Chapter Leaders Only)
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM    CPA Exam Review: Mock CPA Exam - Financial KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM    Leadership Development Institute Luncheon (LDI Participants Only)
For LDI Participants Only.
GRAND BALLROOM - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM    CPA Exam Review; Mock CPA Exam - Audit KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM    CPA Exam Review: Mock CPA Exam - Regulation KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    CPA Exam Review: Mock CPA Exam - Business KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Town Hall and Meeting of the Board of Directors
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Leadership Development Institute Reception (LDI Participants Only)
For LDI Participants Only.
HAWK'S LANDING - Marriott World Center
 
 Thursday, June 14
 
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM    Registration/Self-Registration Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Build Your Personal Brand: 6 Steps to Get Started
We all know how important branding is for our businesses. But have you ever stopped to consider the importance of personal branding? With today’s digital foot print which infinity lives on the web, it is critical to put forth a brand that defines who you are and represents your mission – both for your career and your personal life. This session will highlight techniques to develop and cultivate your own personal brand with real life examples and take-aways jumpstart your branding journey.
GRAND BALLROOM 7A - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    From Financial Expert to Strategic Business Leader: Leader Evolution
Most individuals who move into leadership positions experience the modern day version of trial by ordeal -it’s sink or swim. To reduce the learning curve and create a more effective process, this session will offer a pragmatic approach for self-motivated individuals to take control of their professional development by giving them the concepts, tools, techniques, and assignments to develop their leadership effectiveness where it counts the most - on the job.
GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    High Performance Time Management: Boosting Your Personal Energy
Old fashioned time management is sooo 20th Century. These days, it’s energy management that makes all the difference. In a world of rapid change, the orderly management of scarce time is almost obsolete – there are too many surprises. Even worse, while carefully husbanding your time, you can easily miss opportunities. The secret of success is focusing, increasing and leveraging your most precious commodity: your energy.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Risk Assessments — Are We Speaking the Same Language?
Join us as we discuss how outside agency changes impact audit, which in turn impacts how the business manages internal controls and risk assessments.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Smarter Decision-Making and Creative Problem Solving for Leaders
Business professionals need to be able to respond to today’s rapidly changing business environment by making quick and smart decisions. This session will help you understand and build decision-making, critical-thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. Methods of assessing and resolving problems will be introduced as well as learning to ask the right questions.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Designation – Your Ticket to a Successful Career in Management Accounting
For more than 40 years, the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what”. That can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately, a seat at the leadership table. Learn about the criteria required to become a CMA candidate and content in a two-part exam. Learn how students can qualify for CMA scholarships.
GRAND BALLROOM 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    CPA Exam Review: FAR Sample Class KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 11:50 AM    Executive Leaders Development Institute (ELDI)

A high-energy experiential session, this very practical workshop engages senior executives in discussions about dealing with both high-level, publicly visible set-backs and private personal challenges, and how to improve their resilience in the face of extreme pressure. Based upon positive psychology, this session delves into research-based ways to connect more effectively with colleagues, subordinates, and other stakeholders, how to stay energized/motivated, and how a uniquely focused executive mindset can most productively navigate the inevitable roller-coaster ride of intense careers and demanding personal lives.

ARUBA/BAHAMAS - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 11:50 AM    Advancing Leaders Development Institute (ALDI) GRAND CAYMAN/PUERTO RICO - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    State of the Profession CYPRESS BALLROOM 1 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Cyber Cafe ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    LinkedIn Consultation Bar ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Professional Headshots ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM    CPA Exam Review: FAR Mock Exam KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM    C-Suite Coffee with Covey (Invite Only) GRAND BALLROOM 8A - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    Auditing Hot Topics
This interactive session, designed to engage participants via the use of polling technology will focus on providing an update on auditing standards most relevant to the profession. This session will also include a discussion of standard setting projects on the horizon and other hot topics.
GRAND BALLROOM 7A - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    Disruptive Innovation 2018
An update for 2018 of current trends in the media/entertainment and Fintech industry, including a focus of the internal controls continued evolution in this space.
GRAND BALLROOM 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    From Technical Expert to Financial Leader: How to Manage and Broaden Your Career
Technical expertise is a necessary requirement for professional development, particularly because it contributes to building your base of credibility. Beyond a certain point in your career, however, managing relationships and strategic thinking become more critical. Even in high level individual contributor roles, selling ideas and influencing others, the heart of leadership, are the competencies that define long-term career growth.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    MacGyvering: The Art of Being Resourceful in a Crisis
Angus MacGyver, the TV secret agent of the late 80s and early 90s, somehow always managed to extricate himself from crises using only his trusty Swiss Army Knife, duct tape, paper clips and his wits. “MacGyvering” involves applying the very useful approach of this mythical hero. In today’s “do-more-with-less” business environment, he is the model for the resourcefulness firms and clients often demand from finance professoinals.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    The Emergence of AI in Finance
In this informative and interactive session, we explore the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in finance. We begin by discussing how AI started being used in finance, move to the current state of AI in the industry and then we explore the future of AI in finance. We will demonstrate how AI can be used to enhance your work and make you work more efficiently. The AI features already available to you within Excel will be demonstrated and we will show how these features will help you.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM    The Secret Sauce to Discovering the Unwritten Rules of Corporate America
Do you know what it takes to succeed in corporate America? Do you feel like you are stuck in your career and not moving ahead? Sometimes there are subtle rules and guidelines we violate that keep us from moving ahead. If you want to know what the secret ingredients and methods to stay head, this is the right class for you. The basis behind most of the ‘unwritten rules’ you will be exposed to are the perceptions a person leaves or creates based on an action or inaction.
GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    CPA Exam Review: FAR Further Q&A + Problem Solving KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Student: Communicating Across Cultures
This interactive presentation highlights what culture is, how it is important to us and why cultural differences matter. Body gestures, time, expressions of emotions, and word choices are just some of the communication techniques this session covers as well as how to avoid a marketing faux pas!
GRAND BALLROOM 8B - Marriott World Center
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    CPA Exam Review: AUD Sample Class KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM    Leadership Development Institute Luncheon (LDI Participants Only)
For LDI Participants Only.
HARBOR BEACH - Marriott World Center
 
12:15 PM - 2:45 PM    Student Networking Luncheon & Session: Discover Deloitte
Have the opportunity to discover Deloitte by connecting with leaders from Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Enabling Areas, Risk and Financial Advisory and Tax. These professionals will share industry trends, best practices and the services Deloitte provides.
GRAND BALLROOM 8B - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    30 New Roles For Strategic Finance
The world has changed, but has your finance department changed with it or are they doing the same things the same way they always have? Being technically competent is no longer enough; you have to be able to connect with people throughout your organization.This session is designed to build on what you are already doing right and to add specific steps you can implement immediately to have a positive impact on your organization’s future.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    Consumer Influences on Equity Markets
This seminar examines how shifts in consumer demographics, behaviors and economic factors impact the stock market.
GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    How to Lead, Coach, and Develop a Winning Team
Great leaders are great coaches and teachers. They see the development of talent as THE job, not just another duty. They focus on creating the conditions for success for their team and master the techniques of motivation, communication, and delegation. Winning? That’s successful execution, the result of a well-coached team with clear assignments, clear expectations, and aligned activities.
Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    Take Control of Your Career by Taking Risk
This session will include a career mapping exercise that will allow the participant to diagram what they have accomplished in their careers to date and what they have to do to ensure their career blueprint takes them in the direction that they want to go.
GRAND BALLROOM 7A - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    The State of Black Wealth
Coming soon.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM    Top Skills Needed in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
How will Artificial Intelligence transform the accounting and finance industry, your organization and your career? How will AI affect your job? Will Blockchain “block” your career? What are the ethical implications for you, your colleagues and your clients? Some see AI becoming as pervasive and transformational in the 21st Century as electricity was in the 20th. This session focuses on the sweeping impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives - and the steps we might take to prepare for it.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    CPA Exam Review: AUD Mock Exam KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    Career Strategies in a Technology & Innovation Driven Economy
When was the last time you did an inventory check of the experience & skills that you have acquired? What makes you exceptional? How does that connect with new technologies companies are using? Have you brushed up on how you are communicating your value? In this fast-moving world, how will you remain competitive? This interactive and dynamic panel will explore the ways professionals have been able to successfully leverage their experience to stay ahead.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    Enhancing your Personal Brand

The workshop will discuss what is a personal brand, why a personal brand is important and steps to creating your own personal brand.

GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    Great Expectations: An Overview of Retirement Strategies and Market Insights
Life expectancies in the United States continue to increase as more people are living to older ages than ever before. The Great Expectations: Retirement Strategies and Market Insights seminar will explore critical retirement planning principles every successful investor and retiree must ask and answer. We will share insights from select slides in the award-winning* Guide to Retirement, along with commentary to help you make informed decisions and take positive actions.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    How to Build a Base of Personal Credibility and Trust
Building credibility is a fundamental requirement for success in any role. Credibility is intentional, not a random process that “just happens.” You build credibility by delivering value to others and helping them solve their problems, not by being the smartest person in the room. Native intelligence and experience only get you so far. Without credibility, people stagnate in their careers. They become frustrated. They get passed over for promotions.
Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    Introduction to Modern Corporate Treasury
This course will provide an overview of key topics relevant to both people interested in pursuing a Treasury rotation and Corporate Finance and Accounting professionals including tools for Working Capital optimization, managing Sovereign Risk in an increasingly global and unstable world, hedging foreign exchange risk, and capital market trends
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM    Turning Feedback into Personal and Professional Change
Feedback, constructive or otherwise, is sometimes a challenge to receive or hear. It's instinctive to be reactive, but it's important to remember the benefit of getting feedback and listen for understanding. The purpose of today's session is to position you to more effectively and confidently receive feedback. And to do so with tact and grace.
GRAND BALLROOM 7A - Marriott World Center
 
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM    CPA Exam Review: FAR Further Q&A + Problem Solving KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Opening General Session: Stephen M.R. Covey

Is it Safe to Trust Again? NABA welcomes Covey as the keynote speaker for the opening session. Covey will discuss how confidence can be restored in business practices and how NABA can be integral in building common trust between companies, customers, clients, and shareholders.

CYPRESS BALLROOM 1 - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Allstate (Open to All Attendees) MARCO ISLAND - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Amazon (Open to All Attendees) VINOY - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Microsoft (Open to All Attendees) ARUBA - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Prudential (Open to All Attendees) SAWGRASS - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Robert Half (Open to All Attendees) GRAND CAYMAN - Marriott World Center
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Corporate Hospitality Suite with Johnson & Johnson (Open to All Attendees) HARBOR BEACH - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Opening Reception Universal Studios
 
 Friday, June 15
 
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM    Registration/Self-Registration Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    A Best in Class Professional
Some people thrive no matter where they work. What’s the secret sauce? The session will discuss 4 characteristics of preeminence and help participants to identify how to adapt and align these characteristics to create success no matter where they work.
GRAND BALLROOM 9 & 10 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Excel - Using Charts for a Non-Financial Audience
As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." People tend to better understand your point when visuals are used. We will explore the many capabilities of presenting your data without showing rows and rows or columns and columns of data. Help your audience visualize the meaning of the data, whether it is a trend, an exception, a distribution or a good vs. bad relationship.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Leadership Mindfulness
In our evolving and complex business environment, effective and impactful leaders cannot suppress or ignore their inner experiences. Possessing emotional agility allows a leader to approach business challenges in a mindful, values-driven, and productive manner, which is essential to business success. This panel will discuss the necessary skills to positively identify how mental effectiveness and emotional agility strategies manifest themselves in your personal and professional life.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Nuances of Negotiating
The art of negotiating with your customers, clients, business partners and colleagues is a vital skillset for the business professional. Successful business negotiations will help you drive your business success and your career. This session will provide you with key tips and techniques you can use to improve your negotiating strategy, skills and confidence.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Reinvent Yourself – Create the Life You Want
Are you where you want to be professionally? The world has gone VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. So how can you stay the same? For continued success you need to be able to adapt, grow, and pivot. This session will help you identify your unique strengths, discover opportunities for growth, and build a new brand.
Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM    Tax Reform with a Business Lens

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has a wide spread impact on U.S. businesses. Understanding the changes to the competitive dynamics of your industry, how repatriated cash might be used for immediate and long-term growth and how your global operating footprint, sourcing and supply chain strategies might change are just some of the issues businesses are grappling with. Join us for a conversation on how tax reform is impacting U.S. businesses and driving key business decisions.

GRAND BALLROOM 11&12 - Marriott World Center
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Student: Keep it 100 at RSM
Have an open and honest discussion with RSM professionals on effective transition into the professional work environment. Learn and discuss topics such as effective communication, managing conflict in the workplace, executive presence and dress for success, personal and professional ethics, social media, and many others. This is a great opportunity to ask the hard questions you have always wanted to ask and get a candid, real answer.
GRAND BALLROOM 8A - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    CPA Exam Review: BEC Sample Class KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Cyber Cafe ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    LinkedIn Consultation Bar ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Professional Headshots ATRIUM - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Entrepreneurship: Taking the Leap from Employee to Self-Employment

Are you ready to satisfy your burning desire to use your accounting and finance skills and expertise to start your own CPA practice? This session is designed to provide basic guidance to ensure that you start on a firm foundation. Topics include research and planning, legal structure, licensing requirements, technology, marketing, and more.

GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Women of NABA Network Executive Session: Black Women Ready to Lead: “Speaking Truth to Power”

This session will be Courageous Conversations 2.0 with a focus on outcomes and change. Speakers will explore the black woman’s pursuit of powerful jobs, ambitions, motivations, and…what gets in the way. The session will have candid “real talk” dialogue about the need for sponsorship and advocacy. Attendees will brainstorm and share what companies can do better to accelerate the development, advancement, and retention of black women in the industry.

GRAND BALLROOM 7A - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    A Career of Possibilities: The CPA License and Strategies for Tackling the CPA Exam
Are you considering becoming a CPA or know someone who is? Hear why the CPA can lead to a rewarding career of opportunity. It all starts with the Uniform CPA Examination. Learn more about candidate testing and gain some helpful strategies to navigate the exam
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Blockchain Technology - What Every CPA Should Know
One of the most talked about new technologies that has the potential to significantly disrupt the accounting industry is Blockchain. This session is designed to bring you up to speed on what this revolutionary technology is all about. Learn about the concepts, nomenclature, technology and potential applications related to Blockchain. This will prepare you to participate in conversations about Blockchain with your colleagues, peers and others.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Who You Are is Non-Negotiable

The business case for Diversity & Inclusion is about being able to find employees that reflect the perspectives of consumers. During our time together, you will walk away with tools and examples of things you can do to activate who you are within your organization and in service of your organizations purpose. The goal is for you to learn to be one in a group and one group.

Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Women of NABA Network Management Session: A-S-S-E-R-T. Find Out What It Means For Me!

A-S-S-E-R-T. FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME!

Assertiveness. What is it really? Why are so many people in talking about it? And, why is it that when some demonstrate assertiveness (or even aggressiveness) it’s okay while for others that same demonstration is perceived as unprofessional and/or excessive?

In this session, we’ll discuss and answer these questions and so many more. We’ll also engage in conversation about how generalizations, stereotypes and cultural identity attributes contribute to how assertiveness is both perceived and received. We’ll even talk about how your personality/temperament preference and life experiences impact how you package your assertiveness.

Come prepared to share in information and insights that are sure to help you address the barriers (self and other-imposed) to assertiveness effectiveness. Leave equipped to consistently, confidently and compassionately be an ‘assertiveness ambassador’. ..boldly going where perhaps you have never gone before.

GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    CPA Exam Review: BEC Mock Exam KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM    Student: Color Brave - A Dialogue on Race & Inclusion
Join PwC for a dialogue on race and inclusion to help build trusting relationships across differences in society as well as in the workplace.
GRAND BALLROOM 8A - Marriott World Center
 
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM    Student: Exploring a Career in Corporate Finance
Join Johnson & Johnson for an informative and interactive session as we demystify the world of Corporate Finance and provide valuable insights into what this exciting career path has to offer.
GRAND BALLROOM 8B - Marriott World Center
 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Have a Seat at the Table – Increase Your Influence in the Accounting Profession
This is an opportunity where you don’t have to fight for a seat at the table, this is your formal invitation to have a seat at the table. Each year the American Institute of CPAs seeks accounting professionals to volunteer on over 130 committees and taskforces that assist and guide the AICPA in setting ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Robotics, Risks and Controls
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a disruptive force that challenges the status quo and current state of doing business, by allowing organizations to automate high-volume, mundane, system based tasks. RPA brings with it the promise of increased efficiency, processing error reductions, and unleashing productivity across the enterprise. This session will explore how companies are addressing governance, risk and controls related to RPA.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Transforming Information into Intelligence
Bringing data analysis and analytical skill sets to the table provides a competitive edge. Applying artificial intelligence driven analytical solutions and techniques to your information can help in providing you with the right answers to allow you to make informed decisions. There is a strong market demand for professionals who both understand business issues and can tell the story through data analytics. This course will have an accounting and forensics focus.
GRAND BALLROOM 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM    CPA Exam Review: BEC Further Q&A + Problem Solving KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Celebration of Scholars Luncheon CYPRESS BALLROOM 1 - Marriott World Center
 
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM    Expo Hall Ribbon Cutting CYPRESS BALLROOM FOYER - Marriott World Center
 
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Career Expo CYPRESS BALLROOM 2 - Marriott World Center
 
 Saturday, June 16
 
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Registration/Self-Registration Marriott World Center
 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    CPA Exam Review: REG Sample Class KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Student: Productivity in a Digital World using OneNote

In this informative and interactive session, we will show the available features within OneNote and how these features will help you become more productive. We begin by creating a OneNote notebook and adding sections for organization. Start taking notes, adding content from the web, searching the entire notebook and other best practices for uses.

 

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Create OneNote notebooks
  • Organize and use OneNote
  • Add a variety of different content
  • Access across multiple devices
  • Share with friends and colleagues
GRAND BALLROOM 8A - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Student: Professional Services 101
Calling all students at the NABA National Convention! Join Deloitte for a special workshop focused on you. You will have the opportunity to network with our professionals, learn about a day in the life at Deloitte and have the chance to win PRIZES!
GRAND BALLROOM 8B - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM    Brand You
Do you know what people say about you when you are not in the room? You have a personal brand whether you realize it or not. If you don’t manage your brand, others will. This session will teach you how to successfully manage and communicate your brand.
GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM    ETHICS: 50 Shades of Grayer
This is the sequel to Ethics: 50 Shades of Gray. We will discuss any updates from Wells Fargo, Theranos, and Scott London cases discussed in the previous class, along with continuing the discussion about ethical considerations in the accounting profession. We will explore new real-world cases that are in the news, such as Caterpillar, accused of tax and accounting fraud to an accountant named Stantisha Kemp who pleaded guilty to embezzlement, and other current fraud cases.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM    Living a Life of Wholeness
Take a deep breath and exhale. Have you ever felt consumed with the demands of work and life? Many high performing professionals struggle with creating balance, structure and boundaries that leads to self care and satisfaction. This session will reinforce the skills of mindfulness and self care that leads to wholeness no matter what work and life brings.
Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM    Microsoft PowerBI - Get Started with the Right Data
Before you can analyze data, you first must get the data. This session focuses on getting data into a data model and then working with that data. Learn the importance of having data in a data model versus in a spreadsheet. Basic features of Power Query (or Get and Transform in Excel 2016) will be introduced and how it removes many of the roadblocks to getting data.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    CPA Exam Review: REG Mock Exam KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    CPA Exam Review: REG Further Q&A + Problem Solving KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Student: Building Your Leadership Style
In this session, we'll discuss various leadership styles and personality profiles. You'll also learn the leadership styles that tend to succeed in various financial service roles and much more.
GRAND BALLROOM 8B - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Student: Authentic Self and Professional Presence
It can be difficult to remember your own values and what makes you unique. Join us as we take a deep dive into keeping your own identity as you grow in an organization.
GRAND BALLROOM 8A - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    #beyondthechecklist: Foundation for the Next Level Auditor
In an ever changing environment, many auditors struggle with what it takes to be a well-rounded auditor and adequately prepare for the future. In this session we will explore the critical elements of auditing from the basics to forward looking considerations. Attendees will walk away ready to move "beyond the checklist" and into thoughtful risk-based auditing that maximizes value for their organization and key stakeholders.
GRAND BALLROOM 13 & 14 - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    Big Data and Data Analytics - What They're All About
Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, you have probably been hearing the terms "big data" and "data analytics" tossed around quite a bit lately. This is because they're the hottest trend in information analysis. For CPAs and finance professionals, the ability to unleash the power of big data and data analytics provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance their market value. This session provides a primer on what this is all about.
Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    Bridging the Workplace Gap: Millennials and You!
Who are Millennials? What are they looking for in a career? What kind of corporate culture attracts and motivates millennials? How do you retain them? We will look at the Millennial “brand” talking about how to ensure full integration of millennials in the workplace. This interactive session also includes a facilitated a panel of millennials who will share and address their challenges.
GRAND BALLROOM 7B - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    How to Dump SALY and Find a New Creative Approach to Accounting
Are you stuck in a rut of “Same As Last Year” and missing potential opportunities or not asking the right questions and missing potential areas of risk? Do you wish you were more creative in your thinking so you can uncover opportunities or potential area of risk? This session will demonstrate proven methods that professionals can use to unlock their creativity and innovation.
Grand Ballroom 1&2 - Marriott World Center
 
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM    The Story Behind the Numbers - Financial Statement Analysis
Financial statements are full of information, but knowing the numbers alone is not enough. Understanding how to interpret statements will equip you to explain past performance and predict trends for the future. It is also key to be able to communicate results to non-finance professionals in the manner they best understand.
Grand Ballroom 5 & 6 - Marriott World Center
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    CPA Exam Review: CPA 101 - Overview of the CPA Examination KEY BISCAYNE - Marriott World Center
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Red Carpet Experience CYPRESS BALLROOM FOYER - Marriott World Center
 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Seating for The Awards Experience CYPRESS BALLROOM 1 - Marriott World Center
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    The Awards Experience CYPRESS BALLROOM 1 - Marriott World Center
 
8:15 PM - 11:00 PM    The Awards Experience Soirée
Stay for the soirée–a fade to black for a celebration where a black tuxedo, a black tie, and a little black dress are the haute couture for the evening. Dinner and drinks will be served.
CYPRESS BALLROOM 2 - Marriott World Center
 
 Sunday, June 17
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    NABA Day of Service (Limited Space Available)

The Day of Service event will be held on Sunday, June 17 from 10:00am-1:00pm. The event will hosted by the Orlando NABA Chapter and the Foundation For Foster Children. Volunteers will be making about 1,000 cards to be given to the Foundation For Foster Children. The cards would be given to the students, from The Foundation, throughout the year. Cards would include birthday, good grades, holiday, and motivation. We are expecting about 30-40 students to be present at the event. 

CRYSTAL BALLROOM J1 - Marriott World Center