Schedule of Events

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Sunday, September 17

2:00 - 4:00     Culinary Corner with the Young Professionals
3:00 - 5:00     Registration
4:00 - 5:00     Past Presidents Reception
5:00 - 6:00     Social Hour
6:00 - 9:00     Recognition Dinner to honor successful CPA Exam candidate
                          Hospitality Social in Upper Playmakers
                              Drink tickets Sponsored by Brady Martz & Associates

Monday, September 18

7:00 - 8:00    Registration/Breakfast
7:00 - 3:00    Exhibits
7:30 - 8:00    Annual Meeting
8:00 - 9:55     A. Issues Update by AICPA Chair, Kimberley Ellison-Taylor
10:15 - 11:55   B. Deadliest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch (golfers to eat at course)
1:00                 Golf - Grand Forks Country Club
1:00 - 2:40     C1. Single Audit Quality Issues*
                         C2. Passive Activity & Rental Real Estate Income Tax Issues
                         C3. Leadership Is Everywhere: Things Great Leaders Know How to Do
                         C4. Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
3:00 - 4:40    D1. Fraud: What Every Accounting Professional Should Know
                         D2. Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Review
                         D3. Shifting from Accountability to Ownership
                         D4. Quickbooks Online - Advanced Features and Functions
6:00 - 6:30     Social
6:30                 Dinner followed by the Dueling Duo - all request piano show
                          Hospitality Social in Upper Playmakers

Tuesday, September 19

5:30 - 6:30     Tuesday Trek - Convention Run
8:00 - 9:40     E. Reading the Tells - Learning How to Read Body Language
10:00 - 11:45  F1. Upcoming Changes to Not-for-Profit’s Financial Statements*
                          F2. Federal Individual Tax Update
                          F3. Reading the Tells Part II - Detecting Lying and Deception for CPAs
                          F4. Tech Update
11:45 - 12:45   Lunch
12:45 - 2:25    G1. Other Post-Employement Benefits (OPEB) Update*
                          G2. Federal Business Tax Update
                          G3. Digital Operations and the Customer Experience
                          G4. Reporting Tools for Productivity
2:45 - 4:25      H. The Global Soap Project

*May qualify for Yellow Book Credits


CPE: 16 hours available

Fees include: electronic handouts, continental breakfasts, lunches and dinners on Sunday and Monday evening.

Handout Material:  A link will be sent to you to access the materials at least one week prior to the conference.  If you would prefer we provide the copies, there is a charge of $50

Convention Location:
Alerus Center
1200 S 42nd St
Grand Forks, ND

Hotel Information:
Canad Inn
(Attached to the Alerus Center)
1000 S 42nd St
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 772-8404
Rate: $89 + tax
Room Release Date: 8/17/17

Please reference the ND CPA Society room block.

CPE:  16 hours available (including 6 Yellow Book credits if applicable)

Add $50 if after Sept 1
$425 Society member
$475 Nonmember
$0 Exam Passer from 7/16 to 6/17
$250 Lifetime Member
$375 One day Soc member
$425 One day nonmember
$40 Sunday Dinner Only
$70 Golf
$50 Printed Materials

Dress: Business attire is appropriate for Sunday’s dinner.  For all other events casual or business casual is fine. Please dress in layers. Meeting rooms are typically cool and personal comfort zones vary.

Cancellation and Refunds: Full refund if received 10 working days prior to convention. A $50 administrative fee is charged if canceling after September 1. No refunds after September 15 or once you have downloaded the materials. Exceptions considered on a case by case basis.

Golf Cancellation: Refunds if cancellation occurs by September 15. After this, refunds are issued only if the entire event is cancelled due to weather.

Special Pricing: ND candidates who passed the CPA exam from July 2016 through June 2017 may attend the convention for FREE.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Conference Sponsors:

Brady Martz & Associates
Grand Forks CVB


Bank of ND - College Save
Bremer Bank
First International Bank & Trust
Implementation Specialists
Laser Systems
ND Community Foundation
Network Center Communications 
Networking Specialists

Golf Sponsors:

AE2S - Advanced Engineering
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Alerus Financial
American Federal Bank
Bell State Bank
Bremer Bank
Choice Financial
Wells Fargo Bank

Thank You to the Convention Committee
  • Amanda Scanson, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C., Chair
  • Jolene Tollefson, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C., Chair
  • Jackie Bergeron, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Ashley Bohlman, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Terri Clark
  • Victoria Dalziel, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Tom Fauchald
  • Tammy Gerszewski, UND Dept of Accountancy
  • Melanie Hansen, University of North Dakota
  • Rachel Hellyer, PD Sproule Co.
  • Nancy Hettwer, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Pam Heyd, Development Homes
  • Chuck Jacobi, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Brenda Jobe, Alerus Financial
  • Laura Knox, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Tracy LeDuc, Dakota Commercial
  • Melissa Mager, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Kari Olson, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Jessica Speicher, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Matthew Stjern, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Maureen Storstad, City of Grand Forks
  • Jamie Tellmann, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.
  • Will Young, Brady Martz & Associates, P.C.

North Dakota CPA Society
2701 South Columbia Road, Ste D
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 775-7100 or (877) 637-2727

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