Because continuing professional development is so important to the success of your company, your employees need to be attending conferences to sharpen their skills and continue adding value to your organization. Here are six upcoming conferences your employees may want to participate in.
1) Commodity Tax Symposium 2018
Are any of your accountants members of a tax team in Canada who want to stay updated on the latest strategies for dealing with tax changes? Then they should attend the Commodity Tax Symposium 2018 in Ottawa. They will participate in in-depth technical sessions, practical issue identification and topic analysis, and gain insight into the impact of policy and legislation. Your employees can attend the conference live from their computer if they cannot attend in person.
2) Public Sector Conference 2018
Are any of your employees senior accountants in the public sector, or do they work for your not-for-profit clients that follow PSAB standards? Then they should attend the Public Sector Conference 2018 in Ottawa. They will upgrade their skills and enhance the value they bring to your organization by hearing about top challenges facing accountants in the public sector, emerging trends, and leadership topics that matter the most. Your employees also may participate in half-day post-conference workshops on using Excel to enhance data management for analysis, effective cost estimating for decision making, and HST/GST for public sector bodies.
3) Financial Executives International Canada Annual Conference
Do your accountants want the essential tools needed to remain innovative during these fast-paced, changing times? Then they should attend the Financial Executives International Canada Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They will learn what is driving accounting innovation and how it impacts controllers and finance executives and gain insight into top tax issues for in-bound and out-bound investments. Your employees also will learn about the value, risks and opportunities of digital currencies and understand how to identify the risks from disruptive technologies and adapt your business strategy accordingly.
4) 2018 Conference for Audit Committees
Are any of your accountants members of an audit committee for a Canadian organization who want to increase their foresight on the technical, political, economic, environmental, and social factors that drive global change? Then they should attend the 2018 Conference for Audit Committees in Toronto. Industry experts share strategies for anticipating change to benefit both the board and organization. Your accountants also may attend a pre-conference workshop to learn about the essentials of being an effective audit committee member. For instance, your accountants will discover the responsibilities of boards and audit committees, risk management strategies, finding the right organization for their interests, and which skills they have to offer.
5) The ONE National Conference 2018 & Provincial CPA Conferences
Do your accountants want to learn how adaptability benefits sustainability? Then they should attend The ONE National Conference 2018. They will learn about blockchain technology, how to lead a change-ready organization, and how a CPA can add value to a business. Your employees also will learn how to manage risks, effectively collaborate on operational planning and budgeting, and navigate private business tax proposals. Can’t attend the national conference? Check out your provincial CPA conference or PD schedule!
6) 2018 National Forum on Technology Solutions
Do your accountants want to keep up with the constantly evolving, fast pace of technology that is changing how business is conducted? Then they should attend the 2018 National Forum on Technology Solutions in Toronto. They will discuss forward-thinking tech strategies for long-term success and sustainability and better understand and evaluate how current and emerging resources, tools and tech trends will impact business.
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