CPE Events

CPE EventThe Department of Accounting holds two Continuing Professional Education (CPE) events each year.  The Accounting Society student organization organizes a CPE event every December.

During the Spring term the Department of Accounting and the Department of Economics and Finance co-host a CPE event focused on ethics.

CPE EVENT: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The students of the UA Little Rock Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi invite you to our 10th annual eight hour continuing professional education event on Wednesday Dec. 11th We are excited to offer some amazing speakers and topics this year (see schedule below).  This year we will be holding it at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at the intersection of I-630 and University Avenue (a block of rooms is available at a discount for those coming from a distance).  Although event registration will not be open until late October the cost will only be $140 early bird (before Dec.1st), or $155 after Nov 30.  There should be plenty of convenient parking, useful work stations and delicious food and coffee!

Event schedule:

8:00 – 8:25  Registration and continental breakfast

8:25 – 8:30  Welcome

8:30 – 9:20  Ernie Skyrme & Chris Doolitttle, BKD, LLP  Federal Tax Update Tax

9:20 – 10:10  Dr. Katie Terrell, UA Fayetteville Act or Be Acted Upon:  Accounting is changing and Data Analytics is Leading that Change” Accounting

10:10 – 10:20  BREAK

10:20 – 11:10  Hunter Henley, KPMG LLP The Technology Enabled Audit Accounting

11:10 – 12:00  Vess Johnson, UA Little Rock Turning Around a Business using Data Analysis Other

12:00 – 12:45  LUNCH (provided)

12:45 – 1:35  David Coles, Ark. Legislative Audit Government Audit Analytics  Accounting

1:35 – 2:25  Dr. Laurie Burney, Baylor University faculty What is Lean Accounting and Why Should I Care? Accounting

2:25 – 2:30  Information about EFWA

2:30 – 2:45  BREAK

2:45 – 3:35  John Melvin, US Bank  Check & Payment Fraud Accounting

3:35 – 4:25  Tim Montgomery, AR State Board of Public Accountants  Ethical Decision Making Ethics


Event Details:

Date: 11 Dec. 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.

CPE credits offered: Attendance for the entire day will earn 1 hour of tax, 5 hours of accounting, 1 hour of ethics (not state board hour), and 1 hour other CPE.

Cost: $140 Early Bird (payment received before December 1) or $155 (payment received after November 30)

Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel at the intersection of I-630 and University Avenue



To register, please click here

Individual Registration: $140

Registration will be through Eventbrite.  If you have a group that needs a PO please email jxgriffith@ualr.edu.

The proceeds of the event fund our club activities, service projects, and attendance at the regional and national Beta Alpha Psi conferences.