Taking a “Firm” Step into the Future – ISCPA’s 2017 Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Conference

8/17/2017 - 8/18/2017




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6:00 PM (MT)
Course Ends

8:00 PM (MT)

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Live Group Seminar
Idaho Society of CPAs
Boise [map], Cottonwood Grille
Sheena Boyd (AmeriBen - IEC Group), Jennifer Damiano (Robert Half International - Accountem)
Designed For
  • Firm Partners

How do you keep the positive energy and drive running at optimal levels within your firm? This conference will help reenergize you with exciting content that is designed to propel your firm into the future.


Thursday, August 17th

  • Informal Dinner on Cottonwood Patio (included in registration fee) 
    • Hear what keeps other partners up at night
    • Share your best tips for having fun during tax season (prizes awarded)
    • Receive "homework"
    • Receive table topics assignments

Friday, August 18th

  • 8 – 9:30 am
    • Communication Policies
    • Communication sets the foundation for everything we do, every day, but as much as it's a necessary skill, it's not something that comes naturally to most. Additionally, with the advent of the internet, powerful computers that fit in our pockets, and social media, defining the lines between personal and professional lives are blurred more than ever before. Join Sheena Boyd from AmeriBen and learn how to tailor your communication style to fit your audience, what to consider when developing your communication policies, and when you should get involved with employees who use social media.
  • 9:45 – 11:30 am
    • Hiring Environment
    • Firms looking for highly skilled accounting and finance professionals continue to face a shortage of job candidates. As a result, competition for top talent can be fierce. Join Jennifer Damiano from Robert Half as she provides insight into the hiring environment and shares insights as to how to recruit top talent to Idaho.
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Lunch
  • 12:30 – 2:00
    • Round Table Topics
      • How to Have Fun Doing Tax Returns
      • Staff Education: How, What, Where, Why
      • Succession Planning
      • Billing Practices
  • 2:05 – 3:35
    • Employee Benefits – Getting Creative to Keep Valued Staff
    • With a labor market boasting a 4.4% unemployment rate, the lowest in a decade, and with 25% of businesses globally considering recruiting and retention one of the biggest workforce challenges, organizations everywhere are trying to find creative ways to motivate and engage their staff. Join Human Resource and Management Consultant Sheena Boyd as she discusses the ways compensation, benefits, and rewards drive behavior and influence how top talent perceives your organization, externally and internally, and whether they'll decide to stay.
  • 3:45 – 4:30
    • Young Leaders Panel - What You Can Do For Me to Keep Me
    • Listen as a group of up-n-coming leaders in our profession tell you what they are looking for in their careers, work environment and life balance. You are in for a very candid conversation with the new generation that is starting to shape the accounting profession!
  • To enable accounting firm partners to share experiences & best practices; to provide a forum for partners to discuss top five issues facing firms; to help partners develop strategies & policies for future growth & success of their firms.
  • Advanced Prep.

    • Manual included in registration fee - no need to download
    • If making lodging arrangements with our partner hotel, the Riverside, call 208.331.4910 and ask for the  "Idaho Society of CPAs Corporate Rate" = $109
    Additional Info.

    • Times listed are MST
    • Online registration closes 2 business days prior to seminar
    • Printed manual included in registration fee
    • Recommended Lodging:

      • Riverside Hotel
      • 2900 Chinden, Boise
      • Phone: 208.343.1871
      • Ask for "Idaho Society of CPAs Corporate Rate" = $109

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