ISCPA Annual Meeting - 100 Years Strong

  • Date/Time
    • Jun 15, 2018
    • Sign In: 7:15am (Mountain Time)
    • Program: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Mountain Time)
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  • Location
    • Grove Hotel
      245 S. Capitol Blvd.
      Boise, ID 83702
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  • Credits
    • 6.50
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Specialized Knowledge and Applications (5.00)
    • Taxation (1.50)
  • Vendor
    • *** ISCPA ***
  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Specialized Knowledge
  • Message
    • 1 hour lunch provided


Join us for the Idaho CPA Society's Centennial Celebration!

The Idaho Society of CPAs was established in 1918 with the mission to bring together the Certified Public Accountants in Idaho to maintain and elevate the standards of proficiency and integrity of the accounting profession. From the original eight founders, the organization has grown to become one of the largest professional associations in Idaho.


As much as it’s a celebration, it’s also a launching point. The CPA profession is changing at a rapid pace and ISCPA is changing right along with it. New leadership, a new website and a renewed focus on our members will help us explore opportunities, threats, and ways to position the Society to meet member needs for years down the road.


Thursday, June 14

  • 5:30pm - Social & Family Picnic – food, fun and networking
    Esther Simplot, ES Central Pavilion
    625 N Whitewater Park Blvd, Boise, ID, 83702

Friday, June 15

  • 8:00am - Barry Melancon, President and CEO - AICPA 
        The Future of the Profession
  • 10:00 - Jody Stamback, IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison
        Paycheck Checkup (part of the new tax law message), ID Theft, Data Breach protection
  • 11:00 - Ric Rosario, President and CEO - Camico
         Risk Management and Loss Prevention for CPAs
  • 12:00pm - Lunch & Survive to Thrive: Rewiring your brain for success over stress with Rebecca Heiss
  • 1:15 - ISCPA Annual Business Meeting
  • 2:30 - Scott Schiefelbein, Managing Director, Washington National Tax at Deloitte Tax LLP

Advanced Prep

During the Registration Process Be Sure To:

  • Thursday Social - let us know if you will be joining us and if so, how many guests you will be bringing with you
  • Friday lunch - place your order for either:
    • BBQ Chicken Wrap with applewood bacon and cheddar
    • Roast Beef & Havarti Focaccia with horseradish aioli
    • Caprese Baguette with fresh mozzarella, roma tomato and pesto sauce

Registration Details

Registration is closed. Please contact ISCPA at 208-344-6261 or email if you have any questions.


Ric Rosario

A Certified Fraud Examiner with experience in public accounting and private industry, he most recently was executive vice president of risk management with CAMICO, where his duties included executive oversight of underwriting, program development, and marketing and communication operations for the company.

Rosario's public accounting background is in the audit division of the regional firm of John F. Forbes & Co. He later joined a start up real estate venture as controller and completed his tenure there as chief financial officer. A part time lecturer on accounting at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, Calif., he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.

Several of his articles have appeared in national publications, and he co-authored the CCH-published books CPA's Guide to Loss Prevention Practices and CPA's Guide to Effective Engagement Letters, 7th Edition. Rosario is also active with many state society and AICPA committees.

Barry Melancon

Barry C. Melancon is the CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential body of professional accountants in the world with 650,000 members and students. Formed in 2017, it combines the strengths of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), which Melancon also leads as President & CEO.

Melancon joined the AICPA in 1995 when he was 37 years old, and is now the longest serving CEO in the organization’s 129 year history. Under his tenure, the AICPA has grown to become the largest membership body of CPAs in the world and has spearheaded a number of initiatives to benefit not only the profession, but also investors, business owners, lenders and the general public. These include audit quality centers; private company reporting standards; eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL); the computerized CPA exam; and two consumer financial literacy education programs.

Under Melancon’s leadership in 2011, the AICPA formed a joint venture with CIMA to elevate management accounting globally. They created the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation for those professionals who meet the highest benchmark of rigor and quality. Today, approximately 150,000 professionals hold the CGMA designation worldwide. Building on this success, AICPA and CIMA members in June 2016 voted to evolve the joint venture into the Association. Its mission is to drive a dynamic accounting profession around the world that powers trust, opportunity and prosperity. Melancon was named the Association’s first CEO.

Melancon is also Global Chairman of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Chairman of XBRL-US, and a founding and current board member of both the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). He is a founding and current board member of the Government Transformation Initiative, serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, and is a member of the delegation to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). During 2007-2008, Melancon served on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.

Melancon has testified for the profession before Congress numerous times, has been honored with many awards, including the 2011 National Association Executive of the Year.

Prior to joining the AICPA, Melancon served for eight years as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. He began his accounting career in 1979 at a small CPA firm in Louisiana. In 1984, he was elected a firm partner. Melancon graduated in 1978 from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, majoring in accounting with a minor in government. He also earned an MBA in 1983 from Nicholls State University and subsequently served as an adjunct professor of accounting at his alma mater for four years. He was also awarded his alma mater’s first and only Honorary Doctorate of Commerce in 2008.

Scott Schiefelbein

No Biography Available

Rebecca Heiss

Engaging, inspiring and enthusiastic, Rebecca's style meets her audiences where they are and brings them along for a fascinating journey into their own minds. Brain science for business has never been more approachable and fun! Her enthusiasm for helping others maximize their potentials is as infectious as her energy.

Using the biologically driven challenges organizations face in managing behaviors, Rebecca weaves together stories from her personal experiences, cutting edge research in neuroscience, and practical takeaways for everyday operations in work and life. The result is an unforgettable experience that will permanently shift the perceptions of participants and redirect them on a course toward happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

As an evolutionary biologist, Rebecca brings refreshing insights from the biological perspective to help her clients make sense of the "whys?" underlying our behaviors as individuals and institutions.

Key highlights of her signature workshops include:

Reconciling stone-aged brains to operate more efficiently in a modern world

Understanding biologically driven behaviors and helping them work for you, not against you

Building cooperation, and stimulating creativity and innovation by understanding the underlying mechanisms that regulate these processes at a neurological level

Optimizing the work environment to allow the greatest potential from all employees

A native New Yorker, Rebecca currently resides in South Carolina and is finishing her book Instinctive Cognition, which highlights how to live with intention beyond our subconscious minds.

Jody Stamback

Jody graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Business Management in 1984. He started his IRS career in 1989 with the Ogden Campus. He worked in many different functions until leaving the Campus in 1995 to work as a Tax Auditor in the Salt Lake City District Office. He is currently a Senior Stakeholder Liaison within Communications and Liaison. He works with Practitioner and Industry groups in helping to share information to and from the IRS and its external stakeholders.

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