As accountants hustle at year-end to prepare to close their books, few have the luxury of time to consider how best to navigate the many challenges facing professionals in the field — be it automation, generative AI or the host of new accounting standards on the horizon.
With that in mind, CFO Dive has compiled a list of upcoming accounting conferences and industry events that give CPAs the space to do just that. The events — some of which offer both online and in person options — provide a range of opportunities for career development, networking and strategizing. Please check the conferences’ websites for the most current schedules and information.
Dec. 3-6, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada or live online
Hosted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Digital CPA Conference 2023 is an event that focuses on the future of accounting. It offers sessions on emerging accounting trends, technologies and methodologies. Keynote speakers will include Cassie Kozyrkov, CEO of Data Scientific and Barry Melancon, president and CEO of AICPA-CIMA,
March 1-2, 2024
Hosted by the Forensic Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, the conference will consist of keynote speakers and concurrent sessions dealing with a wide variety of fraud, forensic, and investigative accounting topics, panel discussions, case work, and other scholarly activity.
June 3-6, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada and live online
The annual event is one of the largest annual educational and networking conferences hosted by the AICPA and CIMA. While the agenda is not yet available for next year’s event, this year’s conference included sessions that delved into tax, technology and auditing.
June 9-12, 2024
San Antonio, Texas
The Institute of Management Accountants, one of the largest associations focused on the management accounting profession, will hold its annual conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. The conference will include numerous panels, career coaching and a wide range of main stage speakers including Marsha Hunt, member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Jeffrey Hales, member of the International Sustainability Standards Board, and Patti Humble, chief accounting officer at UPS.
Aug. 10-14, 2024
At its 108th annual meeting next year the American Accounting Association will zero in on the theme of “revolutionizing accounting education.” AAA President Mark Taylor said the annual meeting will include at-large and concurrent sessions focusing on research and teaching as well as hot topics such as generative AI, data analytics and technology, and ESG, along with some sessions devoted to transforming accounting education to reverse the trend in declining accounting student enrollment.
June 25-27, 2024
With a core mission of focusing on helping tax and accounting professionals be more successful and develop their careers, the National Society of Accountants’ June conference will include speakers and educational sessions on such topics as building a plan to increase the sales value of a practice, managing clients, and new tools and outsourcing ideas.