Northern Chapter VSCPA - Event Information

Event Name:Chapter Meeting
Event Type(s):Chapter Event

Join us for an evening of CPE and Networking - Dinner included!


2.0 hour CPE options:


Session A Topic:  Nonprofit Solicitation Registration - A Guide for Compliance

Speaker:  Kathleen M. Venker, Director of Registrations, Nonprofit Service Group


Nonprofit organizations have a legal obligation to register in every state where the organization
solicits donations. 40 states, including the District of Columbia, require nonprofits to register. Every
state has its own laws, rules and regulations. What classifies as solicitation? What if a charity does not
receive any donations in a state? What are the legal repercussions of not registering? Many nonprofits
are unaware of these laws or decide to ignore. However, nonprofits are at risk of fines and penalties for
not being in compliance.

In this session, participants will learn all the requirements for nonprofit solicitation registration,
specifically what types of charities are required to register and how the various state laws differ. We
will also take a look at IRS requirements for nonprofits when it comes to nonprofit fundraising
registration and issues that arise for nonprofits that fail to comply. In today’s world, there is special
emphasis on online fundraising and how the state jurisdictions are trying to regulate social media and
website donations. We will take a look at how this impacts charities and what it can mean for the future
of nonprofit regulation.


Session B Topic:  Why Accounting?

Panel Discussion


A panel discussion exploring current and future trends and opportunities in accounting combined with real-life experiences from CPAs on why they chose a career in accounting.

Tentative Discussion topics include:

·         The intrinsic and external benefits of accounting careers
·         Expected demand for the accounting profession
·         Do certifications matter
·         Is accounting a good choice for immigrants
·         Do accountants working in government need a certified public accountant credential
·         How does someone become an accounting professor
·         How important is interning

·         Do I have to work at a Big 4 firm
·         Can work and life balance be possible—even early in a career
·         Any topics you want to ask our panel

The panel members include accounting professionals from industry to include public and private accounting, government, and academia. Invited panel members (subject to change) include:

·         Cordia Partners (Full-Service Accounting Provider to include Recruiting and Staffing)
·         Nammy Lee (Senior Program Director, UVA)
·         Beth Berk (Independent Recruiter (Accounting))
·         Lily Weill (GMU Graduate and works in External Audit at Deloitte)  
·         Rajiv Chada (Accounting Entrepreneur originally from India)
·         Others to be announced…

This session is geared toward students to gain a view of what a career in accounting can look like. There will be a question-and-answer period during the session, and plenty of networking opportunities. If you become a Northern Chapter VSCPA member first, your cost for dinner and the training is $25. You will also be able to attend future training and dinners (or breakfasts) through March 2018.

Event Date:10-17-17
Event Time:04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:Maggiano's Little Italy
Tysons Galleria
2001 International Drive
Mclean, VA 22102

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Registration from 4 - 4:30pm
Be sure to pick up your name badge and locate the appropriate room for your registered session.

Concurrent CPE sessions run from 4:30-6:30pm
All CPE is issued electronically. You must sign in on the sign in sheet in order to validate attendance and obtain CPE.


Networking and Dinner following CPE
If you register for dinner and do not attend a $25 no-show fee will be invoiced to your account.

All cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to event.

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