2024 Higher Education Accounting Forum (Online)

2024 Higher Education Accounting Forum (Online)


April 29-30, 2024

Attend select sessions online and get the latest information on trends and best practices in financial accounting and reporting, managerial analysis, and leadership issues for all types of institutions. This event for advanced-level accounting and finance professionals serves as both an annual update and future outlook where participants hear discussions on timely subjects impacting the higher education community.

Want to attend onsite in Atlanta? Go to the in-person 2024 Higher Education Accounting Forum.


All online sessions will be recorded. Registrants will receive an email when the recordings are available.


NACUBO thanks the following supporters of this event:

Classic Sponsors

KPMG OneStream

CPE Available: 6 Credits

Each individual must register and attend separately to earn credit.


NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org

Event Information

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: Minimum 1-2 years of experience as a professional in higher education or a related private industry.
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Delivery Mode: Group internet based
  • Field of Study: Accounting, Accounting (Governmental), Auditing, Finance, and Taxes
  • Length: 6 session blocks at 60 minutes each

Steps to Earn CPE Credit

CPE credit is awarded per session. You can only earn credit for attending a session live. CPE credit cannot be earned for watching the recordings.

To earn CPE credit, click the session name under the Schedule tab. On that session page, you will complete the following tasks under the Content tab, after the session has ended:

  1. Pass the CPE codeword quiz. Write down the codewords posted in the Zoom chat at random times throughout the session and complete the quiz at the end of the session. 
  2. Submit the CPE check-out code displayed at the end of the session. 
  3. Download your CPE certificate. 

You have until 5 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 1 to complete these three steps or report technology issues with this site to online@nacubo.org.

For more detailed instructions, review the CPE Instructions page.

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    FASB staff provide insight into board deliberations and projects that will impact public higher education.

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

    GASB staff provide insight into board deliberations and projects that will impact public higher education.

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 10:50 AM (EDT)

    This session will provide answers to questions that NFP institutions care about, clarify the proper accounting that should be followed in a variety of situations, and share operational examples from campus experts. Audience members are encouraged to come ready with questions and situations that need to be addressed.

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 10:50 AM (EDT)

    This session will provide an overview of the accounting rules established by GASB Statement 101 along with examples of how required calculations are expected to function. A deep dive into early implementation efforts at Michigan State University will review compensated absence programs and a detailed description of the changes that will be necessary under the new standard. Participants will hear a proposed approach for estimating future use of compensated absences, come away with an implementation action plan, and an understanding of organizational effort and financial reporting impacts.

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 1:15 PM (EDT)

    Tax issues abound on campus and are ever-changing. Join us for this multi-subject session to learn about hot tax topics, including executive compensation, energy credits, worker classification, information reporting (1099-K thresholds, etc.), Washington updates, and much more!

  • Live Event: 04/29/2024 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    COA is the backbone of financial accounting, reporting, and organizational controls. In this session, the University of Iowa will share the application they developed to manage requests for new chartfields and accounts. The presenters will also share how this application integrates with other applications at the University and the importance and integration of roles in the COA governance process through this application. They’ll also share their methods for routing requests to the appropriate approval paths within the workflow to ensure proper oversight of general ledger accounts.

  • Live Event: 04/30/2024 at 9:40 AM (EDT)

    This session will feature an interactive discussion between the panelists and with audience members. The panelists will cover some of the unique accounting and reporting challenges for higher education institutions. Attendees will also learn about current events and operational challenges, including the most recent news headlines impacting the higher education industry (enrollment challenges, school collaborations and closings/mergers, inflation, etc.).

  • Live Event: 04/30/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    During this session, AICPA Government Audit Quality Control members will discuss the process for vetting and incorporating new compliance requests from federal agencies. They will also share what to expect in 2024 and review future pipeline topics and concerns.