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The Accounting Educators' Exchange gathers accounting educators from across the Commonwealth to network, share ideas, explore trends and discuss important topics affecting the CPA profession and academia.
The event will kick off with a welcome by Molly Wash, VSCPA Academic Engagement Director, and hear from our sponsor, Surgent CPA Review.
Have you ever thought about using edutainment as accounting pedagogy? Edutainment curriculum is designed to educate through entertainment. Early implementation of edutainment dates back to Poor Richard’s Almanac, with Benjamin Franklin combining entertaining and educational content, such as puzzles and rules of conduct, for colonists.
In this workshop, you will learn how to implement edutainment into your accounting courses. Our facilitator, accounting professor and award-winning filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope, will unveil a new edutainment product designed specifically for
the accounting curriculum. During this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will participate in the Red Flag Mania experience created by Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope and her Red Flag Mania team.
Jill will discuss methods to design a meaningful virtual accounting course incorporating Outcomes, Communication, Engagement, Assessment, and Navigation (OCEAN). Using instructional design theory to develop an online accounting course requires an understanding of the technology available to communicate with students, create engaging learning experiences and assess student learning. Jill will share resources from the AICPA, the Center for Audit Quality, and the VSCPA to use in your accounting courses!
The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In this session, we will review the proposed model, including possible changes to the CPA Exam and education requirements.
Learn how the accounting environment has changed, will continue to change and what the future of the profession might look like. Accountants have always and will continue to measure, report and analyze information. But, in today’s digital environment, every action, reaction, movement and communication create a digital footprint. The best accountants are able to use these footprints in informative and powerful ways. As educators, we need to recognize the changes that are occurring in accounting, embrace technology and most importantly, find ways to commit our students to being lifelong learners.
This general session will provide examples of how accounting analytics can be incorporated into a traditional accounting curriculum. In most cases, the goal is not to remove and replace existing curriculum but, rather, to find ways that existing curriculum can be supplemented with hands-on, practical applications that teach data skills. This approach will help bridge the gap between traditional accounting lessons and innovative accounting practices. The speaker will also share thoughts and experiences around the development of new courses (i.e., forensics, database management, accounting analytics, etc.).
The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) 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: NASBARegistry.org.