Emerging Professionals Conference - NEW!

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Jan 9, 2019

Registration: 7:30 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None


Navigate your accounting career with confidence.
Develop the core skills employers want, and learn what it takes to be a valuable asset to any firm or business. Whether you're a CPA candidate, newly licensed CPA, or a student, you can build and develop the skills your employer will depend on, now and throughout your career.


  • OSCPA Members: $179 per person / Nonmembers: $229 per person
  • Student Members: $79* per person / Student Nonmembers: $89* per person
*Students: Contact OSCPA to register and receive discounts at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 3.

Conference developed by OSCPA's Career Development Strategic Committee.

Designed For

CPA candidates, newly licensed CPAs (0-5 years experience), and college/university accounting students.


You will walk away with an expanded skillset that will help you communicate effectively in business, manage your personal finances, and advance your accounting career.

Major Subjects

General Sessions:

  • Leadership Strategies for Managing Up [NT]
    Managers want to work with employees who are committed to building core technical skills as well as the teamwork and leadership skills essential to business success. Understand the basics of leadership, and how managing up should be viewed as a process for becoming a knowledgeable, effective leader.

    Irina Stein, CPA
    Rauch McFetridge Cleveland & Stein CPAs LLC, Lebanon, OR

  • Tax Reform Update
    Get the latest insights on the impact of tax reform and recent legislation to get you up to speed for 2018 tax returns.

    Heather L. Jackson, CPA
    Dougall Conradie LLC, Portland, OR

  • Effective Communication Skills
    Communication is key to productivity and profitability, and knowing how to tailor your communications to your audience is a valuable skill. In this session, you’ll learn how to present information to clients so they understand the information while communicating on a more technical level with supervisors, staff, and peers.

    Tonya M. Moffitt, CPA
    Merina & Company LLP, Tualatin, OR

    Danielle M. Groves, CPA
    Merina & Company LLP, Tualatin, OR

  • *Ethics: Becoming a Model for Fellow Professionals
    CPAs are viewed as trusted advisors. Understand how "everyday business ethics" relates to you and the work you do. You will gain an understanding of the Oregon Board of Accountancy Administrative Rules & Statutes, how the AICPA Code of Conduct applies, and how to consider the standards for other areas of state law, professional organizations, and/or regulatory agencies.

    *Eligible for Professional Conduct & Ethics CPE for existing active permit licensees. Does not apply to those reporting in their first two-year reporting period.

    Ross E. Holliday, CPA, CVA, CGMA
    Boldt Carlisle + Smith, Albany, OR

    TeriAnn Kruse, CPA/PFS, CFP
    Tandem Views Investment Services LLC, Lake Oswego, OR

  • Careers for Professionals in Accounting [NT]
    CPA – these three letters represent commitment, integrity, accountability, and trustworthiness. Your credentials will open up a variety of career options, whether in public accounting, business & industry, education, or government. In this session, you’ll hear from a diverse group of professionals about how the CPA credential shaped and guided their career journeys.

    Elizabeth D. Almer, CPA, PhD
    PSU School of Business Administration, Portland, OR
    Isaac C. Ciula, CPA
    Trail Blazers Inc, Portland, OR

    Cheryl R. Olson, CPA, CGMA
    Clark Nuber PS, Portland, OR
    Shasta G. Prunk, CPA
    Oregon Department of Corrections, Salem, OR

Concurrent Sessions: (Refers to registration options listed below)

  • A-1: Navigating Your Financial Future [NT]
    Plan and improve your personal financial future! In this session, learn about debt management, including student loans; strategies for buying a house; effective utilization of employer benefits; and more.

    Christina R. Bentley, CPA
    NO-DES Inc, Portland, OR

    Sarah J. Padfield, CPA
    Delap LLP, Lake Oswego, OR

    Robert J. Wolfer, CPA
    Delap LLP, Lake Oswego, OR

  • A-2: Preparing for the CPA Exam [NT]
    Learn about best practices for studying for and successfully passing the Uniform CPA Examination. Hear from top exam scorers, including Washington state’s 2017 Elijah Watt Sells recipient and Oregon’s third highest scorer.

    Michael B. Conan, CPA
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Portland, OR

    Andrew Inman, MBA
    Intel Corporation, Aloha, OR

    Craig Popp
    Merina & Company LLP, Tualatin, OR

Registration Instructions:

  1. Select a concurrent session option below.
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  3. Click "Add to Cart."
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This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email profdev@orcpa.org.