We are pleased to announce that final arrangements have been confirmed for the 2014 Rural Utilities Service (RUS) CPA Seminars. This year seminars are being offered in cooperation with the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC). Each participant will be eligible for up to 16 hours of continuing professional education credit for attending the RUS CPA Seminar. The seminar registration fee is $395 per participant, which you should include with your registration form. The registration fee covers attendance at the seminar, all seminar materials, continental breakfast and seated lunch each day of the seminar, as well as the Monday evening reception. Payment may be in the form of check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Again this year, we are offering online registration in addition to our more traditional registration. To register online you should go to http://nsacoop.org/usda_programs.php. To register with a credit card, complete the credit card registration form and fax it with your registration to the number shown on the registration form or you may call in your registration to 937-222-6707. Only one credit card authorization is required for all participants registered at the same time. Please submit a separate registration form for each participant from your firm or company regardless of the method of payment.
2014 Registration Form
Registrations cancelled less than 30 days prior to the seminar date will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. All registrations should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled seminar date. After that date, registrations will be accepted on a space available basis only. Early registration is encouraged since attendance is limited. Upon receipt of the registration form, participants will be provided with a written confirmation by mail or email.
Hotel registration information is provided below. Participants are advised that hotel reservations must be made by the date listed below to take advantage of the conference rate. Be sure to mention the RUS CPA Seminars when making your reservation.
The dates and locations of the seminars are as follows:
August 25 - 26, 2014
Registration Deadline: July 25, 2014
The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Room Rate $149/night
Group Code: RUS14
Less than 10 minute walk from
Union Station Metro Station
September 22-23, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2014
The Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
Room Rate $117/night
Booking code: RUR
We have enclosed a tentative program highlighting the subject matter to be discussed during the seminar. Other than a practical familiarity with the topics under discussion, there are no formal prerequisites for this program, nor is any specific advanced preparation required. The material being presented is at an intermediate program level. All sessions will be presented by on-site speakers. A book of reference materials will be distributed to each participant at the beginning of the seminar. The learning objectives of this seminar are to update attendees on current policies and practices impacting RUS borrowers and grant recipients, current accounting pronouncements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, revisions to the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, and other accounting and auditing issues. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, or if you require any special accommodations, please contact Ms. Diana Alger at (202) 720-1905 or Ms. Gueck Lim at (202) 720-1922. Information about our 2014 RUS CPA Seminar will also available on our website at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UPA_CPA_SeminarsPage.html.
Whether you are an auditor or work for an RUS borrower or grant recipient, we believe that you will find this year seminars to be very beneficial. We look forward to seeing you in Washington or Dallas at the 2014 RUS CPA Seminar.