Are you an accounting or financial administrator looking to enrich your professional skills? Attend one of the nation’s most prominent higher education accounting conferences to get the most out of your training and travel budget. CACUBO’s Higher Education Accounting Workshop is designed to give participants an overview of college and university accounting concepts, as well as the basic format institutions use to present their financial statements.

As the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) introduce changes to accounting standards, the CACUBO Higher Education Accounting Workshop keeps you up-to-date on the latest requirements. We also offer time for participants to discuss the issues they’re facing and practical ways to implement new standards.

If you’re interested in deepening your understanding of financial reporting, you’ll find the content at this CACUBO higher education accounting conference valuable. There are sessions dedicated to the practical application of GASB and FASB accounting concepts, for both state and private colleges and universities.

2018 Higher Education Accounting Workshop

Join us in Omaha, Nebraska, at the brand new Omaha Marriott Downtown Hotel in the Capitol District for our Higher Education Accounting Workshop. The live event is geared for all knowledge levels and has no prerequisite requirements. Participants may be eligible to earn up to 17 hours of CPE credits by attending this workshop.

The CACUBO program features both GASB and FASB tracks for both state and private institutions. The tracks are designed to give participants an overview of college and university accounting concepts, as well as, a synopsis of the basic formats used by higher education institutions when presenting their financial statements. The featured concurrent tracks will also delve into the recent changes by GASB and FASB to accounting standards and the anticipated effects of those changes within the higher education industry. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss current relevant issues related to the practical implementation of the standards concerning financial accounting and reporting for colleges and universities.

In addition to the featured tracks, participants will have a choice of a half day of additional GASB content or a half day workshop on Key Performance Measures using their own institution’s financial statements. Also, back by popular demand for 2018, will be the expanded afternoon “Hot Topic” sessions. These sessions will encompass the topics of Endowments, Financial Modeling, Overall Higher Ed Issues, and Fraud/Cybersecurity.

Altogether, this program offers a great opportunity to gain an overview of current college and university accounting concepts, understand recent changes to accounting standards, and choose two hot topic sessions that are the most relevant to you and your institution.


2018 Conference Materials


Early Bird Registration through April 30, 2018:

  • CACUBO/ACUBO members  $425
  • Non-members  $600

Regular Registration:

  • CACUBO/ACUBO members $600
  • Non-members  $725

*The stated fees are for the entire two-day program and include breakfast and lunch on both days with a networking social at the end of day one.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

The Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capital District, 222 N 10th Street, Omaha, NE, is located five minutes from the Eppley Airfield (airport code OMA) and within walking distance of downtown Omaha. Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the airport by calling 1-402-807-8000. For those local to Omaha, on-site, self-parking is available at a reduced rate upon arrival.

The workshop hotel rate is $149/night and includes guest room internet and 50% off parking. Click here or call 1-402-807-8000 (indicate group rate CACUBO) to reserve your hotel room.

Note: In order to take advantage of the 50% off parking, do NOT book parking when booking your room. Parking should be arranged upon your arrival.

CACUBO Higher Ed Accounting Committee

The Higher Ed Accounting Committee is a three-member group of volunteers from member institutions and their key task is to plan, supervise, and evaluate the annual workshop. The membership term on this committee is three year, and we are always looking for new volunteers with fresh ideas. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to let us know that you are interested in joining the Higher Ed Accounting Committee team.

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