CLA | 4 CPE | 2024 Higher Education Virtual Conference (Day 1)

CLA | 4 CPE | 2024 Higher Education Virtual Conference (Day 1)

We’re back for a sixth year with inspired content to help you navigate the changing world of higher education. Register now to reserve your spot for both days of the conference.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: The Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act to Higher Education and Other Relevant Hot Topics in Higher Education Tax Compliance

In this session we will cover:

  • The Inflation Reduction Act and the impact energy tax credits are having on our higher education clients
  • Recent IRS updates to relevant exempt tax topics
  • Recent IRS audit focus areas

Learning objectives:

  • Review the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act and applicability to our higher education clients
  • Describe what is compliance risk through a review of recent IRS audit information data requests
  • Identify recently issued tax and compliance guidance relevant within higher education

1:10 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Stress and Burnout: Understanding, Exploration, and Survival

Burnout is on the rise and the statistics are alarming. This presentation will provide an understanding and exploration of burnout as well as a glimpse into your current level of burnout. Attendees will also learn survival strategies and walk away with actionable steps to help counter stress and prevent burnout.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the phenomenon of burnout and how it is affecting individuals and U.S. companies
  • Recognize your current level of burnout and identify areas of your life that may be contributing to feelings of overwhelming stress
  • Explain the stress response cycle and the emotional and physiological repercussions that emerge as a result of experiencing stress
  • Identify tools that can aid in effectively managing stress and combating burnout

2:10 – 3 p.m.: Capital Projects — Protecting Your Investment

This session will discuss internal audit’s role in capital projects and how to put proper controls and safeguards around capital projects.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify best practices for capital project audit programs
  • Recall what you learned about the summary of construction knowledge
  • Identify the interaction of facilities, internal audit, finance, and external auditors

3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Navigating the Consolidation Wave: Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education

Mergers and acquisitions have become more prevalent in the higher education sector in recent years. Colleges and universities are exploring these strategies as the landscape of higher education continues to change.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the challenges higher education institutions are facing
  • Recall what you heard from a panel of leaders about their recent experiences

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