2016 Accounting Educators Workshop (AE16)
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For the safety of workshop attendees, speakers, and staff, LCPA has cancelled the Accounting Educators Workshop due to inclement weather. We will update you if we are able to reschedule this event.

When: 03/11/2016
8:30AM Registration - 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Where: Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnett Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70810
United States
Presenter: Various

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Workshop cancelled due to inclement weather.


The future is full of opportunities for accounting students — and with your guidance, they’ll transform from high-potential students to highly effective new professionals. The Educators Workshop will give you the latest information and tools to help your students develop through the metamorphosis. You’ll get up-to-date on changes to the CPA Exam, innovative ways to incorporate service learning into the curriculum, and insight into what employers are seeking in new hires. You’ll emerge from the day with new ideas to set you and your students up for success.

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org  



8:30 – 8:55 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:50 am Business Analytics: Managing Risk with Technology
W. Bryan Smith • Consulting Manager Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA
Wallace Jimson • Consulting Manager Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA

9:50 – 10:40 am CPA Exam 2017: What You and Your Students Need to Know
Joe Maslott, CPA, CGMA Senior Technical Manager for Content – AICPA • Ewing, NJ

10:40 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:10 pm Panel Discussion: Preparing Students for the Local Job Market: What Employers are Seeking in New Hires

12:10 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 pm Service Learning in Accounting Classes: An Unlikely Partner in Student Success
Jean A. Meyer, CPA, PhD • Professor of Accounting Loyola University • New Orleans, LA

1:50 – 2:10 pm Break

2:10 – 3:30 pm Professional Issues Update
Darla Saux, CPA, CGMA Executive Director – State Board of CPAs • New Orleans, LA
Ron Gitz II, CPA, CGMA CEO – Society of Louisiana CPAs • Kenner, LA




Registration Fee: $35




Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Cut-off Date: February 26 
Rate: $139
To secure this rate, identify yourself as an attendee
of LCPA’s Accounting Educators Workshop.
Call 866.469.5448 to book your reservations or you can go online.

Speaker Bios

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  • Ronald Gitz II, CPA, CGMA
    Ron serves as CEO of the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA). Prior to joining the non-profit professional association in 2012, Ron had a diverse career working both in public practice and industry. He owned and operated several businesses, including a restaurant, a document imaging and management solutions company, and later, a successful CPA practice. At the national level, Ron serves on the board of the CPA Society Executives Association (CPE-SEA) and AICPA’s Practice Monitoring of the Future Task Force. On the state level, he serves on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Taxation & Finance Committee. Ron directs LCPA’s State Government Relations program.
  • Wallace Jimson
    Wallace is a Consulting Manager with Postlethwaite & Netterville. He joined the firm in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Wallace was a senior business intelligence developer for CB&I (formerly the Shaw Group). With over 10 years of experience, Wallace has substantial experience in various aspects of business intelligence administration and development. He has worked with clients in developing data warehouses to provide organizations with one true version of information. He has developed dashboard and scorecards for key performance indication measures, and organization and individual performance progress. Walter earned a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (minor in Business Administration) from Temple University and a Master of Informatics, from Northeastern University.
  • Carrie Lewis, CPA
    Carrie Lewis is a CPA with 15 years of experience in public accounting, governmental audit and as an Assistant Controller with an international specialist merchant of agricultural commodities. For the last 10 years she has been a Recruiting Manager and now Vice President with Robert Half International specializing in the placement of highly qualified accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals on a direct hire basis. Carrie is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Episcopal School where her family goes to church and her sons are students. Carrie and her husband have lived in New Orleans for over 15 years and are proud to call it home.
  • Joseph Maslott, CPA, CGMA
    Joseph Maslott, CPA, CGMA, is the Senior Manager – Content Management with the AICPA Examinations team, located in Ewing, NJ. Joseph has over fifteen years of accounting experience and began his career at PwC. He then joined AT&T World Headquarters and E*TRADE Financial in management positions in accounting. As a lead CPA on the AICPA Examinations team, he has served in various roles including Staff Liaison for the AUD subcommittee and business owner of Simulation Development and Multiple Choice Question process reengineering. He is currently leading the practice analysis, a research project designed to document the scope of entry-level practice as well as serve as the foundation for the Exam's validity and legal defensibility. Joseph earned his BS in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1999.
  • Jean Meyer, CPA
    Jean Meyer, CPA, has been with Loyola University New Orleans College of Business full-time since the fall of 2008. During that time she has taught classes in financial accounting, governmental accounting and advanced accounting. Jean received her PhD in Human Resource Education with a minor in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Prior to joining Loyola University, she taught various accounting classes at Xavier University of New Orleans, where she was voted “Best Faculty” by the business students in 2004. Jean has her Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Her research interest is accounting education, service learning and online education.
  • Darla Saux, CPA, CGMA
    Darla M. Saux, CPA, CGMA, has served as Executive Director of the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana since April 2013 where she is responsible for the administrative and financial functions of the agency. She oversees the issuance of CPA licenses and firm permits; supervises processing of applications and renewals of licenses; and manages Board compliance programs, as well as statute and rule making processes. As a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a B.S. in Accounting, she started her career with Bourgeois Bennett, LLC in its tax and pension departments. After eight years in public accounting, she became the Manager of Financial Accounting at Adams and Reese, LLP. Before joining the State Board, she was the Controller for John W. Stone Oil Distributor, LLC for nine years.
  • Bryan Smith
    Bryan Smith is a Consulting Manager with Postlethwaite & Netterville. He joined P&N in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Bryan served as a senior consultant with BrightStar Partners. Bryan focuses on the areas of business intelligence and data analytics. He has substantial experience in delivering Business Analytics that provide easily accessible and understandable data to all levels of an enterprise. His experience spans industries such as telecommunications, supply chain, construction and engineering, education, insurance, pharmaceauticals, and healthcare. Bryan earned a Bachelor of Science, Information Systems & Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University.