AICPA Controllers Conference

Las Vegas, NV

Nov 14 - 16, 2018


AICPA Controllers Conference

Your turn in the C-suite spotlight
Your contributions as a controller are essential to your organization’s success. Your reach extends across strategic planning, organizational leadership, business development, international expansion and so much more.

But are you maximizing your influence? Could your voice be amplified for even better results?

Answers for controllers across industries
Join peers who know the opportunities and challenges you face, and have the answers you need, during the 2018 AICPA Controllers Conference.

This event addresses the responsibilities shared by controllers, across industries nationwide, for a learning experience that targets your specific goals and interests.

You’ll walk away with a sense of comradery and a set of strategies for reaching your next career milestone.

Extra benefits for attending this year
When you register for the AICPA Controllers Conference, you’ll also gain access to the AICPA Global Manufacturing Conference sessions — at no additional cost. Both events will take place at Caesars Palace, Nov. 14–16.

Join us November 2018 for:

  • MORE networking
  • ENHANCED learning
  • NEW crossover learning
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Our featured speakers:

Amy Vetter, CPA
President | CEO, QuickStart Training Inc.

Session: Becoming a Cherished Advisor: The Soft Skills Needed to Create Long Lasting Interdepartmental Relationships

William A. Strauss, CBE
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Session: Economic Outlook

Mary Engel
The Management Coach, Reddin Global

Session: Lead Like a Legend

Must Attend Controllers Conference Sessions:

  • Cyber Security
  • Doing Business on the Web
  • Product Costing, Sales Price Accounting and Tax Implications
  • Product Allocation Optimization

Must Attend Global Manufacturing Sessions:

  • Embezzlement / Health Care Fraud by Las Vegas Bureau of the FBI
  • Product Costing / Sales Price Impact - Tax and Accounting Implications by Matt Wood
  • Doing Business on the Web by Mark Brown
  • Work force for Manufacturers by Noel Ginsburg
  • Moving Beyond Budget to Live Future Ready a deeper dive by Steve Player

AICPA Controllers Conference is your annual update created by Controllers for Controllers. Our sessions are designed to deliver best-in-profession insights and strategies spanning across multiple industries. Explore 2017 session clips. Discover what sets this event apart from others! Join us in 2018 to get even more leading content!

AICPA Controllers Conference 2017 - Thriving in Disruptive Times

William Reeb, CPA, CGMA, CITP
CEO - Succession Institute,LLC
Bill's Bio

Technological advancements, geopolitical shifts, demographic changes and other external forces are disrupting business and shaping the accounting profession. From the future of audit to the evolving role of finance, AICPA Vice Chairman of the Board Elect, Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, discusses the current state of the accounting profession and opportunities that build on our strength to drive a dynamic future.

Great more great insights from Bill during:

AICPA Controllers Conference 2017 - Becoming the Architect of Your Own Career

Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA
Director of Strategy & Leadership - Tanner LLC
Dan's Bio

It can be easy to find ourselves on the career conveyor belt. Get accepted into a good university. Get good grades. Get accepted into the business school. Get more good grades. Get accepted into the accounting program or graduate school. Get more good grades. Get a job at a reputable firm. Distinguish yourself as a new staff. Get promoted. And so it goes.

This hands-on session will provide you with an opportunity to step back and focus on what you really want out of life and how to build a career that supports those goals. Instead of just letting your career happen to you, this session will give you tools and a simple process to help you play a proactive role in architecting the career you want.

Recommended 2018 sessions:

AICPA Controllers Conference 2017 - Current Cybersecurity Trends, Threats and How to Respond

Jeff Witmyer
Senior Manager - Cyber Risk - Grant Thornton LLP
Jeff's Bio

Session objectives include:

  • Gain an understanding of current cyber threats and risks, including those specific to the manufacturing industry
  • Identify approaches to evaluate the current state of your cybersecurity program
  • Identify cybersecurity frameworks and understand strategies to advance your organization's cybersecurity posture

Recommended 2018 sessions:

Attendance options

Click View Pricing/Register Now above to choose your options.

Full main conference | On-site
Attend on-site in Las Vegas, NV. Network with peers from around the country. Share insights and perspectives on issues affecting your everyday role. (19 CPE credits).
Select item # CW18

Full main conference | Online
Attend online, and don’t miss a thing! Skip the travel, and attend this conference from your home or office. This option gives you access to all the main conference sessions. You will have the ability to select your concurrent sessions and build your conference just as if you were on-site. (19 CPE Credits).
Select item # CW18ON

Select 7 Sessions | Online
This option allows you to choose any seven (7) sessions from the online conference. (CPE Varies).
Select Item # CW18PK7

All New | Flex Pass
Attend live-streamed conference sessions on-site or online – your choice! When you register for Flex Pass, you will receive both the on-site and online conference options, providing for flexibility to attend applicable conference sessions on-site, and network in person. Can’t attend a session on-site? Attend online from the comfort of your hotel room, or anywhere else with internet access. Sessions that are not included in Flex Pass are marked accordingly. Already registered, but interested in this new attendance option? Simply contact our service team at (888) 777-7077 and ask for an upgrade.
Select Item # CW18FP

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops

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Workshop Title Date Time Type CPE Credits
Emotional Intelligence Nov 14 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Onsite 4.5
Data Analytics for Insight Nov 14 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Onsite 4.5
Revenue Recognition and Leasing Nov 14 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM Onsite 4.5


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CGMA members save an additional $50

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Group sales savings

Create learning retreats for your team!

Groups of 2–9 can receive significant savings when registering for one conference. Contact AICPA customer service team to learn more: 888.777.7077.

10+ conference registrations each year qualify for significant savings. The benefits don’t stop there! You will receive invoicing before or after the event. For more information or guidance through the registration process, contact your conference group sales representative, Corinne Alford at Corinne.Alford@aicpa-cima.com.

Travel & Accommodations


Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (866) 227-5938
Hotel Room Rate: $199 + $15 resort fee

Book Online

Book by phone:
You may call 866-227-5944 to book your room. Please use group code, SCICP8, to receive room rate.
Room rate available until 10/22/18

Business Casual

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

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Online Conference System Requirements

Attending Online is easy! Check the System Requirements below and install Adobe Flash if you haven't already, then visit this demo page once you're ready to check for compatibility.

NOTE: For sessions that are audio-only, you use the same player and have the experience as the above demo page, but there will be a static image in place of the video stream.

  • Adobe Flash plugin (Click on link to install) http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  • Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer 8 or Higher, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Computer with Speakers / Headset
  • High speed internet connection

Cancellation Policy

On-Site Conference: You may cancel without penalty if cancellation request is received up to and including 45 days prior to the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the AICPA, a credit less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for requests received up to and including 21 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 21 days prior to the start of the event.

Online Conference: You may cancel and receive a refund if cancellation request is received up to and including 15 days prior to the start of the conference. You can cancel and receive a 100% credit if your registration is canceled within 7 days of the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the AICPA, a 60% credit will be issued for requests received up to the day prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received once the online conference begins.

For more information about AICPA's conference cancellation policy, contact the AICPA Service Center at 1-888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

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