Kent State hosts 40th annual Meonske accounting conference

Alexis Cummins

April 24-25 the Ohio Council of the Institute of Management Accountants will hold its 40th annual Meonske Accounting Professional Development Conference and Seminar at Kent State.

“This conference is recognized as one of the top five accounting conferences in the country,” said Norman Meonske, Ph.D., professor emeritus of accounting at Kent State. “We are going to have two days packed full of high-quality practical training for members of the accounting and financial community.”

On Thursday morning from 8 to 11:50, in the Kiva, there will be a “COSO 2013 Internal Controls” panel where professionals will discuss control environment, risk assessment, control activities, information and communication and monitoring activities.

After lunch, attendees can choose which sessions they attend next. The first is “Conflict Management: Using Conflict to Your Advantage” and “The Speed of Trust and Personal Leadership” in the Kiva from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The second is “SEC Enforcement” and “Ohio Professional Standards and Ethics” in the Governance Chambers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday there will be the financial reporting panel from 8 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., a keynote lunch address, “Achieving New Heights in Your Life” in the Kiva, a presentation of “Quality Financial Reporting” by Accounting Today magazine’s “Paul & Paul” and “Accountants and Technology; Converging Trends + Technology = Opportunity” with Donald R. Tomoff, Founder of Invenio Advisors, LLC.

Attendees for both days will earn 16 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

For more information or to register, contact the Kent State University Special Events and Conference services office at 330-672-3161 or go to

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