Get Off Nintendo Switch and Earn Some CPE While You’re Working From Home

If you work for any of the 40 accounting firms we’ve confirmed are on mandatory work-from-home policies as of publication time, chances are you won’t be attending professional conferences anytime soon. Lucky for you our friends at Workiva have set up a virtual, two-day conference (that you can score CPE for attending!) that kicks off this Tuesday. Oh and look away, interns, this event isn’t really for you.

The Connected Organization: Bridging the Gap Between People, Process, and Technology gets the Amplify GO show started at 1 p.m. EDT on March 24. After this hourlong session, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to modernize your reporting processes by connecting data, documents, and teams at scale.
  • Determine new ways to connect your reports and build trust in your data.
  • Utilize best practices for reporting and share them with stakeholders across your organization AND walk away with one unit of CPE.

We’ve all heard the complaints of firms being less-than-adept when it comes to people and technology, so I expect some of you will line up to learn more about how to solve these pain points at your firm.

The conference continues on March 25, and attendees can choose one of six available sessions, including one on using intelligent data to increase trust in disclosures and a session with speakers from Intel on how their company was able to shorten their close process through tighter processes and the wonders of technology.

The full list of sessions and more details can be found here. We strongly encourage you to head over and check it out yourself (click through each session icon to learn more).

After the first sessions of the day, the floor is opened to a customer roundtable panel discussion. Attendees who attend the March 24 keynote, one March 25 1 p.m. session and the March 25 2 p.m. session will receive three units of CPE. Not bad for an afternoon you’d probably tend moving your mouse around to appear active in Skype while working from home.

To see the full list of available sessions and register, just head on over to the Amplify GO site. Registration only takes a moment and is open through the end of the event, so if you don’t see this until Tuesday, you still have a chance to sign up and join.

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