Are you an accounting or financial administrator looking to enrich your professional skills? Attend one of the nation’s most prominent higher education accounting conferences to get the most out of your training and travel budget. CACUBO’s Higher Education Accounting Workshop is designed to give participants an overview of college and university accounting concepts, as well as the basic format institutions use to present their financial statements.

As the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) introduce changes to accounting standards, the CACUBO Higher Education Accounting Workshop keeps you up-to-date on the latest requirements. We also offer time for participants to discuss the issues they’re facing and practical ways to implement new standards.

If you’re interested in deepening your understanding of financial reporting, you’ll find the content at this CACUBO higher education accounting conference valuable. There are sessions dedicated to the practical application of GASB and FASB accounting concepts, for both state and private colleges and universities.

2017 Higher Education Accounting Workshop

Meet us in Nashville, Tennessee at the newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport for our Higher Education Accounting Workshop. The live event is geared for all knowledge levels and has no prerequisite requirements. Participants will be able to earn up to 17 hours of credit in the Accounting field of study by attending this workshop.

The CACUBO program features both GASB and FASB tracks for both state and private institutions. The tracks are designed to give participants an overview of college and university accounting concepts as well as a synopsis of the basic formats used throughout higher education institutions when presenting their financial statements. The featured concurrent tracks will also delve into the recent changes by GASB and FASB to accounting standards and the anticipated effects of those changes within the higher education industry. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss current relevant issues related to the practical implementation of the standards concerning financial accounting and reporting for colleges and universities.

In addition to the featured tracks, participants will have a choice of a half day of GASB Small Business Cases focused on the development and preparation of a net position statement, statement of revenues and expenses and a statement of cash flows or a half day workshop on Key Performance Measures using their own institutions financial statements. Also back by popular demand for 2017 will be the expanded afternoon “Hot Topic” session.  The “Hot Topic” sessions will encompass topics such as New FASB NFP Reporting Standards, Uniform Guidance – Year 2 of Audit Requirements-  Now What?, Overall Higher Ed issues and Top ten cyber security issues for higher education business officers.

Altogether, this program offers a great opportunity to gain an overview of current college and university accounting concepts as well as recent changes to accounting standards.


  • Early Bird Registration: (ends May 1, 2017)
    • CACUBO/ACUBO members: $425
    • Non-members: $600
  • Regular Registration:
    • CACUBO/ACUBO members: $600
    • Non-members: $725

**The stated fees are for the entire two-day program, and inclusive of breakfast both mornings, hot lunch both days, and a networking social at the end of day one.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport (10 Century Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37214 ; 1-800-EMBASSY , group code CAC) is located five minutes from Nashville International Airport and seven miles from downtown Nashville. On-site parking is available, and the Embassy Suites by Hilton provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Nashville International Airport.

The workshop hotel rate is $156/night and includes complimentary parking and guest room internet. Click here or call 1-800-EMBASSY (group code CAC) to reserve your hotel room.

Conference Materials



Monday, May 15, 2017
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15-11:35 a.m. Concurrent Tracks: GASB or FASB
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2:10 p.m. Concurrent Tracks: GASB or FASB
2:25-5 p.m. Hot Topic Concurrent Sessions
5-6 p.m. Networking Event
**Dinner on your own
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:45-8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:15-11:35 a.m. Concurrent Tracks: GASB or FASB
11:35 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40-4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Key Performance Measures or GASB Small Business Cases

 Other Information

  1. The recommended dress code for the entirety of this event is casual.
  2. All efforts will be made to make workshop materials electronically available to registrants prior to the event via this website.
  3. We are glad you are considering us for your continuing education needs, and we look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

CACUBO Higher Ed Accounting Committee

The Higher Ed Accounting Committee is a three-member group of volunteers from member institutions and their key task is to plan, supervise, and evaluate the annual workshop. The membership term on this committee is three year, and we are always looking for new volunteers with fresh ideas. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to let us know that you are interested in joining the Higher Ed Accounting Committee team.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring CACUBO events, like the Higher Education Accounting Workshop? Visit our Business Partner Resource Center for more information.