The State of the Profession- Technology Update Virtual Olympia Chapter Event

Monday, June 15 9:00am - 11:00am

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Overview

The CPA profession is facing a wave of changes, from legislation to technology. Join our panel of finance and technology leaders to learn how these developments impact your role as a CPA. We will have the pleasure of hearing from the following speakers:

  • Amanda O'Rourke, Chair of the WSCPA Board of Directors, will provide us a 30,000 foot view of the accounting profession and share the insights she's developed engaging with national thought leaders in our profession.
  • Glenn Wisegarver, a former U.S. Air Force captain with over two decades of finance expertise (including CFO at large tech companies), will cut through the BS of tech buzzwords to give us a realistic overview on the state of technology in accounting today.
  • Andrew Upton, a soon-to-be Certified Ethical Hacker (yes, that is a real designation) who competes in national hacking competitions, will give you a front row seat to how a hack is done by showing you how his less-ethical counterparts compromise systems large and small.

Oh, and did we mention this event is free for members? Don't miss these fascinating speakers. Register today!"

Highlights

Information Technology

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of subject matter.

Designed For

CPAs and finance executives

Objectives

To Provide CPAs with an update on the state of the Profession and changes in technology

Leader(s):

Leaders

Andrew Upton

Andrew is an experienced IT Technician, with a considerable background in Commercial Web Design, Databases, & Software Engineering. He is studying Cyber Security, Pen-Testing & Digital Forensics at Eastern Washington University while working as a full time IT Technician at Lee & Hays PC Law Firm. Andrew is currently working towards a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) designation and recently participated in a nationwide hacking competition representing Eastern Washington University.

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Glenn Wisegarver

Glenn Wisegarver, CPA, currently provides executive-level F&A services to public and private companies in the Pacific Northwest. More recently, he was Vice President of Finance & IT (Chief Financial Officer) at Zetec, Inc. Prior to Zetec, Glenn held a number of financial leadership positions with Hitachi Consulting, Arthur Andersen LLP, Microsoft, Tektronix, and Ford Motor Company. Glenn also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Glenn is a past President and longtime board member of the Washington Chapter of Financial Executives International. Married with two children, Glenn enjoys baseball, fishing, writing, and Laser sailboat racing.

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Amanda O'Rourke

Amanda O’Rourke is a Partner at Greenwood Ohlund, a mid-sized firm in North Seattle. She works with closely-held businesses, nonprofits and individuals, providing traditional accounting and custom consulting services. Born and raised in Washington, with a stop in CA for her undergraduate degree, Amanda has spent her professional life in Seattle. She has been an active member of the WSCPA including the nonprofit committee and for the last 5 years, the board of directors. Board service has allowed Amanda opportunities for meaningful work with organizations whose mission is about a greater good. In addition to her work at the WSCPA, she has been a longstanding board member for the Seafair Foundation and a member of 501 Commons Finance Committee. Amanda earned her BA in Accounting from the University of San Diego. Accounting courses proved to be a more natural fit than surfing. Once back in Seattle she received a certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. Amanda lives in Ballard with her husband and two kids. She tries to garden and appreciates any excuse to be outside. Occasionally she gets back up on a surf board but accounting remains her preferred day job.

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