How Accountants Create Value via ESG WEBCAST presented by the New Jersey Society of CPAs

Thursday, August 4 10:00am - 2:00pm PDT

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4.0 Credits

Member Price $215.00

Non-Member Price $275.00

Overview

Is ESG just a new hype that’s going away next year or is it here to stay? How does the increased adoption of ESG impact finance departments, auditors, and board members? Attend this course to go beyond ESG basics and learn how ESG will impact finance professionals and auditors. Also Melisa Galasso and Donny Shimamoto will share how ESG provides opportunities for career advancement and more value-added contributions to the organizations that we serve. Then form your own opinion on whether it’s here to stay or if it will go away.

Highlights

Impact of ESG. Career advancement for learning ESG.

Prerequisites

None.

Designed For

CPAs and accountants.

Objectives

Identify standard setting bodies for ESG. Describe how ESG may be used by public and non-public entities. Identify opportunities to apply accountant and auditor financial skills to non-financial (ESG) areas.

Preparation

None.

Leader(s):

Leader Bios

Donny Shimamoto

Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm focused on innovation acceleration and organizational development for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting technology, IT risk management, and performance management. His dedication to helping accountants and organizations strategically leverage technology while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount.

Donny also serves as an business transformation advisor and outsourced “IT partner” for local & regional firms, finance departments, and internal audit departments who lack in-house IT executive leadership and IT audit expertise; he helps with risk assessments, IT-related advisory services, development of innovation strategies, streamlining of internal firm/department operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting internal operations and accounting/audit services delivery.

Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2020, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013/2014/2017-2020) by Accounting Today, received the 2009-2010 President’s Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.

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Melisa Galasso

4.52 stars out of 5

Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.

Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.

She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA’s Board of Directors.

Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.

Get real-time A&A updates and answers from Melisa Galasso via the WSCPA’s A&A Today videos on YouTube!

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Non-Member Price $275.00

Member Price $215.00