The ICPAS Prepares for 2017’s Jumpstart to Accounting

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Jumpstart to Accounting
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Since September 2015, Tim Salvesen has worked as the vice president and corporate controller at GridLiance, a company based in Chicago, Illinois. Tim Salvesen is also a licensed CPA and member of the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).

The ICPAS is now ramping up for next year’s Jumpstart to Accounting, a program that introduces students to accounting. Scheduled for April 21, 2017, Jumpstart to Accounting is a half-day interactive event that will be held at the ICPAS offices in Chicago.

The program is designed to teach students the benefits of gaining a CPA license and how to transition into a professional role. Students will also get to share their ideas, learn from industry professionals, and visit real-world accounting firms.

Scott Steffens, the ICPAS board chair, called the event, “a risk-free environment to ask questions in a setting that’s not like a job interview.” To learn more about the ICPAS or 2017’s Jumpstart to Accounting, visit icpas.org.

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Continuing Professional Education with Illinois CPA Society

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Tim Salvesen, a graduate of Northern Illinois University’s master of accounting program, has over 15 years of experience in accounting. As a member of the Illinois CPA Society, Tim Salvesen has access to the CPE OnDemand program of online continuing education courses.

CPE OnDemand is one of many educational tools offered by the Illinois CPA Society. It offers continuing professional education via online courses that can be accessed 24/7, providing convenience for participants. The program consists of affordably priced one- and two-hour courses, which are also available to nonmembers for a slightly higher fee. With the OnDemand Access Pass, 40 courses are offered for $199 for members and $249 for nonmembers. Access Pass holders can choose from over 100 interactive courses.

Examples of courses offered through CPE OnDemand include Achieving Organizational Excellence by Managing Change: The New Skill for Today’s Leaders, Building a Resilient Organization through Enterprise Risk, and Cashing in on Payroll.

ICPAS Makes Continuing Education Easy through CPE OnDemand

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A proven leader, Tim Salvesen has been working as a financial professional for more than a decade. He serves as a vice president and the corporate controller and treasurer for GridLiance and is responsible for maintaining the company’s accounting records. Tim Salvesen is a certified public accountant (CPA) and belongs to the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).

ICPAS has been representing CPAs throughout Illinois and providing them with various networking and educational opportunities since 1903. One of the Society’s many educational offerings is CPE OnDemand, which provides members with online continuing professional education courses. These online courses are available to members 24/7, making it easy for them to remain apprised of developments within their field without having to change their busy schedules.

Currently, the program has more than 100 interactive video courses that participants can choose from, but the course catalog expands each week as ICPAS adds new courses. Each video course lasts either one or two hours. ICPAS members can gain access to 40 hours of CPE OnDemand courses for just $199 while non-members must pay the full $249. CPE OnDemand is also available per course. One-hour courses cost $35 for members and $45 for non-members, while two-hour courses cost $50 and $90, respectively.