Featured Events


While we recover the full WSCPA website, we’ve added details for select, upcoming WSCPA events to this page. Please see below for details about featured conferences and networking events. You can search the full event catalog here.


Sec. 199A Knockout: How to Best the Biggest Tax Break in Decades

May 13 | WSCPA Learning Center, Bellevue or Webcast | 8 Credits

The first bell has rung, and we’ve learned Sec. 199A has fight in it. After a season of going toe-to-toe with this revised deduction, George Koutelieris and Greg White have some takeaways they’d like to share.

In this exclusive, full-day seminar Greg and George will take you blow-by-blow through the insights they’ve won implementing this new tax code. Learn the answers to questions you may have encountered yourself, including:

  • Do your clients qualify as engaging in Specialized Service Trades or Businesses?

  • What amount of wages is needed to optimize the QBID?

  • Can passive investors qualify for the deduction?

  • How does rental real estate qualify? Do triple net leases ever qualify?


Nonprofit Update

May 17, 8–11:30 AM | WSCPA Learning Center, Bellevue or Webcast | 4 Yellow Book Credits

Laura Lindal is rarely in the classroom these days, but we’ve convinced her to teach a day of Yellow Book CPE, starting off with this Nonprofit Update. Join Laura for a review of the recent changes to financial reporting requirements and potential solutions to implementation challenges. This course will address accounting standards for nonprofit organizations as well as considerations when auditing nonprofit organizations. If you are responsible for financial reporting for a nonprofit or an accountant/auditor who reports on financial statements of nonprofits, this is a must-attend event!


New Yellow Book: An Effective Implementation

May 17, 12–1:45 PM | WSCPA Learning Center, Bellevue or Webcast | 2 Yellow Book Credits

Laura Lindal will share the changes contained in the 2018 Revision to the Yellow Book and also discuss documentation requirements, tips and implementation challenges. What other documentation challenges related to Yellow Book and Single Audits await you? We’ll discuss those as well.


Controls Over Compliance: An Advanced Discussion

May 17, 2–4 PM | WSCPA Learning Center, Bellevue or Webcast | 2 Yellow Book Credits

Laura Lindal has designed this course as an interactive discussion on challenges when testing internal controls over compliance in a single audit. We will briefly discuss requirements, and then focus on various approaches to testing and documentation of procedures performed. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather and discuss these issues with other peer reviewers and auditors responsible for planning, supervising, and reviewing Single Audits and other Compliance Audits!


Washington State Tax Conference

May 21 | McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell or Webcast | 8 Credits

Lost in a thicket of state and local tax? Can’t see the forest for the trees? With thousands of tax authorities setting their own rules, keeping them straight can be confusing to say the least. The award-winning speakers at the Washington State Tax Conference will share the critical updates that every SALT CPA needs to untangle for their clients or business. Register today!

State and local taxes is folklore. With thousands of different taxing authorities all with their own sovereign power to set rules, and few written treatises, I go to the conference to listen to award winning speakers at the top of their profession share their intimate knowledge of new developments and decades of experience. It’s an experience that isn’t available anywhere else and loaded with critical new information that every business advisor needs to share with their clients or employer.
— Mark Hugh, CPA and Washington State Tax Expert

International Tax Conference

May 22 | McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell or Webcast | 8 Credits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has fundamentally changed how CPAs approach international tax planning and compliance. This year's International Tax Conference will help you navigate both tax planning and compliance and advise your clients with ease.

Hear directly from the IRS on international compliance enforcement and recent international campaigns. Find out how to spot potential international compliance issues, learn what’s new with the landscape for GILTI vs. FDII deductions, and unpack the changes to the new Forms 5471 and 5472. Plus, get the latest on advising American clients who invest and do business outside the US, and discover common US/Canadian tax issues.


WSCPA Annual Meeting

June 5 | Columbia Winery, Woodinville | 1 Credit

Reconnect with colleagues at Columbia Winery in Woodinville during the Annual Meeting as we celebrate the future of the profession!

This year's Annual Meeting features a panel discussion with leaders in the CPA profession from right here in Washington State. Come hear their thoughts on the profession's biggest challenges and opportunities, what skills are needed for success in today's business world, and why they chose to be a voice for the profession.

New this year! Compete for prizes and bragging rights during an interactive game show featuring renowned speakers Mark Hugh and Tom Neill. Don't miss this fun and informative annual event.


Women’s Leadership Summit

June 13 | Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue | 8 Non-technical Credits

Be inspired. Leap into action. Build your network. With a focus on leadership, communication, and forging new relationships, this conference is a unique opportunity to gain insight from other women leading the way in the CPA profession. If you’re a woman working as a CPA, or want to know how you can support someone who is, join us at the Women’s Leadership Summit.

At this year’s conference, you’ll:

  • Challenge your perspective on leadership and look at new ways you can lead with Betti Fujikado of Copacino+Fujikado

  • Create an action plan for the future with Keita Williams, founder of Success Bully

  • Attend a panel on bridging the gender gap featuring Laurie Tish, NASBA Vice Chair, Carmen Aguiar of The Aguiar Group, and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best

  • Mingle with other doyennes at a catered lunch and post-conference reception