Friday, September 26, 2008

CPE class on sustainability for CPAs

I am proud to announce that I'll be teaching a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) class for CPAs entitled "Sustainability: What it means for the profession, you and your clients."

The class is scheduled in Vancouver, Washington on December 10th from 1-5pm. It will qualify for 4 hours of CPE credit.

This may be the first CPE class for CPAs to focus on sustainability and what it means for the profession and their clients. I'm currently working on the outline but here are some of the points I intend to cover:

** Get up to speed on sustainability and what it means for business
** Understand the business case for sustainability
** Get an Introduction to triple-bottom line accounting
** Discover the opportunities and risks in this rapidly emerging paradigm
** Discover resources to help your clients
** Look at evolving metrics
** Look at changing reporting requirements and initiatives


Brian C. Setzler said...

Here is the link to the December 10th course registration:

thegreenestcpa said...

Hi Brian,

I know I am obviously reading this pretty late, but I was just curious as to how this course went. Did you have a large attendence? Do you think you could run it again? I am asking in hopes that maybe it will be available again next year (hopefully by then, I will be concerned with getting enough CPE to maintain my license!!).

Brian C. Setzler said...

The class was well received and the feedback was excellent. There were about 12 people in attendance. I'm teaching the class again this year and you can find information at

I've been approached by the California Society of CPAs to develop a webinar for their members. I expect that to be ready and available within the next three months.

thegreenestcpa said...

Great news! Definitely keep me posted about that webinar (you can find my email on my blog about page) - I work for a mid-sized reginonal firm (about 120 people), maybe I can get a group of people to watch.


Christine @ cpa continuing education said...


The topics to be taught is sure interesting and very useful. I do hope to see more of it in the near future.

Keep it up!

john carlos carlos said...

This is great! Can I ask if do you also have CPA CPE courses focusing on Taxation?