Member Activities

Take a look at some of our recent events:

Governmental Accounting Conference 2019

Members heard an update from Lindsey Perry, the Auditor General, learned more about the growth of Arizona from Grady Gammage, Jr., and much more.

Emerging Leaders Summit

The Emerging Leaders Series continued with our Leadership Summit. Leaders learned about how to be exceptional communicators, IT and social media security, workplace well-being and heard about how our transportation systems affect our economy.

Upcoming Special Events:

April 30, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Webinar: Review of CPE Requirements and Reporting

Learn details about CPE Requirements and Reporting from the current Chairman of the CPE Advisory Committee for the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. Why a course dedicated to this topic? Although this topic may seem simple, there are details that even the most seasoned practitioners can trip over, which causes unneeded administrative headaches. This course will provide a refresher on CPE requirements, describe the CPE audit process, discuss the most common mistakes found during an audit and potential consequences of those mistakes.

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Professional Development
May 8, 2019 11:30am – 1:30pm

Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

At this year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, we will honor our newest Life Member Debra Davenport, former Arizona Auditor General. We will also honor Katharine Drake, Ph.D. our 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient. We will hear from our keynote speaker, AICPA Past Chair Eric Hansen. 

During his time as AICPA chair, Hansen focused on three issues that pose significant opportunities for the accounting profession.

  • Prepare the profession to capitalize on improvements in technology.
  • Solidify the profession's position in the global marketplace.
  • Ensure that employers are investing in all members of the profession to evolve skills and competencies and cultivate future leaders as members of the Baby Boom generation retire.

Hansen has been with BKD CPAs & Advisors since 1985 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer.

Tables of 10 are available for purchase with two options, the regular table option for $750, and our premium table sponsorships for $1,000. This sponsorship level includes a $250 donation to the Arizona CPA scholarship fund. The fund assists accounting students on their paths to becoming CPAs. As a premium sponsor, your firm will also receive special recognition at the event.

Purchase your table by emailing Gretchen Pacheco at or calling (602) 324-4745.

We look forward to seeing you at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on May 8!

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