About NEGASC (FAQ)

What is NEGASC?

The New England Graduate Accounting Studies Conference is among the oldest non-profit organizations set up to further CPA knowledge and education.  It’s does this by holding an annual conference, in which twenty (20) hours of continuing professional education (CPE) are offered.  NEGASC is managed by volunteer CPAs from the New England states.  The location of the annual seminar changes every year, but is held at a college or university in one of the New England states every June.  The seminars generally start with a check-in on Tuesday evening, and run until noon on Friday.

NEGASC is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, the Internal Revenue Service, any Federal or State agency, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or any State society of CPAs.

NEGASC continually looks for volunteers to help keep the spirit of cooperative learning and sharing among professionals alive.  If you’d like to help, contact us.

For a history of NEGASC, click here.

Why go to NEGASC when I can get CPE on line?

With the increasing opportunities to get CPE on line, and through state societies, the AICPA, and commercial companies, why go to NEGASC?  Simply put, you’ll enjoy NEGASC more.  We offer courses geared to companies from sole practitioners through mid-size CPA firms.  Just as importantly, you’ll spend parts of four days among fellow practitioners, where you can mingle socially, ask questions about issues that affect our profession, and offer advice to others.  It provides a perfect and economical opportunity to learn, relax, and enjoy.  If that doesn’t excite you, perhaps the Thursday night Annual Lobster Dinner (or steak for those who don’t prefer lobster) just might.  By holding the conferences at college campuses throughout New England, cost are kept reasonable (usually in the $500-$600 range).  It’s an incredible value for everything you get.

Do I have to be a New England resident to attend NEGASC?

No.  While the large majority of participants come from the New England states, we also get attendees from other states and, in fact, welcome any CPA professional from any state.  Most of the seminar locations are held at colleges that are not far from major airports.

Many who come to our conference are “serial attendees”; they participate every year, and consider NEGASC to be the highlight of their professional education.

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