The workshops are designed for accounting professionals who need continuing education credits to meet licensing requirements. By attending a workshop you can:

  • Earn 8 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) hours, including one hour of ethics
  • Stay up to date on current tax laws, accounting issues, and ethics matters.
  • Learn more about how our Master of Accountancy degree program can benefit you or members of your organization


Mark your calendars for the next session of the CPA workshops!

  • May 16
  • August 15
  • September 20 in Bangor @ Hilton Garden Inn
  • September 26


May 16, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, ME

Ethical Considerations for CPAs  – Mary Engle

How to Help Tax-exempt Clients Stay Compliant with Laws Specific to Nonprofits – Leonard “Len” Cole

Important Employment Considerations During the Purchase or Sale of a Business – Tawny L. Alvarez & Liz Johnston

This session, led by Labor and Employment attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Elizabeth Johnston of Verrill Dana, LLP will focus on concepts and ideas that should be at top of mind for buyers and sellers when navigating the purchase or sale of a business. Created with CPAs in mind, this session will discuss wage and hour issues brought forth under state and federal laws, issues concerning employment agreements, leave laws, and benefit continuation.

Helping Baby Boomers Navigate Social Security & Medicare Filing Decisions – Tom Wright

The ABCs of DAFs v. QCDs in a New Tax Landscape – Jennifer Eastman

The Ongoing Impacts of Wayfair – Olga Goldberg

This session will focus on the Wayfair decision’s impact on remote sellers and marketplace providers, including recent legislative and administrative developments and compliance considerations to protect taxpayer interests, such as voluntary disclosure agreements and amnesty programs.

Olga J. Goldberg is a Counsel in Pierce Atwood LLP’s Portland office. Olga advises clients in complex state and local tax matters, including transaction planning and tax compliance. She represents clients on tax controversy matters from the administrative level through litigation and appeal or settlement. Olga’s practice covers all types of state and local taxes, including corporate income, business profits, franchise, sales and use, and property tax, with a focus on New England and Texas taxes. Olga regularly speaks and writes on a wide range of state and local tax matters, and is actively involved in IPT and COST.


Our CPA workshops take place on our college campus in the Viola George Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Saint Joseph’s College is located on Sebago Lake in Standish, 18 miles north of Portland. The workshop cost will include continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, parking, and workshop materials.

Cost: $159
Check-in and Continental Breakfast: 7am – 8am
Workshop Program: 8am – 4pm

For more information, operational questions, and any issues, contact:

Stephanie Briggs
Associate Director of Partnerships and Special Programming