Taking your accounting firm to the next level requires you to make certain investments in your professional development.

One of the best ways to do this is by attending conferences.

These conferences provide opportunities to learn from other industry experts, network with other professionals, discover new technologies, and stay up to date on the latest trends in the field —all of which will help you scale your firm.

Moreover, partaking in these events is a great way to earn free CPE credits to maintain your certification and practice license. In essence, you get to learn while fulfilling your professional requirements.

A win-win situation!

In 2024, some must-attend conferences should be on your calendar. So, in this article, we’ve compiled the top 23 accounting events you should consider attending in 2024.

Let’s dive in.

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How We Created The List of Top Conferences

To develop a fair and truly valuable list, we considered the following factors.

  1. The Organizers: The organizers’ reputation and experience determine the quality of the event. For any conference to benefit your firm, the organizers need to know the industry well enough to create programs that address real problems. So, we looked for conferences that reputable professional associations and thought leaders who have influenced developments in the industry for years are coordinating.
  2. The Target Audience: The conference’s target audience determines the invited speakers, program schedule, venue, etc. We restricted the list to only events empowering accounting/CPA/bookkeeping firm founders and team leaders to overcome pressing challenges and advance their firms.
  3. Past Attendee Testimonials: Who better to speak about the value of a conference than past attendees? To estimate these conferences’ impact on your firm, we snooped around to see what past attendees are saying about each of them. And only included those with glowing reviews.
  4. Networking Opportunities: Networking is a key benefit of attending these events. Because of that, we prioritized events that provide ample opportunities to mingle via breakout sessions, social activities, etc.
  5. CPE/CPD Credits: We also added conferences offering CPE or CPD credits so attendees can kill two birds with one stone.

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Best 23 Accounting Conferences to Attend in 2024

Here’s our list of top Accounting Conferences to attend in 2024 to attend:

  1. Scaling New Heights 2024
  2. AICPA & CIMA ENGAGE 2024
  3. QuickBooks Connect 2024
  4. Synergy 2024
  5. Xerocon 2024
  6. AccountingWeb Live Expo
  7. Digital CPA 2024
  8. WorkflowCon 2024
  9. Digital Accountancy Show 2024
  10. Accounting Business Expo
  11. TAXPOSIUM 2024
  12. 2024 Women Who Count Conference
  13. AICPA & CIMA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference
  14. BKX 2024
  15. Latino Tax Fest
  16. NASBA 117th Annual Meeting
  17. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting
  18. IRS Nationwide Tax Forum
  19. AFP 2024
  20. Sage Transform 2024
  21. Accounts Payable Conference & P2P Expo 2024
  22. Reframe 2024
  23. Ensuring Success 2024

1. Scaling New Heights 2024

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Scaling New Heights is the place to be if you want to overcome friction like process inefficiencies, limited capacity, dated technologies, and collaboration challenges in your accounting firm.

This year’s theme is “Boldly! Go”, and the program will explore topics like:

  • Practice advancement,
  • General ledger training (technology),
  • General business software (technology),
  • Tax preparation and advisory,
  • Professional and personal development,
  • Speaking and writing skills.

Why You Should Attend

  • You’ll get to test accounting software solutions like QBO, Xero, and Zoho Books to see if they can improve your accounting processes and systems.
  • Opportunity to hear from Keynote speaker Michio Kaku, an esteemed theoretical physicist. He’ll talk about the potential impacts of quantum technology on the accounting industry to help you prepare for the future.

Conference Details

Date June 16 – 19, 2024
Target Audience Accounting firm owners
Venue Orlando Marriott World Center
Price $1,095
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Available

Read the guide we created for Scaling New Heights 2023, which prepare you can use to prepare for 2024’s event. We were at the 2023 event and it was a great experience.

2. AICPA & CIMA ENGAGE 2024

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ENGAGE 24 brings accounting and finance together, offering tracks like advanced accounting and auditing, advanced estate planning, SOC & third-party risk, corporate finance, and controllers.

They are all designed to give you exclusive insights and develop the competency you need to stay competitive.

Why You Should Attend

  • ENGAGE 24 promises to give you access to exclusive content for understanding accounting, finance, and more.
  • There is going to be practical training by seasoned experts.

Conference Details

Date June 3 – 6, 2024
Target Audience Accounting professionals
Venue ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Price $825 – $2,275, depending on package and membership status
Mode of attendance In-person & virtual
CPE credits 15.5 – 42 credits

3. QuickBooks Connect 2024

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Quickbooks Connect is a popular annual event that brings together accounting professionals and QuickBooks users of all experience levels to learn, grow, and build relationships. We attended the 2023 and the 2022 QuickBooks Connect in Las Vegas and can categorically say it’s an event worth your while.

Why You Should Attend

  • You’ll see how other firms across different levels leverage QuickBooks effectively.
  • QuickBooks Connect’s Peer-to-peer learning is great for engaging your peers in marketing and sales to learn how to win more clients.

Conference Details

Date To be announced
Target Audience All QuickBooks users, regardless of their experience levels.
Venue To be announced
Price To be announced
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits To be announced

4. Synergy 2024

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Organized by Thomson Reuters, SYNERGY 2024 is an in-person conference for legal, tax, and trade professionals worldwide. It promises to teach you how to navigate complex regulatory developments and challenges to future-proof your practice.

Why You Should Attend

  • The keynote speaker is Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul, Business Expert, and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank. She’ll share strategies to help grow your business.
  • It’s a good avenue for accounting firms to improve the effectiveness of their tax department.

Conference Details

Date November 6 – 9, 2024
Target Audience Corporate tax and trade Professionals seeking to maximize Onesource, Checkpoint, and other Thomson Reuters solutions.
Venue Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Price $1,949 – $2,499, depending on when you register. Discounted rates are available for additional attendees from the firm
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Up to 23 credits

5. Xerocon 2024

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Xerocon is the annual conference by Xero for accountants, bookkeepers, and the Xero community. This year’s edition is happening in London and is a great networking opportunity.

Why You Should Attend

  • If you use Xero, this conference will teach you innovative ways to use the software to run your firm.
  • In addition to learning and connecting with others, all food, drink, and entertainment are part of your Xerocon ticket.

 Conference Details:

Date June 12 – 13, 2024
Target Audience Xero Users, Accountants and Bookkeepers.
Venue ExCel, London
Price £360 – £480, including VAT, depending on when you register
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits CPD points available

6. AccountingWeb Live Expo

AccountingWEB Live Expo connects accountants with a network of successful firm owners and accounting solution providers through the Festival of Accounting & Bookkeeping (FAB).

With over 20 years of accounting industry experience, AccountingWEB’s community shares high-quality content to engage professionals.

Why You Should Attend

  • This conference is an opportunity to gain insights, exchange ideas, engage in conversations, and discover technological opportunities in the accounting industry.
  • Reputable organizations like the Association of International Accountants (AIA), PracticeWeb, AccountingWeb, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), etc., are powering this year’s edition.

 Conference Details:

Date March 13 – 14, 2024
Target Audience Accounting and finance community
Venue NEC, Birmingham
Price Free
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Not available

7. Digital CPA 2024

Digital CPA (DCPA) is an annual accounting conference that has been held for over a decade. CPA.com, formed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), is the event organizer, and it’s for accountants interested in creating a better future for the profession.

Why You Should Attend

  • The conference will offer you a chance to get professional insights from industry leaders that will shape your thinking.
  • You should attend if you are into client advisory services or want to offer this service.

Conference Details

Date December 8 – 11, 2024
Target Audience Professionals in the accounting industry.
Venue Hyatt Regency Denver
Price $1,495 – $1,795
Mode of attendance In-person & online
CPE credits Not yet revealed

8. WorkflowCon 2024

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If you want to become efficient at Accounting Workflow Management to increase your firm’s efficiency, you should gear up for WorkflowCon 2024. WorkflowCon is a groundbreaking event designed exclusively for accounting and bookkeeping firm owners determined to streamline their workflows.

Why You Should Attend

  • WorkflowCon 2023, the first and only conference on accounting workflow management, was a huge success, and the 2024 version promises to be even better. This virtual conference organized by Financial Cents has one goal in mind—to equip accounting and bookkeeping firm owners with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to master their workflows.
  • There will be an impressive lineup of industry leaders speaking at the event.

Conference Details

Date October 22 – 23, 2024
Target Audience Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Tax firm owners
Venue To be announced
Price Free
Mode of attendance Virtual
CPE credits To be announced

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9. Digital Accountancy Show 2024

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Digital Accountancy Show (DAS) 2024 is for those who want to gain practical insights and network with innovators. The ultimate goal is to learn how to make their practice more productive and efficient.

It has many stages, including a fireside chat where other practitioners share their growth stories, an evolution theater for industry changes, roundtables to share knowledge, a night show for entertainment, etc.

Why You Should Attend

  • Accounting is replete with repetitive tasks that software solutions perform much better. This conference will be helpful if you don’t know why or how to get the most out of the digital tools available. The stories of other accounting firms will help you put the pieces together.
  • Over 100 speakers and 160+ exhibitors at the conference.

Conference Details

Date April 16 – 17, 2024
Target Audience Accountants and bookkeepers.
Venue Evolution London, Queenstown Rd, Chelsea Brg, London
Price Entry pass: free

Premium pass: £145

Trade pass: £995

Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Not available

10. Accounting Business Expo

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Organized by Terrapinn, the Accounting Business Expo is Australia’s premier conference for accounting and finance professionals. It empowers accountants and bookkeepers to tackle industry challenges and improve their value proposition by adjusting to changes in technology and business needs.

Why You Should Attend

  • Accounting Business Expo will give you and your team a high-level view of everything new in the accounting profession to help your team get the most out of available tech solutions.
  • You can try several digital solutions in the exhibition hall to see which one you can add to complement your team’s effort for peak performance.

Conference Details

Date March 20 – 21, 2024
Target Audience ABE is for everyone responsible for the financial function of their business. Accountants, Bookkeepers, auditors, tax consultants, Finance professionals, etc.
Venue MCEC, Melbourne
Price Free
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE/CPD credits CPD credits available

11. TAXPOSIUM 2024

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The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) coordinates TAXPOSIUM. It educates tax professionals about industry hot topics, practice management strategies, and evolving technology. The conference also helps accountants connect with tax law experts and IRS representatives.

Why You Should Attend

  • It’s the biggest tax industry event of the year.
  • The conference also provides access to NATP’s online TaxCon.

Conference Details

Date July 22 – 24, 2024
Target Audience Tax accountants who want to update their knowledge of tax law from tax educators
Venue Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
Price $895 – $1,235
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Available

12. 2024 Women Who Count Conference

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Women Who Count is an annual conference organized by the Accounting and Financial Women Association (AFWA). For four days, Women Who Count helps female accounting and finance professionals to learn and network across several topics, including tax, finance, leadership, and communications.

Why You Should Attend

  • Apart from teaching hard accounting skills, the Women Who Count Conference teaches attendees the soft skills that will give them a competitive edge in the industry.
  • If you’re a woman, it’s also a great avenue to connect with other women in the industry.

Conference Details

Date October 23 – 26, 2024
Target Audience Accounting and finance fields (especially women).
Venue The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Price To be announced
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits 21 credits

13. AICPA & CIMA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference

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This is the second conference on this list planned by AICPA & CIMA. It is an opportunity to build relationships with Not-for-profit accountants and generate qualified leads. Its selection of speakers and topics will empower you to run your not-for-profit accounting practice with confidence.

Why You Should Attend

  • This is one of the few conferences for not-for-profit accounting firms. it’ll give you a big-picture view of not-for-profit accounting.
  • The conference will also help you keep tabs on changes in the not-for-profit tax reforms, accounting standard updates, and Uniform Guidance.

Conference Details

Date June 17, 18, & 20, 2024
Target Audience CPAs, CGMA designation holders, accountants, consultants, tax advisers, auditors and other financial managers with not-for-profit clients
Venue Gaylord National, National Harbor, Maryland
Price $795 – $1,695
Mode of attendance In-person & Online
CPE credits 18.5 credits

14. BKX 2024

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Unlike most other events here, BKX 2024 is a conference exclusively for bookkeepers. Its goal is to help bookkeepers generate new ideas, enhance productivity, and find ways to solve the problems that keep them from growing their practice.

There are different tracks based on your business size. And BKX 2024 topics focus on growing, scaling, and optimizing a bookkeeping business.

Why You Should Attend

  • To keep up with the latest trends to remain relevant in the ever-evolving bookkeeping landscape.
  • To build life-long friendships with high-flying bookkeepers.

Conference Details

Date June 25 – 27, 2024
Target Audience Solely for “entrepreneurial-minded bookkeeping professionals.”
Venue Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
Price $1,000 and $1,500
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Not available

15. Latino Tax Fest

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As the name implies, Latino Tax Fest is for tax professionals and accountants who serve the Latino community. The convention has classes in English and Spanish, and they share the latest updates on tax and tax technologies there.

Why You Should Attend

  • If you have Latino or immigrant clients, this gathering is for you.
  • There’s a pool party with a live salsa band on the finale to unwind.

Conference Details

Date June 24 – 27, 2024
Target Audience Enrolled Agents, CPAs, CTEC, AFSP, and tax professionals
Venue MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Price $399 to $599, depending on when you register
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Up to 21 credits

16. NASBA 117th Annual Meeting

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The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) oversees accountancy in the United States and administers the uniform CPA examination. They are hosting their 117th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, where they’ll discuss hot topics and emerging issues in the profession.

Why You Should Attend

  • Attend if you want to stay updated on the finance, banking, and insurance world.
  • It’s a large and renowned meeting, making it a great place to network with other professionals.

Conference Details

Date October 27 – 30, 2024
Target Audience CPAs, Accountants and Tax professionals.
Venue Signia By Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida
Price $395 to $795
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Not yet revealed

17. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

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The 2024 American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting focuses on “Revolutionizing Accounting Education.” The conference is on teaching and learning in accounting and will have sessions to help educators of all levels improve their teaching.

  Why You Should Attend

  • If you’re interested in research and teaching.
  • There will be talks on topics like generative AI, data analytics, technology, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) accounting, which you should know as a firm owner.

Conference Details

Date August 10 – 14, 2024
Target Audience CPAs and Accounting Professionals
Venue Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC, and the Westin Washington, DC Downtown
Price To be announced
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits To be announced

18. IRS Nationwide Tax Forum

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As an accountant, if the IRS hosts a conference, you should pay attention. The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum is a three-day event for enrolled agents, certified public accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants, and California Tax Education Council (CTEC) participants, where they can also earn credits.

Why You Should Attend

  • There is a case resolution program where you can bring unresolved IRS cases so representatives can help solve them.
  • You get to hear directly from IRS experts on the latest news on tax laws.

Conference Details

Date Jul 9–11, 2024 (Chicago), Jul 30–Aug 1, 2024 (Orlando), Aug 13–15, 2024 (Baltimore), Aug 20-22 (Dallas/Grapevine), Sep 10-12 (San Diego)
Target Audience Tax Professionals – Enrolled Agents, Certified Public Accountants, Annual Filing Season Program participants, California Tax Education Council (CTEC) participants as well as uncredentialed tax professionals.
Venue Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Baltimore, Dallas & San Diego
Price Early Bird: $255.00 (For registrations before June 17th, 2024)

Standard: $309.00 (For registrations after June 17th, 2024 and more 14 days before the event)

Late registration: $390.00 (for late and on-site registration)

Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Available

19. AFP 2024

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The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) event is the most prestigious event in treasury and finance. This gathering is for over 6000 professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and connect.

Why You Should Attend

  • Multiple sessions dedicated are to networking, like FP&A reception, payments mixer, roundtables, and symposiums.
  • Opportunity to enter your unique solution into the contest to win the AFP Pinnacle Awards.

Conference Details

Date October 20 – 23, 2024
Target Audience Accounting and Finance Professionals.
Venue Music City Center, 201 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 37203
Price $1,174 – $2,394
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Available

20. Sage Transform 2024

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While it didn’t hold in 2023, Sage Transform is back in 2024. The event is designed for the Sage Intacct community to show them how to use Sage to transform their business.

Why You Should Attend

  • If you’re a Sage Intacct customer or partner, it’s a great way to learn more about leveraging the tool for your practice.
  • Breakout sessions for more intimate and engaged interactions.

Conference Details

Date February 26 – 29, 2024
Target Audience Sage Intacct customers, accountants and bookkeepers.
Venue MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Price $1,049 – $1,699
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits 1 CPE credit for every 50 minutes of session content attended

21. Accounts Payable Conference & P2P Expo 2024

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If you are looking to attend an accounts payable conference in 2024, then you should attend the Accounts Payable & P2P Conference & Expo organized by the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). It is an annual conference specifically dedicated to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Procure-to-Pay and it is held twice a in a year – Spring Conference and Fall Conference. You can choose to attend both or anyone that fits your schedule.

Why You Should Attend

  •  Learn from accounts payable and receivable industry experts, discover cutting-edge tools, and master compliance updates.
  • Network with other AP & AR professionals, share best practices, and take your value as an accountant to the next level.
  • IOFM certification

Conference Details

Date Spring: May 19 – 21, 2024

Fall: Nov 6 – 8, 2024

Target Audience Accounting Professionals
Venue Spring: Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Fall: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Price $1,325 – $2,250
Mode of attendance In-person
CPE credits Up to 8 CPE credits

22. REFRAME 2024

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REFRAME has one goal: “To Rebrand the Accounting Profession” – this is the brainchild of Hector Garcia CPA seeking to build a conference focused on transforming the profession in such a way that it is seen as the most innovative, fun, and creative of all the professions. This will be the second year doing this conference, as a follow up to last year’s theme “Creative Business Models for Accountants”

Conference Details

Date October 24-26, 2024
Target Audience Accounting professionals
Venue Hollywood, FL – Diplomat Resort
Price $1,800
Mode of attendance In-person only
CPE credits Available

23. Ensuring Success 2024

Ensuring Success is an annual virtual accounting conference organized by CPA Practice Advisor. This free two-day live streamed event features an impressive lineup of accounting and tax industry leaders and experts sharing insights on topics like practice management, taxes, accounting technology, and more.

Why You Should Attendng

  • Earn free CPE credits to meet year-end requirements.
  • Virtual: attend for free from the comfort of your home or office.

Conference Details

Date December 11-12, 2024
Target Audience Accounting and Tax professionals
Venue Live streamed
Price Free
Mode of attendance Virtual
CPE credits Up to 14 free CPE credits

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Conferences are Investments in Your Firm

The techniques that brought you here can’t take you where you want to be. With technologies changing how businesses and accounting firms operate, you must keep up with industry developments.

Accounting conferences are opportunities to keep up with regulations, tech innovations, and revenue opportunities to avoid breaking the law or missing growth opportunities.

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