• National Pilot Region Speaker

    Who is Accountable for the National Debt?

    The USA's National Debt has long been a matter of growing concern, but we will soon reach a point where government must stop playing political football with the issue, and take action to save our future.

    Paul Stebbins, former Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, are working to inform and mobilize citizens to help effect change in Washington. Join Paul for a discussion about who is accountable for the National Debt...and how accounting can help us fix it.

  • Speakers

    Mary Barth AAA Past President
    Building a Bridge to Our Future

    Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Calumet
    Building an Accounting Curriculum, an Examination of Knowledge, Pedagogy and Technology: An Update from Pathways

    Peter Hughes, Director of Internal Audit, Orange County CA
    The Future of Government Auditing and Accounting

  • Sharpen Your Teaching Skills

    How Master Teachers uses research tools in their classes

    Bridging the Gap between Two-Year Colleges and the University

    Teaching with Technology

    Writing and Grading Assessment Materials

    Practical Ethics

  • CTLA Sessions

    Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom

    Taking Control of Online Education

    Raising the Bar on Student Learning

    What Firms that Hire Our Students Want

    How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum

  • Celebrating Our Past and Shaping Our Future:
    The Next 50 Years


2015 Western Region Meeting

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour and Presentation

Thursday, April 30, 2015
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Taylor Guitars factory tour takes guests through the steps of guitar construction. From wood selection to final assembly, guests will experience each process as a guitar evolves from raw wood into a finished instrument. While not physically demanding, the tour does include a fair amount of walking and climbing a short flight of stairs.

Presentation by Bryan Bear, Director of Finance, Taylor Guitars

Cost Accounting for shared production activities of a Maquiladora
How Taylor Guitars handles financial reporting for a Maquiladora operation.
Maquiladoras are win-win solution for US and Mexico economic interests.  Learn how Taylor Guitars manages the accounting complexities of utilizing a Maquiladora for some of its manufacturing operations for financial reporting of inventory.

Lean: Production Floor to Cubicle
How Taylor Guitars finance and accounting group adapted to the Lean concepts employed on the production floor to their financial reporting.
Problems associated with implementation of an ERP system prompted Taylor Guitars to look to Lean philosophy for solutions.  Learn how Taylor Guitars brought the concepts of Lean from the production floor to financial reporting of inventory.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $50 per person includes: tour, presentation, 1.0 CH and round trip bus transportation

Credit Hours: 1 CH
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group - Live
Intended Audience: Accounting faculty

Learning Objectives:
Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation Required: None

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