Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) CPE, Webinars and Conferences

Each year, PCPS is involved with the planning and support of several AICPA events. These events provide opportunities for earning technical, personal development and firm management CPE hours while attending presentations from the profession's top speakers. The learning extends to countless networking and best practice sharing occasions among practitioners.

PCPS members generally receive discounts on registration for events relevant to the PCPS member community. A list of discounts and discount codes is available.

Below are some upcoming conferences and events relevant to PCPS. Be sure to check back with us regularly for new event postings. Also explore the many learning opportunities available through the AICPA.

Upcoming Conferences

Small Firm Updates

Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Vice President of Small Firm Interests, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.

Carl spends much of his time on the road speaking to practitioners and getting feedback about the issues that most concern them. These informative, interactive audio webcasts include an environmental scan of the challenges and opportunities practitioners face today as well as best practices for common practice problems. Participants are also able to submit questions about the issues facing their own firms.

If you have topics or concerns of interest that you would like to hear discussed in the next small firm update webcasts series, please email PCPS. 

These webcasts are free.

PCPS offers webcasts on a variety of interest areas and topics featuring an interactive, live PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A segment.  Some webcasts require a registration fee and may offer CPE. Other webcasts are free, with no CPE.

PCPS members will find information on discount codes here to enter during webcast registration (if applicable).

Upcoming PCPS Webcasts

**Registration links coming soon!

PCPS Webcast Archives

Networking group meetings provide a forum for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices with firms throughout the country. Group members can be connected with PCPS tools and resources to tackle practice management issues and can be updated on trends in the profession through nationally recognized speakers and roundtable discussions. Through each group's informal system, networking group members may take advantage of the valuable knowledge of their colleagues and share their own knowledge with their peers.  While many group members are firm owners/partners, any member of a PCPS firm is welcome to attend networking group meetings.

Meeting Details

  • Meetings are typically one-and-a-half days long and are held twice a year (spring and fall) at locations determined by each group
  • Agenda topics for individual meetings are developed by the groups themselves
  • Groups have approximately 20-25 members and each group has a chair who helps to arrange meeting logistics and facilitates conversations
  • All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, along with the meeting registration fee, which is based on cost-sharing
  • Meetings account for continuing professional education

If you have questions regarding networking groups, please call us at 1-800-CPA-FIRM or email us at  We would love to hear from you!

Small Firm Networking Groups (sole practitioners and firms with up to 10 CPAs)

There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups. Groups I and IV are accepting new members! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email for more information.

Group I: May 1-3 | Nashville, TN
Group II: May 20-21 | Salt Lake City, UT
Group III: May 29 - 31 | Colorado Springs, CO
Group IV: 
June 23-25 | Anchorage, AK
AWSCPA Group I: June 6-7 | Topeka, KS

Medium Firm Networking Groups (11-20 CPAs)

There are currently two Medium Firm Networking Groups and Group II is still accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email for more information.

Group I: April 24-26 | Charleston, SC
Group II: May 1-3 | San Diego, CA

Large Firm Networking Group (more than 20 CPAs)

There is currently one Large Firm Networking Group and it’s accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email for more information.

Spring date TBD