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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
CPAFMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

MAPCasts with an HR focus have been approved for one recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the MAPCast. MAPCasts also include one hour of CPE.



No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.


A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars

BDO Alliance USA and CPAFMA Connection - MAPCast

Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time: 03:30 PM ET / 02:30 PM CT / 01:30 PM MT / 12:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Michael Horwitz, Executive Director of BDO Alliance USA, Joyce Arthur, PAFM, Alliance Client Services Support Manager and the CPAFMA Leadership
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Join us for this 50-minute MAPCast exclusively prepared for those BDO Alliance USA members new to the CPA Firm Management Association. The session, facilitated by BDO Alliance USA's Michael Horwitz, Joyce Arthur, PAFM and members of the Association's leadership, will navigate Association participation and how to benefit most from the unlimited connections, including the website and Q&AFM Forum. Firm managers are encouraged to have others from their administrative teams join the group to hear first hand the opportunities. If you are unable to participate in the webinar, a PODCast will be available immediately following.

Presenter Bio(s)
Michael Horwitz has more than 15 years of experience serving accounting firms as clients. Michael is the Executive Director of the BDO Alliance USA and leads a team of 20 dedicated to providing national and global resources to local communities.

Joyce Arthur has worked within firm administration for more than 15 years. She currently serves as the Director of Information & Communications for CPAFMA and works for BDO Alliance USA as an Alliance Client Services Support Manager.

Members of the Association's Leadership Team will join Michael and Joyce in sharing information and tools to help firm managers better navigate the day-to-day operations of their respective firms.

Free for CPAFMA Members / Free for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.