2018 Spring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference

Our Spring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference is now in its third year and has grown to three full days of learning!

Event Details

Location and date:
Fredericton May 15-17, 2018

The Spring Professional Development Conference was added to CPA New Brunswick’s program in 2016 (with over 260 attendees in 2017) after the need for additional professional development opportunities was evident.

This year’s conference was extended to 3 full days by popular demand, and will take place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton from Tuesday, May 15 to Thursday, May 17, 2018.

All registered members receive a welcome package containing promotional items from CPA New Brunswick and qualifying sponsors.




Please register online or mail, fax, or email your registration form to:

CPA New Brunswick
860 Main Street, Suite 602
Moncton, NB E1C 1G2
T: (506) 830-3300
F: (506) 830-3310

Please note that the full payment must be received in order to reserve your space in a course. The final registration deadline is by 4:00pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Special offers/promotions

Conference Passport – Save up to 25%

Did you know you can save up to 25% by registering for the Conference Passport? This option offers you three full days of sessions (21 verifiable CPD hours) for $900 (regular price: $1,200). Combined with the Early Bird discount, you can save up to $480 on your registration!

The Conference Passport is limited to one individual only and cannot be shared or transferred.

Early Bird Discount

Pick your sessions and register by 4 pm April 6 to save 20%!

The Early Bird discount is applicable to both individual sessions and the Conference Passport, so act now in order to secure the discount and the courses of your choice. Many courses have limited capacities, so by booking early you increase your chances of getting your top choices.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.

Pricing & registration

Topics include:

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

An Introduction to Strategy-Driven Budgeting
Financing Strategies
E Ethical Intelligence and the ANTE-up Methodology for Changing Corporate Culture
Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants
Internet Security Tools for Accountants
Workers’ Compensation (WorkSafeNB): What Employers Need To Know
Tenir des conversations difficiles


Small Business Internal Controls, Security, Fraud Prevention & Detection
E Management and Finance in the Age of Disruption
Core Leadership Skills
Business Advisory Tools for Accountants
Global Business Research for Accountants
Modèle d'application : démarche de planification stratégique

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

Improving Financial Performance for Controllers and CFOs
Due Diligence for Acquisitions
The Creative Accountant
Excel Budgeting and Forecasting Tools and Techniques
Modèle d'application : démarche d’optimisation des ressources de la fonction finance

Sessions marked by an E contain an CPD component in Professional Ethics.

Who should attend?

CPA New Brunswick members, colleagues and peers. This conference is also open to the general public.

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB E3B 2H8
t.:(506) 457-7000

The Delta Fredericton provides a contemporary home base from which to explore the sights and sounds of the city. Conveniently situated in the heart of New Brunswick, Canada's beautiful Fredericton, our hotel features a picturesque location on the Saint John River, as well as an array of terrific amenities. Make yourself comfortable in your spacious, intelligently designed hotel room or suite; all lodging features complimentary Wi-Fi access, deluxe bedding, an ergonomic desk and a flat-screen TV.

Savor locally sourced seafood at URBAN GRILL, discover your own personal oasis at our signature spa or simply unwind next to one of our two swimming pools. Plan your meeting or wedding here in Fredericton, Canada to take advantage of our versatile venues and our experienced planning and catering teams. Our hotel's central location allows for easy travel to renowned destinations, such as the University of New Brunswick, Crabbe Mountain and the Garrison District.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 2H8
t.:(506) 457-7000

CPA New Brunswick has a room block with a special price starting at $163.00 per night for our members attending the conference. By staying at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton, you won’t have to travel in traffic before and after your sessions!

Book soon as there is a limited quantity and the rate is only available until Monday, April 16.

Frequently asked questions:

Cancellations and Schedule Changes

Registered participants may apply for cancellation on individual sessions or on the conference passport for a refund of 80 % of the fees paid. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to CPA New Brunswick by April 27.

A $50 administration fee will apply to course and registration changes.


Looking for a means to market your company’s products or services, or to showcase your company as a prospective employer? CPA New Brunswick offers a variety of sponsorship packages to suit your needs. For further details, please click HERE.

Course Material

Course material will not be printed and distributed this year. Participants will receive an email containing the course material the week before the conference. Participants may then choose to save them to their computers, tablets, or to print the files.

Registration Desk Hours

Please report to the registration desk on the first day of your sessions. Here you will receive your name badge, conference information, and a delegate package.

The registration desk will be open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm from Tuesday to Thursday.


Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to participants on the day(s) of their session(s). However, we ask that all participants register for the meals at which they wish to participate.

All allergies and dietary restrictions will be shared with the venue and servers. Please give your server your name so they may retrieve your special meal if applicable.

CPD Hours

A full-day session entitles you to 7 hours of CPD and a half-day to 3.50 hours.

Some of the sessions during this year’s conference also include some Ethics hours as follows:

  • Ethical Intelligence and the ANTE-up Methodology for Changing Corporate Culture: 3.50 hours
  • Management and Finance in the Age of Disruption: 1.00 hours

During each session, you will be asked to sign an attendance sheet as proof that you were present. Using these, the CPA New Brunswick office will load your CPD hours into your profile the week following the event.


Please contact:

Joëlle Richard, Coordinator, Professional Development and Member Events
Tel: (506) 830-3300
Email: jrichard@cpanewbrunswick.ca