Collaboration Between Cooperatives

The Tax, Finance & Accounting Conference for Cooperatives, offered in partnership with the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC), is the premiere national conference for cooperative tax, finance and accounting professionals.

Attendees will hear from industry experts on a range of topics that impact our industry, network with colleagues, share expertise, successes and lessons learned.

NRECA and NSAC's partnership means more learning opportunities for you and more opportunities to broaden your network.

If you would like to know more about NSAC (National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives) and individual membership opportunities and benefits, please visit:

​Who Should Attend?​​

The conference is specifically designed for:

  • CFOs/Managers/Directors/Vice Presidents of Finance and Administration
  • Accountants​
  • Other electric co-op staff with accounting responsibilities​​

TFACC Hot Topics for 2018

Broadband – Financing, Accounting for Separate Ventures and Case Studies

Enterprise Risk Management

Deferred Taxes and Implications

Chapter 11 Large Loads

Hiring Today's Coop Accountants: Knowing More than Debits and Credits

State Statutes: Rules of the Road

Cyber Security

Tax Reform

Financial Analysis: Top Ten Tools

Sponsor Opportunities


Conference registration fees include access to all conference general sessions, breakouts, conference-sponsored meal functions and conference materials. Pre-conference workshops are an additional charge.

NRECA and NSAC Member Full Conference Registration Fee $725
Non-member Registration Fee
One-Day Registration Fee (Aug. 6 or Aug. 7) $450
​One-Day Non-member Registration Fee (Aug. 6 or Aug. 7)
​Spouse/Guest Fee
(Spouse/Guest Fee includes access to breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well as Sunday and Monday evening receptions).
NOTE: Spouse/Guest Fee is NOT refundable after July 23, 2018.

Pre-Conference Workshops
Sunday, August 5, 2018

8:00 a.m.-Noon
CFC KRTA Certificate Program, Level 2$0
Rates: Trends in Residential Rates and the Impact of
Distributed Generation
Fundamentals of Electric Coop Taxation & Reporting​

​1:00-5:00 p.m.
CFC KRTA Certificate Program, Level 3$0
Must Have Tools in the Cooperative Finance Professional Toolbox$99
​The Elements of a Cooperative Anti-Fraud Program
Non Electric Tax and Accounting for Cooperatives: Getting Started and Next Steps
Build a Complete Management Reporting System in Excel

For planning purposes, we ask that you please indicate your intent to attend the receptions when you register for the conference.

Cooperative Kick-off Mixer: Sunday, Aug 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
On Deck in Austin: Monday, Aug 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Looking to earn credit?

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.




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Support Local Co-ops

  1. Wheatsville Food Co-op:
    Visit one of two locations for this local, cooperative grocery store. Wheatsville has been part of the Austin community since 1976 and has over 17,000 invested owners.
  2. Black Star Co-op:
    Black Star Co-op is a cooperatively-owned brewpub. Enjoy a house beer and a meal while supporting the co-op community.

Learn About President Lyndon B Johnson

  1. National Historic Park (LBJ Ranch and LBJ Boyhood home)
    Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch.
  2. LBJ Library & Museum
    The LBJ Presidential Library is one of thirteen Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Explore Austin

  1. Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon: This classic honky-tonk draws crowds with cold beer, live music & famous bingo games on Sundays.
  2. Congress Avenue Bridge (Bat Bridge): Located just two blocks south of the JW, features a colony of 1.5 million bats that fly out around dusk.
  3. City Hall: This is a unique landmark that not only is the gateway to Austin City government but has cool local art inside.
  4. Austin State Capitol: Tours available
  5. ACL at Moody Theater: Hosts diverse performers from Belle & Sebastian to ZZ Top!
  6. Whole Foods (Flagship store), 525 N Lamar Blvd: This flagship is filled with 80,000 square feet of delicious foods, beverages and services that you’ll want to write home about.
  7. Book People: If you’re in the Whole Foods area and feel the urge to read, Book People is your place! They are locally owned with regular readings plus a coffee bar and quirky gifts for sale.
  8. The Governor’s Mansion: Built in 1856, this beautiful home is the most historic house in Texas and is the oldest executive home west of the Mississippi River.