During the school year, NBOA conducts a series of webinars on Thursdays. Our goal is to bring you the latest information that is most relevant to your job as an independent school professional, in an easy and accessible format.

All webinars take place at 4:00 PM ET and are FREE to NBOA Members and $89 for nonmember schools. To learn more about these presentations, as well as the system requirements to attend, please see our Webinar FAQs.

Questions? Contact Rini Sarmaroy at rini.sarmaroy@nboa.org or call 202-407-7139.

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This series is presented with generous support from ISM.

Winter Webinar Series

Better Your School with NBOA Data: Benchmarking and Analysis with BIIS

NBOA's new data collection platform, BIIS: Business Intelligence for Independent Schools, opened for reporting in December 2017. The platform consolidates and streamlines NBOA's previous surveys as well as expands the data sets for compensation and staffing. Learn how the reporting will greatly expand your benchmarking and analysis capabilities through the platform's ability to produce reports specific to your situation. Experienced colleagues will share their insights into selecting peer groups for different data points, the data results that may inform questions to ask, and a sample board report with data highlights.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn data reporting and analysis techniques as well as industry best practices.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1

Presented by:


Mary Kay Markunas, Director, Research and Member Resources, NBOA

Mary Kay Markunas serves as the Director, Research and Member Resources at NBOA, and has over 24 years of experience supporting management teams in independent schools and Fortune 100 companies. In this capacity, she manages all of NBOA's research efforts and surveys, as well as online resources and toolkits. Prior to joining NBOA, Markunas served as the director of finance and operations at The Avery Coonley School for 12 years. She holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, NBOA

Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, is NBOA's Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs. She plays an integral leadership role in the development and delivery of professional development, finance, accounting and tax content. She also serves as liaison to the controller community and NBOA member accounting and audit firms. Hillen comes to NBOA from eight years at the Harpeth Hall School, where she served as the associate director of finance and operations, following service as controller and manager of accounting. Prior to joining Harpeth Hall, Jennifer was a lead senior auditor with Ernst & Young. She has extensive not-for-profit board leadership and governance experience and is the president-elect of the Junior League of Nashville.


NASBA Information

NBOA 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.


SHRM Information

NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). Each webinar is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


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Withholding Guidance to Change Following Tax Overhaul

The GOP’s recent, sweeping tax legislation retains important aspects of current law favorable to independent schools — thanks, in part, to the advocacy efforts of NBOA and NAIS. But changes will still impact independent schools. Read about the latest implications.

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