Welcome to NCRF Events

You will find two types of events in this section:

Quarterly meetings for members. NCRF membership meet in January, April, July and October. The meetings offer a variety of quality information/education for our members. The quarterly meetings are held at local venues (Seattle or Bellevue); please check the Events page for the location. As a member, you may register on-line, no need to log-in first! Come see us and participate in a great network of individuals!

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us via email Registration closes EOB the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting. You are eligible for a refund up to the Friday before the Wednesday quarterly meeting (3 business days). 

You will also find the WorldatWork courses hosted by NCRF in this event section. NCRF members should login to this site to receive discount member pricing for the courses. Click here to learn more about all the benefits of becoming a member.

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

    Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional (T2)

    August 23-24, 2018

    As a human resources professional, the ability to interact effectively with the accounting and finance departments within your organization is a vital skill. This course provides an introduction to U.S. accounting regulations and practices that will enable you to better speak the language of finance and accounting. You will gain skills allowing you to interact more effectively with these departments and make HR decisions that impact and support your organization’s financial health.

    The course will empower you with foundational understanding of the following concepts:

    • The key financial components of the annual report.
    • The relationship between HR and the finance and accounting departments.
    • The measures and processes used to assess a company’s financial health.
    • The importance of cash flow to the company and shareholders.
    • Methods of financing the business and issues related to financial planning.

    This course is designed for the HR professional seeking to gain understanding in the areas of accounting and finance.

    Introduction to Accounting

    • HR — a strategic business partner
    • Governing bodies and policies
    • Major groups of accounts
    • Financial statements
    • Accounting types
    • Financial measures
    • Problems with accounting
    • Underlying principles
    • Components of the annual report

    The Balance Sheet

    • Assets /Liabilities
    • Shareholders’ equity
    • Summary concept
    • Liquidity measures / Debt ratios

    The Income Statement

    • Revenue/sales/Cost of goods sold
    • Gross margin / Operating expenses
    • Provision for taxes / Net income
    • Earnings per share / Return on sales

     Statement of Cash Flows and Shareholders’ Equity

    • Statement of Cash Flows
    • Statement of shareholders’ equity
    • Review of the four required statements
    • Debt ratios review
    • Profitability measures
    • Funds management ratios

    Planning and Financing the Business

    • Financial planning
    • Typical planning process
    • Developing business plans
    • Evaluating capital projects
    • Financing the business
    • Financing sources

    The Strategic Partnership—Human Resources and Finance

    • Recording compensation and benefits costs
    • Mandatory benefits
    • Welfare benefits
    • Retirement plans
    • Communication

    Not a NCRF member yet? Click here to find out the benefits of membership and how to join.

    Just want to read more about the WorldatWork courses hosted by NCRF? click here

    As a member of NCRF, you may attend WorldatWork certification courses in Portland. We have a reciprocation agreement with Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and you may attend their classes at the NCRF member rate. Check out their website for upcoming classes:

    2018 Training Cost

    Course and Exam: Includes tuition, course material and certification exam

    • $1,350 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

    • $1,495 W@W members

    • $2,200 non-members

    Course Only - 2 day: Includes tuition and course material

    • $1,255 NCRF and CWCG members (10% discount off W@W Member price!)

    • $1,390 W@W membership only

    • $2,085 non-members


    Exams for the certification courses are offered via computer based testing (CBT) through an external vendor.

    Register for a course:

    To receive the NCRF member pricing; please login to the member only area or contact WorldatWork's Customer Relationship Services at 1-877-951-9191.  (Please indicate that you are a current member of NCRF when registering for your course(s).) 

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • World Trade Center - Portland, Oregon
    Registration Open for Rewards NW 2018 in Portland!
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    We are looking forward to a very exciting Rewards NW Conference 2018 at World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon!

    Registration is now LIVE on our website, so register now and join us September 20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

    Coming Soon: Call for Speaker and Session Proposals

    Watch for our Call for Speakers and Session Proposals in January! We will be looking for experts to present stimulating and insightful topics for our 2018 conference.

    Hotel Accommodations

    AC Hotel Portland Downtown
    888 SW Third Avenue
    Rewards NW attendees will receive a discounted rate of $229.00 (+ tax) for a Standard King Room. Call 503.223.2100 and mention the "Rewards NW block" by August 19, 2018.
    Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
    550 SW Oak Street
    Receive a discounted rate of $229.00 (+ tax) for a Standard King Room. To reserve, please call 1.800.606.3717 and mention the "Rewards NW block" by August 29, 2018.

    Call for 2018 Sponsors

    Sponsoring Rewards NW is a great way to reach a concentrated audience of compensation and benefits professionals in the Pacific Northwest. View sponsorship levels and benefits here. Contact Rewards NW at 503.226.2377 or email for additional information on how to become a partner.

    Thank You 2018 Sponsors

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