Become a strategic trusted advisor

Technical knowledge is no longer enough to differentiate accountants from the competition. Today’s clients have evolving business needs and are looking for more comprehensive advice. Aprio’s STAR program is designed to provide accountants with the foundation of skills and expertise they need to advise their clients throughout their business and personal lifecycle. This eight-part program is focused on:

Business Formation

Startup and Launch

Business Finance

Business Data


Business Growth

Industry Trends

Project Presentations

Program Details


This program is ideal for high-performing associates and senior associates



Program Timeline: October ’21-January ’22


Seven virtual workshops lasting between two to three hours each


16.5 hours CPE credit in communications and marketing and personal development


Session 1:  Business Formation  |  10.28.2021  |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 2: Business Launch  |  11.4.2021  |  9:00 am  – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 3: Business Finance  |  11.11.2021  |  9:00 am  – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 4: Business Data* |  11.18.2021  | 9:00 am  – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 5: Business Operations  |  12.2.2021  |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 6: Business Growth  |  12.8.2021  |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 7: Industry Expertise (Panel) | 12.16.2021 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Session 8: STAR Presentations | 1.6.2021 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Spaces are limited to the first 10 registrants and fill up fast.

Please contact our program facilitator, Heidi Holmberg at if you have any questions!

Cancellation and refund policy
The fees for this program are refundable up to a week before the program begins. Once the program has begun, the program fees will not be refunded. Program registration is transferrable to another party if it is done before the program begins. For more information regarding refunds, complaints and/or program cancellation policies, please contact Kelly McCune at or 770-353-5311.

Aprio 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: