Creating Confidence Through CPE

Galasso Learning Solutions is a trusted resource to the accounting profession, helping CPAs confidently serve their clients best.

From custom on-sites and engaging webinars to quality on-demand courses and our free weekly video blog, GLS is here to support you.

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Learning Reimagined

Our Mission

At GLS, we understand that the pace of change in the profession makes it hard for professionals with full-time client service roles to stay up to date with all the changes in regulations, standards, and developments impacting the profession.

Our mission is to deliver CPE that is practical, timely, and engaging, to help CPAs to grow professionally while focusing on providing the highest quality services to their clients.

We believe that continuing education should be impactful and relevant. Using our proven GLS process, we are committed to providing CPE credits to firms and entities like yours that fulfill real educational requirements for growth and excellence – not just for the sake of compliance.

Learning Reimagined

Our Mission

At GLS, we understand that the pace of change in the profession makes it hard for professionals with full-time client service roles to stay up to date with all the changes in regulations, standards, and developments impacting the profession.

Our mission is to deliver CPE that is practical, timely, and engaging, to help CPAs to grow professionally while focusing on providing the highest quality services to their clients.

We believe that the continuing education that CPAs receive should be impactful and relevant, so using our proven GLS process, we are committed to providing CPE credits to firms and entities like yours that fulfill real educational requirements for growth and excellence — not just for the sake of compliance.

The Non-Negotiables

Our Core Values

Jaclyn Veno CPA | Auditing Level Training | CPE

We are passionate about continuous learning.

We share a commitment to excellence and quality.

We treat our clients as partners in the learning process.

We provide value through lasting client impact.

Revolutionizing CPE

Galasso Learning Solutions is different
from other CPE providers

Beginning Engagements With A Needs Assessment

Our work with custom clients begins with a needs assessment. This discussion allows us to understand the nature of their work and any areas for improvement uncovered during internal inspections or peer reviews. GLS can then customize course materials for a better return on training investment while establishing the client as a valued and integral collaborator in the learning process.

Our recorded content is intentionally designed taking into account hot topics in the profession, common deficiencies, and pressing issues impacting the profession.

Designing An Engaging, Learner-Focused Environment

Our instructional design is based on proven in-person and virtual training techniques and the latest in adult learning theory. Our trainers have formal education in Instructional Design, Training Delivery and Virtual Learning. Melisa received her Master Trainer™ designation through the Association for Talent Development as well as her Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).

All of our employees are provided with a professional development budget to enhance their skills to be able to perform their roles to the highest standards.

Ensuring Up-To-Date and Cutting-Edge Content

GLS is committed to providing up-to-date course content and proactively staying on the cutting edge of proposed and potential future changes to standards. Our instructors participate in a number of committees in the profession designed to keep them in the know about what’s going on in the industry. We monitor standard-setting projects from the research phase all the way through to the issuance of final standards.

GLS offers a weekly video blog that overviews these proposed changes to allow CPAs to stay ahead of standard changes.

GLS is a National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) approved sponsor of both Group Live and Group Internet Based delivery methods, so we can provide a variety of options to meet your CPE needs.

Empowering CPA Professionals

Testimonials

Testimonials

Melisa and her team develop and deliver focused, quality training. GLS presents the most up-to-date content, and it is delivered in an engaging manner. Professionals from our most experienced partners to our most recent new hires have benefitted greatly from GLS’s training. Our engagement teams are much more effective and efficient in conducting their audits due to the training that they have received from GLS.

Jack Reagan, CPA
Partner
UHY LLP

Testimonials

We were very pleased with Melisa’s training. Though we had an eight-hour online class, she kept things moving all day. Never a dull moment. Her knowledge and passion for training make her an excellent trainer. Additionally, her use of technology–for example, rooms inside of Zoom–made the class engaging.

Charles Hall, CPA
Quality Control Partner
McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co.

Passion for Learning

Meet Us In Person

Most of our engagements are arranged with private organizations but you can also find GLS at conferences and public events near you

Custom Training

Using our unique needs assessment process, we partner with you to assess your organization's learning objectives and build a customized learning experience to ensure your performance improvement and professional development goals are met.

Webcast

Our webcast platform is flexible and convenient. Individuals and firms can browse our schedule of over 100 webcasts per month. Our clients also use our webcasts as prerequisites for live events or for smaller groups that may have more niche needs.

Self Study

Our QAS Self Study platform, LCVista, provides flexible, self-paced learning opportunities for firms and individuals that can be accessed any time around the globe. As an added benefit, firms already using LCVista can seamlessly integrate our content into their existing LMS.

Level Training

Our level training programs range from interns and new staff to new managers, helping all levels improve their efficiency and effectiveness while reducing risk by equipping CPAs with the knowledge and confidence they need to be successful.

Jaclyn Veno CPA | Auditing Level Training | CPE

Melisa Galasso, CPA, CSP, CPTD

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting.

Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.

Melisa is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.

She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the AICPA’s Women’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC). She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA’s Board of Directors, and is a past Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. In addition, Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting which is available on Amazon or anywhere you purchase books online.

Melisa received a Top 50 Women in Accounting Award in 2021 by Ignition, is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient, and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.