Elevate Firm Expertise

GLS offers firms a variety of high-quality, impactful CPE options to choose from.

Firms of all shapes and sizes partner with us for top-notch continuing education tailored to them. Our diverse training alternatives include custom live webinar-based and onsite courses, on-demand resources, and recorded webcasts.

Achieve your learning goals while keeping your focus on delivering exceptional services to your clients. At GLS, we make learning an engaging and enriching experience for your staff, ensuring they are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce risk and improve efficiency by reducing unnecessary rework and noncompliance.

Custom Training

Using our unique needs assessment process, we partner with you to assess your organization’s individual needs, build a tailored onsite or virtual training, and ensure that the end result is an engaging learning experience that meets your professional development objectives.

Webcast

Our webcast platform allows firms the ability to choose prerecorded content for their staff. This high-quality offering can also be used as a prerequisite before custom training or for niche groups that need targeted training. Browse from our schedule of over 100 webcasts per month.

Self Study

LCvista, our new QAS Self Study platform, provides flexible, self-paced learning opportunities. Firms especially love that overseas staff can access premium content regardless of their time zone. On demand training can also make great prerequisites for live courses.

Level Training

Our level training programs range from entry-level to new managers. Either specially designed your firm or as part of our small group public cohorts, we will introduce your staff to level-appropriate fundamentals, best practices, and essential skills to help you develop top-notch auditors.

Tailored CPE Training

Custom Training from GLS

GLS Process for Custom CPE

Future-ready CPA firms partner with GLS to provide impactful custom CPE courses for their teams. At Galasso Learning Solutions education goes beyond compliance. We focus on engaging learner experiences and improved performance outcomes, which results in CPE that is practical, current, and actionable.

We customize our training using effective instructional design techniques that cater to adult learners and a unique needs assessment process to ensure the topics we cover specifically meet the needs of your team. About six to eight weeks prior to your training, we’ll meet with you to discuss the makeup of your client base, current year plans for implementation of standards, and any findings from peer reviews or internal inspections to determine the appropriate topics to cover and the level of depth needed.

Prior to this meeting, we recommend reviewing hot topics from our website and gathering data from your partner group and learning team to prepare for an effective meeting.

Engaged Trainers

Testimonials

Melisa provided a comprehensive training curriculum for our audit department. The hands-on approach kept our audit group engaged during the entire day. We also appreciated the real life application of the concepts being discussed. We would highly recommend Melisa and look forward to having her back in the future.

Mary Villany
Director of Learning and Development
GRF CPAs and Advisors

Our firm has continued our working relationship with Melisa and the team at GLS for over 5 years. One benefit of working with Melisa is the pre-event planning session in which she takes an active role in discussing how to best tailor the training specific to your needs. We have found this approach to be a benefit and thus her training is more targeted to our specific client base. Her training style keeps everyone engaged by using break out discussion time and case studies. All of these tools help reinforce the concepts. She is always eager to answer questions during the sessions and works to not only answer your question but provide references and illustrations.

Kevin R. Peters, CPA,
Audit Partner, Blackburn
Childers & Steagall, CPAs

Melisa Galasso’s A&A Update training was nothing short of outstanding! Her expertise, engaging teaching style and easy-to-understand examples made the 8-hour CPE session both informative and enjoyable. Our team and clients alike found immense value in the content delivered, and we can confidently say that Melisa’s training exceeded our expectations. We’re grateful for her contribution to our professional growth and look forward to future opportunities to learn from her expertise.

Jennifer Arutunjan Palmeri
Manager of Learning & Development
Freed Maxick

Streamlined Education

Webcasts

Webcasts from Galasso Learning Solutions are a great way to ensure that your team has the continuing education they need to be productive and minimize risk in this fast-paced industry. Firms can assign an administrator to manage purchases and course registrations centrally, giving you full control over the training your staff takes and when they take it. Best of all, we are happy to schedule course replays at a time that works best for your team.

Interactive Engagement

Testimonials

Melisa is very knowledgeable and an effective instructor. Her technical knowledge and familiarity with what the AICPA and FASB are thinking/doing is helpful. She presents in an effective manner that helps us understand the increasing complexities of accounting/auditing. We are always glad to have her as an instructor.

Allen Waddle

Shareholder, Maloney + Novotny LLC

Galasso Learning Solutions provided our firm, clients, and business partners the best ethics class we have ever attended. Ethics is one of those classes that has a lot of requirements which can be very boring. Our facilitator did an amazing job keeping all of us engaged with case studies and breakout sessions that were applicable to industry (governments).
Tonya Moffitt, CPA

Managing Partner, Merina & Co.

Empower Your Staff Anytime, Anywhere

On Demand

Integrating Galasso Learning Solutions content into your learning management system (LMS) is seamless for firms currently utilizing LCVista. Even if your firm doesn’t have an LMS or leverages a different one, our self-study learning platform empowers your staff with anytime, anywhere access. As always, GLS is here to help you develop customized learning plans, identify helpful prerequisites, or quickly resolve those unexpected last-minute CPE emergencies to keep your staff compliant and performing at their best.

Learning Made Easy

Testimonials

Our firm is pleased to contract with Galasso Learning Solutions in providing quality continuing professional education in accounting and auditing. Melisa customizes her courses to meet the needs of her audience and delivers the information with an engaging style. With her thorough knowledge of the latest changes, Melisa manages to break down the standards into relevant and actionable items for us to implement. We have partnered with GLS for both on-line and in-person group events, and each time her operations team has handled the administrative details in an organized and efficient manner. We highly recommend Melisa Galasso for your NASBA certified CPE!
Sara L. Burgener, C.P.A.

Manager, MCK CPAs & Advisors

Melisa and her team returned to present an 8-hour A&A update. She was flexible to work with in creating the training content, including willing to greatly customize it for us. She is very knowledgeable with all the technical materials as well as a great, engaging speaker. She breaks down things into lay terms and provides examples. Melisa also does a good job engaging the audience whether in person or online. We all look forward to having her present again in the future.
Brian Sauers

Partner, Davie Kaplan

Empower Your Team’s Success

Level Training

Hone your team’s professional skills and elevate their potential with staff level training from Galasso Learning Solutions.

Our comprehensive staff training programs cater to every stage of professional growth, from entry-level positions to new and experienced managers. At GLS, we believe in shaping not just excellent accountants but also exceptional leaders. By seamlessly blending professional skills with technical content right from the earliest career stages, we cultivate a level of critical thought, ownership, and responsibility crucial for the success of both your firm and the individuals within it. Empower your team with the tools they need not only to excel in their roles as accountants but also to emerge as influential leaders within your organization.

Choose from private custom level training specifically designed for your staff or a public cohort with staff from other firms combined to create a nurturing and safe learning environment.

Learn and Grow with GLS

Build Your Catalog with Recorded Content From GLS

Recorded Content

Available for On-Demand Conversion

More organizations are adopting LMS platforms so that they can better curate the training content they provide to their team members. GLS offers high-quality recorded content that is easily converted to on-demand courses and incorporated into a variety of learning platforms.

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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.