Friday, June 12, 2015 – Friday, June 12, 2015 | 8:45am – 4:30pm

Government Accounting & Auditing Conference

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8:15 – 8:40a.m.

8:40 – 8:50a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

James Powers, CPA; chairman, MSCPA Government Accounting & Auditing Committee

8:50 – 10:00a.m.
Department of Revenue Update

Tony Rassias, bureau of accounts deputy director, Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Hear an update from the MA DOR on contemporary issues facing all practitioners of municipal finance in the Commonwealth.

10:00 – 11:00a.m.

GASB 67/68 Implementation Issues – Insight from an Actuary

Kathleen Riley, FSA, MAAA, EA, senior vice president and actuary, Segal Consulting

Most public sector employers will be complying with GASB 67 and 68 for the first time this year.  This session will begin with a brief review of Statements 67 and 68 but will primarily focus on the practical issues that have arisen as the actuaries have determined the net pension liability and Required Supplementary Information.

11:00 - 11:15a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:15a.m. – 12:30p.m.
GASB Update

Lisa Parker, CPA, project manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

You will get an overview of the GASB pronouncements that become affective in the coming fiscal years. This session will also explain some of the projects on GASB’s current technical agenda and research agenda.

12:30 – 1:45p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address

Representative Jay Kaufman, State Representative of Massachusetts' 15th Middlesex District

1:45 – 3:00p.m.
GASB 67/68

Eric Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, partner, Eide Bailly LLP

Auditors and governments nationwide are in the midst of implementation of the new GASB pension standards.   There are many aspects of the auditing, accounting and financial reporting that are new to auditors and preparers.  Learn what other auditors and governments are doing to implement the new standards.  The AICPA’s Audit and Accounting Guide – State and Local Governments 2015 key sections on pensions will also be reviewed (if released at least in draft prior to the conference).

3:00 - 3:15p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:30p.m.

OMB Uniform Guidance – What you Need to Know

Ralph DeAcetis, CPA, managing director, PWC

With the issuance of the Uniform Guidance, OMB and the Federal Agencies have introduced some significant changes to Federal award compliance requirements as well as several changes to the Single audit requirements. This session will cover some of the more significant areas of change including internal controls, subrecipient monitoring, procurement and Single Audit procedures among others. We will discuss the changes introduced and expectations for implementation from the perspective of various stakeholders.

This conference qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1107426
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Conference Credits

This course is 8 credits

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