Friday, June 15, 2018 – Friday, June 15, 2018 | 8:00am – 4:15pm

Government Accounting & Auditing Conference

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Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hannah York, CPA, CGA, consulting manager, State and Local Government, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

 

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. 

DOR/DLS Update

Sean Cronin, senior deputy commissioner of local services, Department of Revenue

In this session, we’ll hear an update on the Division of Local Services’ (DLS) initiatives, including their new Municipal Finance Trend Dashboard, going to an online e-learning platform for “Course 101,” modernizing the Free Cash and Schedule A processes, their approach to early intervention and the work of the Local Government Workforce Skills Gap work group that was convened by the Lieutenant Governor.

 

9:00 – 9: 45 a.m. 

Use of Bond and Note Premiums Post State Modernization Act

Cinder McNerney, managing director, Hilltop Securities Inc.

Discussion of the options for the use of premiums from the sale of bonds and notes following enactment of the Municipal Modernization Act in 2017.

 

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hot Topics at GASB

Lisa Parker, CPA, CGMA, Senior Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

The GASB Update will cover standards that are effective in the next couple of years including Statements 83, 84, 87, and the newly approved Statement 88. Projects on the Board’s current technical agenda including the reexamination of the financial reporting model and the revenue/expense recognition project also will be covered.

 

12:00  – 12:45 p.m. 

Lunch

 

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Local Government Workforce Skills Gap Initiative

Karyn Polito, lieutenant governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. 

Common Financial Reporting and Single Audit Deficiencies

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

Despite nearing the 20th anniversary since the issuance of GASB-34 in June of 1999, many governments still are receiving findings related to the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP.  However, some of these deficiencies are easily fixed, while others may not be. Similar issues also occur with the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and the performance of the Single Audit. In this session we’ll discuss some of the more common deficiencies and how they can be remedied.

 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Trends and Updates in Cybersecurity

James Kreiser, CRMA, CISA, CFSA, principal, Business Risk Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

In this session, we’ll discuss several statistics, current trends, examples and the impact of cybersecurity/ransomware. We’ll also focus on strategies, general controls and audit areas to consider in mitigating risks around these trends and issues.

 

 

This conference qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1112817
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Conference Credits

This course is 8.00 credits

Conference Fees

MSCPA-AICPA Member
$319.00
MSCPA Member
$319.00
AICPA Member
$399.00
Non-Member
$399.00

Conference Cost

You pay
$399.00
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The start date for this course has passed. Registration is no longer available.