Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 8:00am – 4:15pm

Government Accounting & Auditing Conference

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7:45 – 8:30 a.m

Breakfast and Registration


8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hannah York, CPA, CGA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA)


8:45 – 9:30 a.m. 

DOR Update

Patricia Hunt, Massachusetts Department of Revenue

 This presentation will highlight changes in the law resulting from an Act regulating and insuring short-term rentals and recent amendments. It will also cover a general description of the Room Occupancy Excise under G.L. c. 64G, changes in the law, effective dates of the changes, current and new local options for municipalities, accounting treatment of funds received and potential impacts on the local property tax rate.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

New Technology in the Government Audit

William Kilmartin, Accenture

The public sector finance and administration market is rapidly moving to so-called “4th Generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems,” often referred to as “Intelligent ERP.”  This approach combines advanced digital technologies, such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, to automate many financial business process areas.  We will explore several use cases for adopting these technologies and the related value proposition in this session.


10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break


10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Hot Topics at GASB

Lisa Parker, CPA, CGMA, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Examine the new standards going into effect, including Statement No.84, Fiduciary Activities and Statement No.87, Leases. We’ll also cover projects on the Board’s technical agenda, such as the reexamination of the financial reporting model, the revenue/expense recognition project and the note disclosure conceptual framework project.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.



1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Cybersecurity Preparedness Panel

Moderated by Hannah York, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen


Speakers Include: 
Dorinda Goodman, Town of Lexington
Jorge Pazos, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ray Gandy, CBIZ & MHM 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break


3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Student Activity Funds

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

Jay Sullivan, Massachusetts Department of Education

Student activity funds (SAFs) are a focus for the implementation of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB) Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities and for compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) regulations, internal controls, policies and procedures. In this session, you’ll learn how DESE’s role has evolved and the provisions and implementation strategies of GASB Statement No.84 regarding SAFs.


4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Ask the Experts Panel


This seminar qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1112817  Click here for more details: 

Conference Credits

This course is 8.00 credits

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