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Governmental Accounting & Auditing Virtual Conference | 1000001912

April 18, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. PT – April 19, 2023 | 12 p.m. PT

CPE: 11
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GASB changes, Single Audits, new SAS reporting requirements: Governmental accounting and auditing continue to be complex but essential practice areas for the profession. Join us to stay on top of the latest legislation and regulations. During this event, you'll receive timely information on GASB updates, as well as perspectives on strategic priorities and hot topics. You'll also gain insights into what's happening at the local and federal levels.

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  • Credit Type
    CPE: 11
  • Format


  • Intended Audience

    CPAs, financial professionals and officials who work with governmental entities, as well as professionals in government who need to stay current on government finance and audit.

  • NASBA Field of Study

    Accounting (Governmental)

  • Level of Difficulty


  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of governmental accounting and auditing.

  • Advance Preparation


Learning Objectives

Recognize changes and issues affecting government entities.

Determine which changes and pronouncements will impact pensions and government operations.

Recognize key principles and strategies available to help troubled governmental entities.


8:30–9:20 a.m. PT
  • Single Audit Update

    Join us as we present important updates and reminders to take into consideration as you start planning your 2023 single audits. We’ll cover a number of updates from the industry as well as some common findings and pitfalls you may encounter during this year’s single audit. 

    Topics covered: 

    • COVID-19 and Infrastructure Act grants update 
    • 2023 Compliance Supplement insights 
    • Data Collection Form submission changes 
    • Common findings and pitfalls 
    Matthew DinsdaleTammy Erickson
9:20–10:10 a.m. PT
  • SAS 142-145 Relating to Risk Assessment Audit Evidence and Specialists

    There have been fundamental shifts in the most basic concepts of auditing in the past several years; most notably risk assessment and audit evidence. This session will focus on the impact of the most recent auditing standards to auditors and their audits.  

    Topic covered in this session include: 

    • A basic understanding of the scope of new auditing standards  
    • How each standards is impacting audits today and tomorrow  
    • Tips and tricks for implementation 
    Danielle Supkis Cheek
10:10–10:20 a.m. PT
  • Break

10:20–11:10 a.m. PT
  • Internal Control Considerations

    Local governments are facing increasing difficulty to maintain strong internal controls due to staff shortage, high turnover, and changing working arrangements. This session will discuss common pitfalls of internal control and provide practical tips on how to improve from both financial and cybersecurity perspectives. Audience participation and questions will be encouraged.  

    Topics covered: 

    • Briefly discuss concept of internal control 
    • Overview of the five components of the COSO framework 
    • Common pitfalls of internal control for financial activities and cybersecurity, and tips for improvements 
    Katherine Wingka Yuen KrischDonald Hester
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m. PT
  • GASB 96, 94, and 87

    Topics covered in this session include:

    • Subscription based IT arrangements 
    • What we learned from GASB 87 
    • Focus on GASB 96 and GASB 94
    David George Bullock
12:25–12:55 p.m. PT
  • Lunch

12:55–2:10 p.m. PT
  • GASB Update

    This session will give an overview of the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years. The session also will explain some of the projects on GASB’s current technical agenda. 

    Topics covered: 

    • Statements 94 and 96 
    • Recently issued Statements 99, 100, and 101 
    • Current technical agenda projects including the Financial Reporting Model Improvements Project and the Revenue and Expense Recognition Project  
    Lisa Parker
2:10–3 p.m. PT
  • How to Spot and Stop Fraud

    This session addresses fraud detection and prevention and focuses on tasks, activities and personalities that statistically are most likely to be exploited and exploitive. Additionally, this session will identify the controls needed to thwart fraudsters because 'trust is not an effective control."  

    Peter Mark Hughes
8:30–9:20 a.m. PT
  • ERP Implementation Best Practices

    It’s the great migration to the cloud and this session will cover what the organization can do to not get left behind. This session discusses the key things from getting the organization ready for the implementation journey all the way through optimizing the system on an ongoing basis. 

    Topics covered: 

    • Tips for setting the software implementation up for success 
    • Maintaining and enhancing internal controls within a new ERP system 
    • Embedding change management throughout the software selection process 
    Vincent StevensCheryl Olson
9:20–10:10 a.m. PT
  • Budgeting and Inflation

    In this session, we will discuss inflation and how it may impact public agency budgets in the coming years. Labor, services and supplies, revenue and much more, we will delve into it all. 

    Topics covered: 

    • How inflation is impacting budget assumptions 
    • Being able to make the budget 
    • Rising interest rates 
    • Preparedness for next recession 
    Russ Branson
10:10–10:20 a.m. PT
  • Break

10:20–11:10 a.m. PT
  • Updates at the State Level

    Topics covered in this session include:

    • Revenue sources 
    • Projections 
    Nick Romo
    Jessica Sankus
11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. PT
  • Common Reporting Deficiencies and SCO Reporting Issues

    Topics covered in this session include:

    • Bluebook 
    • GFOA comments 
    • Examples of good footnote disclosures and/or financial statements 
    Dennis William Kauffman JrKenneth Pun

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