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State and Local Government Accounting Conference (SLGAC)

Date:Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
(Registration at 7:15am )
Facility:Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando
CPE Credit:14.0 Accounting and Auditing
2.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Yvonne M. Clayborne, CPA, CITP, CAM David Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD Sean A. Dennis Laura Donaldson, Esq. Stephen J. Gauthier James A. Halleran, CPA, MST Joel A. Knopp, CPA Trevor Krause Derek H. Noonan, CPA, MBA Lisa R. Parker, CPA James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA William V. Spinelli, CPA,MBA Justin A. Thames, DPL Kassi Wilson, CAMS Laura Youmans, Esq
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$465.00 FICPA Members, $715.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$520.00 FICPA Members, $770.00 Non-Members on 8/22/2019

Image:SLGAC Chair
SLGAC Conference Chair: Corinne Ahrend

CPAs working in state & local governments face a unique and rapidly-changing set of challenges.  The playing field is in constant motion.  The FICPA's State & Local Government Accounting Conference brings together experts in the field, to provide attendees (in-person and via simulcast) the information they need to navigate the ethical and practical demands of public services.  From GASB, Legislative and Auditor General updates to Sunshine Laws and Internal Controls and Capital Assets, this once-a-year conference is a must for CPAs in government.

We know budgets are tight.  We hope you will take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rates and the 15% discount for 5 registrants or more from the same organization.  FGFOA, FAC and FACC members can also come at member rates.  We want to see you in Orlando in May!

Network.  Collaborate.  Investigate. Learn.  Enjoy.

CPE Credit:

This conference qualifies for 14 Accounting & Auditing (AA), 2 Technical Business (TB)  hours of CPE credit and is subject to change. CPE credit is subject to approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

This conference may count for Yellow Book credit; however, attendees must make their own application.


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  • Recognize current accounting and legal issues facing the state and local governments 
  • Describe current updates on audit compliance issues and rules from the Florida Auditor General's office
  • Recognize current issues and threats in technology and cyber security
  • Describe recent and proposed changes to governmental accounting and auditing standards
  • Describe current changes and compliance issues with multiple GASB pronouncements
  • Manage ethical issues

Major Topics:
  • Accounting and Auditing Issues
  • Whistleblowing and Fraud
  • Cyber Security and Data Analysis
  • Emerging Issues Facing Governments
  • Creating an Ethical Culture
  • Single Audit and Yellow Book 
  • Governmental Accounting Standards
  • GASB 74/75 OPEB Standards
  • Investments GASB 72 & 79
  • Open Government Laws

Who Should Attend:
CPAs and financial professionals practicing in Government and CPAs with governmental clients

First Time Attendees

* NEWSLGAC19 promo code offer valid for first-time attendees, applies to in-person or simulcast registration and does not apply to non-member fees. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or applied to prior purchases/registrations.

FGFOA Attendees

**The nonmember fee is waived for active members of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) and the Florida Association of City Clerks (FACC) on registrations for the State & Local Government Accounting Conference and Simulcast only. To receive the member price, you must place your registration through our Member Service Center by calling (850) 224-2727 or (800) 342-3197.


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Registration Status: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introductions & Opening Remarks
General Session
GASB Update
Time: Thursday 8:10am - 9:50am    Credits: 2.0 AA

9:50am - 10:05am
General Sessions
Cybersecurity Trends for State and Local Government
Time: Thursday 10:05am - 10:55am    Credits: 1.0 TB

Yellow Book and A & A Update
Time: Thursday 10:55am - 12:35pm    Credits: 2.0 AA

12:35pm - 1:25pm
General Sessions
Data and Analytics in Auditing: Past, Present and Future
Time: Thursday 1:25pm - 2:15pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Emerging Issues in Government Accounting & Auditing
Time: Thursday 2:15pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

3:05pm - 3:20pm
General Sessions
Working in the Sunshine: An Overview of Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

OPEB Lessons Learned: A Panel Discussion
Time: Thursday 4:10pm - 5:00pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Friday, August 23, 2019
Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:10am
General Session
Nailing Down Accounting and Financial Reporting for Capital Assets
Time: Friday 8:00am - 9:40am    Credits: 2.0 AA

9:40am - 9:55am
Genneral Sessions
Auditor General Update
Time: Friday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 AA

Legislative Update
Time: Friday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 TB

11:35am - 12:35pm
General Sessions
Third Party Risk Management & Third Party Controls Due Diligence
Time: Friday 12:35pm - 1:25pm    Credits: 1.0 AA

Fraud Brainstorming and Interviewing Techniques for Auditors and Accountants
Time: Friday 1:25pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 2.0 AA