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State and Local Government Accounting Conference (SLGAC)

 
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2017
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
(Registration at 7:15am )
Facility:Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando
CPE Credit:1.0 Behavioral
13.0 Accounting and Auditing
2.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Joel M. Black, CPA William Blend, CFE, CPA Kara Clement-Bayard, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE Lynda M. Dennis, Ph.D., CPA, CGFO Jack Evatt Mary Helen Farris T. Bert Fletcher III, CPA, CGMA Michael B. Hood Amber Hughes Robert N. Nevill, CPA, MBA Derek H. Noonan, CPA, MBA Bruce A. Nunnally, CPA, CGMA Lisa R. Parker, CPA James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA Robert Rudloff, CISSP-ISSMP Trey Scott, CPA Mark A. White, CPA
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs
Course Level:Update
Early Bird Price:$455.00 FICPA Members, $705.00 Non-Members
Regular Price:$510.00 FICPA Members, $760.00 Non-Members on 7/26/2017

Description:
Letter from the Chair
Image: Yvonne Clayborne
Yvonne Clayborne

CPAs in government have the honor and responsibility of serving the public's best interest.  They also know that it's no simple task--learning best practices from colleagues and taking a look at the big picture are all part of due diligence.

Challenges are everywhere.  The State & Local Government Accounting Conference brings together cutting edge topics and great speakers to provide you with the information you need to stay ahead of the curve.  The conference also offers a great opportunity to network with other CPAs in the field and to socialize at our welcoming reception.

From the full range of GASB pronouncements to the latest in cyber security, fraud and emerging issues--this is the conference for you!  This year, there is also a preconference seminar on government ethics (separate registration required).

Please take a moment to review the agenda.  I'm sure you'll find it a program you won't want to miss.  We want you to share this opportunity with your colleagues.  The FICPA offers registration discounts for groups of five or more.  Those who have never attended the conference will receive a $100 discount.  Members of FGFOA, FAC and FACC can register at member rates.  If you have any questions, please contact the FICPA's Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197. See you in Orlando August 24-25, 2017!

– Yvonne Clayborne, Audit & Consulting Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC



CPE Credit:

This conference qualifies for 13 Accounting & Auditing (AA), 2 Technical Business (TB) and 1 (BE) Behavioral 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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No need to miss a thing! Take part in the State and Local Government Accounting Conference simulcast.


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Objectives:
  • 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


Note:
First Time Attendees

* NEWSLGAC17 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.


Session/Options

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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 24, 2017
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:15am-8:00am
Introduction & Opening Remarks
Time: Thursday 8:00am - 8:10am    Credits: 0


Morning General Sessions
Legislative Update
Time: Thursday 8:10am - 9:00am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Internal Audit - How the Internal Audit Function Facilitates Internal Controls
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 9:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


GASB Update
Time: Thursday 10:05am - 11:45am    Credits: 2.0 AA


Common Financial Statement Deficiencies in State and Local Government Financial Reports
Time: Thursday 11:45am - 12:35pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Afternoon General Sessions
Fraud Risk Update
Time: Thursday 1:25pm - 2:15pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Cyber Security - Updates and Trends Affecting the Public Sector
Time: Thursday 2:15pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Data Analysis Hot Topics for the Public Sector
Time: Thursday 3:20pm - 4:10pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Understanding the New GASB OPEB Standards:A Closer Look at GASB Statements No. 74 and 75
Time: Thursday 4:10pm - 5:00pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Reception
5:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, August 25, 2017
Continental Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am
Morning General Sessions
Auditor General Update
Time: Friday 8:00am - 8:50am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Investments GASB 72 & 79
Time: Friday 8:50am - 9:40am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Hot Topics Facing Local Governments - Open Government Laws, Lobbying and Ethics
Time: Friday 9:55am - 10:45am    Credits: 1.0 TB


Yellow Book and Single Audit Update
Time: Friday 10:45am - 11:35am    Credits: 1.0 AA


Afternoon General Sessions
Emerging Accounting & Auditing Issues Facing State and Local Governments
Time: Friday 12:35pm - 1:25pm    Credits: 1.0 AA


Creating an Ethical Culture: How Leaders Affect Organizational Behavior in Positive and Negative Ways
Time: Friday 1:25pm - 2:15pm    Credits: 1.0 BE


The Whistle-Blower and Fraud: How Can Accountants Balance Ethics and Responsibility in Fraud Investigations Involving Whistle-Blowers
Time: Friday 2:15pm - 3:05pm    Credits: 1.0 AA