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2017 Single Audits & Governmental Accounting Conference | CGC01 18




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October 2 - 3, 2017 8:00am - 4:30pm

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark


Member: $410 Non Member: $595 Early Member: $360 Early Non Member: $545

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To register for the government rates call the CPE Info Line at 800-428-0272.  Register by September 18 to receive early bird registration rates.
Early Bird Government TSCPA Member $250 | Early Bird Government Nonmember $275
Government TSCPA Member $275 | Government Nonmember $300

Conference Times:
Registration and Breakfast  7:00am - 8:00am both days
Day One - October 2nd  8:00am - 4:45pm
Day Two - October 3rd  8:00am - 3:30pm

If you work for or with government entities the Single Audits and Governmental Accounting Conference has been planned specifically for you. As always, you will receive the latest up-to-date information taught by speakers chosen with you in mind. Portions of this conference qualify for Yellow Book credit.

Day One – October 2, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Embracing Disruption
Linus N. Akanoh, Jr., CIA, CISA, CGMS, CRMA/Senior Manager/Deloitte & Touche LLP/Austin
Everything is changing. Citizen demands, technology, demographics and crises are just a few of the disruptive forces affecting organizations, today. By changing the approach to risk, organizations can better anticipate, adapt, maneuver, make decisions and change course in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Effective Subrecipient Monitoring Under the Uniform Guidance
Celina C. Miller, CPA/Audit Partner/Whitley Penn, LLP/Houston
Guadalupe R. Garcia, CPA/Audit Partner/Whitley Penn, LLP/Houston

Whether an entity subawards $500,000 or $50,000,000, it is the responsibility of the pass through entity to ensure it develops an effective subrecipient monitoring program. Identifying the risk areas timely is critical to avoid questioned costs. Unfortunately, should they occur, questioned costs are the responsibility of the pass through entity. In this session, we'll discuss the requirements of pass through entities over its subrecipients and how to establish a strong system that helps prevent and detect control and compliance issues.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Risks of Deferred Maintenance
Richard Vella, Assistant Director /City of Houston-General Services Dept/Houston
City of Houston Portfolio – Impact of Deferred Maintenance. How do we begin the process of addressing Deferred Maintenance? Other programs compete against maintenance for funding. How do we sell the need to solve the issue long-term Private vs. Institutional approach?

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cybersecurity 2.0
Dan Waggoner, CISA CISSP-ISSAP/Director, Cyber Risk/Grant Thornton LLP/Houston
Conventional thinking on cybersecurity is that it is past its expiration date. Organizations spend big money to head off cyberthreats, with mixed success. Meanwhile, business leaders routinely acknowledge that attacks against their organization aren’t a matter of if, but when. Wherever you are most sensitive is the most likely target of future cyberthreats.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Presentation: Legislative Update
Jay Howard/ Partner/ HillCo Partners/Austin
Receive an overview of the 85th Legislative Session of the Texas Legislature to include key bills introduced, new laws passed, and major changes coming for the new biennium.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Single Audit Findings Are Good, Yes?
Celina C. Miller, CPA/Audit Partner/Whitley Penn, LLP/Houston
If not written properly, findings can be detrimental to an entity's reputation and bottom line. Discuss the important elements of findings, findings gone wrong and their effect on entities finances, as well as findings that were beneficial to accomplish organizational goals.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. GASB Update
Michael H. Granof, CPA/ Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Highlight the key features of recently issued GASB pronouncements,
including those on postemployment benefits, fiduciary activities, asset retirement obligations, leases and debt extinguishments. Address ongoing GASB projects, such as that relating to a revision of the current reporting model.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Hit a Homerun! Team Up with Internal Audit
Catherine A. Melvin, CPA, CIA, CLEA/Chief Auditor/Texas Department of Public Safety/Austin
Nancy Walden, CIA, CISA, CGAP/ Internal Audit Manager/Texas Department of Public Safety/Austin

Team up with Internal Audit Department to hit all the bases during your Single Audit. Single Audits can be daunting, intimidating, and stressful; but with Internal Audit on your side, you increase your chances for a positive experience! Learn techniques to leverage the experience and knowledge of their in-house auditors and discover how one Texas state agency improved their score to be at the top of their game!

Day Two – October 3, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Uniform Grant Guidance Lessons Learned
Susan Warren, CPA/Partner/KPMG LLP/Austin
Uniform Grant Guidance was in its full year of implementation for most 2016 audits including Subpart F, Audit Requirements. Discuss implementation challenges, observations, and lessons learned that are valuable to auditors and auditees with single audits.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GASB Update: The Standards Keep Coming – Part I
Blake R. Rodgers, CPA/Senior Manager/Deloitte & Touche LLP/Dallas
With almost a dozen new GASB Statements on the horizon, who can keep track of it all? These standards that will be effective over the next 5 fiscal years range from addressing specific circumstances to broad-reaching game changers. Don’t get caught in the trap of waiting until the year these take effect to get started. Get focused and prioritize your efforts to prepare for these by attending this two-part session which will walk through each of the new Statements. Discuss the effects of each of the issued standards and provide pointers on preparing for implementation to help get organized for the upcoming challenges.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. GASB Update: The Standards Keep Coming – Part II
Blake R. Rodgers, CPA/Senior Manager/Deloitte & Touche LLP/Dallas
GASB Update session continues.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Yellow Book Revisions
Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP/Owner of Yellowbook-CPE/Austin
The Yellow Book is under construction! The GAO has proposed revisions to key requirements including auditor independence, continuing professional education, internal controls, and reportable conditions. Discuss where the GAO is now and where they are likely to go next.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Luncheon Presentation: Turbulence Ahead, Navigating the Storms of Change with Choices
Dena Jansen, CPA/Partner/Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP/Austin
Change can feel unsettling, disastrous, and at times, downright scary. But during turbulent times of change, we always have choices to make. Do we react or respond, lose our cool or remain calm, focus on being right or being kind, or give into negativity and hate or stay positive and hopeful? Delve into the choices we can make to improve our outlook, our experience, and ultimately, our workplaces, as we live through times of change.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Open Data: Transparency & Citizen Collaboration
Mark Caraway/IT Supervisor Sr/City of Austin/Austin
In 2011 the City of Austin released an initial financial transparency site, Austin Finance Online. Since then not only has our financial transparency site expanded but the City partnered with Socrata to release our data via an open data portal, Discuss the benefits financial transparency has brought to the City as well as the citizen involvement that has grown up around our open data initiatives.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Trust at UNT System: Moments to Lose; Years to Rebuild
C. Aaron LeMay, CPA, JD, M.S. Ed/AVC for Finance & System Controller/University of North Texas System/Dallas
The TSCPA’s purpose is to elevate the “public’s trust and respect” in our profession. We have rules as CPAs that recognize our duty to not commit acts that cause the public to lose trust in our profession. But, what happens when an organization losses trust in their finance and accounting management? How is that trust rebuilt? Cover the importance of guarding our most essential and fundamental professional asset - trust. Through real experiences, learn about the struggle and work necessary to rebuild trust if it is ever lost.

Designed For: Accounting, auditing and other professionals involved with state and local governments.

Early Bird Discount Deadline: Receive a $50 discount on registrations received by September 18. 
Cancellation Fee:  Cancellations received less than five business days prior to the program start date are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions will be allowed until the start time of the program at no charge by calling 800-428-0272 or 972-687-8500 ext 1. No shows will forfeit the entire registration fee.  

Conference Hotel:
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark | Make a reservation
4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744

Hotel Cutoff Date:  September 17 or when block fills
Room Rate: $109 single/$129 double + applicable taxes

CPE InfoLine: 800-428-0272 or 972-687-8500 in Dallas | E-mail Customer Service

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