2019 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference (13070)

Friday, December 13, 2019 / Atlanta, GA

Financial professionals working for and with government entities are continually addressing changes. Be sure you are up-to-date and understand the recent issues that face federal, state, and local governments, as well as their auditors. Conference sessions focus on practical guidance and practice tips, including audit quality and efficiency factors.

Live Stream Attendance Option: LS13070
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Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #13070

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $340.00

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Receive in-depth technical guidance and strategy updates while participating in networking opportunities to connect you with peers.

This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available to download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information on eMaterials visit ematerials.gscpa.org.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

7:15 am-8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:05 am-9:20 am
A - Auditing Update: GAAS and GAGAS Credits: 1.5 AA

Lynda Dennis
University of Central Florida (UCF) , Orlando, FL

Receive an update on recently effective and issued audit standards from the Auditing Standards Board as well as the GAO and discuss changes to auditor independence resulting from recent AICPA and GAO activities.

9:30 am-10:20am
B - Leases and Certain Disclosures Related to Debt: An Overview of GASBS 87 and 88 Credits: 1.0 AA

John G. Hulsey
Finance Director / Jackson County Board of Commissioners , Jefferson, GA

How a government accounts for its lease arrangements is changing. The current approach to classifying a lease as either “operating” or “capital” will no longer be relevant under the new lease standard. The new guidance establishes a uniform approach in accounting for lease arrangements based on the principle that all leases, are in substance, “financings.” Another “noteworthy” standard is GASBS 88, Certain Disclosures Related to Debt, Including Direct Borrowings and Direct Placements. Receive an overview of how GASBS 87 and GASBS 88 impact financial statement preparation and reporting.

C - Internal Controls for State and Local Governments Credits: 1.5 AA

Lynda Dennis
University of Central Florida (UCF) , Orlando, FL

Effective internal control safeguards a government’s assets and provides the basis for consistent and reliable financial reporting. Discuss the COSO Framework with a deep dive into what governments need to consider within each element. Review how data analysis techniques and other technology tools can integrate with a government’s system of internal control and real-world examples of what happens when a government’s internal control system fails.


D - Identifying Management Objectives in Assessing Risk During the Audit Process Credits: 1.5 AA

Tracy Arner, CPA
Program Training Manager / University of Georgia , Atlanta, GA

An important process in the review of internal controls is assessing risk associated with management objectives. Explore common management objectives in the payroll, cash receipts and cash disbursements transaction cycles. Also discuss common control activities that can be used to control these risks.

E - Lease Accounting Under GASB 87 Credits: 1.5 AA

Jason Parker
Social Media Manager / Savannah College of Art & Design , Savannah, GA

Jennifer Booth
LeaseQuery , Atlanta, GA

Understand the new governmental accounting standard, GASB 87, Leases through discussion that highlights changes from Legacy GASB lease accounting and discusses key terms within GASB 87.  Also review the disclosure requirements under the new standard and walk through an example of accounting for a lease under GASB 87, from lease commencement to subsequent journal entries. 

F - Legislative Update with the State Auditor Credits: 1.0 AA

Greg S. Griffin, CPA
State Auditor / Georgia Department of Audits , Atlanta, GA

Find out what is on the forefront of legislative matters and receive updates on future issues.

Conference Site

GSCPA Learning Center
6 Concourse Pkwy Ste 800
Atlanta, GA 30328



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Standard Registration

$340 GSCPA Members, $440 Non-Members


Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $480 Non-Members (after 12/10/2019)