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Thank you for your membership with The Georgia Society of CPAs! The Society is happy to present the Membership Appreciation Conference to those that renewed prior to June 30th.
Financial professionals working for and with government entities at the federal, state and local levels are continually addressing changes. Receive in-depth technical guidance and strategy updates on accounting and auditing, Yellow Book, COVID-19 and legislative issues.
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Event ID: #LS13070
CPE: 8.0 credits
Total Price: $340.00
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Make sure you are up-to-date and understand the recent concerns and new developments facing governments and their auditors. MaterialsThis 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.
Director Leslie McGuire, CIA
Georgia Department of Audits
Learn about the Performance Audit Division’s current engagements, including the Georgia General Assembly’s special examinations ahead of the 2021 session.
Partner Trey Scott, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC
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.
Thomas J. Cunningham, Ph.D
Senior Vice President-Chief Economist
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
The current economic downturn is driven by fundamentals that we have not experienced in our lifetime. Discussion will center around why things are different and how to think about the consequences. Short-run volatility is vast, but underlying that are some discernable trends that will have longer-term implications for our economy in recovery and beyond.
Based on an AICPA Enhancing Audit Quality study, 23 percent of all single audits subject to enhanced oversight were materiallynon-conforming with professional standards due to failure to properly test controls over compliance. Receive an overview ofinternal controls over compliance specifically related to Single Audits, and discuss how to apply the concept of internal controlsto various compliance requirements. A common finding in the audits of governmental entities receiving federal grants is themisidentification of controls and mistaking compliance for a control.
Melisa Galasso, CPA, CPTD
Galasso Learning Solutions LLC
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.
Tracy Arner, CPA
Program Training Manager
University of Georgia
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.
Partner David Roberts
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC
During emergency periods like a pandemic, citizens rely on government leaders for services and strength to make it through the day. How can/should governments change during a pandemic? Or do governments wait until it’s back to normal? Government employees are feeling overwhelmed; what do we do? When is it safe to reopen government offices without enough essential workers?
University of Central Florida (UCF)
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.
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