Virtual 2021 Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference (LS13070)

Friday, December 10, 2021 / Live Stream, GA

Financial professionals working for and with government entities at the federal, state, and local levels continually address changes. Receive in-depth technical guidance and strategy updates on accounting and auditing, GASB updates, COVID-19, and grants management. Make sure you are up-to-date and understand the recent concerns and new developments facing governments and their auditors.

 

Event Status: OPEN

Event ID: #LS13070

CPE: 8.0 credits

Total Price: $280.00

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TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
Audit in a Remote Environment (A&A)
Blockchain, Implications and Applications for Governmental Accounting Professionals (A&A)
Grants Management and Internal Controls: How Finance Can Serve as the Ringleader in the Grants Circus (A&A)
Changes in the Uniform Guidance and Compliance Supplement (A&A)
GASB Update (A&A)
Implementing GASB 87 Leases and GASB 96 SBITA (A&A)
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (A&A)


MATERIALS
This conference is a paperless conference and all materials will be available electronically as PDFs. Materials will be available for download in advance and participants will receive an email when they are available. For more information about eMaterials, visit ematerials.gscpa.org.

Friday, December 10, 2021

8:05 am-8:55 am
A - Audit in a Remote Environment (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Jennifer Louis, CPA
Emergent Solutions Group , Charlotte, NC

External and internal audit organizations are being forced to navigate the complexities of auditing remotely in our post-pandemic world, including government financial statements, compliance and performance audits. Focus on tips for adapting best practices for remotely planning the audit, gathering sufficient and appropriate evidence, interviewing the client, observing assets, supervising staff, reviewing workpapers, and more to ensure a high-quality and efficient engagement.

9:05 am-10:20am
B1 - Blockchain, Implications and Applications for Governmental Accounting Professionals (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Sean S. Smith, Ph.D.
New York University , New York, NY

Discuss the implications of blockchain technology, perhaps the most disruptive technology since the advent of the computer, on the governmental sector. Following an update and review of the status of blockchain technology, including a market update on governmental implementation, there will be several specific examples of how and where blockchain has been implemented throughout the United States.

9:05 am-10:20am
B2 - Grants Management and Internal Controls: How Finance Can Serve as the Ringleader in the Grants Circus (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Kate Russell
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Atlanta, GA

In the current environment, grants management can feel a bit like a circus for many governments – juggling each grant, unique requirements, multiple activities, timelines for grant expenditures, managing indirect costs and grant match. While overseeing other responsibilities and ensuring consistent internal controls and compliance strategies across the organization, finance staff serves a vital role, acting as “ringleaders” for the grants circus ensuring all departments have what they need to perform at the highest level. Review the essentials of internal controls and discuss how financial staff can utilize grants policies and processes, risk assessments and internal controls to create a compliant and consistent grants environment. 

10:30am-11:45am
C - Changes in the Uniform Guidance and Compliance Supplement (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Hope Pendergrass, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Macon, GA

Review the recent changes to the Uniform Guidance, including changes to definitions, pre and post-award requirements (procurement thresholds) and cost principles. Also, discuss changes to the compliance supplement, including implications from various COVID-19 programs.

12:45pm-1:35pm
D - GASB Update (A&A) Credits: 1.0 AA

Joel M. Black, CPA
Governmental Accounting Standards Board , Norwalk, CT

Participate in a high-level overview of the recent activity of the GASB focusing on standards that require implementation soon, recently issued standards and ongoing projects of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

1:45pm-3:00pm
E - Implementing GASB 87 Leases and GASB 96 SBITA (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Samuel G. Latimer, CPA
Partner / Rushton & Company, LLC , Gainesville, GA

Take an in-depth examination of GASB’s lease framework – GASB Statement No. 87, Leases and GASB Statement No. 96, Subscription Based Information Technology Arrangements (SBITA). Identify, review and analyze lease and SBITA agreements to determine the appropriate treatment under the new standards. Prepare all journal entries and required note disclosures required for GASB Statement No. 87, Leases and closely related GASB Statement No. 96, Subscription Based Information Technology Arrangements.

3:10pm-4:25pm
F - Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (A&A) Credits: 1.5 AA

Hope Pendergrass, CPA
Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs LLC , Macon, GA

Discuss the components of CSLFRF and eligible uses, as well as identify the reporting and audit requirements.

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EMATERIALS

Conference Site

GSCPA Live Stream
Live Stream, GA 00000

 

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Early Bird Registration

$280 GSCPA Members, $380 Non-Members (by 11/19/2021)

 

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$340 GSCPA Members, $440 Non-Members

 

Late Registration

$380 GSCPA Members, $480 Non-Members (after 12/7/2021)