State and Local Government Accounting Conference (SLGAC)

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introductions & Opening Remarks
General Session

GASB Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Lisa R. Parker, CPA
Project Manager / Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Norwalk, CT

Learn the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years.  Explore some of the projects on GASB's current technical agenda and research agenda.

9:50am - 10:05am
General Sessions

Cybersecurity Trends for State and Local Government (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Trevor Krause
Cybersecurity Consultant (Senior Manager) - CISSP / Crowe Horwath LLP
Tampa, FL

As state and local governments continue to expand resources and technologies to support operations, cybersecurity risks with these new solutions continue to present unique security challenges. Increased frequency and complexity of attacks, such as ransomeware and social engineering, create urgency in developing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to manage the ever-evolving risks.  Learn about the current cybersecurity risks and trends impacting state and local government and approaches to effectively manage these risks.

Yellow Book and A & A Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Yvonne M. Clayborne, CPA, CITP, CAM
Audit Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Melbourne, FL

Learn the latest on accounting and auditing standards including the GAO's Yellow Book, Uniform Guidance, the Florida Single Audit Act and changes from the Accounting Standards Board (ASB).

12:35pm - 1:25pm
General Sessions

Data and Analytics in Auditing: Past, Present and Future (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Sean A. Dennis
Assistant Professor of Accounting / University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

New data analytic tools and advanced cognitive technologies hold the power to transform how clients do business and auditors deliver services.  Learn how these evolving technologies are beginning to re-shape the auditing and accounting professions.

Emerging Issues in Government Accounting & Auditing (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD
Lecturer / University of Central Florida Dixon School Of Accounting
Orlando, FL

Discuss emerging issues affecting state and local governments and their auditors.  Explore the issues associated with implementing recent GASB standards such as fiduciary activities, asset retirement obligations and leases.  Examine GASB projects expected to have a significant impact on state and local governments and their auditors such as the financial reporting model and revenue and expenses/expenditure recognition projects.  Challenges to implement the requirements of the 2018 Government Auditing Standards will also be reviewed.

3:05pm - 3:20pm
General Sessions

Working in the Sunshine: An Overview of Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Laura Donaldson, Esq.
Shareholder / Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, PA
Tampa, FL

Explore Florida's "Sunshine" law as related to public meetings and public records.

OPEB Lessons Learned: A Panel Discussion (Credits: 1.0 AA)

James A. Halleran, CPA, MST
Partner / James Moore & Co, PL
Daytona Beach, FL
James J. Rizzo, ASA, MAAA
Senior Consultant & Actuary / Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company
Ft Lauderdale, FL
William V. Spinelli, CPA,MBA
Brevard County Sheriffs Office
Titusville, FL
Joel A. Knopp, CPA
Shareholder / MSL, P.A.
Orlando, FL

A panel discussion on the implementation of the OPEB accounting and reporting standards - the challenges as well as the benefits of these new standards. 

Friday, August 23, 2019
Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:10am
General Session

Nailing Down Accounting and Financial Reporting for Capital Assets (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Stephen J. Gauthier

Capital assets are an unavoidable fact of life for governments of all types and sizes.  Accounting and financial reporting for these important assets, however, frequently give rise to theoretical and practical challenges.  This session will provide a comprehensive overview to help accountants and auditors address these challenges.

9:40am - 9:55am
Genneral Sessions

Auditor General Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Derek H. Noonan, CPA, MBA
Audit Supervisor / State of Florida Auditor General
Tallahassee, FL

Update from the Auditor General's Office on current issues pertaining to local governments.

Legislative Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Justin A. Thames, DPL
Director of Governmental Affairs / Florida Institute of CPAs
Tallahassee, FL
Laura Youmans, Esq
Associate Director of Public Policy / Florida Association of Counties
Tallahassee, FL

This session will provide an update on bills of interest from the 2019 Florida Legislative Session.

11:35am - 12:35pm
General Sessions

Third Party Risk Management & Third Party Controls Due Diligence (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Kassi Wilson, CAMS
Third Party Risk Consulting Manager / Crowe LLP
Orlando, FL

Learn about the third party risk management life cycle; how to develop controls and assess compliance and information security risks involved with using vendors.  Understand how to manage these risks on an ongoing basis.

Fraud Brainstorming and Interviewing Techniques for Auditors and Accountants (Credits: 2.0 AA)

David Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM
Chairman / Cotton & Company, LLP
Alexandria, VA

Two of the most important requirements under SAS99 (the fraud auditing standard) are the engagement team brainstorming and expanded inquiries of auditee personnel.  The skill with which these important requirements are carried out can mean the difference between discovering material fraud and...a lawsuit.  Learn why brainstorming is important; rules for effective brainstorming; the brainstorming documentation dilemma; and integrating brainstorming results with interviewing and vice versa.  These requirements definitely demand that auditors develop new skills and change the way they conduct audits.  Utilize case studies and role-playing exercises to provide hands-on insights into these important skill sets.