Our in-depth sessions at this year’s AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update will target questions and issues specific to your area of expertise, whether at the federal, state or local level.
Attend in Washington or via webcast for updates direct from key government officials and policymakers.
This August, GAAC will provide in-depth technical guidance and strategy updates. Extensive on-site networking opportunities and engagement forums for online attendees, also will connect you with peers, for a consensus-building approach to solving challenges.
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This includes sessions from the conference: Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference 2019
Single Audit Findings (Aug 12, 2019 09:55 AM)
The Latest on Single Audits and the Compliance Supplement (Repeated in GAE1929) (Aug 12, 2019 12:15 PM)
CIGIE Update (Aug 12, 2019 01:50 PM)
2019 Data Collection Form and Federal Audit Clearinghouse Update (Aug 12, 2019 01:50 PM)
Presenting to Governing Bodies (Aug 12, 2019 01:50 PM)
Remediating DOD's Audit Findings - A Long-Term View (Aug 12, 2019 03:15 PM)
Risk Assessment for Audits of State and Local Governments (Aug 12, 2019 03:15 PM)
Fiduciary Practicalities (Repeated in GAE1927) (Aug 12, 2019 03:15 PM)
SLG Ethics Update (Aug 13, 2019 06:00 AM)
Auditor’s Role in Cybersecurity Risk Management (Aug 13, 2019 06:00 AM)
Morning Announcements & Introduction | Blinded by the Hype (Aug 13, 2019 07:00 AM)
Yellow Book Independence (Aug 13, 2019 08:45 AM)
General Controls Over IT - A COSO Priority (Aug 13, 2019 08:45 AM)
OMB President's Management Agenda Update (Aug 13, 2019 10:10 AM)
Lightning Round Issues for Government Audits (Aug 13, 2019 10:10 AM)
Lesson Learned in Dealing wth Actuaries (Aug 13, 2019 10:10 AM)
Internal Controls in the Single Audit - Focus on Quality (Aug 13, 2019 12:25 PM)
Fiduciary Practicalities (Repeat of GAE1914) (Aug 13, 2019 12:25 PM)
The Latest on Single Audits and the Compliance Supplement (Repeat of GAE1907) (Aug 13, 2019 02:00 PM)
Attracting & Retaining Talent (Aug 13, 2019 03:25 PM)
As senior editor and correspondent on NPR’s Washington Desk, Ron Elving covers the stories, the issues, and the people driving Washington decision-making. In his engaging style, Ron will discuss where things stand on the Hill, in the Executive Branch and in the broader body politic.Speaker(s):
This session will focus on evaluating errors in single audits, including what should be a written finding in the audit and how to write effective findings.
This session will provide an overview of what is happening in the single audit arena. You will learn about the:
The Federal Audit Executive Council (FAEC) is one of several working groups under the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). FAEC’s role is to coordinate on issues that affect the Federal audit community. Chair, Dr. Brett Baker, leads the FAEC in addressing some recent matters of common interest:
This session is intended to provide attendees with key insights, tips, and best practices on the latest updates to the Data Collection Form (DCF) and related instructions issued by the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC). Participants will learn important information on the following:
Delivering the audit results to the governing body can pose many challenges depending on the size and knowledge base of the audience. Whether you are communicating to a large city or regional council or a small governing board, this session will provide an experienced perspective on how to deliver audit results succinctly and leave a positive impression on the Governing Body.
The Department of Defense achieved a critical milestone in November 2018: undergoing its first full financial statement audit and meeting a key congressional mandate. DOD did not expect to receive an opinion on its financial statements. The DOD Comptroller has remarked that implementing all the process and system changes necessary to pass the audit will take time and recognizes the issuance of notices of findings and recommendations (NFR) as a major outcome of the audit. The department’s success in improving its financial management and audit readiness will be measured by progress in remediating deficiencies noted in the NFRs.
How risk assessments are performed in the audit of financial statements has been challenged recently. As you prepare for the upcoming audit season or your next peer review, know that how your audit team performs risk assessments will be scrutinized. This session will provide a refresher on the audit risk assessment standards with some specific thoughts on application for state and local governments.
This session will take a deep dive into GASB 84, Fiduciary Activities, walking through various transactions and analyzing how GASB 84 might apply, keeping in mind not only the standard itself but also the related implementation guide. The session will also outline reporting considerations as well as potential audit-related considerations to consider with the adoption of this new standard.
Update on independence and ethics for government audits.