AICPA & CIMA 2021 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Online Update

Aug 16, 2021 ‐ Aug 17, 2021


This session provides an update on Government Auditing Standards (GAS) contained in the GAO's Yellow Book and the US Auditing Standards set forth by the US Auditing Standards Board (ASB).


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Standard: $299.00

Sessions

Single Audit Update iconSingle Audit Update

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Single Audit Update

Aug 16, 2021 12:35pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 1:50pm

Identification: GAE2104

Pandemic funding has made the single audit arena very challenging and things are changing much more frequently than usual. This session will bring you up-to-speed on important matters. Topics to be covered include:

  • Highlights of changes to the 2021 Supplement
  • A summary of COVID-19 funding and related challenges.
  • Tips and resources

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn changes to the 2021 Supplement
  • Learn about COVID-19 funding and its respective challenges
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

How Pandemic Funding is Being Used - a Report Out from the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)

Aug 16, 2021 2:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 3:35pm

Identification: GAE2105

The CARES Act created and tasked the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee with providing transparency and coordinated oversight of federal pandemic response funds—now totaling more than $5 trillion. Come learn more about our structure, what we have accomplished so far, and what we’ve learned in providing critical oversight of American tax dollars. The session will also discuss higher risk areas and fraud indicators related to pandemic funding as well as our Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence, which was created to conduct data analysis and visualization; promote leading practices; share data, tools and services; and provide investigative support related to COVID-19 relief and response programs.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the pandemic relief funding provided by the Federal government.
  • Learn about the top management challenges faced by agencies in the pandemic.
  • Learn how the PRAC is fighting fraud, waste, and abuse of pandemic funds through our Pandemic Analytics Center of Excellence.
Speaker(s):
  • Brooke Holmes, Associate Director, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
  • Brien Lorenze, Chief Data Officer, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
  • Lisa Reijula, Associate Director, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Using Data Analytics to Assess Risk and Detect Fraud In Government

Aug 16, 2021 2:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 3:35pm

Identification: GAE2106

A single case of occupational fraud costs government organizations a median of $100,000, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2020 Report to the Nations. But why are governments so vulnerable? Join us to found out.

This session will provide participants with the latest trends in fraud, data analytics strategies for early detection, and preventative measures that governments can implement to reduce their risk of fraud. We’ll use actual case studies to show how data analytics can be used to identify various types of fraud. We’ll share the story for each case, including how it was discovered and how it could have been prevented. Building on these cases, we’ll teach you analytical tests that can be performed to identify anomalies and unusual trends without investing in “fancy” software.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify preventable measures that can be implemented to reduce risk of fraud
  • Utilize data analytics to identify various types of fraud
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Challenging Areas Introduced in The Compliance Supplements - 2020, 2020 Addendum, and 2021 (Repeated in Session 2117)

Aug 16, 2021 2:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 3:35pm

Identification: GAE2107

There have been many single audit challenges this year with an unprecedented amount of Federal funding going into the economy. Understanding how to use the Compliance Supplement is more important than ever. This session will dive into the more challenging areas of the 2020 Compliance Supplement and subsequent Addendum as well as information about the 2021 Compliance Supplement.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of how to use the 2020 Compliance Supplement in conjunction with the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum.
  • Discuss how the 2021 Compliance Supplement has been updated for changes in additional COVID funding.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

New Bills: Are You Aware of Everything That Has Come Out?

Aug 16, 2021 3:50pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 5:05pm

Identification: GAE2110

From ARPA to Infrastructure, the Biden Administration and Congress have been exceptionally busy during 2021. What are the most important pieces of legislation and how are state and local governments tracking them? Come to this session to identify those key initiatives and assess the impact on state and local governments in 2021 and beyond.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify key federal legislation that will impact state and local governments financial position
  • Assess the impact of the federal legislation on state and local governments both as grants and as infrastructure tools
Speaker(s):
  • Emily Brock, Federal Liaison, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Crypto Assets and Bitcoin: A Primer, the Evolving Regulatory Framework, and the Risks Going Forward

Aug 16, 2021 5:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 6:35pm

Identification: GAE2111

Crypto assets have had both high and low moments over the last decade. What are they, how they work, and what the future is for this space will each be explored in this presentation. Other areas such as accounting considerations, regulatory framework, and evolving crypto asset products will also be shared.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define crypto assets and bitcoin and describe how they work
  • Explore the evolving regulatory framework
  • Discuss the related accounting considerations
  • Reflect on the ever-changing environment over the last decade
  • Highlight the risks and the way forward for these products
Speaker(s):
Tags: Federal
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Cybersecurity - how does it fit into audit?

Aug 16, 2021 5:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 6:35pm

Identification: GAE2112

This session will examine cybersecurity from the perspective of the CFO, CIO and external auditor. Topics will include general controls over IT, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and tips and tricks for identifying whether audit clients may be potentially vulnerable.

Learning Objectives:
  • Improve auditor and preparer understanding of their roles in an effective security program.
  • Discuss what a CIO wishes their finance and auditor's would understand regarding cybersecurity
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

PEEC & SLG Ethics Update iconPEEC & SLG Ethics Update

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PEEC & SLG Ethics Update

Aug 16, 2021 5:20pm ‐ Aug 16, 2021 6:35pm

Identification: GAE2113

The AICPA Professional Ethics Division issued the State and Local Government Client Affiliates Interpretation to provide guidance to auditors of State and Local governments in evaluating which entities are affiliates of those governments. This session will go through an overview of the revised interpretation, discuss examples of how affiliates would be evaluated using this interpretation, and introduce some tools to assist in the evaluation. The session will also cover current Ethics projects that will impact state and local governments.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify changes introduced in the revised interpretation
  • Determine how the new standard impacts identified affiliates of state and local governments
  • Apply new independence standards to state and local government audits
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

GASB Leases: What Auditors and Auditees Need to Know to Implement

Aug 17, 2021 11:35am ‐ Aug 17, 2021 12:50pm

Identification: GAE2116

The time has come to implement the new GASB lease standard (GASB 87). This session will explore some of the more significant implementation challenges and key auditor considerations. In this session, we will explore:

  • Determining the completeness of the lease population, including identifying embedded leases
  • Use of recognition thresholds
  • Separating components and allocating contract prices
  • Selecting and auditing discount rates
  • Subsequent measurement of lease liability/receivable and accrued interest
  • Lease remeasurements and implications to accounting systems and processes
  • Accounting for lease modifications
  • Preparing for required note disclosures
  • Common transition adjustment questions
  • Using a rollforward approach for auditing
  • Consideration of GASB Statement No. 96, Subscription-Based Information Technology Arrangements

Learning Objectives:
  • 1. Identify implementation challenges related to GASB 87.
  • 2. Understand key auditor considerations.
  • 3. Recognize the impact of GASB 96 on the implementation of GASB 87.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00

Challenging Areas Introduced in The Compliance Supplements - 2020, 2020 Addendum, And 2021 (Repeat of Session 2107)

Aug 17, 2021 11:35am ‐ Aug 17, 2021 12:50pm

Identification: GAE2117

There have been many single audit challenges this year with an unprecedented amount of Federal funding going into the economy. Understanding how to use the Compliance Supplement is more important than ever. This session will dive into the more challenging areas of the 2020 Compliance Supplement and subsequent Addendum as well as information about the 2021 Compliance Supplement.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of how to use the 2020 Compliance Supplement in conjunction with the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum.
  • Discuss how the 2021 Compliance Supplement has been updated for changes in additional COVID funding.
Speaker(s):
Category: Concurrent Session Online
Standard: $49.00
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