Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference 2018

Aug 13, 2018 ‐ Aug 15, 2018


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.


Sessions

OMB Update on Improper Payment Reporting and Enterprise Risk Management - Where Are We Now?

Aug 13, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Aug 13, 2018 5:35pm

Identification: GAE1813

Join senior leaders from OMB as they discuss Improper Payments and ERM. Participants in this session will gain insight about the current improper payments and ERM landscape and learn about requirements for FY 2018 and beyond. 

After this session attendees will be able to:

1. Identify current improper payments within the ERM landscape.
2. Indicate requirements for FY 2018 and beyond.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Federal
Standard: $49.00

Do I Really Need to Put That in Writing?

Aug 13, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Aug 13, 2018 5:35pm

Identification: GAE1814

Are you struggling to determine which written policies and procedures are required under the Uniform Grant Guidance? Are program and fiscal staff pointing their fingers at each other, wondering who will address these requirements? Perhaps you are struggling with the difference between a policy and a procedure. 

After this session attendees will be able to: 

1. Determine best practices for writing grants policies and procedures.
2. Choose practical tools and templates to use back at your office.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

OPEB - The Time is Now! (Repeat of GAE1809)

Aug 13, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Aug 13, 2018 5:35pm

Identification: GAE1815

GASB Statement No. 75 is effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2017. This session will provide a discussion of implementation issues surrounding the accounting and auditing for other postemployment benefits (OPEB) that you need to be aware of in this year of implementation. 

We will discuss:

1. How the accounting for OPEB differs from pensions
2. The appropriate treatment for OPEB when it is administered through a trust, versus when it is not administered through a trust
3. The role of the actuary and related audit issues
4. Auditing considerations from the employer auditor's perspective

After this session attendees will be able to:

-Identify appropriate accountng treatment for OPEB. 
-Analyze the audit implications of OPEB and how it differs from pensions.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Why Performance Audits?Why Performance Audits?

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Why Performance Audits?

Aug 14, 2018 7:00am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 7:50am

Identification: GAE1816

Overview of key concepts and principals of performance audits conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAS)

• Discuss why performance audits are relevant including how clients and government entities can benefit from performance audits
• Practical considerations of the performance audit process in accordance with GAS including planning, fieldwork and reporting
• Common types of performance audits including examples from our team

After this session attendees will be able to:

-Determine the uses and benefits of performance audits in accordance with GAS.
-Apply practical considerations of conducting performance audits.

Speaker(s):
  • Emily Hoffman, CPA, CGMA, PSA, Director, Co-Chair Compliance Oversight Group, Mercadien,P.C. Certified Public Accountants
  • Richard Hoyt, MST/CPM, Senior Consultant, Mercadien,P.C. Certified Public Accountants
Standard: $49.00

Ethics - A New StandardEthics - A New Standard

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Ethics - A New Standard

Aug 14, 2018 7:00am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 7:50am

Identification: GAE1817

Analysis of the proposed AICPA independence interpretation on SLG affiliates – entities related to the audit client where independence may be required. The session contrasts the requirements of exposure draft revising the interpretation to the current independence interpretation.

After this session attendees will be able to:

-Differentiate the requirements of the proposed interpretation with the current interpretation.
-Apply the proposed interpretation when evaluating independence for their audit clients.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

The Social Trifecta: Owned, Earned and Paid

Aug 14, 2018 7:00am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 7:50am

Identification: GAE18S1

Establishing a presence on social media is just the first step in a journey. The three ways an audience discovers your channels and content is a product of a formula made up of owned, earned and paid media. Join us for insights into how these three components work and how they should fit into your marketing and communications plans.

Speaker(s):
  • Elizabeth Rock, Associate Manager – Enterprise Social Media, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Standard: $49.00

Morning Announcements & Introduction & Cybersecurity: Governance, Threats and Risk Management

Aug 14, 2018 8:00am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 9:25am

Identification: GAE1818

As new cybersecurity threats continue to emerge, the ongoing challenges around proper risk mitigation remain a dynamic obstacle for both organizational leadership and individual users. Understanding and anticipating both technical and non-technical threats are key to managing the risks associated with a breach of confidential data.

Other topics will include:

-InfoSec governance 
-Current cybersecurity threats/risks/mitigation tactics 
-Cloud/vendor/third-party risk management strategies 
-Incident response and breach notification

After this session attendees will be able to:

-Recognize the latest cybersecurity threat landscape
-Identify current risks and challenges that professionals face in collecting, storing, processing and safeguarding sensitive information.

Speaker(s):
Tags: General
Standard: $49.00

Auditing Standards UpdateAuditing Standards Update

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Auditing Standards Update

Aug 14, 2018 9:35am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 10:25am

Identification: GAE1819

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). 

After this session attendees will be able to:

-Recall upcoming standard changes generated from the revised Yellow Book.
-Identify changes in the US Auditing Standards and related guidance.

Speaker(s):
Tags: General
Standard: $49.00

Intersection of Data Analytics with Green Book & ERM Guidance (FRDA)

Aug 14, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: GAE1820

The panel will explore the intersection of data analytics with enterprise risk management (ERM) and the Green Book. ERM is premised on making choices and finding the right balance between risk and reward. OMB Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control, speaks to risk management as “a series of coordinated activities to direct and control challenges or threats to achieving an organization’s goals and objectives.” The broad construct of ERM in Circular A-123 is underlined by the GAO Green Book that similarly adopted the COSO internal control framework.

After this session attendees will be able to:

  • Apply the GAO Green Book and ERM to an organization’s data analytic usage in achieving goals and objectives. 
  • Identify challenges and threats to an organization’s goals and objectives through ERM, as adopted in the GAO Green Book.

Speaker(s):
  • Douglas A. Glenn, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Director, Office of Financial Management
  • James R. Dalkin, CPA, CGMA, Director, Financial Management and Assurance Team, GAO
Tags: Federal
Standard: $49.00

Lightening Round of Recently Issued GASB Guidance (Repeat of GAE1808)

Aug 14, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: GAE1821

This course will provide an executive overview of a variety of GASB Statements that have been issued. We'll cover the topics not addressed elsewhere in standalone sessions including tax abatements, split interest agreements, asset retirement obligations, the omnibus statement, debt extinguishment and debt disclosures. We'll also look at implementation issues that have been experienced that practitioners need to be aware of. This interactive session will include polling. We'll close the session with some thoughts on what to expect from the financial reporting model as well as revenue recognition projects.

After this session attendees will be able to:

-List recently issued GASB Statements.
-Describe the impact of recently issued GASB statements on the financial statements of governmental entities.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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