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CRI TAMPA BAY – David Alvarez: November 2019 FSFOA/FASBO Conference

CRI Tampa Bay's David Alvarez will present a GASB update session at the Florida School Finance Officers Association (FSFOA)/Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO) joint conference. David's presentation will highlight updates on governmental financial reporting topics. The FSFOA/FASBO conference is an opportunity to learn from experts and build relationships with public school business and finance staff [...]

2019-10-17T14:52:17-04:00October 17th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI BRADENTON – Byron Shinn: Florida Cybersecurity Task Force

CRI Partner Byron Shinn has been appointed to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano. The role of the Cybersecurity Task Force is to provide guidance and recommendations to the state's cybersecurity efforts.

2019-10-16T11:18:28-04:00October 16th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI DESTIN – Chad Branson: FGFOA School of Governmental Finance

CRI's Chad Branson will host a session at the 2019 Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association School of Governmental Finance. His session, entitled "Protecting Your Entity from Fraud and Misappropriation of Assets," will identify the key program areas and processes within government entities that are most at risk for fraud and misappropriation of assets including physical [...]

2019-10-17T14:53:03-04:00October 8th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ATLANTA – Doug Mims: IIA Atlanta Chapter Financial Services Conference

CRI Partner Doug Mims will moderate a CECL panel at the third annual Institute of Internal Auditors Atlanta Chapter's 2020 Financial Services Conference. This roundtable, entitled "It's Never Too Early to Start Thinking About CECL," will cover lessons learned and best practices from a variety of perspectives. Panelists include top professionals from accounting, lending, regulatory [...]

2019-10-04T15:48:28-04:00October 4th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ENTERPRISE – Bill Carr: Yellowhammer 15

We are very proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Bill Carr, has been selected as part of the inaugural Yellowhammer 15 Class of 2019. The preeminent honor is for those in the private sector that are moving Alabama forward through job creation, economic impact, community involvement and philanthropic endeavors.

2019-10-02T12:41:17-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ALBUQUERQUE – Alan “AJ” Bowers: Public Trust Advisors 2019 Public Finance Workshop

CRI Partner AJ Bowers is presenting at the Public Trust Advisors 2019 Public Finance Workshop on October 17, 2019, at the Hotel Parq Central. AJ's presentation will cover GASB 84, Fiduciary Activities. He will discuss the process for making the determination, provide examples of administrative and direct financial involvement, and review fiduciary fund types.

2019-10-08T17:56:00-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Around Town, Uncategorized|

CRI HOUSTON – Tram Nguyen: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Houston would like to congratulate Tram Nguyen on recently passing the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam. We are proud to have you on the CRI team!

2019-09-19T16:00:30-04:00September 19th, 2019|Around Town, Uncategorized|

CRI BIRMINGHAM – Brian Barksdale and Jason Harpe: GASB 87 Lease Accounting Update

CRI Partners Brian Barksdale and Jason Harpe will present at the Alabama Society of CPAs Governmental A&A Forum on December 5, 2019. They will cover the new treatment of leases in governmental entities that can have a significant impact on the financial reports. The presentation will review the accounting requirements as well as reporting and [...]

2019-09-19T15:53:44-04:00September 19th, 2019|Around Town|


CRI Partner AJ Bowers will host a session at the New Mexico Association of School Business Officers' 2019 Fall Conference on September 19, 2019. This session starts with an in-depth description of internal controls as they relate to the COSO Framework. He will then examine a case study and explore what internal controls should have [...]

2019-09-17T09:26:16-04:00September 17th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI CLEARWATER – David Sietsma: Donor Advised Funds Panel

CRI Partner David Sietsma will participate in a panel discussion as part of the Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay Lecture Series. This panel will review what a Donor Advised Fund is, who they are appropriate for, and how to best utilize it as part of overall wealth and gifting strategy. This panel will take [...]

2019-09-10T15:17:03-04:00September 10th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI TAMPA BAY – David Sietsma: Opportunity Zones Expert Panel Discussion

CRI Partner David Sietsma will participate in the Opportunity Zones Expert Panel Discussion on August 27, 2019 at The Ring Workspace. The panel will discuss where the zones are, specific rules that govern these investments, pros and cons of opportunity zone investments, and which types of investors should consider opportunity zone investments. Register here to [...]

2019-08-23T14:35:39-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Around Town|

CRI BIRMINGHAM – Amanda Vandegrift: Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager

Carr, Riggs & Ingram Birmingham would like to congratulate Amanda Vandegrift on recently passing the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) exam. We are proud to have you on the CRI team!

2019-08-23T14:22:33-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ENTERPRISE – Keith Hundley: 2019 Southeast Association of Community Action Agencies Annual Conference

CRI Partner Keith Hundley is joining the Southeast Association of Community Action Agencies for his sixth year as a speaker at their Annual Conference. During the 3-day conference, he will present two sessions. The first will be Back to Basics: Fund and Accrual Accounting followed by Procurement Issues and the Uniform Guidance. The Southeastern Association of Community Action [...]

2019-08-09T12:21:34-04:00August 9th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ENTERPRISE – Keith Hundley: Oklahoma Community Action 2019 Annual Conference

CRI Partner Keith Hundley is presenting at the Oklahoma Community Action 2019 Annual Conference at the Westin in Oklahoma City, OK, on September 18, 2019. Community Action Agencies are managed by local, volunteer boards of directors. A Community Action Board of Directors must include low-income residents as well as private and public sector representatives. Community Action [...]

2019-08-09T12:03:10-04:00August 9th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI RALEIGH – SCOTT BAILEY: NC Captive Insurance Association Conference

CRI Partner Scott Bailey is speaking at the 2019 NCCIA Conference on August 22, 2019. The presentation will cover what makes a great captive board of directors and will be followed by a panel of government experts answering key questions about how to build the ideal board of directors.

2019-07-15T22:16:28-04:00July 15th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI NASHVILLE – STEVEN LORADY: Tennessee Captive Insurance Association Conference Committee Chair

CRI Partner Steven Lorady was selected to serve as the Conference Committee Chair for 2020 for the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association. We are very proud of Steven for stepping into this role in the industry, and excited for what is to come to TCIA in 2020!

2019-06-26T09:44:46-04:00June 26th, 2019|Around Town|


CRI Partner R. A. Bobbi Hayes will present a break out session at the Construction Management Financial Association's Lonestar Conference in San Antonio, TX on September 19, 2019. The Lonestar Conference is the regional conference for CFMA and includes all the Texas CFMA chapters. Her topic will be Implementing the New Leasing Standards for Contractor [...]

2019-06-18T13:02:47-04:00June 18th, 2019|Around Town|


CRI Partner Debbie Goode serves as the Campaign Chairwoman for United Way of Brevard. Their 2019 Workplace Campaign raised $6.9 million which was a 3.4% increase from the previous year. We are proud of Debbie and all of the positive change she is helping facilitate in her community. You can read more about their campaign [...]

2019-06-05T15:04:18-04:00June 5th, 2019|Around Town|

CRI ST. AUGUSTINE – LOUISE ANDERSON: Business and Accounting for Artists and Art Organizations

CRI Partner Louise Anderson presented a Business and Accounting class for artists of all genres and arts organizations at The Art Studio in St. Augustine Beach, FL on May 23. Her workshop covered topics such as forming an entity (corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.), expense deductions, record keeping, useful tools, and more.

2019-06-03T13:21:44-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Around Town|