The CRI Governmental Accounting team invites you to attend this two-day, multi-session CPE series as we explore the most current and newly issued GASB standards and Yellow Book updates. We will also dive into other buzzworthy and relevant topics such as single audit grant management and compliance, fraud case studies, and the benefits and uses of internal audit departments.

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Day 1

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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11:30 AM –  1:30 PM CDT

This session will present and review recently effective GASB standards, soon-to-be-effective standards, and current GASB initiatives. Following the conclusion of this session, attendees will:

  • Obtain familiarity of newly implemented GASB standards,
  • Be prepared for upcoming GASB standards, and
  • Have a working understanding of future GASB projects.

Who should attend? Anyone in a governmental accounting or finance department that has financial reporting, general ledger, or budget responsibility.

Presenters:
Ray Roberts, CPA, Partner – CRI Albuquerque
Becky Hammond, CPA, CGAP, CISA, CITP, Partner – CRI New Orleans

Participants will earn 2.0 hours of CPE credit in the Accounting (Governmental) field of study. There are no prerequisites; no advanced preparation is required. The webinar offers intermediate program level CPE through Group Internet Based delivery method.

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2:00 – 4:00 PM CDT

This session will take a deep dive into GASB 84—Fiduciary Activities, and GASB 87—Leases, two far-reaching new GASB standards that are slated for implementation in the near future. We will also cover changes to the newly updated Yellow Book and the impact of those updates on governmental accounting departments. During this session, attendees will:

  • Expand their understanding of GASB 84,
  • Become familiar with the GASB 84 implementation guide,
  • Obtain knowledge from early implementations and lessons
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of the revised Yellow Book on governmental accounting departments

Who should attend? Anyone in a governmental accounting or finance department who has received (or is likely to receive) federal grants, anyone who is responsible for managing governmental assets, or anyone who has access to process and authorize transactions on behalf of a government.

Presenters:
AJ Bowers, CPA, Partner – CRI Albuquerque
Yvonne Clayborne, CPA, CAM, Partner – CRI Melbourne
Tina Stewart, CPA, A&A Professional Services Manager – CRI Corporate

Participants will earn 2.0 hours of CPE credit in the Accounting (Governmental) field of study. There are no prerequisites; no advanced preparation is required. The webinar offers intermediate program level CPE through Group Internet Based delivery method.

Day 2

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT

In this session, we will discuss single audit rules and the obligations and management responsibilities that they place on governments. We will also share some best practices that governments can apply to ensure they are staying compliant while tracking and managing their grants effectively. Following the conclusion of this session, attendees will:

  • Understand single audit rules,
  • Identify the obligations placed on local governments,
  • Learn how best to track grants,
  • Develop best practices for preparing a Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards, and
  • Gain an understanding of compliance requirements.

Who should attend? Anyone in a governmental accounting or finance department that has received (or is likely to receive) federal grants or anyone who is responsible for managing federal grant money and maintaining compliance with grant requirements.

Presenters:
Gwen Mansfield-Vogt, CPA, Partner – CRI Albuquerque
Keith Hundley, CPA, CFE, Partner – CRI Enterprise

Participants will earn 2.0 hours of CPE credit in the Accounting (Governmental) field of study. There are no prerequisites; no advanced preparation is required. The webinar offers intermediate program level CPE through Group Internet Based delivery method.

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2:00 – 4:00 PM CDT

During this session, we will examine fraud case studies to highlight key risk factors, what to look out for, and how to mitigate fraud risks. We will also examine the uses and benefits of internal audit departments and their impact on internal controls. Additionally, attendees will:

  • Gain an increased understanding of fraud risks,
  • Learn ways to mitigate fraud risks,
  • Understand the role of internal audit departments,
  • Identify the benefits and uses of an internal audit department, and
  • Understand the impact an internal audit department can have on internal controls.

Who should attend? Anyone in a governmental accounting or finance department that has received (or is likely to receive) federal grants or anyone who is responsible for managing governmental assets or has access to process and authorize transactions on behalf of a government.

Presenters:
Glenn Gillyard, CPA, CFE, CFF, Partner – CRI Destin
Rob Broline, CPA, CCA, Partner – CRI Melbourne
Ben Kincaid, CPA, CFE, Senior Manager – CRI Destin
Mark Smith, CIA, CFE, CRMA, Manager – CRI Bradenton

Participants will earn 2.0 hours of CPE credit in the Accounting (Governmental) field of study. There are no prerequisites; no advanced preparation is required. The webinar offers intermediate program level CPE through Group Internet Based delivery method.

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Refunds and Cancellations: No fee. For more information regarding refund, concerns, and program cancellation policies, please contact dwood@CRIcpa.com.

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.