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ACPEN Signature: 2020 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update


Total Credits: 8 including 8 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

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Faculty:
Carole A. Burgess, CPA |  Frank Crawford, CPA |  Robert Scott
Course Levels:
Update
Duration:
8 Hours
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Description

Stay up-to-date on rapidly changing developments by participating in the 2020 Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update! Take advantage of this opportunity to find out about breaking government issues. This is your opportunity to hear about the latest challenges facing governments and practitioners who work with them and audit them, presented by leading experts on governmental accounting and auditing, both those who work in the trenches and those from the regulatory world.

 

With all of the fiscal, regulatory, and new standards challenges facing governments and their auditors, it is important to keep current on critical issues and developments. From a governmental accounting, auditing, and compliance perspective, 2020 will be a critical year for implementing new standards and requirements! Plus, it is imperative that you start planning for the significant changes coming in 2021 and beyond! 

 

GASB has issued an unprecedented number of standards in the last several years—issuing 19 statements in 2015–2018 and one, so far, in 2020. Now is the time to find out about the details on how these and other recently effective standards will affect governmental accounting and reporting. The ACPEN panel of experts can fill you in on all the latest details you need to know about critical new requirements, implementation issues, and developments.

 

It is time to implement GASB’s new standard on fiduciary activities, and implementation of the complex new lease standard is coming soon! You’ll get the latest scoop on all the new standards from both the GASB and audit implementation sides—and hear about solutions to those issues. Now is the time to find out about the details on how these and other recently effective standards will affect governmental accounting and reporting.

 

New hot topic for 2020 on preparing to implement GAO’s Yellow Book! 

 

For Single Audits, the ACPEN panel will cover topics that are relevant to single audits being performed NOW. Following current developments and using the most recent guidance is critical to conducting quality single audits. Hear the details on the latest single audit issues. 

 

New hot topic for 2020 on preparing to implement GASB’s new lease standard! GASB’s new lease standard significantly changes the existing lease guidance for governments. It is imperative that government finance officials and their auditors understand how GASB Statement No. 87 will affect accounting for leases and the effect on governmental reporting. Now is the time to find out about implementation challenges and to start planning a strategy on how to conquer those critical implementation issues!

 

Finally, you’ll receive an update on the most recent accounting and auditing developments affecting governments and government auditors. This includes Single Audit issues, AICPA and Yellow Book implementation issues, new and recently effective GASB pronouncements, audit issues, and a look at what’s on the horizon. Join ACPEN’s panel of experts as they discuss, not only the technical requirements of new standards, but also the key implementation issues that must be addressed by auditors and their governmental clients! Benefit from their experience and insights from many perspectives, as well as their long experience in governmental accounting and auditing.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Review most recent governmental accounting and auditing developments
  • Discuss the new and recently effective GASB pronouncements

Major Subjects
  • Find out about the requirements in challenging new standards on fiduciary activities, debt disclosures, leases, and other new GASB standards.
  • Hear some hints on how to avoid pitfalls and prepare for a successful implementation of the new lease standard. (Hear the perspective from a seasoned government finance official that is leading the charge to help governments successfully conquer the complex new lease standard!)
  • Find out the details about critical implementation and audit issues for governments and auditors tackling other new GASB standards.
  • Hear about the most recent developments affecting single audits.
  • Discover how new accounting and auditing standards will affect governments and your government practice, including common implementation issues, reporting issues, and best practices.
  • Hear guidance from experts on how to avoid common single audit deficiencies.
  • Learn the most recent auditing standards, government and Yellow Book/single audit risk alerts, and the latest AICPA audit and accounting guides.
  • Find out what GASB projects are on the horizon.

Course Materials

Faculty

Carole A. Burgess, CPA Related seminars and products: 5


Carole A. Burgess, CPA, is an Executive Editor of PPC products for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an author of PPC’s Guide to Single Audits, PPC’s Guide to Preparing Governmental Financial Statements, PPC’s Governmental Financial Statement Illustrations and Trends, and PPC’s Guide to Religious Organizations, and a contributing author of other guides and continuing education courses. Carole is also the technical review editor of The PPC Nonprofit Update newsletter. Ms. Burgess’ experience prior to joining PPC includes eleven years in public practice with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she was a senior manager specializing in state and local governments and recognized nationally as a compliance audit specialist relating to the Single Audit Act. Carole is a frequent presenter to accounting and other professional organizations including the Texas Society of CPAs


Frank Crawford, CPA Related seminars and products: 5


Frank Crawford, CPA, is President of Crawford & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The firm specializes in providing auditing, consulting and accounting services solely to governmental entities. Over the last 25 years, Crawford & Associates has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes of government, including, but not limited to many types of financial audits and attestation services, planning and executing GASB 34 implementation plans, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, contract internal auditing and internal monitoring, the development of management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, capital asset record development and expert witness testimony. Mr. Crawford has served as the Chair of the AICPA Government Expert Panel and the Oklahoma Society of CPAs Government Accounting and Auditing Committee, and has also been involved in a number of other AICPA committees and task forces as they relate to governmental accounting and auditing, including the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, the AICPA Government and Not-For-Profit Expert Panel, the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee, and the AICPA GASB 34 Audit Guide Revision Task Force. Mr. Crawford is also currently the Chairman of the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Conference Planning Task Force, and is also a member of the Planning Committee of the AICPA’s Government and Not-For-Profit Training Conference. Over the years, Mr. Crawford has assisted both the AICPA and GASB in the development of several implementation guides as a member of an advisory group, task force or technical content provider. His experience with GASB 34 implementation and audit issues dates back to June 30, 1999, as auditor of the first general-purpose government in the United States to implement the requirements of GASB 34. Mr. Crawford is also currently working with many of the U.S. territories, commonwealths and freely-associated states on audit finding resolution and financial analysis projects. Frank is a frequent lecturer, trainer and discussion leader for numerous groups, including U.S. Federal Government Agencies, CPA Firms and State Societies, and has appeared in several AICPA continuing professional education videos and live satellite CPE broadcasts and Webcasts produced by the Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network related to governmental accounting and auditing.



Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Industry and Public Practice
Original Recording Date 07/22/2020
Yellow Book Yes
Course Developer Business Professionals' Network, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 01/17/2020

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