2022 Florida Government Training Academy

Event Detail
  • Date
  • May 18 or 19, 2022 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Location
  • Estero, FL or Lakeland, FL
  • Hosting, Speaking
  • Recommended CPE
  • 7.5 CPE credits available
  • Fees
  • $50.00 per person
Speakers
  • John Ter Louw
  • BizOps Chief Financial Officer

Join us for our 2022 Florida State and Local Government Training Academy! This event offers learning opportunities in an intensive, full-day in-person event. You’ll gain knowledge and insight to help you navigate the complex accounting and financial reporting issues facing many local governments.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recall the GASB Pronouncement Update
  • Describe the GASB 87 lease standard
  • Identify the latest cybersecurity threat developments
  • Identify the major changes to the single audit because of Uniform Guidance and discuss how auditees were affected
  • Identify current trends in the labor market
  • Identify the latest updates to the pandemic related funding impacting state and local governments
  • List and describe the common fraud schemes

Who should attend

This session is designed for accounting or financial managers, controllers, accounting and reporting staff, grant program managers, and other financial decision makers in state and local governments. 

Schedule and session descriptions

8 – 8:30 a.m. — Registration and Light Breakfast

Registration and breakfast.

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. — Welcome, Housekeeping, and Introductions

Welcome and housekeeping items.

8:40 – 9:30 a.m. — GASB Update

Presenters: Lance Schmidt, Managing Principal of Office and Chris Kessler, Principal
Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)

In this session, participants will learn about the implications of the recent activity of the GASB and the impacts to local government financial reporting.

  • Recall the GASB Pronouncement Update
  • Identify GASB 96, Subscription-Based IT Arrangements
  • Identify applicable types of IT agreements that apply to this pronouncement, recognition and measurement, and required notes to the financial statements
  • 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. — GASB 87 Leases

    Presenter: John TerLouw, BizOps Chief Financial Officer
    Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)

    This session will provide a brief overview of the GASB lease standard, including journal entries and financial statement presentation. Additionally, it will cover how financial statement preparers can help make lease schedules complete and accurate, including how to determine whether a contract contains a lease, and how to determine the lease term. We’ll also review some effective approaches in assessing and implementing the new standard.

  • Describe the GASB 87 lease standard
  • Recognize whether a contract contains a lease and identify the lease term
  • Identify accurate and complete financial statement presentation of leases including journal entries and lease schedules
  • 10:20 – 10:30 a.m. — Break

    10-minute break

    10:30 – 11:20 a.m. — Single Audit Update

    Presenter: Julie Fowler, Signing Director
    Recommended CPE: 1 credit Auditing (Governmental)

    This session provides an overview of single audits, including a review of major program determination, grant management and compliance, internal controls, testing processes, and common single audit findings.

  • Identify the major changes to the single audit because of Uniform Guidance and discuss how auditees were affected
  • Identify common single audit issues and best practices to prevent or remedy the issues
  • Identify single audit changes for upcoming audits
  • 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. — Cybersecurity Risks in 2022

    Presenter: Randall Romes, Principal
    Recommended CPE: 1 credit Information Technology

    We will discuss the latest threat developments and talk about critical dependencies and risks in outsourced service provider relationships.
    Learn where organizations can focus valuable risk mitigation resources and how to develop and refine a framework of knowledge to plan future security efforts.

  • Identify the latest threat developments
  • Recognize critical dependencies and risks in outsourced service provider relationships
  • Indicate where organizations can focus valuable risk mitigation resources
  • Identify how to develop and refine a framework of knowledge to plan future security efforts
  • 12:10 – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch

    Enjoy lunch and network with friends in the industry.

    1 – 1:50 p.m. — Assessing Your Finance and Administration Office

    Presenter: Kristin Labbe, BizOps Chief Financial Officer
    Recommended CPE: 1 credit Finance

    This session will cover current trends in the labor market and assist participants in assessing their current finance and administrative functions to help plan for the future.

  • Identify current trends in the labor market
  • Identify how to assess financial and administrative functions in participant’s offices and departments
  • Identify methods to plan for future workforce and labor impacts
  • 1:50 – 2:40 p.m. — ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act)

    Presenters: Lance Schmidt, Managing Principal of Office and Chris Kessler, Principal
    Recommended CPE: 1 credit Specialized Knowledge

    This session will cover the latest guidance available from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and how to implement grant management common practices. We will discuss eligible uses of these funds, including public sector revenue loss; responding to negative economic impacts; public health; premium pay for essential workers; water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure; administrative costs; and capital expenditures. We will also discuss common pitfalls in compliance and the most frequently asked questions.

  • Identify the latest updates to the pandemic related funding impacting state and local governments
  • Identify compliance requirements related to pandemic related funding
  • Identify compliance issues and common pitfalls
  • 2:40 – 2:50 p.m. — Break

    10-minute break

    2:50 – 4:10 p.m. — Fraud and Internal Audit

    Presenter: Sean Walker, Principal
    Recommended CPE: 1.5 credits Auditing (Governmental)

    This session will include a discussion of fraud trends, prevention practices, and detection techniques. Additionally, we will discuss the application of internal audits to help prevent and detect fraud.

  • List and describe the common fraud schemes
  • List the eight important facts of fraud
  • Identify actual instances of fraud that have recently occurred within state and local governments
  • Identify common red flags and indicators of fraud
  • Discuss current practices and incident response strategies through a strategic internal audit plan
  • 4:10 – 4:30 p.m. — Questions and Wrap-Up

    Closing thoughts.

    Location

    May 18, Estero, FL — Embassy Suites
    Directions
    10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
    Estero, FL  33928 

    May 19, Lakeland, FL — Florida Polytechnic University (IST Building) Classroom 1067/1068C
    Directions
    4700 Research Way
    Lakeland, FL  33805
    Use Parking Lot 4 to park

    Fee

    The fee for this event is $50.00 per person, payable through Paypal.

    Please register by May 10, 2022.

    For more information:
    Lori Gentry
    Marketing Coordinator

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