2022 Midwest Government Training Academy

Event Detail
  • March 04, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Location
  • Webinar
  • Hosting, Speaking
  • Recommended CPE
  • 4 credits
  • Fees
  • Complimentary
  • Michael Luff
  • CAST Project Leader

Mark your calendars for our Annual Government Training Academy! This event offers learning opportunities in an intensive, half day webinar. 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:

  • Outline the new accounting standards affecting state and local government accounting and reporting
  • Identify how new lease standards impact financial reporting
  • Describe new single audit procedures
  • Discuss how the “great resignation” could impact the current work environment


8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome

Welcome and housekeeping items with Chris Knopik.

8:40 – 9:30 a.m. Navigating the "Great Resignation"

Presenter: Michelle Hoffman, Principal
Recommended CPE: 1 credit Personnel/Human Resources

In this session, participants will learn how the "great resignation" may be impacting them, what it means moving forward, how we can navigate through it and potentially come out better on the other side.

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Break

10-minute break

9:40 – 10:30 a.m. GASB 87 — Lease Standard

Presenter: Michael Luff and Travis Whitfield, CAST Project Leaders
Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)

In this session, participants will review how GASB 87 will impact their financial reporting, including entries for restatement, ongoing entries, and lessons learned from early implementors.

10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Break

10-minute break

10:40 – 11:30 a.m. ARPA and Single Audit Update

Presenter: Miranda Wendlandt, Principal, and Hannah York, Principal
Recommended CPE: 1 credit Auditing (Governmental)

In this session, participants will learn what is new in single audits, identify common pitfalls, and how the Treasury’s Final Rule will impact local governments.

11:30 – 11:40 a.m. Break

10-minute break

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. GASB Update

Presenter: Jacob Lenell, Principal
Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)

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

Who should attend

This webinar is intended for those who work for a governmental entity as an accounting or financial manager, controller, accounting/reporting staff, or other financial/decision making roles.

Please register by March 2, 2022. 

Can’t make the webinar?

Fill out the webinar registration, and you will receive an email with the webinar recording and slides following the event. Recorded webinars are not eligible for CPE. Also, check out our event calendar to see what else is happening.

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