2017 Florida Government Training Academy

  • 5/18/2017 – 5/19/2017
  • Tampa or Fort Myers, FL
  • Hosting

May 18: Tampa
Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

May 19: Fort Myers
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport – Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Please join us for our annual Government Training Academy in either Tampa or Fort Myers. This event offers learning opportunities in an intensive, one day session. 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
  • Recognize major labor and employment laws
  • Discover how to bridge the generation gap in your organization
  • Discuss strategies to prevent a successful ransomware attack
  • Create a long-range financial management plan framework for your entity
  • Identify policies and procedures that may need revisions
  • Discover key controls for the review and monitoring of PBM and TPA providers

Who should attend

Whether you work for a governmental entity as an accounting or financial manager, controller, accounting or reporting staff, or other financial ordecision-making roles, this seminar is right for you.

Schedule

7:30 – 8 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:10 a.m. — Introduction and Welcome

8:10 – 9 a.m. — Session 1

HR Best Practices in Local Government

Speaker: Kim Orsolits, HR Business Consultant, CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Specialized Knowledge and Application

In this session, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of labor laws and the employer’s responsibilities. HR compliance, recordkeeping, and general knowledge of employee rights are part of running every local government; be aware of how these requirements impact your organization.

Presentation: HR 101 — Best Practices

9 – 9:50 a.m. — Session 2

Common Grant Compliance Issues Encountered

Speaker: Sarah Timmons, Senior Associate, CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Auditing (Governmental)

Effective grant compliance relies on an in-depth understanding of the federal grant requirements and the resources and personnel to meet them. This includes having the proper policies and procedures and strong internal controls in place. We all know that federal grant agreements can be long and complex. Without a robust understanding of Uniform Guidance requirements for your organization and grant, navigating through the governing regulations can be overwhelming. This session will discuss common challenges that local governments are facing in implementing those Uniform Guidance requirements and how to ensure that your grant compliance program addresses them. Topics to be covered include: required policies and procedures, subrecipient monitoring procedures, internal controls over compliance, and procurement. This session will also go over some grant management best practices.

Presentation: Common Grant Compliance Issues Encountered

9:50 – 10:05 a.m. — Break

10:05 – 10:55 a.m. — Session 3

Long Range Financial Management

Speaker: Matt Urkoski, Manager CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Finance

During this session, participants will learn what a long-range financial management plan is and how to create one, build adequate support, determine a budget, and establish a timeline to implement. Potential future challenges will also be considered, allowing participants to build multiple scenarios for their entity.

Presentation: Long Range Financial Management

10:55 – 11:45 a.m. — Session 4

Ransomware Threat: Keeping Your Network Secure

Speaker: Jim Barton, Manager CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Specialized Knowledge and Application

Fraudsters and hackers are constantly evolving and holding organizations hostage. As defensive measures improve, attackers change tactics to evade them. In this session we will use statistics from global information security studies combined with real ransomware case studies to provide attendees with up-to-date attack trend information, as well as practical advice to improve their information security posture.

Presentation: Ransomware Threat: Keeping Your Network Secure

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Lunch

12:45 – 2:25 p.m. — Session 5

GASB Update and Lessons Learned

Speakers: Andrew Laflin, Principal, Mike Carter, Principal CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 2 hours Accounting (Governmental)

During this session, participants will be briefed on the new accounting standards affecting state and local governments, as well as how to determine dates of implementation and outline some of the challenges related to implementation. There will also be update on additional GASB projects on the horizon.

Presentation: GASB Update and Lessons Learned

2:25 – 2:35 p.m. — Break

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. — Session 6

Generational Shift and Succession Planning

Speaker: Rick Fowler, HR Advisor, CliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Management Services

Participants will learn more about the current generations in the workforce, as well as their differing attitudes and preferences. By understanding how generations differ, participants can discover how to best team with their existing workforce, as well as refine existing retention and recruiting plans, to help shape their organization’s successful future.

Presentation: Generational Shift and Succession Planning

3:25 – 4:15 p.m. — Session 7

Effective Interactions with Your Third Party Administrator

Speaker: Autumn Hassinger, Senior Associate, ClliftonLarsonAllen
CPE: 1 hour Specialized Knowledge and Application

Determinations to utilize self-insurance (Administrative Services Only (ASO)) plans and how to truly manage and monitor TPAs can be difficult activities. This session will help participants understand the nuances and differences of ASO plans and how to evaluate and assess plan needs for employees. Discussions will include review of leading practices for monitoring and measuring TPA (and PBM) performance and implementing procedures to assist with reconciling activities and payments, and assisting with cost containment efforts.

Presentation: Effective Interactions with Your Third Party Administrator

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. — Wrap-up and Evaluations

Fee

$50

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