2020 Denver Government and Nonprofit Training Academy

Event Detail
  • March 10, 2020
  • 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT
  • Location
  • Denver, CO
  • Hosting, Speaking
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Mark your calendars for CLA’s 2020 Denver Government and Nonprofit Training Academy! This complimentary event offers learning opportunities in an intensive, one-day session. You'll gain knowledge and insight to help you navigate the complex accounting, financial reporting, and operational issues facing governmental entities, higher education institutions, and nonprofits.

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

Apply information learned through training on the impact of ethics and fraud in business, data visualization, ransomware attacks, single audit updates, GASB updates, and FASB updates.

Who should attend

This session is designed for accounting or financial managers, controllers, accounting and reporting staff, board members, and other financial decision makers in governmental and higher education institutions, as well as nonprofit entities.

Agenda and session descriptions:

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration, continental breakfast, and coffee

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

Speaker: Jason Carroll, Managing Principal of Office

8:40 – 9:30 a.m.

Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks at Your Organization
Speakers: Lee Painter, Principal, and Keith Dallmann, Senior Information Security Analyst
CPE: 1 credit, Information Technology

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent sessions

GASB Update: Covering GASB Statement Nos. 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, and more
Speaker: Paul Niedermuller, Principal
CPE: 1 credit, Accounting (Governmental)

GASB 87: Understanding and Implementing the New Lease Standard
Speakers: Joy Fisher, CAST Project Leader, and John Paul LeChevallier, Director
CPE: 1 credit, Accounting (Governmental)


FASB Update: Covering Changes to Lease Accounting (Topic 846 and ASU 2016-02) and Other Upcoming Changes
Speakers: Adam Pyzdrowski, Principal, and Jean Bushong, Principal
CPE: 1 credit, Accounting

Tax-Exempt Update: Revisiting Impact of Tax Reform and Other Recent Changes
Speaker: Sarah Hintz, Director
CPE: 1 credit, Taxes

12 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and networking

1:15 – 2:05 p.m.

Single Audit for the Non-Auditor
Speakers: Allison Slife, Principal, and Eric Miller, Manager
CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)

2:05 – 2:55 p.m.

Data Visualization: An Exploration of Ways to Unlock the Power of Organizational Data via Excel-Based Financial Reporting Tools
Speakers: David Jacobson, CAST Engagement Director, and Stacy Kuxhausen, Client Relationship Leader
CPE: 1 credit, Finance

2:55 – 3:10 p.m.


3:10 – 4:25 p.m.

Understanding the Impact of Ethics and Fraud in Business 
Speakers: Michael Schulstad, Manager, and Jenny Dominguez, Signing Director 
CPE: 1 credit, Behavioral Ethics

4:25 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing remarks
Speaker: Paul Niedermuller, Principal


Mile High Station and Ironworks
2027 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Free parking at venue!


Recommended CPE: 7 credits
Possible Prerequisites: None
Program level: Overview
Advance preparation: None
Delivery method: Group Live

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Event Cancellation Policy

For more information:
Cathy Channing
Proposal Coordinator

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