2021 California State and Local Government Training Academy

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  • 7/29/2021
  • Webinar
  • Hosting Speaking

8 a.m. to noon PT

This complimentary virtual event takes place from morning to afternoon and offers learning opportunities in a four-hour session. You’ll gain knowledge and insight to help you navigate the complex accounting, financial reporting, and operational issues facing governmental entities.

Who should attend

This session is designed for accounting or financial managers, controllers, accounting and reporting staff, grant program managers, governing members, and other financial decision makers in governmental entities.

Schedule and session descriptions

July 29

8 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome

Welcome and housekeeping items.

8:10 – 9 a.m. Cybersecurity Risks and Responses

Recommended CPE: 1 credit Information Technology
Presenter: James Kreiser, Principal, CLA

This session will focus on current trends and cases regarding cybersecurity events and “breaches”. We will discuss the causes, the types of attacks occurring, and the risks and vulnerabilities that enable many of the events. Finally, we will review reasonable measures that all employees within an organization can take to help be part of the mitigation and “security” of cyber events and risks.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current trends and key risks regarding cybersecurity
  • Discuss recent cybersecurity events and case studies
  • Determine types of “attacks”
  • Identify reasonable and simple measures to mitigate cybersecurity risks
9 – 9:50 a.m. Current Fraud Risks Facing State and Local Governments

Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)
Presenters: Jenny Dominguez, Principal, and Ana Rodriguez, Manager, CLA

We will discuss important facts and concepts related to fraud awareness and prevention to help you and your agency know what red flags and indicators to watch out for. We will also discuss recent fraud cases and current fraud trends with state and local governments.

Learning objectives:

  • List the 8 important facts of fraud
  • Identify recent cases of fraud in state and local governments
  • Describe current fraud trends and risks
  • Identify key concepts in fraud awareness
9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10-minute break

10 – 10:50 a.m. GASB Update Focusing on GASB 84 and GASB 87

Recommended CPE: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)
Presenters: Jeffrey Peek, Principal, and Joe Ludin, Manager, CLA

Update on upcoming GASB pronouncements.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify how upcoming GASB pronouncements, specifically GASB 84 and GASB 87, will impact your entity
  • Recognize how CLA can help your implantation process
10:50 – 11:40 a.m. American Rescue Plan 2021 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Update

Recommended credit: 1 credit Accounting (Governmental)
Presenters: Robert Perl, Manager, and Tiffany Fung, Manager, CLA

Summary of latest guidance issued by U.S. Department of Treasury on the CSLFRF - Interim Final Rule and FAQs.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the eligible uses of the CSLFRF
  • Identify the reporting requirements of the CSLFRF
11:40 – 11:50 a.m. Closing

Closing thoughts.

Please register by July 28, 2021.
You will receive your webinar link in your confirmation email after registering.

Recommended CPE

1 credit Information Technology

3 credits Accounting (Governmental)

Prerequisites: None
Program level: Overview
Advance preparation: None
Delivery method: Group Internet Based

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