2018 Government Accounting & Auditing Conference - BOTH DAYS (GAAC18)
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11/5/2018 to 11/6/2018
When: 8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various


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When you’re pressured by the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, performing your job can feel like an uphill climb — especially when the road is rough and you just can’t seem to get ahead. The Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference empowers you with the training needed to anticipate change, shift your thinking, and implement processes required to stay on course and in control. Experienced practitioners share a variety of relevant topics to help you work in tandem and maintain a driven speed, no matter the terrain.

Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or mreed@lcpa.org.

Sponsored by:

Alexander & Sanders

Monday, November 5

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 am

GASB Emerging Issues

Lisa Parker, CPA, CGMA • Governmental Accounting Standards Board • Norwalk, CT

This session will give an overview of the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years. The session also will explain some of the projects on GASB’s current technical agenda and research agenda.

8:50 – 9:40 am

GASB Update

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

A review of recent GASB pronouncements and projects in process with emphasis on the impact in small to medium sized governments and their auditors.

9:40 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 10:55 am
Concurrent Sessions

A. 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement and Single Audit Update

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

A review of the 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement and other information of interest to auditors performing Single Audits and government finance officers responsible for compliance with Single Audit requirements.

B. Blockchain Basics – A Simple Explanation

Marc Hamilton, CPA, CGMA • CFO, Treasurer CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. Atlanta, GA

Connecting consumers and suppliers without the need for a trusted middleman to transfer value is the underlying premise of blockchain technology. Potential uses are limitless. Join us for a simple walk through of how the technology works, where the application is currently being deployed and why many believe blockchain will change the world!

10:55 – 11:05 Change Break
11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions

C. Hot Topics - GASB 75 and 68

Becky Hammond, CPA, CISA, CITP, CGAP • Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC • New Orleans, LA

This session will provide hot topic information on the implementation of GASB Statement No. 75 accounting and financial reporting for postemployment benefits other than pensions. Also, the latest in peer review issues related to GASB 68 will be discussed.

D. FASB Update

Elaine Garvey, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Metairie, LA

This session will provide a re-cap of the most significant changes expected under the new not-for-profit reporting model as prescribed by ASU 2016-14 Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profits and a brief discussion of the changes resulting from ASU 2016-18 Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Restricted Cash and ASU 2018-08 which clarifies existing guidance on revenue recognition of grants and contracts by not-for-profit entities.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 pm

Techniques for Performing Data Analytics and Forensic Audits

Brent McDougall, MBA, CIA, CFE, EnCE • Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

The focus of this presentation is to provide examples of forensic and performance audit procedures and data analytics that can be utilized in multiple types of audits.

1:50 – 2:40 pm

Common Audit Deficiencies

Suzanne Elliott, CPA • Louisiana Legislative Auditor • Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) performs quality control reviews of the audits of local government and quasi-public organizations that are performed by CPA firms. In this presentation, we will discuss common deficiencies LLA has found during these reviews; and how to prevent them from occurring in your engagements.

2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures Update and Best Practices

Bradley Cryer, CPA • Louisiana Legislative Auditor • Baton Rouge, LA

Bradley Cryer will discuss the second year changes to the statewide agreed-upon procedures, as well as updates to the Legislative Auditor's Best Practice documents.

4:40 - 5:30 pm
Lagniappe Session

Using Excel for Data Analysis

Steven Kraemer • Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

This course is intended to teach participants how to use some of the features of Microsoft Excel that may be useful to them while analyzing data for governmental audits. Examples of topics that will be covered include charts, variety of functions, and tools.

Tuesday, November 6

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:50 am

The 2018 Yellow Book - What's New?

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

What's new in the new Yellow Book? This session will review changes to the GAO requirements that take effect in 2020, including reviews of financial statements, CPE, safeguards and more.

8:50 – 9:40 am

Meeting the AICPA and GAO Independence Requirements

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA • Altec, Inc. • Monroe, LA

This session will address the independence requirements of GAAS and Government Auditing Standards including use of the Conceptual Frameworks for Independence, Nonattest Services and documentation requirements.

9:40 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:00 am

GASB 87

Tiffani M. Dorsa, CPA • Postlethwaite & Nettervillle • Baton Rouge, LA
Diane B. Allison, CPA, CGMA, CGFO, CLSBA • Director of Business Services - Ascension Parish School Board • Donaldsonville, LA

GASB 87 on leases will become effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2019, but if you're thinking this can be placed on the back burner for a while, think again. The new lease accounting is going to require quite a lot of advanced preparation. Speakers will explain the need for governments to do a comprehensive search of contracts, including many that may not even have previously been thought of as leases. The session will cover accounting for contracts that combine use of assets with services, and identify the key contract provisions that will need to be analyzed in order to properly assess each lease's term and the appropriate effective interest rate to distinguish asset value from financing costs. A review of available and developing technology to manage and account for leases will also be included.

11:00 am - 12:00pm

Professional Issues Update

Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA • Society of Louisiana CPAs • Kenner, LA

Description coming soon!

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Legal Update

Jenifer Schaye, JD, CFE • General Counsel – Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

Description coming soon!

2:00 - 3:10 pm

Technology Update & Cybersecurity

Les Nettleton • Bourgeois Bennett, LLC • New Orleans, LA

The accelerated rate of change in technology continues to challenge our decisions of implementation and utilization, while still maintaining a secure system. This session will look at both of these concepts. What’s new, what’s coming and how do I battle the continued threat of ransomware, viruses, hacking and other technological threats.

3:10 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:20 pm

Too Hot, Too Cold or Just Right: An Overview of Economies and Markets

Stephen Morgan • Senior Vice President, Investments Director– Hancock Whitney • New Orleans, LA

In this session, we’ll examine the current state of the global economy: Where is growth on track? Where is it faltering? What are the policy and business decisions that are driving the economy and markets, and what trends are emerging?

Doubletree
1521 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
337.235.6111

Group Rate: $129
Group Code:LLC
Cut-off date: October 19

Registration Fees

Up to 17 CPE Credits

Early Bird (through 10/21) Member/Non-member:
Both Days: $399/599
Register online using the 'Register' button above.

Other Registration Options
Day One: $265/365
Day Two: $265/365

After 10/21, add $50 to your fee.

*Non-CPA staff of LCPA members may attend at the member rate.

To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

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