2018 Government Accounting & Auditing Conference - 2nd DAY ONLY (GAAC218)
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When: 11/06/2018
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

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


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?

1521 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503

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

Registration Fees

Up to 17 CPE Credits

Early Bird (through 10/22) Member/Non-member:
Day Two: $265/365
Register online using the 'Register' button above.

Other Registration Options
Day One: $265/365
Both Days: $399/599

After 10/22, 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.

Need to register more than one person?
Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to register@lcpa.org.