2019 Government Accounting & Auditing Conference - BOTH DAYS (GAAC19)
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11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019
When: November 14 & 15, 2019
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana  70508
United States
Presenter: Various

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2019 Government Accounting & Auditing Conference

November 14-15 • DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette

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Things are constantly changing in the world of government A&A and this conference gives you exclusive access to the state’s regulatory leaders and award-winning speakers, so you get the latest information straight from the major players. If you audit governmental entities or are on the finance team for a governmental entity, this is your best in-state opportunity to get up to speed on GASB, Yellow Book, fraud schemes, technology, and more.


Thursday, November 14
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:50 am

2018 Yellow Book

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

Government Auditing Standards, otherwise known as “the Yellow Book.” The standard will affect all auditors who perform audits of government and nonprofit organizations who receive federal funds, or where application of GAO standards is required by law, regulation or contract for periods ending June 30, 2020, and later year-ends. It does not address the standards applicable to performance audits.

8:50 – 9:40 am GASB Update
Becky Hammond, CPA, CISA, CITP, CGAP • Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC • New Orleans, LA
9:40 – 10:00 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:00 – 10:50 am

Louisiana State Inspector General Update

Stephen B. Street, Jr., JD, CIG • Louisiana Inspector General • Baton Rouge, LA

This session will cover Criminal White Collar and Public Corruption Investigations.

10:50 am – 12:00 pm Detailed Lease for Government, Implementation
Don McLean, CPA • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1:00 – 1:50 pm Drones, IoT, and AI for Fraud Examination and Auditing
Deniz Appelbaum PhD • Montclair State University • Montclair, NJ
1:50 – 2:50 pm

SAS Update and Internal Controls

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

This session will review SASs 134 through 137, which will substantially change auditor reporting requirements beginning December 31, 2020. It will also cover the importance of identifying of design deficiencies in internal control in the information gathering phase of the audit.

2:50 – 3:10 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:10 - 4:20 pm

Cybersecurity: Analyzing and Addressing the Risks to Your Technology Systems

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

Addressing cybersecurity has changed significantly over the last 5 years. Attacks on your technology systems and data have become more complex and are now focusing on ransom and financial fraud. While network penetration still must be addressed, we must also look at fake links, fraudulent emails, malicious websites, and even bogus phone calls and texting. This session will look at Social Engineering, the importance of a security training program, and why cybersecurity is more than just an IT responsibility. We will demonstrate how to identify and address email threats, ransomware, and scams.

4:30 – 5:20 pm
Lagniappe Session

Accounting for Federal Grants

Edwin K. Legnon, CPA • Director of Finance and Reporting – Louisiana Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit • Baton Rouge, LA

This session will cover lessons learned and common missteps made by grantees of Federal Grants and what auditors and auditees should be looking for.

Friday, November 15
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:50 am Legislative Auditor Update
Daryl Purpera, CPA, CFE • Louisiana Legislative Auditor • Baton Rouge, LA
8:50 – 9:50 am Single Audit Update Including the 2019 Compliance Supplement
Becky Hammond, CPA, CISA, CITP, CGAP • Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC • New Orleans, LA
9:50 – 10:10 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:10 – 11:00 am Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures
Bradley Cryer, CPA • Louisiana Legislative Auditor • Baton Rouge, LA
11:00 – 11:50 am Legal Update
Jenifer Schaye, JD, CFE • General Counsel – Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA
11:50 am – 12:50 pm Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
12:50 – 2:00 pm

Risk Assessment Under GAAS

Kurt Oestriecher, CPA • Oestriecher & Company • Alexandria, LA

It has been several years since the Auditing Standards Board issued the Risk Assessment Standards, yet our profession still struggles with implementation. A recent survey of peer reviewers found over half of 400 audits they reviewed were non-conforming due to lack of compliance with the risk assessment standards. This session will highlight not only the standards, but also implementation and integration with practice tools such as PPC Smart Practice Aids.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Is it a Fiduciary or Not?
Pamela Dolan, CPA • Governmental Accounting Standards Board • Norwalk, CT

The implementation of GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities, is quickly approaching and many governments will need to assess whether their activities should be presented in as a Fiduciary Fund. This session will help in identifying fiduciary activities as required by Statement 84, and also will incorporate the guidance in GASB’s Fiduciary Activities Implementation Guide.

3:00 – 3:20 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:20 – 4:20 pm Excel: 15 Things You Should Know
Steven Kraemer • Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

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DoubleTree by Hilton

1521 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA

Group Rate: $129*
Cut-off date: 10/30
Group code: LCL

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*Note: Mention LCPA’s 2019 Government Accounting & Auditing Conference
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Registration Information

CPE: Up to 17 Credits

Acronym: GAAC19

To register online, use the ‘Register’ button below.
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.

Both Days

Members: $459
Non-Members: $659


First Day Only

Members: $315
Non-Members: $415


Second Day Only

Members: $315
Non-Members: $365