2017 Louisiana Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference - BOTH DAYS (GAAC17)
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11/2/2017 to 11/3/2017
When: 11/2-3/2017
8:00 AM until 4:20 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Road
United States
Presenter: Various

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Governmental entities of all shapes and sizes are under more scrutiny than ever. The need for constant improvements in processes, increased demands for transparency, and ever-changing regulations all combine to make your job increasingly complicated. And the stakes have never been greater.

The 2017 Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference will give you the tools you need to slash through the red tape, make sense of recent changes, and cut a clear path to success. The lineup is packed with seasoned practitioners and local officials so you’re getting the information you need from the people who know best.

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

Gold Sponsor
Thursday, November 2
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am

GASB Update

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

Coming soon.

9:30 - 9:50 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
9:50 – 10:50 am

New Louisiana Governmental Audit Guide & Other Initiatives of the Legislative Auditor

Suzanne Elliott, CPA • Quality Assurance/Research Manager Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

Tips on using the revised Louisiana Governmental Audit Guide, and information on other new initiatives being implemented by the Legislative Auditor.

10:50 – 11:50 am

The Psychology of Fraud

David Yellott, CPA, CGMA • East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

This session will look at the psychology of occupational fraud, discuss the significance of sociopaths in examining the fraud triangle, and focus on classic rationalizations.  It is estimated that 3-5% of the American population is made up of psychopaths and sociopaths.  These people need no rationalization to commit occupational fraud.  The other 95% of the population does.  This session will examine some of the classic rationalizations used in committing occupational fraud and our role in counteracting these rationalizations.

11:50 am - 12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 – 2:10 pm

Statewide Agreed-Upon Procedures & Practical Application

Bradley Cryer, CPA • Director of Local Government Services Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA
Tim Green, CPA, CGMA • Allen, Green and Williamson, LLP • Monroe, LA

Coming soon.

2:10 – 3:10 pm

The Unified Single Audit Circular: What Have We Learned?

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

Coming soon.

3:10 – 3:30 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:30 – 4:20 pm

Legal Update & Top 10 Most Asked Legal Questions

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

In this presentation, we will give a broad overview of the answers we give with regard to critical issues arising in the areas of Public Bid; Budgeting; Meetings & Records; Social Media in the Workplace; Contracts; Travel Costs; and Ethics.  We will also integrate into this presentation 2017 statutory changes which impact our answers.

4:30 – 5:20 pm
Bonus Session

Techniques for Conducting Forensic Audits

Brent McDougall, MBA, CIA, CFE, EnCE • Forensic IT Audit Coordinator/Sr Investigative AuditorLouisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

This presentation will focus on providing examples of procedures and techniques used in Investigative audits which attendees will be able to incorporate into their own work.

Friday, November 3
6:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 – 7:50 am
Bonus Session

Microsoft Excel: Useful Features

Steven Kraemer • Advisory Services Senior Advisor Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

This presentation is intended to teach participants how to use some of the features of Microsoft Excel that may be useful to them. Examples of topics that will be covered include charts, keyboard shortcuts, and a variety of functions.

8:00 – 9:00 am

GASB 68: Leases

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

GASB 68 was issued in June 2017 and is effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, with earlier adoption encouraged. This standard will impact both lessees and lessors of non-financial assets, and contains significant changes in how entities account for a lease

9:00 – 10:00 am

GASB 75: Practical Applications

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

Coming soon.

10:00 – 10:20 am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:20 – 11:20 am

2017 Yellow Book Exposure Draft: What’s New?

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

Coming soon.

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

The Control Environment

Eric Sloan, CPA • Advisory Services Manager, Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA
Mike Battle, MPA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA • Advisory Services Manager, Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office • Baton Rouge, LA

Mike Battle and Eric Sloan are Managers in Advisory Services.  Based on their experiences with local governments, they will be providing their thoughts on the significance of the "Tone at the Top" and its impact on government operations and audits.

12:20 - 1:20 pm Lunch
1:20 – 2:20 pm

ASU 2016-14 Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities: Change Is Coming!

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

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. This ASU will change the way all NFPs classify net assets and prepare financial statements. It is effective for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. This session will recap on the key changes we can expect to see in NFP financial statements, what organizations should be doing to prepare, and how to communicate with your Board and other stakeholders around the impact of the new accounting standard.

2:20 – 2:40 pm Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:40 – 4:20 pm

Cybersecurity: Analyzing & Addressing the Risks to Your Technology Systems

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

Coming soon.

Doubletree by Hilton
1521 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503

Rate: $135
Group Code: LPA
Cut-off Date: 10/18

Registration Fees

Up to 18 CPE Credits

Early Bird (through 10/18) Member/Non-member:
Both Days: $399/599
Register online using the 'Register' button above.

Only want to register for one day?
Day One /Day Two: $265/365

After 10/18, 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.