State and Local Government Accounting Conference (SLGAC)

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introductions & Opening Remarks
General Session

GASB Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Lisa R. Parker, CPA
Project Manager / Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Norwalk, CT

Learn the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years. Explore some of the projects on GASB's current technical and research agendas.

9:50am - 10:05am
General Sessions

Bridging the Gap between IT and Accounting: Cloud, Cybersecurity, RPA, and Other Hot Topics! (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Kristina Demek, PhD, CFE
Assistant Professor

This presentation will discuss current trends impacting the space between information technology and accounting. Topics will touch on artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data privacy, robotic process automation, and the intersection of these.

Legislative Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)

Justin A. Thames, DPL
Director of Governmental Affairs / Florida Institute of CPAs
Tallahassee, FL
Laura Youmans, Esq
Associate Director of Public Policy / Florida Association of Counties
Tallahassee, FL

This session will provide an update on bills of interest from the 2020 Florida Legislative session.

General Sessions

Acounting, Reporting and August for Grants - A Recipient and Auditor Perspective (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD
Associate Instructor

This panel presentation will discuss various issues relating to grant accounting and reporting as well as auditing issues and challenges. Panelists represent grant recipients and auditors and will address grant administration and auditing compliance under OMB's Uniform Guidance.

Emerging Issues Facing Governments and Their Auditors (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD
Associate Instructor

This session will discuss emerging accounting and auditing issues affecting state and local governments and their auditors. Will provide attendees with an overview of the issues associated with implementing recent GASB standards such as fiduciary activities, asset retirement obligations, and leases. In addition, the session will discuss current GASB projects expected to have a significant impact on state and local governments and their auditors such as the financial reporting model and revenue and expense/expenditure recognition projects. Challenges relating to implementing the 2018 Government Auditing Standards will be reviewed as well.

3:05pm - 3:20pm
General Sessions

Blockchain (Credits: 1.0 AA)


Data Analytics for the Governmental Sector (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Joshua Kleinberg, CPA, CFE
National Assurance Senior Manager - Audit Data Analytics / BDO USA, LLP
New York, NY

Learn how government agencies can apply data analytic techniques to improve mission outcomes and reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. Examine innovative governmental use cases. Learn how your agency can empower business users with user-friendly analytics that enable them to make better decisions.

Friday, August 28, 2020
Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:00am
General Session

What Government Managers Need to Know About Internal Control (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Stephen J. Gauthier

A comprehensive system of internal control can be only as effective as the managers who implement and maintain it. Unfortunately, many government managers lack the training and experience to understand and appreciate internal control and the role they need to play to make it effective. This session provides a straightforward and practical approach that accounting and auditing professionals can use to educate government managers on their responsibility for internal control.

9:40am - 9:55am
General Sessions

Auditor General Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Derek H. Noonan, CPA, MBA
Audit Supervisor / State of Florida Auditor General
Tallahassee, FL

Update on Auditor General rule changes and recent laws, rules, and regulations impacting Florida local governments.  In addition, presentation will discuss some recent findings from Auditor General operational audits of local governments.

Department of Financial Services Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Ryan D. Nolan

Recap on Department changes and challenges over the last year. 
Discuss new changes and challenges as a result of recent legislation and the departments response to those developments.
Present the LOGER and XBRL projects and how the taxonomy being developed will impact the Local Governments.
Discuss the GREAT Act and its place in the financial reporting world.
Provide update on Blockchain Task force create by Chater 2019-52, LOF.

General Sessions

GASB 87 Practical Excercise (Credits: 1.0 AA)

Yvonne M. Clayborne, CITP,CPA
Audit Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Melbourne, FL

Case studies and considerations to help your government prepare for the implementation of the new lease accounting standard.

The Brendan Dassey Confession: Lessons for Interviewers (Credits: 2.0 AA)

Michael B. Hood
Director / 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC
Hillsborough, NC

In the Netflix series, Making A Murderer, 16-year-old Brendan Dassey confessed to participating in a murder, but there are many opinions regarding the validity and accuracy of the confession.  Using snippets and statements from the actual confession, participants will dissect the interviewer's role critiquing what went right/wrong while also discussing how to utilize these findings to perform better interviews in the future.