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If you work within the municipal environment or complete governmental audits, you don't want to miss this conference.
YELLOW BOOK: May qualify for Yellow Book CPE based on your unique audited entity.
Businesses registering 6 or more receive a discount. Check out the group Livestream pricing here! To ensure the health and safety of attendees and to follow the local and federal guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic, group registration process is below:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your participant list (names & emails)
- Webcast confirmation emails will be sent direct to each participant
- OSCPA will provide the group contact with an invoice
Conference is developed by the OSCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing Strategic Committee.
DAY 1: Thursday, April 30, 2020
- GASB Update & Enterprise Fund Review
Lisa R. Parker, CPA, CGMA, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
This session will cover general GASB updates including but not limited to: an update on all pronouncements that are currently effective, the Board's technical agenda, and all pre-agenda research projects. An overview of enterprise funds will also be discussed.
- PERS and All That Jazz
Carol Samuels, Piper Sandler Companies
PERS, PERS, PERS. So often in the news, so little understood. How does it work? Why do costs only seem to go up? Did the Legislature ‘fix’ the problem, or will it continue to be an issue for municipal budgets into the future? What are the implementation and financial issues associated with the bill? What are ‘side accounts’ and how can they be used to help defray some of these costs? These questions and more will be answered in as clear a way as the topic of PERS allows.
- Data Analytics
Ian Green, CGAP, CFE, CISA, Masters of Economics, Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
Overview of data analytics and data visualization techniques for government auditors.
- COVID-19 Regulatory Update & Business Considerations
Tracy Dutey, CPA, Don Ewalt, CPA, & Megan Kurz, CPA, MAcc, KDP Certified Public Accountants LLP
This session will cover the financial impacts of COVID-19 response efforts, effects on local governments and auditors, and questions to help you plan and prepare for the unknown.
Day 2: Friday, May 1, 2020
- Transforming Lease Reporting – A Look Into GASB 87
Timothy R. Gillette, CPA, CFE, CGMA Talbot Korvola & Warwick LLP & Jonathan D. Grover, CPA, City of Hillsboro
GASB gave agencies 4 fiscal years to implement and transform your lease accounting system when it issued GASB 87 in June 2017, and for good reason. This overhaul affects every lease longer than 12 months. In this session, we discuss technical components of implementing GASB 87, as well as diving into a case study of early implementation done at the City of Hillsboro. We will highlight pitfalls to avoid, best practices, recommendations from the implementation guide, and GFOA comments on the City of Hillsboro’s post implementation CAFR. If you haven’t started caring about GASB 87 already, now is the time!
- Oregon School Finance: Accountability and Transparency
Michael Wiltfong, Oregon Department of Education
This session will review areas of risk in the State School Fund, which is Oregon’s primary source of funding for K-12 education. Also, there will be an update on what the Department of Education is doing in response to Governor Kate Brown’s recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding the recent audit of Portland Public Schools and the Department. Governor Brown’s recommendations are aimed at improving transparency, accountability and outcomes for students and school districts, and this is an opportunity to influence that work.
- Municipal Audit Law and Oregon Minimum Standards Update
Amy I. Dale, CPA, Licensed Municipal Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State Audits Divison
This session will highlight common findings noted during a review of 2018 audit reports and provide guidance for complying with the requirements of the Oregon Minimum Standards. This session will also provide an overview of the annual legislative report summarizing municipal audits and a general update on the municipal audit program.
- GFOA's New Approach to Ethics: Giving Voice to Values
Shayne Kavanagh, Government Finance Officers Association
GFOA’s new code of ethics outlines the values that are essential to building trust in our communities, but putting these values into action can sometimes be difficult. In fact, ethical tragedies are often the result of people who sit silently on the sidelines afraid or uncertain of what to do about a transgression. In this session, you will learn a distinctive new approach to these situations called “Giving Voice to Values” by working through real-life scenarios of ethical challenges that have occurred in governments. NOTE: This session does not qualify for ethics CPE.
- Single Audit New Programs
Bradley G. Bingenheimer, CPA, Boldt Carlisle + Smith & Tonya M. Moffitt, CPA, Merina + Co
This session's discussion will include how to handle new federal programs as an entity and as an auditor. We will be discussing some examples of ones we have seen in Oregon and how our firms and clients addressed them. Since there is limited guidance, we sometimes have to get creative.
If you would like to register for this event, please contact OSCPA at 800-255-1470, 503-641-7200, or email email@example.com.