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2014 School of Governmental Finance Presentations

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Monday, November 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Introduction to Governmental Accounting - Brent Thurmond and Greg James
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Introduction to Treasury Management I - Jeff Kern, John Grady, and Kenneth Lee
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m
What is Going on With the Standards Setters? - Angela Balent and Kristen McAllister; Presentation Part 2
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Revenue Manual Development - David Keller
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Healthcare Reform for the Finance Professional: Ket Items We Need to Know - David Barton and Scott Fenstermaker
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Building a Better Budget Document - Rita Rodriguez
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Fraud Risk - Are You Covered? - Christine Dever-Homack
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Introduction to Treasury Management II - Christopher Arrington, Thomas Klinker and Lynn Nieves
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
So You Went and Got Yourself a Grant. What Now? - Deirdre Joseph
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Procurement Cards - Sonia Himmelberg
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
How To Make Your External Audit as Painless as Possible - Kellie Hendricks Connell and Tara Green
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Best Practices in Debt Management - Alex Bugallo and Jeff Larson 
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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Intermediate Governmental Accounting - Justin Stankiewicz and Alan Nast
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Municipal Bankruptcy and Implications for the Municipal Bond Market - John Hutton and David Keller
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Capital Budgeting - How to Start one of Make the One You Have More Efficient - Kent Olson
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Developing and Implementing Financial Management Policies - Jim Cooke
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Single Audit - Learn About New Major Reforms - Joel Knopp
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Budgeting and Fiscal Transparency - Dr. Earle Klay
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Effective Communication - Nicole Gasparri
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Priority Setting for Budgeting - Melanie Purcell

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1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Local Government Accountability Update - Jack Gaskins and Derek Noonan
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Economic Update - Sharon Stark and David Jang
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Converting Governmental Financial Statements to Government-Wide Financial Statements - Donna Collins
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Leadership in Teambuilding - Nicole Gasparri
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
The Budget Officer's Role in Capital Projects - Cindy Kelley
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Utility Best Practices - Valerie Broxson, Patty Sheldon, and Lockwood Wernet
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Revenue Forecasting - Emilie Smith
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Main Street Speak - Ben Finklestein and Jeff Kern
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1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Accounting Dilemmas? Where Do You Find the Answers to Your Questions? - Bert Martinez
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Human Resources Management - Current Issues - Mike Mattimore
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2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Making a Clear and Concise Accounting/Audit Presentation - Darlene Malaney and Shannon Ramsey-Chessman
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3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
GASB's New Pension Standards - Garry Green and Piotr Krekora
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Portfolio Management Techniques and Strategies in Today's Market - Steven Alexander
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Friday, November 21, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
CPA Ethics Seminar - Edward Grossman
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8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
When Politics Matter in Budgeting - Bradley Arnold
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Leadership in Technology - Louis J. Boglioli
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10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
New COSO Framework - Zach Chalifour and Doug Gillikin
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Excel'ing @ Bonds - Kevin Webb
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November 17 & 18, 2014 - Beginner "Boot Camp":
Monday, November 17th
Speaker: Lynda Dennis

The Government Environment
Fund Accounting and the Financial Statements
Typical Government Transactions
Budgeting and Internal Control
 
Tuesday, November 18th
Speaker: Diane Reichard

Review for Governmental Accounting and Reporting
The Financial Reporting Entity and Discussion of Various Accounting Issues
Financial Reporting
Accounting for Grants
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CGFO Review Courses:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Accounting & Financial Reporting
Instructor: Sarah Koser
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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Treasury Management
Instructor: Barry Skinner
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Municipal Budgeting
Instructor: Kent Olson
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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Debt Administration
Instructor: Rob Garner  
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Financial Administration
Instructor: Cheryl Miller
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