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2015 School of Governmental Finance Presentations

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Monday, November 2, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Introduction to Governmental Accounting - Brent Thurmond and Greg James
 
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m
 
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m
2015-2016 ACE Award Winner - Website Transparency - Patricia L. Rambosk
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m
Real-life Case Studies in Fraud - Christine Dever-Homack

Priority Based Budgeting - Doug Thomas
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Economic Indicators - David Jang
 
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
2015-2016 ACE Award Winner - Process Improvement - Sandra Bridgeman, Connie White, and Arlin Montero
 
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Indirect Cost Allocation - Troy Tangen
 
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Best Practices-Preparing for your External Audit - Anil Harris, Sardou Mertilus, and Scott Montgomery

Creating the Gap - Nicole Gasparri

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Intermediate Governmental Accounting - Alan Nast and Justin Stankiewicz
 
TRIM - Kent Olson
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Local Government Investments Roundtable - Jeffrey Kern and Diane Reichard 
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Disaster Readiness-Before, During, and After - Richard Kerkering

A Walkthrough of the New GASB Pension Standards - Scott Anderson
 
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Budget Book Presentation - Melanie D. Purcell
 
Cyber Security Threat Landscape and IT General Controls - Caryn Reiker
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Uniform Grant Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards - Andrew Laflin
 
Current Municipal Market - Jay Glover and Jeremy Niedfeldt

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Financial Transparency for the Informed Public - Peter Lear

Social Security - Michael Carignan
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Local Government Accountability Update - Michael Gomez, Marilyn Rosetti, Mark Merry and Christina Smith
 
Is Anyone Listening? - Nicole Gasparri

3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Future Sustainability 5 Year Report - Frank DiPaolo, David Keller, and Laura Reece - No Presentation

Making Sense of Deferred Inflows and Outflows of Resources - Beila Sherman
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
ACE Award Honorable Mention - Process Improvement - Alton "Rip" Colvin, Cris Martinez, and Mausumi Das

Preparing Financial Statements Efficiently and Effectively - Paul Guzenski, Shannon Couch, Christine Divito, and Cormac Conahan
 
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Utility Infrastructure Financing - Bryan A. Mantz 

ACE Award Honorable Mention - Website Transparency - Samantha Wolfe
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Performance Measurement and Benchmarks - David Goldman
 
Excel'ing @ Bonds (laptop or iPad with Excel strongly encourage) - Kevin Webb; Excel Sheet
 
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Internal Control: A COSO Framework Update - Cathy Jackson
 
Participatory Budgeting - Francine Ramaglia

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Governmental Accounting Standards Update - Jack Reagan
 
It's Expensive, but it is Part of the Capital Budget - Peter Lear
 
3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Securities and Exchange Commission and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Update - Jeffrey Larson
 
Improving Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability - Linda Davidson and Sharon McGuire
 
Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Making the Budget Document Easy to Understand - Steven Chapman, Sarah Hannah Spurlock, and Kathi Pletzke

Maximizing Your Investment Recovery Strategy - Angelo DiPierro and Robert ColonPart 2, Part 3
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Financial Reporting for the New Pension Standards - Garry Green and Jim Rizzo

Keeping Your Investments Safe - Andy Goh and Lee Heath

November 2-3, 2015 - Beginner "Boot Camp":
Speaker: Lynda Dennis
Day 1 Presentation
Day 2 Presentation 
 
CGFO Review Courses:
 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
 
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Treasury Management 
Speaker: Barry Skinner
 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Financial Administration
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
 
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Municipal Budgeting 
Speaker: Kent Olson
 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Debt Administration 
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
 
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Accounting and Financial Reporting
Speaker: Sarah Koser

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