Registration Open:

7:00 AM - 8:20 AM


8:20 AM - 4:40 PM



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CPE Credit:


Field(s) Of Study:

Earn 7 CPE Yellow Book Credits.

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Member: $370.00
Nonmember: $455.00

Discounts available:

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  • 8:30am – 10:20am – GASB Update: What’s Here and What’s Coming
    • Take a deep dive into Statement 83 – Asset Retirement Obligations and Statement 88 – Certain Debt Disclosures. Plus, get up-to-speed on the impending Statement 84 – Fiduciary Activities and Statement 87 - Leases.
      Scott A. Reeser, CPA, Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • 10:25am – 11:15am – GASB 84 and Potential Impacts
    • Identify steps to ensure proper reporting of transactions for the upcoming standard requirement and how it will impact your funds.
      Christine Torres, CPA, Crowe LLP
  • 11:20am – 12:10pm – GATA – Ensuring Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Discuss problematic issues with the Audit Report Review Process including parent/child audits, sub-standard standard audits, grant award reconciliations and peer review issues.
      Lori Beeler, CPA, Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
      Carol A. Kraus, CPA, Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
  • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – The New State and Local Government Affiliate Interpretation
    • Walk through the four new affiliate definitions to determine how independence is applied to financial statement audit engagements.
      Nancy Miller, CPA, CGMA, KPMG
  • 1:55pm – 2:45pm – Internal Control for State and Local Governments: Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse
    • Gain an understanding of the COSO internal control framework and how to apply it using the GAO’s Green Book.
      Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD, CGFO, University of Central Florida
  • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Blockchain for Government: A Brave New World
    • Interpret the basics of how it works, how it is currently being used, obstacles for implementation and how to get started or to just further explore.
      John Kleb, CPA, MBA, Sikich LLP
  • 3:50pm – 4:40pm – Yellow Book Changes: What They Mean for Auditors
    • Understand the GAGAS framework for conducting high-quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity and independence.
      Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, PhD, CGFO, University of Central Florida