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Governmental Accounting Conference - A Virtual Event

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12.00 Credits

Member Price $240.00

Price will increase by $45 after 4/22

Non-Member Price $305.00

Price will increase by $45 after 4/22

Overview

Join us at the forefront of financial governance and accountability at the Governmental Accounting Conference, where professionals and experts come together to explore the latest developments in governmental accounting and auditing. This event is designed to provide up-to-date insights and answer questions attendees may have.

Key Tracks:
-Governmental Track
-Auditing Track

Session topics include: GASB Update, FASB Update, Fraud, Auditing Standards, Emerging Issues in Government Accounting, and more!

 

There is also an OPTIONAL ETHICS COURSE at the end of day two. You will be asked if you would like to add this on when you reach the checkout.

Designed For

• CPAs working in federal, state and local government
• Public practitioners with government clients
• Accounting professionals working within the municipal environment

Notice

Note: This event may qualify for Yellow Book CPE credit. Determining which sessions qualify for the Yellow Book 24-hour requirement is made on an auditor-specific basis depending on the auditor's yellow book clients. Please visit gao.gov/yellowbook for specific requirements.

Tuesday, May 14

General Session

8:30am - 9:45am GASB Update

Credits: 1.5 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

9:45am - 11:00am FASB Update

Credits: 1.5 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

11:00am - 11:10am Break

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

11:10am - 12:00pm State Auditor's Office Update

Credits: 1 - Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Break

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Breakout Session

12:45pm - 1:35pm Deep Dive into Quality Management (Part 1)

Melisa Galasso, Galasso Learning Solutions

Melisa Galasso

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting.


Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.


Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.


She also serves on the FASB's Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee (TIC), has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA's Board of Directors.
Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a "40 under 40" by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.

Credits: 1 - Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

12:45pm - 1:35pm ESG Reporting for Government Agencies

Credits: 1 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Breakout Session

1:35pm - 2:25pm 2024 Risks

Keenan McKinney, Manager, Advisory Services, Armanino LLP

Keenan McKinney

Keenan is a director in the Armanino Risk Assurance Advisory practice, where his primary area of expertise is assessing and testing internal controls systems, evaluating processes and working with management to develop recommendations for improvement. Keenan has more than 28 years of internal auditing and project management experience, including more than 10 years of government internal auditing and project management experience.

Keenan's work experience includes performance of financial and operational internal audits, process improvement reviews, construction audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) reviews and quality assessment reviews of internal audit shops using the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors for various clients in multiple industries.

Prior to joining Armanino, Keenan served as manager of risk advisory services at Brown Smith Wallace; audit manager at Aegion Corporation (formerly Insituform Technologies); staff at the firm Jefferson Wells; and audit manager of the City of St. Louis (Comptroller's Office) Internal Audit Department.

Keenan earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Construction Auditor (CCA).

 

Ronald Steinkamp, Risk Services Principal, Armanino LLP

Ronald Steinkamp

Ron Steinkamp, CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA is a Principal in the Risk Advisory Services practice at Brown Smith Wallace LLC and leads the Government Services group. Ron has over 20 years of internal audit and fraud prevention and investigation experience including 7 years as the Chief Audit Executive for the City of St. Louis. He currently provides internal audit and fraud prevention, detection, and investigative services to his clients. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Board member for the local Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Institute of Internal Auditors.

Credits: 1 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

1:35pm - 2:25pm Deep Dive into Quality Management (Part 2)

Melisa Galasso, Galasso Learning Solutions

Melisa Galasso

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting.


Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.


Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.


She also serves on the FASB's Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), the AICPA's Technical Issues Committee (TIC), has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA's Board of Directors.
Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a "40 under 40" by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.

Credits: 1 - Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

2:25pm - 2:35pm Break

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Breakout Session

2:35pm - 3:25pm Audit Standards Update

Ahava Goldman, AICPA

Ahava Goldman

Ahava Goldman, CPA, is an associate director with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Audit and Attest Standards team. She is the staff liaison for the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and supports their standard-setting activities. She is also serving as a Technical Advisor on the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). Previously, Ms. Goldman was a senior manager on the AICPA Examinations Team where she was responsible for the content and development of all sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Before joining the AICPA, she worked in public accounting at both local and national firms. She graduated magna cum laude from Stern College of Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Credits: 1 - Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

2:35pm - 3:25pm Lessons Learned: Implementation of GASB 87 and GASB 96

Credits: 1 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

3:25pm - 4:15pm Session Announcement Coming Soon!

Thomas Williamson, Partner, RubinBrown LLP

Thomas Williamson

Ted Williamson, CPA
Partner
RubinBrown St. Louis

Ted Williamson is a Partner in RubinBrown's Assurance Services Group with 22 years of professional accounting experience. Ted primarily focuses on clients in the public sector, gaming, not-for-profit, and college and university sectors. Ted is Vice Chair of RubinBrown's Public Sector Services Group and also serves as lead audit and quality control partner for multiple gaming clients.

Ted is a peer reviewer listed in the AICPA peer reviewer database, with designated governmental, not-for-profit, and gaming expertise.

Before joining RubinBrown, he served as a senior manager at KPMG LLP.

Credits: 1 - Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Wednesday, May 15

General Session

8:30am - 9:45am ChatGPT and AI in Accounting

Credits: 1.5 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

9:45am - 9:55am Break

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

9:55am - 10:45am Ransomware and the Public Sector

Credits: 1 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

General Session

10:45am - 12:00pm NASACT Update

R. Kinney Poynter

R. Kinney Poynter

Kinney Poynter is the Executive Director for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT). In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall operations of NASACT as well as the programs of the National Association of State Comptrollers and National State Auditors Association. NASACT is a professional organization whose mission is to assist state leaders to enhance and promote effective and efficient management of governmental resources. Kinney has been with NASACT since 1989, previously serving as the association's Deputy Director and various other positions.

In addition to his experience with NASACT, he has been a partner of a local public accounting firm in Lexington, Kentucky, and a principal auditor with the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, where he conducted financial, performance, and investigative audits on state agencies and local governments. While in public practice, he performed single audits on various nonprofit organizations.

Kinney has BS and MS degrees in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). He previously served on the AICPA Governing Council. He is also a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he has served as chairman of the Governmental Accounting Committee. Kinney has served as an instructor domestically and internationally on a variety of governmental accounting and auditing issues.

Credits: 1.5 - Accounting (Governmental) - Technical

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Optional Session

1:00pm - 2:45pm Optional Session: Ethical Decision Making in Accontning and Finance

This session is available to registrants and their guests

Session Pricing:

Member Price
$50.00
Non-Member Price
$70.00

Non-Member Price $305.00

Member Price $240.00