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Government Accounting & Auditing Virtual Conference

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(Check-In 8:30am EST)

Virtual

8.00 Credits

Member Price $359.00

Non-Member Price $519.00

Overview

You could pay $0 for this course!
This course qualifies for reimbursement through the State Workforce Training Express Fund. Firms/companies with fewer than 100 staff will receive 100% of the cost of training reimbursed. You must register for this course and apply for reimbursement through the Workforce Training Express Fund website a minimum of three weeks before the start date of the course to be eligible. The course code for this program is C-1859. To learn more click here or contact Julia Ekelund at jekelund@mscpaonline.org.

MassCPAs is excited to present our Government Accounting & Auditing Conference this spring! Based on feedback from our members, this year’s conference will be offered virtually for one day only and is ideal for CPAs working in federal, state or local government, public practitioners with government clients and any accounting and auditing professionals interested in emerging developments and updates. This year, we’ll be joined by our featured speaker, Lisa Parker, CPA, CGMA, along with other experts in the field who will provide updates on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Department of Revenue (DOR), single audits and more!

Thursday, June 13

General Session

8:25am - 8:30am EDT Welcome and Opening Remarks

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

8:30am - 9:20am EDT Peer Review Update

Douglas Rodrigues, Managing Partner, Rodrigues, Drum & Company, LLC

This session will cover key aspects of peer review administration, including the transition from MassCPAs to New England Peer Review (NEPR), as well as upcoming challenges due to enhanced documentation in specific areas, compliance testing for Yellow Book and Single Audit and effective risk assessment for auditees. We’ll also address essential considerations in commercial audits, such as ASC 840-842 and ASC 606 documentation, and the anticipated new Quality Management Standard in 2035. 

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

9:30am - 10:30am EDT Hot Topics at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) – Part 1

Lisa Parker, Senior Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker is a project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Prior to joining the GASB, Lisa worked for Runyon Kersteen Ouellette CPA’s for 10 years, the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as their Finance Director and interim Town Manager for 2 years, and the City of Saco, Maine as their Finance Director for 8 years. Parker is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also a member of the Association of Governmental Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as their President. Parker also has previously served as President of the Maine Governmental Finance Officers Association, an Executive Board member of the New England Governmental Finance Officers Association, and a member of a National GFOA standing committee. Parker attended Boston College and the University of Southern Maine graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Hear an overview of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements that will become effective in the coming fiscal years. You’ll also get an explanation of select projects on GASB’s current technical and research agendas. 

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

10:40am - 11:40am EDT Hot Topics at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) – Part 2

Lisa Parker, Senior Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker is a project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Prior to joining the GASB, Lisa worked for Runyon Kersteen Ouellette CPA’s for 10 years, the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine as their Finance Director and interim Town Manager for 2 years, and the City of Saco, Maine as their Finance Director for 8 years. Parker is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is also a member of the Association of Governmental Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as their President. Parker also has previously served as President of the Maine Governmental Finance Officers Association, an Executive Board member of the New England Governmental Finance Officers Association, and a member of a National GFOA standing committee. Parker attended Boston College and the University of Southern Maine graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

11:40am - 12:20pm EDT Lunch Break

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

12:20pm - 1:20pm EDT Bureau of Accounts Update

Deborah Wagner, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Deborah Wagner

Deborah Wagner is the director of accounts for the Division of Local Services (DLS) of Massachusetts. Having been with the DLS for almost 24 years, she began her career in the Education Audit Bureau, auditing school districts related to funding they received under the Education Reform Act of 1993. Prior to this role, Wagner was with the Bureau of Accounts for the last 22 years as a field rep and regional office supervisor. Before working with the DLS, she started her accounting career in public accounting at KPMG and was an internal auditor at Baystate Health Systems.

We’ll discuss current issues relevant to municipalities in the Commonwealth, including a discussion of the Municipal Empowerment Act. 

 

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT Cybersecurity and Fraud Session

Scott Augenbaum, Scott Augenbaum LLC

Scott Augenbaum

After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee, Scott Augenbaum became a special agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, NY Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit and was responsible for managing the FBI’s Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006 he was transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad.

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT Implementing Generative AI in Governmental Accounting

Karl Ahlrichs

Karl Ahlrichs

Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP is a national speaker, author and consultant who presents on the issues people face in all industries. Often quoted in the local and national media, he has decades of strategic consulting, using risk management and good organizational development theories to bypass “best practices” and move directly to “next practices.” Additionally, Ahlrichs is a CPE presenter for the Business Learning Institute and for more than a decade, he was the program chair for the Indiana Society for Human Resources Management’s annual conference. He is a regular contributor to The Journal of Accountancy and has facilitated an invitation-only CFO Roundtable for Central Indiana for more than 20 years.

This session will cover future sustainability and talent shortage solutions through a blend of risk management and people strategies. Objectives will be presented from the perspective of the client, employee and organization, and will cover topics including strategies for selecting and leveraging AI for talent shortage relief, navigating ethical concerns and understanding risks. We’ll also explore potential outcomes of proper implementation, poor implementation and avoidance with an emphasis on addressing human resources and workforce issues, which are key to long-term success. 

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

3:50pm - 4:40pm EDT TBD

This session is available to registrants only.

General Session

4:40pm - 4:45pm EDT Closing Remarks

This session is available to registrants only.

See Who's Coming
  • Sharon Blazejowski - MP P.C. (Springfield, 01144)
  • Robert Briand - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Kathleen Carpenter - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Chad Clark - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Grady Connor - Lynch Marini & Associates, Inc (Norwell, 02061)
  • Adrianne Cook - Jeffrey C Kirpas & Co, PC (Newburyport, 01950)
  • Domenick Coppola - Domenick J Coppola CPA (Wareham, 02571)
  • Richard Eagleston - tonneson + co (Wakefield, 01880)
  • Meaghan Flaherty - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Paul Gargano - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Jim Giusti - James J Giusti CPA PC (Georgetown, 01833)
  • Timothy Harrison - Borgatti Harrison & Company (Framingham, 01701)
  • George Hunt - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • David Irwin - Adelson & Company PC (Pittsfield, 01201)
  • Eric Kinsherf - Eric A Kinsherf, CPA (Sagamore Beach, 02562)
  • Daniel Kirpas - Jeffrey C Kirpas & Co, PC (Newburyport, 01950)
  • Robert Lynch - Lynch Marini & Associates, Inc (Norwell, 02061)
  • Kyle Martin - tonneson + co (Wakefield, 01880)
  • Mary May - tonneson + co (Wakefield, 01880)
  • John McNamara - Sullivan Bille PC (Andover, 01810)
  • Michael Minton - PKF JND, P.C. (Quincy, 02169)
  • Thomas Moretti - PKF JND, P.C. (Boston, 02109)
  • Jack Norris - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Donald Piatt - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Antonio Roselli - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Adam Schremser - Goulet Salvidio & Associates PC. (Worcester, 01605)
  • Katie Scopelleti - Commonwealth of Mass (Boston, 02114)
  • Edward Spellman - Town of Braintree (Braintree, 02184)
  • Tracy Vaughan - Goulet Salvidio & Associates PC. (Worcester, 01605)
  • Terenzio Volpicelli - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Lucia Walker - New England Interstate WPCC (Lowell, 01852)
  • Michael Wilkinson - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)
  • Brooke Williams - MP P.C. (Springfield, 01144)
  • Amanda Wolfe - PKF JND, P.C. (Quincy, 02169)
  • Branden Young - Roselli, Clark & Associates, CPAs (Woburn, 01801)

Non-Member Price $519.00

Member Price $359.00