Broadcast: Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update
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ACPEN continues to be a national leader in educating both practitioners and government finance officials about breaking government accounting and audit issues. Our panel of experts and practitioners will review recent governmental accounting and auditing developments impacting governments and government auditors. This includes single audit and Yellow Book issues, new and recently effective GASB pronouncements, audit issues and issues on the horizon.
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- GASB pronouncements
- Single audit issues
- Yellow Book issues
- Audit issues
- Review most recent governmental accounting and auditing developments
- Discuss the new and recently effective GASB pronouncements
- Member (Early Bird)
- Non-Member (Early Bird)
Robert B. Scott
Bob Scott, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager for the City of Carrollton, where he has responsibility for all aspects of the City’s financial operations. He has a Masters degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University.
Mr. Scott began his career in public accounting, ultimately serving as an audit manager with responsibility for a large number of governmental clients. While in public accounting, he was designated by his firm as a specialist in state and local government and served a two-year practice fellowship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Mr. Scott has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting issues having recently served on the review committee for both GASB’s GASB 34 implementation guide and the GFOA’s new “Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting” (known as the “Blue Book”). He currently serves as Vice Chairman for the GFOA’s Committee on Accounting Auditing and Financial Reporting and has served in the past on the Governmental Accounting Advisory Committee (GASAC) and the AICPA’s Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee (GAAC). He also has a great interest and personal experience in improving organizational performance.
Mr. Scott is an active lecturer for the Government Finance Officers Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Southwest School of Governmental Finance, and has also co-authored several professional journal articles. He is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and various other professional organizations.Back to Facilitators
Stanley Blend, JD
Stanley Blend, JD, is a Principal with the firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP, in San Antonio, Texas. His practice covers federal income and estate tax planning, state sales tax and margin tax planning, federal income and estate tax controversies and mergers and acquisitions negotiations. In the controversy arena, Stanley has tried and won several tax cases on behalf of taxpayers in the United States Tax Court.
He has published numerous articles, principally on tax-related subjects, and has spoken on tax-related subjects on numerous occasions for various groups, including but not limited to, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and various tax institutes. He is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Back to Facilitators
David L. Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM
David L. Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM, is chairman of Cotton & Company LLP, Certified Public Accoun¬tants, headquartered in Alexan¬dria, Virginia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has a practice concentration in assist¬ing Federal and State government agencies, inspectors general, and government grantees and contractors with a variety of govern¬ment program-related assurance and advisory services. Cotton & Company has performed grant and contract, indirect cost rate, financial statement, financial related, and performance audits for more than two dozen Federal inspectors general as well as numer¬ous other Federal and State agencies and programs. Cotton & Company also assists numerous Federal agencies in preparing financial statements and improving financial management, accounting, and internal control systems. Dave received a BS in me¬chanical engineering and an MBA in management science and labor rela¬tions from Lehigh University in Bethle¬hem, PA. He also pursued gradu-ate studies in accounting and auditing at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Financial Manager. Dave served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards that advises the United States Comptroller General on promulgation of Government Auditing Standards—GAO’s yellow book. He served on the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Anti-Fraud Programs and Controls Task Force and co-authored Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide. He served on the American Institute of CPAs Anti-Fraud Task Force and co-authored Management Override: The Achilles Heel of Fraud Prevention. Dave served on the board of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and on the VSCPA’s Litigation Services Committee, Professional Ethics Committee, Quality Review Committee, and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and serves on the GWSCPA Professional Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and past-advisory board chairman and past-president of the AGA Northern Virginia Chapter. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dave has testified as an expert in governmental accounting, auditing, and fraud issues before the United States Court of Federal Claims and other administrative and judicial bodies.Back to Facilitators
David R. Bean
David R. Bean joined the GASB staff in 1990 as its first full-time director of research and technical activities. Previous to working at the GASB, he was with Ernst & Young. He also was the director of the Technical Services Center of the Government Finance Officers Association and worked for the State Comptroller’s Office in Illinois. He holds a B.S. degree from Illinois State University and is a CPA.Back to Facilitators
Carole A. Burgess, CPA
Carole A. Burgess, CPA, is an Executive Editor of PPC products for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an author of PPC's Guide to Single Audits, PPC's Guide to Preparing Governmental Financial Statements, PPC's Governmental Financial Statement Illustrations and Trends, and PPC's Guide to Religious Organizations, and a contributing author of other guides and continuing education courses. Carole is also the technical review editor of The PPC Nonprofit Update newsletter. Ms. Burgess' experience prior to joining PPC includes eleven years in public practice with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she was a senior manager specializing in state and local governments and recognized nationally as a compliance audit specialist relating to the Single Audit Act. Carole is a frequent presenter to accounting and other professional organizations including the Texas Society of CPAs.Back to Facilitators
Frank Crawford, CPA
Frank Crawford, CPA, is President of Crawford & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The firm specializes in providing auditing, consulting and accounting services solely to governmental entities.
Over the last 25 years, Crawford & Associates has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes of government, including, but not limited to many types of financial audits and attestation services, planning and executing GASB 34 implementation plans, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, contract internal auditing and internal monitoring, the development of management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, capital asset record development and expert witness testimony.
Mr. Crawford has served as the Chair of the AICPA Government Expert Panel and the Oklahoma Society of CPAs Government Accounting and Auditing Committee, and has also been involved in a number of other AICPA committees and task forces as they relate to governmental accounting and auditing, including the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, the AICPA Government and Not-For-Profit Expert Panel, the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee, and the AICPA GASB 34 Audit Guide Revision Task Force. Mr. Crawford is also currently the Chairman of the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Conference Planning Task Force, and is also a member of the Planning Committee of the AICPA’s Government and Not-For-Profit Training Conference.
Over the years, Mr. Crawford has assisted both the AICPA and GASB in the development of several implementation guides as a member of an advisory group, task force or technical content provider. His experience with GASB 34 implementation and audit issues dates back to June 30, 1999, as auditor of the first general-purpose government in the United States to implement the requirements of GASB 34. Mr. Crawford is also currently working with many of the U.S. territories, commonwealths and freely-associated states on audit finding resolution and financial analysis projects.
Frank is a frequent lecturer, trainer and discussion leader for numerous groups, including U.S. Federal Government Agencies, CPA Firms and State Societies, and has appeared in several AICPA continuing professional education videos and live satellite CPE broadcasts and Webcasts produced by the Accounting Continuing Professional Education Network related to governmental accounting and auditing.Back to Facilitators