ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing.
Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January.
Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.
To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below.
CPAs in government have the honor and responsibility of serving the public's best interests. They also know that it's no simple task-learning best practices from colleagues and taking a look at the big picture are all part of the due diligence.
That's why the 2013 FICPA State and Local Government Accounting Conference is a must for CPAs working in or with government. Get a detailed Yellow Book refresher; listen to an update from the Office of the Auditor General, learn how to approach accounting rule changes and sharpen your perception with an update on fraud awareness and detection. Hear public accounting experts and legal pros along with insiders from the GASB and the GAO.
Day 2 – Friday, August 23, 2013
8:00am-8:50am – Auditor General Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)
Beau Brooks, CPA
Lead Senior Auditor / State of Florida Auditor General
This session will provide an update on recent developments related to the Auditor General's local government responsibilities. The update will include law and rule changes, revised example financial indicator assessment procedures.
8:50am-9:40am - Yellow Book Update (Credits: 1.0 AA)
9:55am-11:35am - Single Audit Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)
Mary M. Foelster, CPA
Director, Gov Auditing & Accounting / AICPA
There never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to single audits. The presenter will fill you in on the following: An update on the content and status of proposed revisions to the single audit rules; the latest on changes to auditing standards that relate to single audits; and a summary of related.
11:35-12:35pm – Lunch Break
12:35pm-2:15pm – Panel Discussion (Credits: 2.0 AA)
Thomas F. Reilly, CFE, CPA
Partner / Holland & Reilly, CPAs
Alan G. Nast, CPA, PA
Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Jay S. Kominsky, CPA, CPM
Director of Financial Services / Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller
Dade City, FL
Jeffrey M. Tuscan, CPA
Partner / Tuscan & Company, PA
Ft Myers, FL
A panel of CPAs in public practice, government, and the Auditor General staff will participate in a panel discussion of current topics relevant to CPAs practicing in the state and local government environment.
2:15pm-3:05pm - Fraud and System Integrity-Lessons from Real Life Solutions to Carry You Forward (Credits: 1.0 AA)
Jeff Roth, CISSP-ISSEP, CISA, CGEIT
System Security Engineering Principal
Fact-each of our organizations will need to address either potential or actual fraudulent activities that either were directly caused or greatly exacerbated by poor system security engineering or IT Governance. This session will walk through real world case studies and identify specific root causes and respective cost effective measures to be employed.