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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

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. 

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State and Local Government Accounting Conference – Day 1


  • Length: 9 Hours
  • 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 1 - Thursday, August 22, 2013

    8:00am-8:10am - Introduction & Opening Remarks

    8:10am-9:00am – CAFR Presentation and Best Practices (Credits: 1.0 AA)

    William Blend, CPA, CFE
    Shareholder / Moore Stephens Lovelace, PA
    Winter Park, FL
    This session will cover the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR") components. We will address discuss note disclosures, required supplemental information as well as other information presented in the CAFR such as statistical information, the letter of transmittal and more. We will also provide suggestions on how to make the CAFR preparation process uncomplicated.

    9:00am-9:50am – Employment Law: What's New That You Need to Know (Credits: 1.0 TB)

    Kay L. Wolf, J.D.
    Partner / Ford & Harrison, LLP
    Orlando, FL
    Laws are changing, don't get caught unaware! This discussion of recent legislation, case law, trends as well as expectation of what the future holds is just what you need.

    10:05am-11:45am – GASB Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

    Lisa R. Parker, CPA
    Project Manager / Governmental Accounting Standards Board
    Norwalk, CT
    This session will give an overview of the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years. The session also will explain some of the projects on GASB’s current technical agenda and research agenda.

    11:45am-12:35pm – Lunch Break

    12:35pm-1:25pm - Emerging Accounting & Auditing Issues Facing State and Local Governments and Their Auditors (Credits: 1.0 AA)

    Lynda M. Dennis, CGFM, CPA, PhD
    Lecturer & Discussion Leader / University of Central Florida School of Accounting
    Orlando, FL

    This 50-minute session will discuss the status of current projects of the GASB, ASB, GAO and OMB. Financial statement preparers will be able to share steps they are taking now to prepare for GASB No. 67 and 68.Learn how stakeholders are adjusting to the world of net position and life without certain of their best-loved assets and liabilities. The status of changes proposed by OMB affecting grant compliance, administration, and auditing will also be discussed in addition to implementation issues associated with GAO's revised independence standards.

    1:25pm-3:05pm - Auditing Standards Update (Credits: 2.0 AA)

    Harold L. Monk Jr, CPA, CFE
    Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
    Gainesville, FL
    A discussion of the newly effective clarified auditing standards and any new standards recently issued.

    3:20pm-4:10pm - Auditing Procedures and Technology (Credits: 1.0 AA)

    Louis J. Boglioli III, CGFO
    Financial Services Assistant Director / City of Stuart
    Stuart, FL
    This session will cover ways to make the audit process more efficient using current technology to gather, collect, connect and analyze data to put it in the financial user's hands.

    4:10pm-5:00pm - Cloud Computing Governance (Credits: 1.0 AA)

    Christeen Russell, CPA, CISA
    Manager / Crowe Horwath LLP
    New York, NY

    As cloud computing continues to be adopted by an increasing number of organizations, it is crucial for cloud consumers to have strong processes to address cloud computing risks. Join Crowe Horwath LLP’s Christeen Russell for an overview of the risks and discuss cloud governance and mitigation solutions that organizations can utilize to embrace cloud computing.


Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 9
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Update
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Designed For: Any financial professional working with governmental accounting
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Accounting & Auditing (8 hours)
  • Field of Study 2: Technical Business (1 hours)

Learning Objectives

Major Subjects


  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Louis J. Boglioli III, CGFO , , Financial Services Assistant Director / City of Stuart Stuart, FL
    • Christeen Russell, CPA, CISA, , Horwath LLP New York, NY
    • Harold L. Monk Jr, CPA, CFE , , Partner / Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Gainesville, FL
    • Kay L. Wolf, J.D. , , Partner / Ford & Harrison, LLP Orlando, FL
    • Lynda M. Dennis, CGFM, CPA, PhD, , Lecturer & Discussion Leader / University of Central Florida School of Accounting, Orlando,
    • Lisa R. Parker, CPA, ,
    • William Blend, CPA, CFE, Shareholder/Moore Stephens Lovelace, PA
    • Background

      Bill Blend is a Shareholder at MSL and a member of the Firm’s Governmental Practice Group. Bill has over 19 years of public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit experience. He has provided services to numerous municipalities, counties, and other governmental entities.

      Professional Experience

      Bill has extensive experience in the auditing of governmental financial operations of municipalities, counties, special districts and authorities. He also provides consulting services in the area of internal control assessments, ligation support, fraud remediation, and performance reviews.

      Education, Certifications and Licenses

      • B.S. Degree in Accounting, Long Island University
      • C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant – Florida
      • C.F.E., Certified Fraud Examiner

      Affiliations and Community Involvement

      Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

      • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
      • FICPA Technical Committee
      • Instructor for the FGFOA and develops and teaches Firm auditing classes
      • FICPA Discussion Leader – Ethics for Governmental CPAs in Florida
      • Member of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA)
      • FGFOA Conference Committee
      • FGFOA Technical Committee
      • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
      • Seminole County Chamber of Commerce – Government Relations Committee

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2013 (0)
    • 2013 SLGAC Electronic Manual (0)
    • PPT Presentation for Lynda Dennis (0)
    • Rivers updated presentation (0)
    • Updated Presentation for Louis Boglioli (0)

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