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25th Annual Accounting and Auditing Update schedule released

The 25th Annual Accounting and Auditing Update is scheduled for October 11 & 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM—4:30 PM. Kathleen Davies, CPA-PA, CISA, CGFM, CGAP, CFE will be the guest speaker. The event will be held at the Kentucky History Center located at 100 West Broadway Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. Doors open at 7:30 AM. Lunch will be catered by Family Affair Catering. Morning and afternoon snacks and beverages will also be provided. Sixteen Hours of governmental CPE are available to participants. Training materials will be posted to website by October 6, 2016. The Brochure with registration is available for download.

Training Agenda:

Tuesday, October 11—Accounting:

GASB Update (GASB 76 through 82)
GASB Reporting Model – What is next?
GASB Other Specialized Applications such as Endowments, Research Grants, Commodities, Sabbaticals, Special Assessments, and Escheated Properties
Avoiding Common GFAO CAFR Review Errors
Internal Control Update – COSO/Green Book/GAFR/GFOA: An Elected Officials Guide
Wednesday, October 12—Auditing:

Analytical Review Update
SAS 129 through 131 & SSAE Updates
GAO’s Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs Released July 28, 2015
Why Is There Still So Much Fraud, Waste, And Abuse?

Training materials will be posted to website by October 6, 2016 at www.CKYAGA.com

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

kathleen-a-daviesKathleen A. Davies, CPA-PA, CISA, CGFM, CGAP, CFE

Ms. Davies has 25 years of experience that includes inspections, investigations, performance auditing, financial auditing, A-133 auditing, government and not-for-profit accounting, internal control assessments, process analysis and improvement, training1, professional development, human resource management, and IT auditing.

Ms. Davies is the Chief Administrative Auditor for the Delaware Auditor of Accounts. She is responsible for the administrative and the professional audit and investigative operations of the Office. In addition to performing and contracting for engagements, the Office also maintains a Fraud Hotline for the citizens of Delaware to report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse of Federal and State funds.
Ms. Davies came to Delaware in January 2010 via the New Jersey Office of State Comptroller (OSC), which was established in 2008. Her duties were to perform independent audits that focus on fraud, waste, and abuse for the almost 1,900 governmental units throughout the state. Ms. Davies joined the office as a member of the senior staff to help establish the OSC.

Ms. Davies began her career with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General in 1991 and gained invaluable experience working on all types of engagements and administrative projects. In 1998 she was promoted to Quality Control for the Department and, in 2005, left the Department as the Director of Quality Control, Information Technology Audits, & Training to join the staff of the AICPA. As a member of the AICPA, Professional Ethics Division, she performed technical investigations of government and not-for-profit audits.

Ms. Davies has served, and continues to serve, on various committees and boards, including National State Auditor Association (NSAA) Quality Control Committee, and has extensive experience performing NSAA Peer Reviews on Independent State Audit organizations throughout the nation. Memberships include Government Financial Officers Association, International Association of Certified Information Systems Auditors, Association of Government Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, And American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves as the Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Intergovernmental Audit Forum and has served on the Executive Committee in various capacities for many years. She has most recently been invited to join the International Institute of Performance Auditors as an Advisory Board Member, and will be working with the group on developing an international certification program for performance auditors.

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