November Audio Conference – Wednesday November 20, 2019

Welcome Members &
Non-Members
To the New 2019-2020
Program Year!

Wednesday, November 20
Audio Conference

November 20 | 1–2:50 pm | 2 CPEs

TOPIC: Building a Culture of Ethical Excellence

SPEAKER: Dr. Lyall Swim

REGISTRATION: 12:45 pm – Webinar 1:00 pm

COST: Attendance is free to the first 30 people who register. A wait list will be created if more than 30 people sign up.

PLACE: Department of Administration, 101 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI (room number sent with confirmation)

Register below or e-mail (sherri-aga@hotmail.com) by 1 pm on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We  can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

An ethical crisis happens in an organization, and the normal response is to create additional rules to handle the breach and ensure that that breach doesn’t happen again. But is this the right response? Or by creating more policy – more prescription – do we actually set ourselves up for an even more catastrophic ethical breach the next time?

So if policy or prescriptive rule making isn’t the answer; what is? This webinar will look at four key actions organizations can take to build a culture of ethical excellence and develop the individual and organizational ethical muscle needed to create trust with key stakeholders.

Key Take-aways

Learn about the downsides of a compliance or prescriptive approach to ethical behavior. Gain understanding around a framework that enables you to build ethical muscle and move away from a compliance-only approach.

Learning objectives:

During the webinar you will learn the fundamentals of four tools you can use to create a more holistic approach to building a culture of ethical excellence:

1. Conducting 3 Factors audit;

2. Constructing a values hierarchy;

3. Assessing obligations; and

4. Identifying organization’s catastrophic risks.

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42nd Accounting and Financial Management Conference

2019 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM

42nd ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

CPE CREDITS 7 HOURS

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
University of Wisconsin Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 890-3000

The Association of Government Accountants
Advancing Government Accountability

7:30 a.m. Registration — 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Conference

Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors, IT personnel, and accountability professionals whose responsibilities involve governmental accountability and financial management. This conference is designed to enhance understanding of some of the problems encountered today in the public sector, inform of public policies and emerging issues, and provide managerial techniques to affect positive changes. The 42nd Annual Accounting and Financial Management Conference continues the Association of Government Accountant’s commitment to a planned program of professional education and development for public sector financial managers.

Format: Lecture, Question & Answer

Level: Update/Overview

CPE Credits: 7 hours

Fee:

  • AGA Member $40
  • Non-Member $80
  • Retired AGA Member $30

Registration Closed April 23, 2019

Note: Fees include breakfast rolls, fruit, and beverage, lasagna buffet luncheon with salad and dessert, and afternoon refreshments.

No refunds or cancellations will be accepted after April 23, 2019.  Substitutions are permitted.

Register below or mail printed registration form (42nd Annual Symposium Brochure – May 8, 2019) to Association of Government Accountants, PO Box 1454, Madison, WI 53701-1454

*** Space is Limited to 185 People ***

Registration Contact: Sherri Voigt at 608-576-5473 or sherri-aga@hotmail.com

For Symposium content questions and specific dietary requests, contact: Mary Laufenberg at 608-438-9375 or maryendres6998@gmail.com

Membership

If you are not currently a member and you would like to join AGA to take advantage of the member rate for this training, visit the National AGA web site and include a copy of your membership application with your registration to help speed our processing. http://www.agacgfm.org/Membership.aspx

Remember, membership benefits include not only a reduced price for this training, but also national publications, discounts on other chapter and national training events, and a free luncheon meeting from the chapter at the time of joining.

Membership dues are as follows:

  • Government—$100/year—available to individuals with three or more years of government experience.
  • Private Sector—$160/year —available to sole proprietors and individuals working for private companies, corporations, or partnerships.
  • Young Professional—$45/year— available to individuals with less than three years of any experience.
  • Student—FREE electronic membership—available to full-time college/university students that are not gainfully employed.

Please note that these are the dues charged by AGA national, and that the Southern Wisconsin Chapter does not charge any additional chapter dues.

Ethics Webinar – Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 10 | 1–2:50 p.m. | 2 CPE

TOPIC: Ethics

SPEAKER: Nathan Mueller, Fraud & Ethics Awareness Speaker, Co-author of Lessons From An $8 Million Fraud

REGISTRATION: 1:30 p.m. – Webinar 2:00 p.m.

COST:  Attendance is free to the first 35 people who register. A wait list will be created if more than 35 people sign up.

PLACE: State Education Building, General Executive Facility 3 (GEF 3)
125 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3474
Rm P41 (ground floor).

Register below or by e-mail (sherri-aga@hotmail.com) by 1 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

This is a real-life example of fraud and the lessons that can be learned about the importance of controls, segregation of duties, system controls, processing controls, physical safeguards, controls in a time of change and the reality of the fraud triangle. In this webinar, we will cover a number of strategies to prevent fraud including fraud awareness training, ethics training, forensic analytics, internal control framework testing, goal setting, core values, fear of failure, transparency, and positive organizational behavior and how those would have affected this fraud.

Speaker

Nathan Mueller
Fraud & Ethics Awareness Speaker, Co-author of Lessons From An $8 Million Fraud

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to identify:

  • What was missing at ING that allowed the Fraud?
  • Lack of segregation of duties (Check Retrieval)
  • Lessons learned on prevention
  • Importance of controls
  • Physical safeguards (Checks, inventory)

 

GASB Update – Webinar February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6
Webinar

February 6 | 1–2:50 p.m. | 2 CPE

Topic:  GASB Update

Program Level:  Overview
Prerequisite:  None
Advance Preparation:  None Required
Field of Study:  Accounting (ACCG)

This webinar will highlight recently issued standards, due process
documents, and recent GASB activities on the following topics:

  • Leases
  • Financial reporting model and conceptual framework
  • Revenue and expense recognition
  • Public private partnerships
  • Note disclosures
  • Conduit debt
  • Subscription-based information technology arrangements
  • Fiduciary activities

Speakers

  • David Vaudt, Chairman, GASB
  • David Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activities, GASB
  • Lisa Parker, Senior Project Manager, GASB
  • Roberta Reese, Senior Project Manager, GASB
  • Scott Reeser, Supervising Project Manager, GASB

REGISTRATION:  12:30 p.m. – Webinar 1:00 p.m.

COST:  Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members

PLACE:  UWSA Service Center, 660 West Washington Ave

Register below or by e-mail by 1 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license.  We  can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

December Webinar Rescheduled – Internal Control

Internal Control

Ensuring Effective Quality Management of the A-123 Program

December 18 | 2–3:50 PM ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUD

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Auditing (AUD)

IMPORTANT: Due to National Day of Mourning and Federal government offices closing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, this webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18. All current registrants will be notified as soon. 

Financial leaders responsible for Risk and Control programs will discuss steps they are taking and tools they use to ensure quality in their organization’s A-123 programs to avoid surprises and increase efficiency and effectiveness of risk and control assessments.

Speakers

  • Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director, NSF
  • Mark A. Krieger, CPA, Director, Office of Finance, USPTO

Moderator

  • Daniella Datskovska, Director, TFC Consulting Inc.

REGISTRATION: 12:30 p.m. – Webinar 1:00 p.m.

COST: Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members

PLACE:  UWSA Service Center at 660 West Washington Ave, 2nd floor

Register below or by e-mail to Sherri Voigt by 1 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

December 5, 2018 Webinar – Internal Control

Welcome Members and Non-Members

IMPORTANT: Due to National Day of Mourning and Federal government offices closing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, this webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18. All current registrants will be notified as soon. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 1–2:50 p.m. | 2 CPE
Internal Control
Ensuring Effective Quality Management of the A-123 Program

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None Required
Field of Study: Auditing (AUD)

Financial leaders responsible for Risk and Control programs will discuss steps they are taking and tools they use to ensure quality in their organization’s A-123 programs to avoid surprises and increase efficiency and effectiveness of risk and control assessments.

Speakers

  • Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director, NSF
  • Mark A. Krieger, CPA, Director, Office of Finance, USPTO

Moderator

  • Daniella Datskovska, Director, TFC Consulting Inc.

REGISTRATION: 12:30 p.m. – Webinar 1:00 p.m.

COST: Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members

PLACE:  UWSA Service Center at 660 West Washington Ave, 2nd floor

Register below or by e-mail to Sherri Voigt by 1 pm on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

November 28, 2018 Webinar – Ethics – Escape the BlindSpot Zone

Welcome Members/Non-Members

Wednesday, November 28
Webinar
November 28 | 1–2:50 p.m. | 2 CPE

TOPIC: Ethics – Escape the BlindSpot Zone

SPEAKER: Kevin McCarthy
Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, BlindSpots, LLC

REGISTRATION: 12:45 p.m. – Webinar 1:00 p.m.

COST: Attendance is free to the first 30 people who register. A wait list will be created if more than 30 people sign up.

PLACE: Regent Street Area-Exact Site To Be Determined
Details will be sent to registrants

Register below or by e-mail to Sherri Voigt by 1 pm on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site attendance.

November 28, 2018 Webinar Speaker

About This Month’s Speaker

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy
Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, BlindSpots, LLC

The problem with making ethical decisions is you don’t always know you are in the middle of an ethical dilemma. Our speaker spent 33 months in a federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit because… he had blind spots. What are your blind spots doing to you? We all have numerous blind spots. They are nearly impossible to recognize if we are not looking for them.

Learners will discover how to make better decisions and enjoy richer relationships at work and home by:

  • Discovering your unconscious assumptions that are impacting your decisions and behavior
  • Learning how to quickly recognize your blind spots so you can avoid unnecessary hardships
  • Unmasking the hidden biases that creep into every decision-making process
    Learning and applying simple but effective decision-making tools

Presentations from 41st Annual Symposium

Thank you to all who presented and attended AGA Southern Wisconsin’s 41st Annual Symposium on May 9, 2018.

Please find the following presentations from our speakers:

 

41st Annual Symposium – Deadline is April 24, 2018

2018 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM
 REGISTER TODAY!
**Deadline is April 24, 2018**

41st ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

CPE CREDITS: 7 HOURS
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
University of Wisconsin Union South

The Association of Government Accountants
Advancing Government Accountability

7:30 a.m. Registration — 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference

Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors, and individuals whose responsibilities involve governmental accountability and financial management. This conference is designed to enhance understanding of some of the problems encountered today in the public sector, inform of public policies and emerging issues, and provide managerial techniques to affect positive changes. The 41st Annual Accounting and Financial Management Conference continues the Association of Government Accountant’s commitment to a planned program of professional education and development for public sector financial managers.

Full Agenda: AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter Annual Symposium

Fees:

  • AGA Member $40
  • Non-Member $80
  • Retired AGA Member $30

Symposium Registration Should be Received by April 24, 2018

Mail Registration: Association of Government Accountants
PO Box 1454
Madison, WI 53701-1454

REGISTER ONLINE

Registration Contact: Sherri Voigt, 608-266-2814, sherri-aga@hotmail.com