January Audio Conference Speakers

During this webinar, we will be discussing some of the challenges and best practices of Uniform Guidance since its implementation days. What are some of the most common challenges local, state, feds and/or NGOs are facing when implementing Uniform Guidance. While the intent was to streamline administrative and improve “performance, transparency, and oversight for Federal Awards,” some areas remain for many organizations receiving federal funding to overcome, i.e. administrative burden, contractor vs. sub-recipient relationship, determining portion of federal funding, etc

Bert Nuehring, CPA
Partner, Crowe
Mr. Nuehring is a partner with the public accounting, consulting and technology firm of Crowe LLP. Mr. Nuehring has been in the public accounting profession for over 30 years and has been responsible for planning, administering and supervising audit, accounting and consulting service engagements for governmental, education and notfor-profit entities. Mr. Nuehring has extensive experience with Uniform Grant Guidance compliance, compliance auditing, performance auditing, internal auditing, Enterprise Risk Management, internal controls, federal grant administration, and standards implementation. Mr. Nuehring holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Wartburg College and is a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.

Nicole Waldeck, PMP (Invited)
Senior Policy Analyst, OMB
Nicole Waldeck is a Policy Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Federal Financial Management (OFFM). In this role, Nicole collaborates to provide government-wide policy on the award, administration, and management of Federal financial assistance. She leads government-wide initiatives to improve Federal financial assistance policies, processes, and systems while engaging with Government and non-Federal stakeholders on key issues. Nicole is the OMB lead for the Performance Management Work Group for the Results-Oriented Accountability CrossAgency Priority Goal for the President’s Management Agenda. Nicole is currently pursuing her Master of Public Policy Degree at George Mason University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Nicole lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and dog Wrigley.

January 2020 Audio Conference – Uniform Guidance

Welcome Members & Non-Members

Wednesday, January 8
Audio Conference
1:00–2:50 P.M. | 2 CPEs

TOPIC: Uniform Guidance

SPEAKERS: Bert Nuehring, CPA, Nicole Waldeck, PMP

REGISTRATION: 12:45 p.m.

COST: Attendance is free to the first 30 people who register.

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 e-mail (sherri-aga@hotmail.com) by 1 pm on
Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

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

December Audio Conference – Internal Control, Controlling Your Bots

Internal Control – Controlling Your Bots
Wednesday, December 11

Audio Conference
1:00-2:50 PM CT
2 CPEs| FOS: AUDG

About this session:
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Auditing – Governmental (AUDG)

Robotic process automation (RPA) is starting to be a commonplace solution. We’ll explore two facets of RPA when considering internal controls: 1. How can RPA be used in supporting testing and monitoring internal controls and 2. What should we consider to make sure RPA is properly controlled when inserted into a process, including what auditors will be evaluating.

Speakers
Margaret Moon, Financial Systems Analyst, NSF
Moderators
Dave Fitz, CGFM, CPA, PMP, Partner, KPMG LLP
Sean Vineyard, Director, Public Sector Civilian Practice, 11th Hour Service

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

COST: $0 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
(PayPal Invoicing can be requested)

PLACE: Department of Public Instruction, GEF3 Building, 125 South Webster Street (room number sent with confirmation)

Register below or e-mail (sherri-aga@hotmail.com) by 1 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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

Registration:

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.

Register On-Line:

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.