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Register On-Line for 40th Annual Symposium

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Fortieth Accounting and Financial Management Conference

AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter

Fortieth Accounting  and Financial Management Conference

May 10, 2017

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

University of Wisconsin
Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53705

Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors and IT personnel 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 40th 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.
CPE Credits: 7.0 hours
Fee: AGA Member $37
Non-Member $75
Retired AGA Member $25
Registration deadline: April 27, 2017

Agenda and Registration: 40th Annual Symposium

On-Line Registration Available

September 2016 Lunch Meeting Webinar

September 2016 Lunch Meeting Webinar

September 14 | 1–2:50 p.m. CT | 2 CPEs

TOPIC: Avoiding Surprises and Assessing Risks: Building on Today’s Internal Controls

DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TIME: 1:00 – 2:50 p.m.

COST: Free for Members, $10 for NonMembers

PLACE: State Office Building (home of DFI, Tourism, DVA, WHEDA) 201 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703

REGISTRATION: Contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 with your name, membership status, at (608) 266-2814,  sherriv@live.com, or register below:

 

 

Avoiding Surprises and Assessing Risks: Building
on Today’s Internal Controls

September 14 | 1–2:50 p.m. CT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

Learn how governments across the country are strengthening their internal control processes by setting new parameters for risk management. These new parameters help governments identify challenges early, bring them to the attention of agency leadership and develop solutions. On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a revised version of OMB Circular No. A-123, which addressed internal controls. The revised circular was broadened and now addresses Management’s Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control. Similarly, under North Carolina’s Enhancing Accountability in Government through Leadership and Education (EAGLE), each agency must perform an annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting and compliance. By performing this assessment, agencies can identify risks and compensating controls that reduce the possibility of material misstatements, misappropriation of assets and noncompliance with governmental rules and regulations. This webinar will examine emerging trends in internal control by examining both the federal and North Carolina initiatives.

Speakers:
Wynona Cash, CICA, EAGLE Team Lead, North Carolina Comptroller’s Office Mike Wetklow, MPA, CGFM, CPA, Deputy CFO, National Science Foundation

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisite: None

Advance Preparation: None required

Field of Study: Governmental Accounting

This webinar offers two (2) CPE hours for participants who attend the entire training. Site coordinators will receive an email confirmation one day before the start of the training that will contain the PIN code and instructions for participants to verify and retrieve their certificates.

CPE Hours earned during this event can be used to fulfill CGFM CPE requirements. To learn more about the CGFM Certification, contact AGA’s Office of Professional Certification.

AGA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. www.learningmarket.org.

 

March 23 Audio Conference – Internal Controls

March 23 | 1-2:50 p.m. | 2 CPEs Available

TOPIC:  INTERNAL CONTROLS

DATE:  Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1:00-2:50 p.m.

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

PLACE: WI Department of Tourism, 201 West Washington Ave, Madison, WI, 1st Floor Conference Room

The AGA Southern Wisconsin chapter is sponsoring one link to this session. In-room attendance is required for the awarding of CPE. The National AGA Office has not yet posted the speaker/title details for this session. We will send a follow-up notice once available.

f you are interested but unable to attend this session, individual session links are available through
https://www.agacgfm.org/Training-and-Events/Learn-Online/Webinars/2015-2016-Offerings/Internal-Controls.aspx at $49 for members.

RESERVATIONS: Contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 with your name, membership status, at (608) 266-2814 or sherriv@live.com

Or Register on-line below:

Annual Symposium – May 11, 2016

AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter Annual Symposium
UW – Madison Union South
May 11, 2016

2016 Annual Symposium Brochure

AGENDA – GENERAL SESSIONS

  • 7:30-8:00   Registration – Varsity Hall 2, Union South
  • 8:00-8:05   Opening Remarks/Welcome Mary Laufenberg, Chapter President
  • 8:05–9:20  Highway Traffic Funding in Dane County
  • Laura Larsen, Budget & Program Evaluation Manager, City of Madison
  • 9:20-9:35   Break
  • 9:35-11:40 Uniform Grant Guidance
  • Leah L. Nikaidoh, National Single Audit Coordinator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 11:40-12:30  Lunch – Varsity Hall 3
  • 12:30-1:20 Public Private Collaboration
  • Arjun Sanga, Executive Director, WiSys Technology Foundation
  • 1:20-1:35   Break
  • 1:35-2:40 Highlights in Business Ethics
  • Warren “Boz” Bostrom, Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance, College of St Benedict/St John’s University (CSB/SJU)
  • 2:40-2:55   Break
  • 2:55-3:55  Highlights in Business Ethics continued

 

 

Audio Conference – Evidence Based Policy Making: January 13, 2016

Evidence Based Policy Making – Making the Right Decision to Improve Programs

January 13, 2016
1-2:50 p.m. CT
2 CPE

Governments at all levels make budget and policy choices each year that have long-term effects on the services provided and dollars spent delivering those services to the public. Studies have shown that government leaders can make better decisions and achieve better results by using rigorous evidence to inform, enable and operate programs more strategically. Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has developed a framework for governments to build and support a system of evidence-based policymaking.

Speakers: Torrey Silloway, Manager, Pew Charitable Trusts, Gary VanLandingham, Director, Pew Charitable Trusts

Moderator: Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

TOPIC: EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
COST: FREE FOR MEMBERS — $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS
PLACE: WI Department Of Transportation, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, room 421

RESERVATIONS: Contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 with your name, membership status, at (608) 266-2814 or sherriv@live.com. OR Register Below:

Invoicing is Available

Training: Ethics in the Workplace – December 2, 2015

Ethics in the Workplace

Dec. 2 | 1–2:50 p.m. CT | 2 CPEs

(This training webinar is FREE to all.)

Being ethical and understanding ethics and ethical principles is of growing importance in today’s workplace, in both the public and private sectors.

We will discuss various ethical situations that arise as well as the risks and rewards of being ethical. We will talk about the appropriate actions to take and the correct methods to use.

This webinar will cover the approaches to ethical challenges in the workplace. We’ll discuss policies, procedures and the methods to handle situations and ethical challenges that we encounter. This webinar will be interactive and practical—no theory. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout the webinar.

Speaker:

  • Leon Young, Consultant and Educator, Leon Young Seminars

    ​Learning Objective: To understand the ethical issues in the workplace and to be capable to handle them objectively. To be able to differentiate between facts and rumors and to recognize real ethical issues. To be aware of the risk-taking component of being ethical.
    Program Level: Overview
    Prerequisite: None
    Advance Preparation: None required
    Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

    CPE Information

    This webinar offers two (2) CPE hours for participants who attend the entire training.  Site coordinators will receive an email confirmation one day before the start of the training that will contain the PIN code and instructions for participants to verify and retrieve their certificates.

    Location

    WHEDA Building, 201 W Washington

    Cost

    Free to all attendees

    Registration

    Register below or by contacting Sherri Voigt at sherri2.voigt@dot.wi.gov or sherriv@live.com by 11 a.m. Monday, November 30

October Audio Conference Webinar – Oct. 21, 2015

Welcome Members and Non-Members

  • 2 CPEs Available

REGISTER BELOW

Fraud poses a significant risk to the integrity of federal programs and erodes public trust in government. Managers of federal programs maintain the primary responsibility for enhancing program integrity and managing fraud risks. Hear from two individuals tasked with combating government fraud and learn from their unique perspectives.

This webinar will present:

  • An overview of the Government Accountability Office’s Fraud Risk Management Framework, released in July 2015 and developed in part with guidance from state and local audit associations.
  • A discussion of the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Medicare
  • Takedown,” a wide-ranging antifraud initiative that succeeded in June 2015 through a partnership among federal agencies with assistance from state and local levels.

Speakers:

  • Ryan S. Coble, Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General, HHS
  • Linda S. Miller, Assistant Director, Homeland Security and Justice, GAO

Learning Objective: Understand how government financial managers at federal, state and local levels can use GAO’s Fraud Risk Management Framework to develop or enhance efforts to manage fraud risks in a strategic, risk -based manner. Understand the OIG’s role in auditing and investigating fraud through recent examples of HHS -OIG’s efforts to investigate healthcare fraud.

Topic:  FRAUD RISK MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

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

Place:  WHEDA — 201 W Washington, 1st Floor conference room

Reservations:  Register below, or contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015 with your name, membership status, at (608) 266-2814 or sherriv@live.com

 

Free 2-CPE ethics web conference to be held in Madison

free live web conference entitled, “How Do You Spell Success?  E-T-H-I-C-S!” will be presented via chapter-paid web conferencing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS),1 West Wilson Street, Room 751, Madison, Wisconsin.

The presenter will be Frank C. Bucaro, CSP, CPAE, a professional writer and speaker on ethics and the author of the upcoming book, If Good Ethics is Good Business, What’s the Problem?  Frank has spoken, trained and written on the benefits of ethics for two decades.

The training objective is to learn techniques for applying ethical guidelines to a variety of professional situations. No matter what the setting, what the company or what the industry, everyone admits that good ethics is good business. This web conference will share with you insights, tips and techniques to help your ethics program truly become the foundation of a successful enterprise.  The program will explore these concepts:

E = Experience: Experience is not what happens to you, but what you make of what happens to you. Learn from the lessons of life and use that wisdom. Values are caught not taught. Think back, who modeled those life values to you?  That wisdom that stands the test of time.  Identify, embrace and integrate those values and in every decision you make in life.

T = Training: Train yourself to keep asking the question: “Am I doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason?” This question is bound to keep you more ethically focused.

H=Hindsight: Hindsight gives us that opportunity to, hopefully, look more objectively into the past in order to analyze, discern, and when necessary, make appropriate changes.

I = Intuition: What does your “gut” tell you is the right thing to do? View intuition as your personal moral code, because deep down, you know what’s right and wrong! Tap this “gift” of self-reflection for it will lead to better decisions, which lead to better results!

C = Customer, Community: Here’s where people go “astray.” Your best advertising is word of mouth. Your worst advertising is word of mouth. What’s the difference? How you treat your people consistently and what is that treatment based on, should be your values, your ethics and the focus of building relationships.

S = Stewardship: Your mission statement, your values statement, every internal/external communication, all must reflect your commitment to stewardship.

The conference qualifies for 2 Continuing Education Credits (CPEs) upon request, which you can enter on the day of the conference. 

The DHS Office of Employee Development and Training (OEDT) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Southern Wisconsin Chapter are sponsoring this conference.  The AGA national office charges a fee to chapters and others to host sites for the conference.  Our chapter paid the fee and is offering this conference free to both members and non-members. 

For this conference, you will need to register in advance on the Training page on the DHS WorkWeb site, https://4.selectsurvey.net/DHS/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=trainingregistration.  

For questions, contact Sherri Voigt at sherriv@live.com or (608) 266-2814.