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Phoenix Chapter of the AGA - 26th Annual Professional Development Training

The Phoenix Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants presents:

2019 Professional Development Training

April 26, 2019

Rio Salado College, Conference Center

April 26th | Breakfast and Lunch Included     Education Seminar 8:00am - 4:30pm | 8 CPEs 

2019 Professional Development Training
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Session 1 (8:10AM – 9:00AM): Your Professional Opportunities and Journey
Speaker: John Lynskey, CGFM, CPA - National AGA President
Description: How can we all take advantage of professional opportunities provided.  How can we all maximize our professional journey.  We are all given opportunities and how do we make the most of them.

Session 2 (9:10AM – 10:00AM) Yellow Book Updates
Speaker: Kathleen Wood, CPA - Arizona Auditor General's Office
Description: The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued the Government Auditing Standards—2018 Revision, which apply to government auditors. This session will provide an overview of these important updates since the 2011 Revision of the standards.

Session 3 (10:10AM – 11:00AM) 2019 GASB Updates
Speaker: Michael Stelpstra, CPA - Arizona Auditor General's Office
Description:  GASB recently issued proposed implementation guidance on its new fiduciary activities and leases standards—the biggest standards most governments will need to address in the next few years. This session will review the proposed guidance along with other standards Arizona governments will need to implement in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. We will also look at other short- and long-term projects GASB is working on.

Session 4 (11:10AM – 12:00PM) Municipal Bond Market Update and Trends
Speaker: Kurt Freund - RBC Capital Markets
Description:  The majority of America’s infrastructure is financed through the issuance of municipal bonds by State, local and other governmental entities. This session will provide an update on current issues and trends in the municipal bond market, including the impacts of tax reform on both issuers of municipal debt and the investors who purchase these securities, and what the future may hold for tax-exempt bonds and funding infrastructure in America.

Lunch 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 5 (12:30PM – 1:20PM) 2019 State Treasurer’s Updates
Speaker: Mark Swenson
This session  will provide an update on how the State Treasurer's Office investments are doing, what the projections are for the future, provide any new or proposed legislative changes impacting the Treasurer's Office, and discuss how the Education Land Trust for Schools funding is doing.

Session 6 (1:30PM – 3:10 PM) Economic Development Panel Discussion
Panelists: Cindy Smith, CPA (facilitator) - ASU, Micah Miranda - City of Chandler, Christine Mackay - City of Phoenix, and Dan Henderson - Town of Gilbert

Ice Cream Social 3:10PM - 3:30PM

Session 7 (3:30PM – 4:20 PM) Audit Updates, Including Cybersecurity in Financial Statement Audits  
Speaker: Brian Hemmerle, CPA, CFE - Henry+Horne
This presentation will cover the recent updates to auditing standards as well as a look at the upcoming projects the AICPA is currently working on. We will then dive into IT controls and security that all state and local governments can focus on in this ever changing environment of information technology.

John Lynskey, CGFM, CPA,  AGA National President
Kathleen Wood,CPA Technical Manager at Auditor General's Office
Michael Stelpstra, Manager in Professional Practices Group at Auditor General's Office
Kurt Freund, Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets 
Mark Swenson, Deputy Treasurer 
Micah Miranda, Development Director at City of Chandler
Christine Mackay, Phoenix Community Economic Director at City of Phoenix
Dan Henderson, Economic Director at Town of Gilbert 
Brian Hemmerle, CPA, CFE, Senior Manager at Henry + Horne

Presentation Materials:
Session 1 - Professional Opportunities,


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