Past Events

Apeil 27-28, 2022

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Click here to see the full agenda.
CPEs to be provided by the AGA Dallas Chapter.

  • City of Dallas: CFO Update (Elizabeth Reich, Chief Financial Officer, City of Dallas) - The CFO of Dallas will give an update on general fund revenues, COVID-19 response funding, financial management highlights (pensions, infrastructure, pay settlements, and reserves), and the ballot initiative to renovate Fair Park and build a new convention center | Bio & Presentation
  • Lead from Within (Elena Tercero) - Being a great leader beings and ends with us. During the session we will discuss the importantance of being a great leader and why it's important we start with ourselves. | Bio & Presentation
  • In the Trenches with In the Trenches with Tableau, Pivot Tables, Fuzzy Lookup & Benford’s Analysis (Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CPA, CGFM, CGMA) - This presentation will explore and get down in the trenches with various technologies available to auditors, accountants, and others who are interested in mining your data. We will particularly focus on using Excel, Fuzzy Lookup, Benford's Law analysis, and Tableau. | Bio & Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 2022 Click here to see the full agenda.
CPEs to be provided by the AGA Ozarks Chapter.

  • Fraud as it Relates to the Government (Julia Mast, CPA, CFE, ABV, CFF, Director, BKD) - A detailed look into fraud at the government level as it relates to recent trends, COVID's impact, peronal accounts of encountering fraud on the job, and ways to mitigate the risk. | Bio & Presentation
  • How to Attract and Retain Talent and Diversity in the Public Sector (Rochelle Yoap and Ross Roark, City of Springfield) | Yoap BioRoark Bio & Presentation
  • Leading in Today's Work Environment (Matt Griswold, People Centric Consulting Group) - This session will discuss how to be an effective leader in today's work environment when communication is more important than ever. | Bio & Presentation

January 19, 2022

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  • Mobile Device Management: Opportunities to Strengthen Data Security and Identify Cost Savings (Loren Schwartz, Partner, Cotton & Company and Matt Gorman, Partner-Elect, Cotton & Company) | Schwartz Bio, Gorman Bio & Presentation
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the CDC’s Response to COVID-19 (Terrance W. Perry, Director, Office of Grants Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) | Presentation
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Federal Government: A 70 Year Old Love Story Still Going Strong (Fola Ojumu, Partner, Kearney & Company) | Bio & Presentation

October 13, 2021

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  • Connected Business: How Any Organization Can Use Automation and Analytics to Improve Performance. (Drew Burns and Nick Mortensen, Eide Bailly LLP) - The market is filled with buzzwords like RPA, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. But what do they really mean? What problems are they solving? And how can they be applied in a business setting? Together we’ll break down several of the latest industry buzzwords to see why they are so hyped and how they can be used to improve performance at work. | Burns Bio; Mortensen BioPresentation
  • The AGA IG Survey:  Charting The Course of Independent Oversight (David Zavada and Daniel Scarola, Kearney & Company) - This session will address the results of AGA’s 2021 IG Survey sponsored by Kearney & Company. The session will be interactive and touch upon the major themes and specific discussion topics resulting from this most recent AGA Survey. It will include many of the pivotal changes to independent oversight resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. | Zavada Bio; Scarola Bio & Presentation (available upon request)

March 24-25, 2021

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
CPEs provided by the AGA Ozarks Chapter.

  • Bad Accounting Leads to Bad Decisions (Sheila A. Weinberg, CPA, Truth in Accounting) - This session will provide an overview of Truth in Accounting’s pension database and pension funding across the 50 states and most populated U.S. cities. The session will also discuss how politicians shortchange pension funds to claim “balanced” budgets, and how nobody is breaking the rules; the rules themselves are the source of deception.
  • Ethics (Sam Schriver, CPA, CFE, BKD Forensics and Valuation Services) - In this session, Mr. Schriver will cover ethics and other key related concepts in different industries, examples of crossing the ethical boundary, and how to identify unethical behavior.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
CPEs provided by the AGA Dallas Chapter.

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  • Should I Put on Pants Today for This Webinar? (Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, Eide Bailly, LLP) - We’re over a year into the pandemic. Many of us spent almost the entire year (or more) working from home. Not only are we working from home, but we may also be caregivers to those older and younger than us. Somehow, we’ve made it work. Hear from someone who has done it since 2010. What are the pitfalls, tricks and techniques used on a daily basis to not go stir crazy? How best can we balance our work with our life when the two collide? | Bio & Presentation
  • GSA’s Adventures in RPA (Anthony Cavallo, General Services Administration) - This presentation will share GSA’s journey with RPA from concept, implementation, and future technology plans. We’ll then explore some of the more compelling use cases we have delivered with RPA. Finally we will conduct a demonstration on how easy it is to build a bot. | Bio & Presentation
  • Emerging Technologies Related to Risk, Controls, and Compliance (Alyssa Fusisi, CPA CRMP-Fed, CISA, CGFM, Kearney & Company) - During this session, Ms. Fusisi will share emerging technologies that organizations have found improved their risk assessment processes, as well as overall monitoring of internal controls over reporting and compliance.  The availability of technology solutions can provide organizations opportunities to better focus assurance activities on the areas of greatest risk and provide integrated and coordinated reporting.  | Bio & Presentation
  • The CFO of the Future Now (Mike Wetklow, CPA, CGFM and Jesse Simons, CGFM, PMP, National Science Foundation) - In November 2020, the CFO Community celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the CFO Act demonstrating unparallel accomplishments in FY 2020 audits despite the COVID-19 pandemic environment.  Many ask, what could be next for financial management?  This session explores a potential path for the future and where we can unlock financial management value to provide mission support through data, information and knowledge to suppot decision making.  | Wetklo Bio; Simons Bio & Presentation

January 11, 2021

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Topics and Speakers: 

  • GASB Update - Lisa R. Parker, CPA, CGMA, Governmental Accounting Standards Board - This session will give an overview of the GASB pronouncements that become effective in the coming fiscal years. The session also will explain some of the projects on GASB’s current technical agenda and research agenda. | Bio & Presentation
  • Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime - Ben Robertson - The average computer user does not know the risk they assume when using devices that connect to the internet. These dangers include exposed Wi-Fi networks, public Wi-Fi networks, and weak or universal passwords. Many of these dangers are unknown to the majority of the populace and people generally assume they are safe when using Wi-Fi at home or in places like Starbucks. However, this is not the case. This session will highlight these dangers and teach attendees simple techniques to protect themselves. | Bio & Presentation
  • SBA Payroll Protection Program Updates - Laura Wardwell, CPA, Valliance Bank - Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated on US soil in March, there have been numerous relief efforts mounted by the US government to mitigate the economic impact of the large-scale health crisis. The CARES Act signed on March 27th included many different assistance programs, including the Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program. Facts and circumstances related to the program are still evolving, but this session will provide information related to the initiation and implementation of the program, as well as the effectiveness. The session will also cover the effect of the program on the banking system, which distributed the funds for the SBA, and the impact of the program on Oklahoma banks. | Bio & Presentation

 

 

 

 


October 29, 2020

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Topics and Speakers: 

  • AGA 71st National President Platform: Legacy, Leadership & Transformation – Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP, AGA National President and Principal, Grant Thornton LLP | Bio & Presentation (available upon request)
  • Managing in the COVID-19 Environment – Chelley Hilmes, CPA, CGFM, Director of Finance and Administration, Oklahoma Department of Transportation; John Rich, CPA, CGFM, Director of Financial Management, General Services Administration; Riley Shaull, CPA, CGFM, Accounting Instructor, University of Central Oklahoma; and Brandie Fisher, CGFM, Grants Analyst, City Utilities, Springfield, Missouri | Hilmes Bio; Rich Bio, Shaull Bio; Fisher Bio & Presentation
  • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas – Dave Cotton, CPA, CFE, CGFM, Chairman, Cotton & Company LLP; and Melinda DeCorte, CPA, CGFM, Partner, Cotton & Company LLP | Cotton Bio; DeCorte Bio & Presentation

 

 


May 14, 2020 Virtual PDT

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Topics and Speakers:

  • Put Your Auditor Hat On: Controls and Red Flags for Bots in the Finance Function – Andrew C. Lewis, Partner, KPMG LLP | Bio & Presentation
  • Navigating the Federal Grant Environment for Audit and Financial Professionals – Kieran Coe, Grant Thornton LLP | Bio & Presentation
  • Moving your Organization Data to the Cloud – Ron Ritenour and Nick Biggers, RSM US LLP | Ritenour Bio; Biggers Bio & Presentation
  • Bonus: Failure IS an Option - Clint Tuttle, University of Texas at Austin | Bio **CPEs for this Bonus Lunch & Learn provided by the AGA Austin Chapter.

October 24, 2019 PDT

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Topics and Speakers:

  • Psychology of Fraud: Secrets, Conspiracies and Hidden Patterns; Insights from a Fraud Investigator - Shauna Woody-Coussens, BKD | Bio & Presentation
  • Improper Payments Reporting - Michelle Philpott, GAO and John Stevens, USDA | Philpott Bio ; Stevens Bio & Presentation
  • Data Analysis in Financial Management - Carla Flores, DOI | Bio & Presentation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Financial Managers - John Gioeli, Becker | Bio & Presentation
  • 15 Secrets on Time Management - Danny Martinez, BKD | Bio & Presentation
  • Improving Cybersecurity Through Effective Assessments - Ron Ritenour, RSM US LLP | Bio & Presentation


May 16, 2019 PDT

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October 25, 2018 PDT

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May 17, 2018 PDT

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Jan. 25, 2018 PDT

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April 2017 PDT - "Prevent and Protect: The First Line of Defense"

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May 2016 Quarterly Meeting

Topics and Speakers:
  • John Homan, AGA National President - Issues and Challenges in Government Accountability
  • Project Management for Accounting and Audit Professionals - Kaki Roberts, AGA South Central Regional Vice President
  • Data Analytics for Auditors - Trish Wheeler and Michelle Richards, DHHS

April 2016 PDT - “Innovate, Transform, Achieve”

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January 2016 Quarterly Meeting

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  • Jay Demmler - Bio - The Internet of Things
  • John Trubey, GAO, "Tomorrow Never Dies - Ethics and Fraud in the 21st Century"

October 2015 Quarterly and Monthly Meeting

Topics and Speakers:
  • Robert Rivas - Auditing In A War Zone
  • AGA Webinar - Speaker Bios GAO Fraud Risk Management in Government Programs HHS OIG Medicare Fraud & Program Risks
  • Data Reliability for Performance Auditors
  • The Impact of Private Loans Assisting in the Funding of a College Degree in Texas - Dr. Kimberly Walker 
  • Seven Habits of Highly Wonderful People - Rena Pederson 
  • The Dallas Center for Performance Excellence - Mark McDaniel 
  • DHS Office of Inspector General's Proactive Approach to Auditing FEMA - Tonda Hadley Bio and Presentation
  • A non-traditional approach to funding long term school districts' programs and facility needs - Dr. James Terry
  • A wake-up Call? Fight Back Against Cybercrime - Ricky Link 
  • Update on Government Auditing Standards and Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. - Jim Dalkin 
  • Jose Lineros Bio and Presentation - The Anatomy of a Wi-Fi Hack
  • Affordable Care Act 101: What the Health Care Law means for Individuals and Small Businesses 
  • Health Care Fraud

October 2014 PDT - Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Solutions

Topics and Speakers:
  • IRS Criminal Investigations and Identity Theft - IRS
  • The More Things Change... - Kinton Bio and Presentation
  • Dallas District Initiatives & Funding Sources 
  • Maximizing Investigative Return on Investment 
  • Cybercrime and Data Breach Response - PwC Bio and Presentation
  • Digital Transformation as a Paradigm Shift for Today's Challenges - Mallela Presentation

2014 Monthly Meeting

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April 2014 PDC - Living in a Digital World

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January - March 2014 Monthly Meeting

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2013 PDT and Monthly Meeting

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