March 28, 2018
SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity

Participants will learn:

  • The principles of the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) triad
  • We will review case studies highlighting actual incidents and relate them to the CIA triad
  • The principles of risk-based security assessment including the elements of criticality, threat and vulnerability
  • We will review examples in order to clarify why this is important to the lay-person and will explain your role in this process
  • What data owners and system users can do to help their IT staff better secure their systems
  • We will review: 1) what questions you should be asking your IT staff, 2) what information you should be providing them and 3) how your business unit can work with the IT staff to affect a positive change in your cyber-preparedness 

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Audit Risk Analysis and Other Considerations

April 11, 2018
SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity

ASU Director of University Audit, Lisa Grace, CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, will present on the topic of Audit Risk Analysis and Other Considerations.

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2018 Professional Development Training

April 27, 2018
Rio Salado College, Conference Center

8 hours of CPE. Price includes a light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

Session 1 (8:10AM – 9:00AM): Professional Resiliency
Speaker: John Lynskey, CGFM, CPA

Session 2 (9:10AM – 10:00AM) Government Revenue GASB 33
Speaker: Brian Hemmerle, CPA, CFE

Session 3 (10:10AM – 11:00AM) Arizona Management System
Speaker: Ryan Allison

Session 4 (11:10AM – 12:00PM) IT Risks and Best Practices
Speakers: Michael Hiett and Ricard Carrillo
Information technology (IT) is an increasingly important part of conducting operations and financial reporting for governmental organizations but is not without its risks. This session will present an overview of IT risks and best practices available to help mitigate those risks, and what governmental organizations can do to help ensure that its management, finance, and IT groups take a coordinated approach to incorporating best practices.

Lunch 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 5 (12:30PM – 1:20PM) 2018 Treasurer’s Updates
Speaker: State Treasurer's Office Representative
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 – 2:45 PM) 2018 GASB Updates
Speakers: Donna Miller, CPA and Michael Stelpstra, CPA

Session 7 (3:15PM – 4:30 PM) Issues in Implementing Accounting Systems, Panel Discussion
Robert Harwood, CPA and Angie Flick - Maricopa County
Michael Smarik, CPA -  State of Arizona
Tanya Wright, CPA - Town of Gilbert
This session will be a discussion among key personnel with the State of Arizona, Maricopa County and the Town of Gilbert about their recent involvement in new accounting system implementation projects.  The objective of this session is to hear the lessons learned from these projects and what the opportunities and pitfalls were. 


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Fraud/Data Analytics

May 16, 2018
SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity

Learning objectives: Participants will learn about types of data and available tools to look for signs of fraud. They will gain understanding of data analytics processes, the application of various data analysis techniques and evaluating results of the analysis.

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June 13, 2018
SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity

Learning objectives: 

  • Learn the ethical leadership model to apply the six virtues to realize the public-sector goal of preserving the public trust and the public good.
  • Develop an understanding of why earning and maintaining the public trust is vital for the viability of governmental organizations, and what role accounting and finance professionals play in building that public trust.
  • Develop an understanding of the need for good governance and how it is influenced by ethical leadership for effective risk mitigation. 

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