GFOAT POST-INSTITUTE EVENTS (SEPARATE FEES)
I. PUBLIC FUNDS INVESTMENT ACT WORKSHOP— PART ONE AND TWO
April 17-18, 2012
$140 each day (The fee includes lunch both days.)
Tuesday, April 17 – Part One
12:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Come early for lunch served at Noon in the meeting room.)
Wednesday, April 18 – Part Two
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
After the GFOAT Spring Institute, the Center for Public Management and GFOAT will sponsor a Public Funds
Investment Act workshop at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.
The Public Funds Investment Act requires chief financial officers, treasurers, and investment officers of local
governments to receive ten hours of investment training every two years. In addition, new investment officers are
required to receive ten hours of training within the first twelve months after assuming their duties. A new two-year training cycle began on September 1, 2010. Completion of this two-part workshop satisfies this requirement.
You can sign up on the registration form included in this brochure or at www.gfoatconference.org. The number of participants is limited, so register today.
II. Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting—PART ONE AND TWO
April 17-18, 2012
$150 (The fee includes lunch both days.) 10 CPE Credits for Part One and Two
After the GFOAT Spring Institute, the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas will sponsor a workshop on the basics of governmental accounting and financial reporting at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.
This workshop is offered in response to a request from the membership to hold more extensive training in accounting and financial reporting. Our coordinators have blended the best of national GFOA’s “Boot Camp” materials with our own state experts. The sessions will be moderated by Georgetown Deputy City Manager Laurie Brewer, CPA, CGFO. You will hear from practitioners like our FRRR Committee Co-Chair Keith Dagen, assistant finance director of Richardson, as well as an auditor’s perspective from such experts as Kevin Smith, with Crowe Horvath, who also serves on our FRRR Committee. And you will hear an academic view from such educators as Terry Patton, Ph.D., Midwestern State University, who has presented for our group several times with great ratings.
Tuesday, April 17
PART 1 (Arrive at noon for a sack lunch; the session will begin at 12:30 p.m.)
During these five hours of CPE, you’ll be introduced to GAAP and have basic terminology defined. You’ll hear about funds and fund types, followed by the measurement focus and basis of accounting principles. The day will end with a discussion of fund balance and net assets.
Wednesday, April 18
PART 2 (Arrive at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast; the session will begin at 8:10 a.m.)
This half of the program will pick up with Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) reporting requirements,
including the combining and individual sections. After lunch, which will be provided, the session will conclude with MDA, transmittal letter, and the statistical section. The target conclusion time is 1:30 p.m.
participants is limited, so register today.