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State Auditor's Office 2021 Audit Conference

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Date(s): Aug 09, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Aug 03, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

The Texas State Auditor's Office invites you to attend the 2021 Audit Conference on August 9-10, 2021. The conference will be virtual via GoToMeeting.

All sessions meet Texas Administrative Code requirements for technical training and Government Auditing Standards requirements for governmental CPE. Estimated 15.2 hours of CPE.  

Monday

8:00 am – 8:15 am           Log-in and Welcome

8:15 am – 8:20 am           Opening Remarks, Lisa Collier, 1st Assistant State Auditor

8:20 am – 9:20 am           Conducting Virtual Audits in the Time of Covid-19, Elizabeth Frisch, The Thrival Company

9:20 am – 9:30 am           Break

9:30 am – 10:40 am        Breakout Sessions

  • Internal Controls, Audrey Donovan and David Sundstrom, Eide Bailly

  • Rudder in Stormy Seas: How Internal Audit Can Help You Steer Through Change, Alyssa Martin and Brandon Tanous, Weaver

10:40 am – 10:50 am      Break

10:50 am – 12:00 noon Breakout Sessions

  • Managing the Complex Dynamics of Audit Findings, Tali Ploetz, GoldSRD

  • Another Seat at the Table: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Kayren Gray, MK Results

12:00 noon – 1:10 pm          Lunch on Your Own/Networking Rooms Open

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm                 Virtual Interviews, Meetings & Presentations for Auditors, John Hall, Hall Consulting

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm          Breakout Sessions

  • Using Cross Functional Review Teams to Improve Internal Audit Outcomes, Terry Pankratz, PHT Partners

  • Cyber Fraud Prevention for Executives and Auditors, Mark Langford, Workforce Diversified

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm          Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm          Breakout Sessions

  • Raison d'être! Assess Organizations with a Strategic Compass, Jonathan Coneby and Alfredo Mycue, ReEngine Consulting

  • Now You're Leading a Remote Workforce. It's the Same, But Different! Terry Pankratz, PHT Partners

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm                Networking Rooms Open

Tuesday

8:00 am – 8:15 am           Log-in and Welcome

8:15 am – 9:20 am           Leadership in Today’s New Normal, Sharita M. Humphrey, Change in Motion

9:20 am – 9:30 am           Break

9:30 am – 10:40 am            Breakout Sessions

  • Civility in the Workplace: Protecting Your Organization from the Growing Trend of Rudeness, Audrey Sloofman, Beacon Training Services

  • A Case Study in Government Fraud, Gila J. Bronner, Bronner Group

10:40 am – 10:50 am      Break

10:50 am – 12:00 noon Breakout Sessions

  • Managing Multiple Projects in an Audit Environment, Chris Wright, Beacon Training Services

  • Procurement Fraud Indicators in Service Contracting, Jeffrey A. White, JA White & Associates

12:00 noon – 1:10 pm    Lunch on Your Own/Networking Rooms Open

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm          Breakout Sessions

  • Team Building is Not a Two-Day Retreat, Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers

  • Fraud Risk Assessment, David Sundstrom and Eric Berman, Eide Bailly

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm          Break

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm          Breakout Sessions

  • Essential Soft Skills for Success: A.U.D.I.T., Ashley M. Martin, Leadership Lady

  • Fraud Prevention in Financial & Operational Results Reporting, John Hall, Hall Consulting

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm          Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm          Breakout Sessions

  • Constructive Conflict – Turning Conflict into a Tool for Progress, Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers

  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse in the Public Sector – A Look at Best Practices for Investigation and Prevention, Jared C. Jordan, Travis Casner, Weaver and Brian Molloy, City of Austin

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm          Networking Rooms Open

For Your Information:

  • An electronic version of course materials will be provided a week prior to conference start date.

  • Lunch each day is on your own.

  • Attendees will join the virtual event via GoToMeeting.

  • Networking rooms will be available during lunch and at the end of each day to connect with the auditing community.


Potential CPE Credits: 15.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 15.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 15.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

 


Prerequisites

No prerequisites required.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

To see answers to our Frequently Asked Questions, visit http://www.sao.texas.gov/training/faq.html.


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