Skip to main content

State Auditor's Office 2021 Audit Conference

Back to Course Schedule
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

 

 

Audit Essentials

Current Events Impacting Audit

9:30 am – 10:40 am

 

 

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

Break

10:50 am – 12:00 noon

 

 

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

 

 

Audit Essentials

Current Events Impacting Audit

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

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

Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

 

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

 

 

Leading Self and Others

Fraud

9:30 am – 10:40 am

 

 

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

Break

10:50 am – 12:00 noon

 

 

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

 

 

Leading Self and Others

Fraud

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Team Building is Not a Two-Day Retreat

Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers

Fraud Risk Assessment

David Sundstrom and Eric Berman, Eide Bailly

Break

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

 

 

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

 

Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

 

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, and Brian Molloy, Weaver

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.


Back to Course Schedule