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State Auditor's Office 2022 Audit Conference

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Date(s): Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 04, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Registration Fee: $229.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 21, 2022
Location: Online

Course Description

The Texas State Auditor's Office invites you to attend the 2022 Audit Conference on August 3-4, 2022. 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 14.4 hours of CPE.  

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Wednesday, August 3rd

8:00 am – 8:10 am           Log-in and Welcome

8:10 am – 8:15 am           Opening Remarks, Lisa Collier, State Auditor

8:15 am – 9:15 am           Leadership in 2022

9:25 am – 10:25 am        Breakout Sessions

  • 6 Ways to Pick Up the Pace Without Increasing Your Stress, Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers        

  • Connect Four: Key Soft Skills for Auditor's Success in Changing Times, Ashley M. Martin, Leadership Lady

10:35 am – 11:35 am      Breakout Sessions

  • Current Issues in IT Audit, Phillip Hurd, University of Houston Systems

  • Becoming a Catalyst for Building Trust within Your Team, Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers

11:35 am – 1:00 pm              Lunch on Your Own/Networking Rooms Open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm              Challenges Facing Internal Audit, Chief Audit Executive Panel

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm                Breakout Sessions

  • Auditing IT Controls, Matt Smith, BKD

  • Working Successfully with Multi-Generations, Glenna Hecht, Beacon Training

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm              Breakout Sessions

  • Foundations in Data and Analytics, Mike Brown, Becker Professional Education

  • De Bono's 6 Thinking Hats to Leading Teams and Managing Projects, Quilesha Patterson, Straight Path Solutions

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

Thursday, August 4th

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

8:15 am – 9:15 am           Consulting Skills for Auditors, John Hall, Hall Consulting

9:15 am – 9:25 am           Break

9:25 am – 10:25 am        Breakout Sessions

  • Detecting Potential Fraud Transactions with Data Analytics, Annie Laudick, BKD

  • Playing Defense: Guarding Against a CARES Audit Disaster, Brandon Tanous and Daniel Graves, Weaver and Tidwell

10:35 am – 11:35 am Breakout Sessions

  • Detecting Conflicts of Interest, Kickbacks and Shadow Deals, John Hall, Hall Consulting      

  • Assessing IT Project Health, William Roetzheim, Level 4 Ventures

11:35 am – 1:00 pm              Lunch on Your Own/Networking Rooms Open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm                 Battling the Great Resignation, Terry Pankratz, PHT Partners

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm             Breakout Sessions

  • The Three Lines of Defense: Who, What, Why and Where, Tali Ploetz, GoldRSD

  • The IT Guy Won the Lottery: Is Your Organization Prepared, Brett Nabors and Morgan Page, Weaver and Tidwell

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm              Breakout Sessions

  • Discovering Questions You Didn't Know to Ask: Enhancing Audit with Data Discovery, Morgan Page, Weaver and Tidwell               

  • No Governing Board? When the CAE Reports to a Chief Executive, Rene Valdez, TEA

  • 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: 14.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 14.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 14.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives


No prerequisites.

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.

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