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ACPEN Signature 2023: Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update

Total Credits: 8 including 4 Accounting - Technical, 4 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Signature |  Accounting and Auditing
Carole A. Burgess, CPA |  Frank Crawford, CPA |  William Blend, CPA |  Joel Black, CPA |  Robert Scott, CPA
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8 Hours
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Stay up-to-date on rapidly changing developments by participating in the 2023 Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update! Take advantage of this opportunity to find out about breaking government issues. This is your opportunity to hear about the latest challenges facing state and local governments and practitioners who work with them and audit them, presented by leading experts on governmental accounting and auditing, both those who work in the trenches and those from the regulatory world.

With all of the fiscal, regulatory, and new standards challenges facing governments and their auditors, it is important to keep current on critical issues and developments. In 2023, governments and their auditors continue to operate in a rapidly changing environment as they continue to face the many challenges associated with recovery from the pandemic and federal funding with complex requirements. From a governmental accounting, auditing, and compliance perspective, 2023 will be a critical year for addressing the complex federal funding challenges as well as focusing on implementing new standards and requirements! Plus, it is imperative that you start planning for the significant changes coming in 2023 and beyond!

You’ll receive an update on the most recent accounting and auditing developments affecting governments and government auditors. This includes Single Audit issues, AICPA and Yellow Book issues, new and recently effective GASB pronouncements, audit issues, and a look at what’s on the horizon. Join ACPEN’s panel of experts as they discuss, not only the technical requirements of new standards, but also the key implementation issues that must be addressed by auditors and their governmental clients! Benefit from their experience and insights from many perspectives, as well as their long experience in governmental accounting and auditing.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Review the most recent governmental accounting and auditing developments
  • Discuss the new and recently effective GASB pronouncements
  • Discuss the most recent Single Audit developments

Major Subjects
  • GASB Pronouncements  
  • Single Audit Issues  
  • Yellow Book Issues  
  • Audit Issues   
  • Pandemic and Federal Funding Challenges

Course Materials


Carole A. Burgess, CPA Related seminars and products

Carole A. Burgess, CPA, is an Executive Editor of PPC products for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, in Carrollton, Texas.  She is an author of PPC’s Guide to Single Audits, PPC’s Guide to Preparing Governmental Financial Statements, PPC’s Governmental Financial Statement Illustrations and Trends, and PPC’s Guide to Religious Organizations, and a contributing author of other guides and continuing education courses.  Carole is also the technical review editor of The PPC Nonprofit Update newsletter.  Ms. Burgess’ experience prior to joining PPC includes eleven years in public practice with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she was a senior manager specializing in state and local governments and recognized nationally as a compliance audit specialist relating to the Single Audit Act.  Carole is a frequent presenter to accounting and other professional organizations including the Texas Society of CPAs.    

Frank Crawford, CPA's Profile

Frank Crawford, CPA Related seminars and products

Crawford & Associates, P.C.

Frank Crawford is President of Crawford & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, OK.  The firm specializes in providing auditing, consulting and accounting services solely to governmental entities and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center, and former Chair of the AICPA Government Expert Panel.  Over the last 35 years, Frank, as President of Crawford & Associates, has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes and types of governmental entities, including financial statement audits and attestation services, non-attestation services such as financial statement preparation services, general accounting and advisory services, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, outsourced internal auditing and internal monitoring, the development of management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, and expert witness testimonies. 

William Blend, CPA's Profile

William Blend, CPA Related seminars and products

William Blend, CPA, CFE, has performed audits on over 30 governmental entities, including Counties, Municipalities, Utilities, Airports and Special Districts. He has been responsible for the planning of large, medium and small government audits. Through his career, he has participated in all phases of an audit including: planning, performing, supervising, reviewing and preparing financial statements. He is qualified to perform audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Federal Single Audit Uniform Guidance, and Florida Single Audit requirements.  A certified fraud examiner, Bill has investigated several cases involving business fraud and has testified in court cases. An advocate of staying current with continuous education, Bill has completed over 80 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing within the past two years. He is also proficient in the use of IDEA data-mining software. 

Joel Black, CPA's Profile

Joel Black, CPA Related seminars and products


Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Joel Black was named chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, effective July 1, 2020. Joel came to the GASB after almost 16 years as a partner at Mauldin & Jenkins in Atlanta where he was the partner in charge of the firm’s audit practice at the time of his departure. Prior to Mauldin & Jenkins, Joel worked for 12 years at KPMG, LLP. During his experience in public accounting, he exclusively served state and local government clients leading audits and financial statement preparation engagements.

Joel previously served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel, and the executive committee of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center.

Joel graduated from Georgia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Scott, CPA's Profile

Robert Scott, CPA Related seminars and products

Bob Scott, CPA is Executive Director of Administrative Services for the Town of Prosper, Texas where his responsibilities include all aspects of the City’s financial operations, Information Technology, Human Resources, Municipal Court and Utility Customer Service.  Mr. Scott, a CPA, began his career in public accounting, ultimately serving as an audit manager with responsibility for numerous local government clients. He has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting issues having served on various GASB review committees and taskforces including the pension taskforce. He has been active in GFOA for many years serving both as Chairman of the Committee for Accounting Auditing and Financial Reporting and on the GFOA Executive Board.   Also, as an active member of the AICPA, he has served as a member of the State and Local Government Expert Panel and has authored the AICPA course:  GASB 68 Pension Accounting and Auditing Seminar. In 2008 the AICPA named him the outstanding CPA in local government.  At the state level, he has twice received GFOA of Texas Outstanding Finance Officer Award and is a Past President.  He currently serves as a Trustee for the Texas Municipal Retirement System. 


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Industry and Public Accountants
Original Recording Date 07/26/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Business Professionals' Network (ACPEN)
Date Added to Catalog 03/01/2023

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints.
Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration

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