The Audit Challenge - Minimizing the Deficiencies, Maximizing the Benefits

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Statutory regulations often drive the inclusion of programs in the Audit Regulations. Audit Regulations are updated annually to add new programs based on newly enacted legislation or audit findings identified through the submission of audit reports to the State Controller's Office. The number of audit findings included in the annual reports submitted to the state agencies does not go unnoticed.

The ebbs and flow of the funding from the state does not necessarily impact what is included in the Audit Regulations, but the changes in statutes—federal and state—can impact them. Our changes in the current year for Transitional Kindergarten, Education Protection Account (EPA), student fees, and upcoming changes in Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements will impact financial statements in the near future, including the accounting and reporting requirements. Noncompliance can turn a good day into a bad one if not followed. Knowledge could be the difference between no penalities and a loss of revenue. This workshop incorporates need-to-know, up-to-date information on all of these changes, including sound advice on internal controls and fraud prevention and detection.

This workshop will provide business managers with the necessary tools and practices to manage their annual audits easily and successfully. We will include up-to-date information on all of the current changes for the 2012-13 fiscal year and the proposed changes for 2013-14. Audit preparation tips and potential compliance traps will be shared in the areas that include:

  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • EPA
  • Student Fees
  • Charter schools
  • GASB statements
  • Time accounting for the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87
  • Audit regulations

WORKSHOP CONTENT

The Audit Challenge Workshop will assist with preparation and managment of information throughout the audit process by:

  • Preparing for the audit
  • Responding to audit findings

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop will be most beneficial for anyone involved in the audit process, including but not limited to, Assistant Superintendents for Business, Fiscal Services Directors, Program Administrators, and school district auditors.

To bring this workshop to your county office, please call Michele A. Huntoon or Lewis Wiley, Jr. at (916) 446-7517 or email Michele at micheleh@sscal.com or Lewis at lewisw@sscal.com.

COSTS AND TIMES

SSC clients $175 per attendee
Nonclients $275 per attendee

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
Program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Program adjourns at 12:00 p.m.

Dates and Locations
April 18, 2013   Yolo County Office of Education  
April 19, 2013   Fresno County Office of Education  
April 24, 2013   Los Angeles County Office of Education  
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