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Recent News & Blog / Local Governments & Schools: Enhance Your Financial Insight

Enrich your knowledge by joining us at SEK's seventh annual seminar for local governments and schools. Our team of experts will provide you with timely updates on industry changes and valuable tips to optimize your organization's performance.

This event is for local governments and schools. Finance Directors, Controllers, Business Managers, Borough/Township/Authority Managers, District Managers, Secretaries, and Treasurers are encouraged to attend.

Free webinar
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
Virtual Event via Zoom

Up to 4 hours of CPE credit provided for attendance.

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  • Steps to Take Before the Audit 
    • Learn essential steps for preparing for an audit, including gathering necessary items, preparing reconciliations, and organizing grant information. We will also cover important footnote items needed for a successful audit process.
      • Presented by Kevin Stouffer, CPA, and Krista Gardner, CPA, Members of the Firm | SEK
  • GASB Standards Update
    • Learn about recent and upcoming standards from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
      • Presented by Craig Witmer, CPA, CGFM, Member of the Firm, and Teena Curnow, CPA, Manager | SEK
  • Upcoming Single Audit Changes
    • This session will provide an in-depth update on the latest uniform guidance for single audits.
      • Presented by Craig Witmer, CPA, CGFM, Member of the Firm, and Teena Curnow, CPA, Manager | SEK
  • Employment Law Update
    • Stay informed on important employment laws, including the latest on the minimum salary threshold for overtime and pregnancy regulations.
      • Presented by Laura Stover, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of HR Advisory Services | SEK
  • Establishing & Maintaining Effective Internal Controls
    • Internal goes beyond employees. Discover strategies for upholding robust internal controls across organizations of all sizes. Gain invaluable insights into optimizing board oversight to ensure the efficacy of internal controls and a deep dive into critical financial processes that demand strong controls.
      • Presented by Erin Clark, CPA, MBA, Member of the Firm | SEK
  • Interpreting Your Financials
    • Learn how to identify key areas in your financial statements that are essential for decision-making. We'll help you understand these critical aspects and provide insights for making informed, forward-thinking financial decisions.
      • Presented by Krista Gardner, CPA, Member of the Firm, and Kristin Delauter, CPA, Manager | SEK
  • Economic & Market Update
    • This session will broadly cover areas of the U.S. economy and global markets that have effects on public investors. We will discuss the impact the Federal Reserve's actions have had on short term interest rates and the potential outlook for interest rates in the future.
      • Matt Conlin, Institutional Sales & Relationship Manager, and Courtney Mulholland, Director | PFM Asset Management LLC
  • QuickBooks Online Unlocked
    • Delve into the features and functions of QuickBooks Online as we unravel its capabilities and dispel common misconceptions. This interactive session will feature an open Q&A where we will unlock the answers all your questions.
      • Presented by Kendra Barnhart, Support Accountant | SEK
      • Note: QuickBooks will be the final session. Those who do not use QuickBooks will have the option to drop off the webinar before the final session and receive reduced CPE credit.

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