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Common Audit and Financial Reporting Deficiencies in State and Local Governments


Total Credits: 2 including 1 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical, 1 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

Average Rating:
   9
Categories:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Yellow Book
Faculty:
Frank Crawford, CPA |  Christopher Pembrook, CPA, MBA, CGAP, CRFA
Course Levels:
Basic
Duration:
2 Hours
License:
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Common Audit and Financial Reporting Deficiencies in State and Local Governments, is a 2 hour webcast detailing many of the more common mistakes that auditors and accountants are making in either the preparation of their annual financial statements or the audits of such financial statements. Deficiencies in audit standards (AICPA, GAO, Single Audit) and preparation standards (GASB) noted in this webcast are driven by the most recent results found in audit organization peer reviews, workpaper or desk reviews, and various organizations checklists for oversight. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify common deficiencies in both the preparation of, and audit of, annual financial statements.
  • Learn to recognize and analyze the most prevalent mistakes made by both auditors and accountants in the preparation and audit of financial statements of state and local governments. 
  • Develop an understanding of the audit standards that govern the auditing of financial statements for state and local governments, such as those set by the AICPA, GAO, and Single Audit. 

Major Subjects
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Common Mistakes made in Preparing Financial Statements
  • GASB Financial Statement Preparation Standards

Course Materials

Faculty

Frank Crawford, CPA Related Seminars and Products

President

Crawford & Associates, P.C.


Frank Crawford, CPA, 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 AICPA and the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center. Over the last 39 years, Crawford & Associates has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes of government including many types of financial statement audits and attestation services, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, outsourced internal auditing and internal monitoring, developing management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, and expert witness services. 


Mr. Crawford was the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 2014 Private Sector Financial Excellence Award, an annual recognition of one individual who has been deemed by the AGA to have made significant contributions to the field of governmental financial management. 
Frank was also recognized as a recipient of the U.S Graduate School’s “2010 Instructor Excellence Award”. Quoting the U.S. Graduate School officials, “Your students and colleagues, as well as Graduate School Staff, honour and value the work that you do here, as evidenced by the many statements of support that praised your skills. Of the School’s 800+ instructors, you are one of only thirteen who will receive this prestigious award this year.” 


In 2012, Mr. Crawford completed a 4 year term as Chairman of the AICPA Government Expert Panel after serving on the Panel for 11 years, and is currently the Chairman of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs Government Accounting and Auditing Committee (27 years), and has also been involved in a number of other AICPA committees and task forces as they relate to governmental accounting and auditing, including the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, the AICPA Government and Not-For-Profit Expert Panel, the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee, the AICPA GASB 34 Audit Guide Revision Task Force, and the GASB’s recent Financial Reporting Model revision Task Force. In 2015, Mr. Crawford completed a 4 year term as Chairman of the AICPA’s annual Government and Not-For- Profit Training Conference after serving on the Planning Task Force of the Conference for 18 years. 


Over the years, Mr. Crawford has assisted both the AICPA and GASB in the development of several implementation guides as a member of an advisory group, task force or technical content provider. His experience with GASB 34 implementation and audit issues dates back to June 30, 1999, as auditor of the first general-purpose government in the United States to implement the requirements of GASB 34. 
Mr. Crawford is also currently working with many of the US states, territories, commonwealths and freely-associated compact governments on audit finding resolution and financial analysis projects and also serves as a technical consultant and advisor to a number of Federal Government Agencies. 
Frank is a frequent lecturer, trainer and discussion leader for numerous groups, including U.S. Federal Government Agencies, various local and national CPA firms, a number of State Societies, and has also appeared in several AICPA continuing professional education videos and live CPE broadcasts and webcasts related to governmental accounting and auditing. 


Commonly known as Frankie to clients, friends and family, and Pappy to his two grandchildren, Mr. Crawford has two children and two grandchildren, daughter Madison and husband Jon, son Blake, 5 year old grandson Brody, and 3 year old granddaughter Brenley. Mr. Crawford also has the good fortune to be married to Cindy Crawford (not the supermodel, but better). 


 


Christopher Pembrook, CPA, MBA, CGAP, CRFA's Profile

Christopher Pembrook, CPA, MBA, CGAP, CRFA Related Seminars and Products

Crawford & Associates, P.C.


Christopher Pembrook is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Auditing Professional, and Certified Forensic Accountant who joined Crawford & Associates in September 2011. He has a degree in accounting from East Central University and an MBA from Oklahoma Christian University. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System. He also worked for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Office for seven years, serving two of the years as the Deputy Director of the Local Government and Special Services Division. He currently serves as a committee member of the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel and the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s Government Accounting & Auditing Committee. He was also selected to serve on the joint COSO-ACFE Task Force for the development of the group’s Fraud Risk Management Guide. Christopher was named an OSCPA Trailblazer in 2016. Chris became a Crawford & Associates shareholder in 2017.


Dates

Sat, Mar 09, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MST
Wed, Mar 20, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Fri, Mar 29, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Fri, Apr 12, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Mon, Apr 29, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Thu, May 09, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MDT
Wed, May 15, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Wed, May 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Mon, Jun 03, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Fri, Jun 14, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Sat, Jun 15, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Wed, Jul 10, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Mon, Jul 22, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Wed, Jul 31, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Tue, Aug 06, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Fri, Aug 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MDT
Wed, Aug 28, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Fri, Sep 06, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Sat, Sep 14, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Mon, Sep 16, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Thu, Sep 26, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MDT
Wed, Oct 09, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MDT
Mon, Oct 21, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MDT
Wed, Oct 30, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MDT
Tue, Nov 05, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:47pm MST
Thu, Nov 14, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MST
Tue, Nov 26, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST
Fri, Dec 06, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:47am MST
Sat, Dec 14, 2024 - 08:00am to 09:47am MST
Tue, Dec 17, 2024 - 05:00pm to 06:47pm MST
Fri, Dec 27, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:47pm MST
Fri, Jan 03, 2025 - 09:00am to 10:47am MST
Sat, Jan 18, 2025 - 11:00am to 12:47pm MST
Tue, Feb 11, 2025 - 01:00pm to 02:47pm MST
Mon, Feb 24, 2025 - 07:00am to 08:47am MST
Mon, Mar 03, 2025 - 09:00am to 10:47am MST
Wed, Mar 19, 2025 - 11:00am to 12:47pm MDT
Fri, Apr 11, 2025 - 01:00pm to 02:47pm MDT
Tue, Apr 22, 2025 - 07:00am to 08:47am MDT
Mon, May 05, 2025 - 09:00am to 10:47am MDT
Wed, May 21, 2025 - 11:00am to 12:47pm MDT
Mon, Jun 02, 2025 - 01:00pm to 02:47pm MDT
Wed, Jun 11, 2025 - 07:00am to 08:47am MDT
Sat, Jun 14, 2025 - 01:15pm to 03:02pm MDT
Wed, Jun 18, 2025 - 09:00am to 10:47am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites

None


Advanced Preparation

None


Designed For

Industry and Public Accountants


Original Recording Date

7/12/2023


Course Developer

Crawford & Associates, P.C.


Date Added to Catalog

07/10/23


Yellow Book

Yes


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (972-377-8199). 


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: www.nasbaregistry.org


Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 9

Comments

Miorin P - Virginia

"Two great presenters !! "

Timothy J - WDM, Iowa

"Great Job"