Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions

Conference sessions are recorded and recordings will be made available for purchase after the conference using the Conference Session Order From.

To access the slides, please click on the session below and look for a link to download.  All slides are provided in PDF format.

CPE Certificates

If you were scanned for continuing professional education (CPE) credit during this year’s annual conference, CPE certificates were mailed to attendees the week of June 9, 2014.  Field of study for each session is found below or with the Field of Study Reference Sheet.

81 Sessions

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
L100 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Finance Operations Manager
City of Sacramento, CA
Speaker
Accounting Manager
Multnomah County, OR
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Each year, reviewers for the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program evaluate the more than 4,000 comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) submitted to the program.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
200 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Information Technology Director
City of St. Cloud, MN
Speaker
Assistant Finance Director
Williamson County, TX
Speaker
Director, Data Center
State of South Dakota
Speaker
Software as a Service (SAAS) Leader
State of Minnesota - MN.IT Services

Technology has evolved over the years to allow “cloud” and “on-premise” software to be viable solutions for the public-sector community. So why and when should an organization invest in either? Attend this session to hear experiences from customers representing both sides.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
101 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Management Services Director
City of Chandler, AZ
Speaker
McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
Speaker
Professor
University of Minnesota
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Madison, WI

A value-focused approach to budgeting asks public officials to consider the benefits and costs of public services not only in terms of dollars and cents, but also in terms of how government actions impact important civic and democratic principles, such as equity, liberty, responsiveness, transpar

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
DC Water & Sewer Authority
Speaker
Assistant Regional Director
Securities and Exchange Commission
Speaker
Partner
Nixon Peabody

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service are increasing their enforcement efforts in the municipal securities sector, and are investigating municipal issuers as never before.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
101 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Assistant City Administrator/CFO
City of Conroe, Texas
Speaker
Director of Public Finance - Western Region
Springsted Incorporated
Speaker
President/Consulting Actuary
Hildi Inc.
Speaker
Senior Vice President
FirstSouthwest
Speaker
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

As governments struggled with fiscal hardships during and after the Great Recession, one ticking time bomb was largely ignored: OPEB.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
101 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director of Finance
Village of Lake Zurich, IL.
Speaker
President
Fiona Chen Consulting Company A Tax & Forensic Accounting Company
Speaker
President
Crawford & Associates P.C.
Speaker
Partner
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

The session is designed to help governments perform better risk assessments by exploring various types of fraud encountered in the public sector and providing practical tips on how to effectively and economically reduce the risk that they will occur.