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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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Chief Content Officer
e.Republic
Speaker
Lead Mobile Engineer
thisCLICKS
Speaker
Program Developer
University of Minnesota

Last year, the White House declared a National Day of Civic Hacking. During those two days, citizen volunteers collaborated to build open-source solutions designed to solve local government issues.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
101 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Finance Director
Town of Darien, CT
Speaker
Partner
Ice Miller, LLP

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has many moving parts, and state and local governments need to be sure they are complying with all of the act’s requirements in a timely manner.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
L100 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
CFO/COO
Indiana Finance Authority
Speaker
Senior Lecturer
University of Washington - Evans School of Public Affairs
Speaker
Interim Finance Manager
King County, WA - Finance and Business Operations Division

Your credibility as a finance officer goes beyond your technical and leadership abilities. You must also possess high ethical standards, communicate effectively, and adhere to sound personal principles to be effective both inside and outside your organization.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
L100 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Assistant County Manager
Chatham County, Georgia
Speaker
Senior Program Manager
GFOA
Speaker
OMB Director
City of Rock Hill, South Carolina

This session will showcase some of the best presentation methods from the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
200 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Director
GFOA
Speaker
Managing Director
SIFMA

This session will highlight the evolving legislative landscape and its effect on governments' ability to issue debt. Discussion will cover proposals that could limit tax exemption and expand tax credit bond programs.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Speakers: 
Moderator
Assistant Comptroller
City of El Paso, TX
Speaker
Partner
Rubin Brown, LLP

The GASB has been actively pursuing work on fair value measurement and its application. The session reviews the conclusions the GASB has reached thus far on this important project.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm
Room: 
101 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director, Treasury Office
Regional Municipality of York
Speaker
President
Portfolio Services for Government, LLC
Speaker
Treasurer
City of Minneapolis, MN

Many governments have turned to outsourcing investment management to cope with staff reductions and to deal with ever more complex investment instruments. However, outsourcing is not always the answer.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
101 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
City of Gainesville, GA
Speaker
Assistant City Manager
City of Georgetown, TX
Speaker
Senior Portfolio Manager
FirstSouthwest Asset Management

As government investors are adopting more private-sector investment practices, the use of benchmarks, both for portfolio management and for performance accountability, has become more common.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
101 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Budget Officer
City of Boulder, CO
Speaker
Executive Director
ProbabilityManagement.org
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Colorado Springs, CO

Financial management is filled with uncertainties, such as predicting future revenues and deciding what size of financial reserve is necessary to cover risks. Communicating such uncertainties to elected officials and staff can be a real challenge.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
L100 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director of Finance/Treasurer
City of Brookfield, WI
Speaker
Chairman
Governmental Accounting Standards Board

At this session, the chair of the GASB reviews potential projects the board is now considering (such as financial performance measurement, in-kind contributions, interim financial reporting, and emissions trading), as well as topics that are now the focus of pre-agenda research (such as asset ret

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
200 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Finance Director
City of Bedford, Ohio
Speaker
Director
McGladrey

Governments normally spend significant time and resources negotiating the best deal with vendors.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
L100 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Senior Account Executive
SunGard Public Sector
Speaker
Vice President - Public Sector Services
Kronos Incorporated
Speaker
Director/Chief Information Officer
Prince George's County

With greater usage of web-based technology and practices such as increased use of personal electronics on the job, the business technology landscape is rapidly changing. Will your government's technology policies be adequate?

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
101 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Vice President, Market Development and Government Affairs
ICMA-RC
Speaker
Chief Accountant
Los Angeles County Sanitation District

DC plan sponsors are not always sure about the fiduciary responsibilities of finance professionals, pension administrators, and other government officials in relation to their DC plans.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Vice President
Wells Fargo
Speaker
CEO
Strategic Government Resources, Inc.
Speaker
Owner
The Mejorando Group

Local government is in a period of rapid and dramatic change, which has both positive and negative implications.  For example,  advances in technology have provided  new opportunities, and have also created higher expectations for transparency and public interaction.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
101 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Assistant Director of Finance
City of San Antonio, TX
Speaker
President and CIO
FTN Financial Main Street Advisors

In today’s digital age, portfolio performance software is readily available but selecting the best software for your needs can be difficult.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
200 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Raleigh, NC
Speaker
Controller
City of Newport, RI
Speaker
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

This session will showcase three local governments' successful implementation of ERP software. Presenters will describe the requirements planning effort as well as the process that was used to procure the solution.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
101 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Assistant Finance Director
City of San Antonio, TX
Speaker

The GASB recently issued authoritative guidance on government combinations, including mergers, acquisitions, and transfers of operations. This session offers a practical case study on the application of the new guidance to a merger.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
L100 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director of Finance & Personnel/Tax Collector
Town of Bedford, NH
Speaker
Finance Director
Montgomery County Government
Speaker
Finance/Accounting Consultant
University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Speaker
Finance Director
City of Minnetonka, MN

The GFOA has recently adopted new best practices for budgeting on topics such as developing fees and charges, financial forecasting, and presenting concise budget summaries. This session will review the content of these new best practices and provide illustrations of their use.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
L100 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director of Corporate Services
City of Yellowknife
Speaker
Director
William Blair & Company
Speaker
N/A

Sound capital planning requires that organizations prepare long-term capital improvement plans that not only identify potential projects, but also prioritize those projects, identify potential impact on future budgets, project operating impacts on both service levels and ongoing expenses, and pre

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
101 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Executive Director of Finance
Jefferson County Public Schools
Speaker
National Leader, Security and Privacy Consulting
McGladrey
Speaker
Chief Technology Officer
Computer Forensic Services

Hackers often are able to get the better of auditors because of the latter’s checklist approach to security; the piecemeal and fractured security solutions put in place to meet disparate audit findings; and the "if the minimum wasn't good enough it wouldn't be the minimum" mindset that pervades m

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 3:50pm to 4:40pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
City of Asheville, NC
Speaker
Vice President of Research
Center for State and Local Government Excellence
Speaker
Executive Director
International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

By retiring, baby boomers will once again reshape the world, creating an unprecedented demographic upheaval – and sweeping challenges for state and local government.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Senior Manager, Research
GFOA
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Boulder, Colorado
Speaker
Chief Operating Officer
100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation
Speaker
Budget Director
City of Portland, OR

Resiliency is the ability of governments to withstand chronic stresses and acute shocks while maintaining essential services and recovering quickly and effectively.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Consulting Practice Manager
GFOA
Speaker
Managing Director - Industry Strategy, Education & Government
Workday
Speaker
Chief Information Officer
City of Philadelphia, PA
Speaker
Senior Fellow
e.Republic

It’s seldom argued that the best technology is the cheapest. But to get the best value, should government managers always have to request exceptions from standard procurement rules?

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
200 DEFG
Speakers: 
Moderator
Director of Finance/City Treasurer
The City of Fredericton, NB
Speaker
Finance and Performance Management Services, Canadian Public Sector LeaderSenior Fellow
Deloitte, Inc.
Speaker
Senior Program Manager
GFOA
Speaker
City Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
City of Moncton, New Brunswick
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Calgary, Alberta

This year’s session focuses on two topics of direct interest to Canadians: 1) identifying the competencies required in the finance function of the future; and 2) practical information on how to prepare a high quality budget document in conformity with the guidelines set by the GFOA for its Distin

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
L100 ABC
Speakers: 
Moderator
City Manager
City of Roanoke, Virginia
Speaker
Process and Compliance Manager
City of Boca Raton, FL
Speaker
Principal & Manager
Quality and Productivity Improvement Center (QPIC, LLC)
Speaker
Budget Director
City of Baltimore, MD
Speaker
Analytics Manager
City & County of Denver

Lean process improvement offers substantial opportunities to reduce costs, increase quality, and improve the timeliness of public services. However, many Lean implementations do not live up to expectations because Lean is too easy!


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