Accounting for a Disaster

Training Type: 
Live Training
Date and Time: 
May 5 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm  CDT

America's Center Convention Complex

701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States
Field of Study: 
Accounting – Governmental
CPE Credits: 
Member Price: 
Non-Member Price: 
Senior Manager, Insurance & Federal Claims Services Group
Ernst & Young
Executive Director, Insurance & Federal Claims Services Group
Ernst & Young
City Manager
City of Calistoga
Program Description: 

The impacts of a natural disaster can be devastating for a community and a government’s budget. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has programs in place to provide funding for areas impacted by disasters; however, they also require that governments follow strict rules in properly accounting for disaster costs. This is equally true with many private insurers and other state programs that may be available. Finance officials need to be ready to account for the losses and understand how to recoup funds prior to a disaster. In this session we will look at what governments need to do to be prepared to track costs associated with a natural disaster before it is too late. Topics will include establishing what needs to be tracked, training staff to understand requirements, tracking and documenting required cost information as part of your financial system, and how to properly complete reimbursement claims for FEMA. This session will also cover the accounting and financial reporting for temporary or permanently impaired capital assets that are likely to occur during a disaster.