IL Local Government Revenue - IDOR Update: CPPRT/LGDF

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Thursday, April 3, 2014, 10:00 AM–11:30 PM

  • Members $ 55.00 Before Dec 4, 2014 Members $ 55.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 70.00 Before Dec 4, 2014 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 70.00
  • Non-members $ 100.00 Before Dec 4, 2014 Non-members $ 100.00

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Description

Whether you are watching on your own or in a group setting, each individual must be registered - including those who may not intend to claim continuing professional education (CPE) credit.

IGFOA 2014 First Thursday Webinars Include: 

Learn from your desktop - The program is delivered via a secure web site and audio conferencing service to your desktop. In order to participate you will need a computer with a Web browser to view the presentation. You can listen to audio through your computer speakers or headset.  Discussion with participants is usually muted throughout the webinar and we rely on Q&A online to respond to questions.  If you do not have the capability to listen from your computer, you will receive instructions with a toll-free phone number and access code (different for each webinar).  Registrants will  receive e-mailed instructions with the secure password and conference call number, along with course materials for the upcoming session within one week of the program date.  To ensure that you will receive the instructions from IGFOA, list "IGFOA Professional Education Committee [meetings@meetings.readytalk.com]" and webex.com as an approved or trusted sender in your email addresses and test the connection in advance of the  webinar.

Delivery method: Internet Based
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Earn about 1.5 CPE credit - CPE credit will only be given to the individual that is registered for the webinar.  To receive CPE credit, individuals must attend each session in its entirety as tracked in the web participation report and complete at least 80% of the participation monitoring tools during the webinar.  Only pre-registered and paid participants meeting fulfilling these criteria will be issued Certificates of Attendance.

Participation monitoring tools may include, but are not limited to:

a. Response to audio role call
b. Response to an on-line role call
c. Response to on-line poll (Example B) at designated points during the instruction
d. Answer to a specific chat question as verbally instructed at designated points during the instruction
e. Answer to a specific question via email at designated points during the instruction
f. Providing a passcode as instructed at designated points during the instruction

2014 IGFOA First Thursday Webinar Descriptions, Learning Objectives and Speakers


December 4, 2014

Current Issues and  Trends in Telecommunication Taxation

Description: The December First Thursday webinar focuses on the challenges of collecting telecommunication taxes and how changes in how businesses and residential telecommunication usage have affected local government revenue.  Learn what the Illinois Department of Revenue is doing to improve collections and what telecommunication tax auditors recommend.
Learning objective  -participants completing this webinar should be able to
1. Identify and analyze key telecommunication tax revenue trends
Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 

November 6, 2014

Understanding The Freedom of Information Act and The Local Records Act and Electronic Records

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, including the key timelines for complying with the Act, FOIA exemptions and fees.  We will also cover records management under the Local Records Act with an emphasis on dealing with e-communications and long-term e-records management.

Learning objectives - participants completing this webinar should be able to

  • Explain timeframes for responding to FOIA requests
  • Identify FOIA exemptions
  • Understand parameters for charging fees for FOIA requests
  • Define what is considered a public record
  • Explain the purpose of a records retention scheduleIdentify key retention issues for electronic records

Speakers:

  • Lorraine Tyson of Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C., Chicago, Illinois
  • Kris Stenson, Electronic Records Archivist, Illinois State Archives

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 



October 2, 2014

Best Practices to Prevent External Fraud

Description: Join M. Ali Ansari, Director of Forensics at for Wolf & Co, LLP., and Aimee Briles in a discussion of common fraud schemes and how to develop appropriate internal controls and install policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of fraud at your organization.

Learning objectives: Participants completing this webinar should

  • Recognize common fraud schemes often perpetrated at governmental organizations.
  • Understand your responsibility with respect to fraud at the workplace.
  • Develop strategies to prevent, deter, and/or detect fraud in your organization.
  • Determine accounting and audit procedures to detect, address and mitigate the risks of becoming a victim of fraud.
  • How to address the risk of material misstatement due to fraud in the financial statements.
  • Discuss recent cases and what we can learn from them.

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 


September 4, 2014 

Productivity Tips for using Microsoft Office in the Finance Department

Description: We will focus on tips and shortcuts to put Microsoft Office Word and Excel to use for you.  Join us for this fast paced on-line workshop full of real work examples and be prepared to share your own favorite tips.

 Learning Objectives Participants completing this webinar should

  • Be able to identify and apply Microsoft Office Word tools to use in document preparation
    • Be able to identify and apply Microsoft Office Excel tools to use in building worksheet

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 

Workshop leaders: Rita Trainor, Wheaton Park District and Josh Peacock, Village of Streamwood


August 7, 2014 Hot Topics in Local Government Finance

Description: Several topic experts will join us for a rapid fire review of topics drawing attention and concern in local government finance.  Topics include:

Cybercrime and Payment Fraud: Trends, Threats, and Strategies

Governments are no longer immune from payment fraud targeting wire transfers, automatic clearing house payments, and credit cards. Historically, hacking has been a high risk issue only for banks, but attackers are now targeting non-financial businesses in an effort to access bank funds via online payment methods. This session will describe the threat landscape and provide insight on how to effectively address this emerging threat.

 The SEC MCDC Initiative and Issuers

GFOA alerted members that the deadline for self-reporting under the the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division (the SEC) announced the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative is September 10, 2014. SEC is not defining the term material and has indicated that a determination of the materiality of submissions under the initiative will be made on a case by case basis depending on the overall facts and circumstances of a situation. Learn more about how the MCDC will affect local governments.

The New municipal advisor rule

 Learning Objectives Participants completing this webinar should

  • Be familiar with payment fraud trends and tactics hackers are using
  • Understand how and why hackers may be targeting your government
  • Discuss information security weaknesses and solutions to help minimize risk
  • Explain how the SEC the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative affects their government
  • Understand the new Municipal Advisor Rule

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 


June 5, 2014 Illinois Public Pensions Hot Topics

Description: Mark Nannini, Chief Financial Officer for IMRF joins us for the June First Thursday to delve into details about the IMRF Early Retirement Incentive Program and workings of the 13th payment. Bring your questions and concerns during this timely webinar.

 Learning Objectives Participants completing this webinar should

  • understand the components of the IMRF Early Retirement Incentive Program
  • be familiar with how to apply the Early Retirement Incentive Program in their government
  • be able to explain the process for implementing the Early Retirement Incentive Program
  • understand the reasons for and working of the IMRF 13th payment

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 


May 1, 2014 - The Pros & Cons of a Multi-Year Budget

Description: There are many types of budget formats available to local governments. Join us as we see a terrific example of a multi-year budget from the Town of Normal Finance Director, Andrew Huhn and learn about the difficulties and the rewards of doing a multi-year budget.

 Learning Objectives 

* Participants completing this webinar will understand the budget process and procedures that one municipality goes through each year, and how a multi-year budget impacts that process, both positively and negatively. 
* Participants will also learn methods for presenting a municipal budget to elected officials.

 Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 



April 3, 2014 - Hot Topic in Illinois Local Government Revenue: IDOR Update

Description - Brenda Towers, Manager Illinois Department of Revenue Local Tax Allocation Division will be the speaker for the April First Thursday and will provide an overview of CPPRT/LGDF Fund, update us on the new Rebate Sharing web application at IDOR and share some of the most frequently asked questions IDOR receives from local governments.

Learning objectives:
Participants completing this webinar will be able to
  • Explain the assumptions and trends that affect Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax Revenue (CPPRT) and  Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) monies for Illinois local governments
  • Navigate web resources to gather information about local government revenue

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 


Municipal Bankruptcy - Can it happen in Illinois? and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

Date: March 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Description
Current Municipal Bankruptcy Laws in Illinois requires specific authority from the state for local governments to petition for municipal bankruptcy under Chapter 9.   Join us as we learn more about Illinois Municipal Bankruptcy Law and the impact of the recent SEC Enforcement Actions.

Learning Objective
Participants completing this webinar will understand what authority local governments posess under current Illinois Bankruptcy laws and what to expect with the recent SEC Enforcement Actions.

 Instructors:

Kyle Harding, Associate, Chapman and Cutler, LLP 
Kent Floros, Associate, Chapman and Cutler, LLP

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 



Understanding Changes to the Data Collection Form and New Submission Requirements with the Federal Audit Clearinghouse - February 28th Deadline to Comply!

 Date: February 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Description
The Federal Office of Management and Budget made changes to Single Audit Data Collection and reporting for state and local government and non-profit organizations that affect all fiscal years ending in 2013. Organizations subject to Single Audit in 2013 are required to submit a completed Form SF-SAC, along with one complete reporting package no later than February 28, 2014. Join us for a timely webinar on the new form and filing requirements and how to comply.

Learning Objective
Participants completing this webinar should be able to identify the primary changes in data to be collected and report submission requirements for organizations subject to the Single Audit under OMB Circular A-133.

Speaker:

Raymond E. Krouse, Jr., CPA, Partner, Sikich LLP

Intended Audience: Local government finance professionals, treasurers, managers, and administrators 

For more information

IGFOA
info@igfoa.org
630-942-6587

Registration and cancellation policy

IGFOA Members are those public sector and associate individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal.  IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership.  

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payment should be received in advance. Whether you are watching on your own or in a group setting, each individual must be registered - including those who may not intend to claim continuing professional education (CPE) credit.  IGFOA reserves the right to apply non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year. If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org as soon as possible. A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to 15 days before each selected webinars. Cancellations within 15 days of a webinar and no-shows are responsible for the applicable tuition.  IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.  Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event.  If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org

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