Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM


Doubletree Suites
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers GroveIL 60515

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  • Members $ 140.00 Before Apr 19, 2014 $ 180.00 Between Apr 19, 2014 and Apr 24, 2014 Members $ 180.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 180.00 Before Apr 19, 2014 $ 230.00 Between Apr 19, 2014 and Apr 24, 2014 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 230.00
  • Non-members $ 230.00 Before Apr 19, 2014 $ 270.00 Between Apr 19, 2014 and Apr 24, 2014 Non-members $ 270.00

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Intended Audience: This seminar is geared to Finance Directors, Assistant Finance Directors, Managers, and Supervisors.

9 AM - Noon - 
Internal Controls

Description - This session will discuss the key elements of the internal control framework and how to best implement a program in the public sector.  The role of management, the governing body and external auditors will also be covered.

Learning Objectives - Participants that complete this session should be able to:

  • Prepare control documentation over significant transaction classes in preparation for the annual audit
  • Understand the audit risk assessment process and how controls factor into that process
  • Determine how IT affects internal control and the way control activities are implemented
  • Identify common internal control deficiencies and opportunities to strengthen existing controls

Mary O’Connor, ASA, Partner, Valuation & Dispute Advisory Services, Sikich LLP
Carla Paschal and Anthony Cervini, Sikich LLP

12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch included

1:15 - 4:00 PM - Could Your Organization be a Victim of Fraud?  A Discussion of Recent Internal & External Fraud Schemes, Prevention Tips, and the Importance of Having a Fraud Incident Management Plan

 Description - This session will explore the latest check, electronic payment and internal fraud schemes, as well as provide recommendations and solutions to assist in combating fraud.  In addition, the session will offer details regarding the investigation of an incident, and discuss the importance of planning ahead and developing a Fraud Incident Management Plan that is customized to your organization.

 Learning Objectives - Participants that complete this session should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the latest fraud schemes 
  • Understand how to minimize the risk of fraud
  • Gain awareness of services and solutions to combat fraud 
  • Apply a template to plan a response to an incident
  • Understand the risks in lack of planning for a fraud attack

Brad Warren, Vice President, Fraud Administration Manager, First Midwest Bank
Mary O’Connor, ASA, Partner, Valuation & Dispute Advisory Services, Sikich LLP

Delivery method:          Group-Live
Program Level:             Overview
Prerequisites:               No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
CPE Credit:                    Earn about 6.5 CPE credit

CPE hours: 6.00

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Registration and cancellation policy

Registration and Cancellation Policy:

  • Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis,
  • Payment should be mailed in advance or made at the door,
  • IGFOA reserves the right to apply non-member fee to any individual that has not paid dues for the current year.
  • If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible,
  • A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to April 18, 2014. Cancellations after April 18, 2014 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition. Registrants that cancel or fail to attend without paying the required fee will be invoiced and collection pursued in accord with the Executive Board policy on accounts receivable,
  • IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full, and
  • 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.
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