Improving Audit Process and GASB 87 Leases

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Time 11:30am
Location OFallon Fire Headquarters
1215 Taylor Road
OFallonIL 62269

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Accounting (Governmental) - Technical - .75 CPE Credit Auditing (Governmental) - Technical - .75 CPE Credit
NASBA CPE Earn 1.50 CPE Hours
Contact Sandy Evans

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Event Description

Downstate Chapter Southwestern Region presents

IMPROVING YOUR AUDIT PROCESS - This session will discuss the different phases in the audit process and how local governments can prepare for each step in the process.  The session will include recommendations to make the audit process smooth.

Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Understand the purpose and scope of an annual audit
2. Plan and prepare for a year end audit
3. Identify and avoid potential issues or delays in the year end process

GASB 87, LEASES In June of 2017 the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 87, Leases to improve accounting and financial reporting for leases by governments. The guidance in this Statement is based on the principal that leases are financings in which a lessee receives the right to use an underlying asset, and in exchange, promises to make payments over the time for the right to use that underlying asset. On the other hand, a lessor receives payments over time for transferring the right to the underlying asset to the lessee. The requirements of this Statement are effective for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019 with earlier application is encouraged. This session will take a look at the various requirements under the new lease standard and its impact on governments’ financial accounting and reporting.

Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Define what a lease is under the new standard
2. Understand the impact the new lease standard will have on governments’ financial accounting and reporting
3. Understand how governments’ existing leases will be handled under the new standard

Chad A. Lucas, CPA, Partner, CPA Services | Sikich, LLP
Megan D. Cochran, CPA, Director, CPA Services | Sikich, LLP

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method:
Program Level: Overview
No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study:  
Accounting (Governmental) - Technical and Auditing (Governmental) - Technical
Earn About 1.5 CPE credit

11:30 AM – Check-in
11:40 AM – Lunch
12:00 PM – Presentation
1:15 PM
Q & A

Presented by the Downstate chapter

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