Compliance Auditing from Start to Finish [CAS]

Jul 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Subject:

Auditing

Credit Hours:

8.00

Price:

Member: $295.00
Non-member: $445.00

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Discussion Leader:

Marci Thomas, CPA, MHA    more info

Marci Thomas, CPA, MHA, is an author and discussion leader for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES,
LTD. and has been with Loscalzo Associates, Ltd. for 16 years.
Marci writes the not-for-profit and governmental curriculum as well course on internal
control and auditing. Marci is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches Healthcare Strategy, Finance, Governance,
Internal Control and Risk Assessment. Marci works with numerous accounting firms,
performing quality control and efficiency reviews and with nonprofit boards on strategic
planning, internal control and governance issues.
From 1986 through 1999 and again in 2005, she worked for Deloitte, primarily in the accounting and advisory
services department. Most recently, she was Director in Deloitte Consulting in strategy and operations
practice in the Atlanta office. Marci specializes in working with not-for-profit organizations, including those in
the healthcare and higher education arenas. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics as
well as on the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (formerly Circular A-133) and Governance.
In addition to writing numerous training manuals for Loscalzo Associates Ltd., she is co-editor and author of a
book published by Jossey Bass in 2004, Essentials of Physician Practice Management. Her book, Best of Boards:
Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, was published by the AICPA in June 2011 and
is on its second printing. Her newest book on Health Care Financial Management was published by Wiley
Publishing in January 2014.
Marci also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of CPAs and is on the executive
committee of the Board. She is also a member of the Not-for-Profit Committee.
Marci received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Georgia
State University and her Masters in Health Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences.

Marci Thomas, CPA, MHA, is an author and discussion leader for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES,LTD. and has been with Loscalzo Associates, Ltd. for 16 years.

Marci writes the not-for-profit and governmental curriculum as well course on internalcontrol and auditing. Marci is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches Healthcare Strategy, Finance, Governance,Internal Control and Risk Assessment. Marci works with numerous accounting firms,performing quality control and efficiency reviews and with nonprofit boards on strategicplanning, internal control and governance issues.

From 1986 through 1999 and again in 2005, she worked for Deloitte, primarily in the accounting and advisoryservices department. Most recently, she was Director in Deloitte Consulting in strategy and operationspractice in the Atlanta office. Marci specializes in working with not-for-profit organizations, including those inthe healthcare and higher education arenas. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics aswell as on the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (formerly Circular A-133) and Governance.

In addition to writing numerous training manuals for Loscalzo Associates Ltd., she is co-editor and author of abook published by Jossey Bass in 2004, Essentials of Physician Practice Management. Her book, Best of Boards:Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, was published by the AICPA in June 2011 andis on its second printing. Her newest book on Health Care Financial Management was published by WileyPublishing in January 2014.

Marci also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of CPAs and is on the executivecommittee of the Board. She is also a member of the Not-for-Profit Committee.

Marci received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the GeorgiaState University and her Masters in Health Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences.

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Website registration for this course closes on July 7, 2016. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

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Compliance Auditing from Start to Finish (CAS)

July 14, 2016

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
813 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK

LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course.

Are you and your clients ready for the changes required by the Uniform Guidance? It is not only important to understanding the changes to the audit process but also to provide advice and counsel to your clients. This is especially important considering that implementation of strong internal controls is a focus point of the OMB and federal agencies. This is a good year to ensure that you are current on all the new developments and are performing all the steps necessary to comply with professional standards. Auditors new to compliance auditing will find this start-to-finish approach helpful in understanding how to perform the procedures in a single audit. Experienced auditors will benefit by discussing the issues that are arising in practice as well as efficiencies that can be obtained by judiciously using practice aids and by performing and documenting the right level of work.

Major Topics:
Participants will walk through a single audit from start to finish. Emphasis will be given to the changes brought about by the Uniform Guidance as well as the frequently missed areas as identified by federal agencies, pass through entities and peer reviewers. At the conclusion of this session, participants should feel more comfortable with their level of documentation skills and more confident that their work will stand up to peer review or review by governmental agencies.

Learning Objectives:
Identify and implement the changes brought about by the Uniform Guidance
Plan, perform and properly document work performed
Identify the appropriate findings to report
Identify the appropriate compliance opinion to use
Write appropriately worded findings and draft applicable reports using the appropriate report forms

Designed For: Audit practitioners working on nonprofit and/or public sector clients who need audits performed in accordance with the Yellow Book and the Uniform Guidance. Also for accountants in nonprofit or government organizations that need a compliance audit. This course does not specifically address HUD or student financial aid issues.

CPE Credits: 8, Auditing

Level of Knowledge: Basic/Intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Acronym: CAS

Discussion Leader: Marci Thomas, CPA, MHA