GAQC Alert No. 299

GAQC Alert
Register for Internal Control Web Event on February 4th
January 07, 2016
GAQC Alert #299
In This Alert
About the Web Event
About the Presenters
Registration Instructions for CPE Option
Registration Instructions for the No-CPE Option
Archive of the Web Event
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The next GAQC Web event, Preparing for a Single Audit: An Auditee Perspective, will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Access member registration. Refer also to the separate e-mail sent to you that included a client invitation and non-member registration information for your clients. If you misplaced that e-mail, request a copy at
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Dear Center Members
The purpose of this GAQC Alert is to provide registration information for the next Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) Web event titled, Internal Control: COSO, the Green Book, and More, to be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Internal control is an important area for auditors both in financial statement audits and compliance audits. This Web event is intended to hone in on the latest information on this important topic.

GAQC members can register using the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Option (with a fee) or the No-CPE Option (with no fee). Group registration is also available. If you encounter any problems with the registration process, contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077.

Register now for the February 4th Web event using either the CPE or No-CPE Options or read on for more detailed information.
About the Web Event
Auditor consideration of internal control in financial statement audits, single audits, and other compliance audits is an important factor. There have been many developments in this area the last few years and it is important for auditors to ensure they are up-to-speed. This session will provide you with the following:
An understanding of the latest edition of "Internal Control Integrated Framework," issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO);
More about "Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government" (the Green Book) issued by the Government Accountability Office and how it fits into the picture;
Requirements for understanding internal control over compliance and related testing; and
Common deficiency areas.
About the Presenters
Joel Black, CPA, is a partner with Mauldin & Jenkins CPA's specializing in serving governmental and non-profit entities throughout the Southeast. Joel has over 23 years of experience providing attestation, consulting and instructional services. He is a current member of the AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel and a past member of the GAQC Executive Committee.

Ralph DeAcetis, CPA, is a Managing Director in PwC's Boston office specializing in not-for-profit and government audit and accounting-related services. With 38 years of experience, he is the National Director of Regulatory Compliance with federal awards. Ralph is a frequent contributor to the GAQC.

Kim McCormick, CPA, is a partner with Grant Thornton, LLP in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 27 years of experience working with all types of not-for-profit organizations and governments. Kim chairs the planning committee for the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference and previously served on the GAQC Executive Committee.
Registration Instructions for CPE Option - Individuals and Groups
How to Register

The GAQC member registration fee is $79.00 per participant payable online by credit card only (no billing option is available). In accordance with CPE qualification standards, you must register before the Web event begins to receive CPE credit. To ensure you receive CPE for this Web event, please complete your online registration by noon on Thursday, February 4th. You will also be required to participate in a minimum of 75% of the pop-up participation markers during the event. No CPE will be available after a Web event has started or at any time after a live event.

Some members prefer to register more than one individual for the CPE option. This group registration option is available for registering as few as 2 participants with price discounts for groups of 5 participants or more. The Web event registration page (see link below) provides you with "how to" and pricing information. A "Webcast Group Viewing" document also provides additional instructions including how to access CPE certificates after the event.

GAQC Member CPE Option: Access the February 4th registration page for individuals or groups.

Accessing CPE Certificates

Immediately following successful completion of the Web event, a CPE Certificate will be available by clicking the orange "Get CPE" icon in the Webcast player. Alternatively, it will be available within 24 hours by re-logging into the Web event link with the same e-mail address that you used to purchase the event. Group CPE certificates must be accessed from the purchaser's e-mail address.
Registration Instructions for the No-CPE Option
There is no fee to participate using the No-CPE Option, but registration at CPA2Biz is required. If you are using the No-CPE Option, registration is generally limited to the firm's Designated Audit Quality Partner or State Audit Organization (SAO) Designated Audit Quality Leader with responsibility for your governmental audit practice.

GAQC Member No-CPE Option: Access the February 4th registration page for individuals.
Archive of the Web Event
This Web event and slide presentation will be archived on the GAQC Web site under "Archived Member Web Events." No CPE will be available for listening to the archived event.

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As always, we hope you can join us for this important Web event.


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