GAQC Alert No. 300

GAQC Alert
Register for Auditing Governmental Pensions Web Event on February 24th
AICPA
February 02, 2016
GAQC Alert #300
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, Internal Control: COSO, the Green Book, and More, will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Access member registration.
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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, The Continued Complexities of Auditing Governmental Pension Plans and Participating Employers, to be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). While many have made it through their first audits of plans and employers subject to the pension standards of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), it is still a very complex area. This Web event is intended to help you learn about the latest information in this area for purposes of your 2016 audits.

This session will not cover the detailed nuances of the GASB’s pension standards. The assumption is that participants have a working knowledge of those standards. If you would like to refresh your memory before this event, the GAQC has several archived Web events which provide in-depth coverage of accounting and auditing considerations for governmental plans and employers.

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 24th Web event using either the CPE or No-CPE Options or read on for more detailed information.
About the Web Event
While still fresh on your mind, come to this session to learn about the following regarding auditing governmental pensions:
Lessons learned during the first year of employer implementation;
The comprehensive new chapter added to the AICPA’s Audit and Accounting Guide, State and Local Governments; and
War stories from practitioners that have had some interesting experiences in the trenches.
About the Presenters
Jeff Markert, CPA, is a partner with KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York City. He has more than 23 years of experience serving state and local governments. Jeff is the current chair of the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel.

Michelle Watterworth, CPA, is a partner with Plante Moran in Southfield, MI with over 20 years of experience working with government clients. She has provided audit and consulting services to various cities, pension systems, townships, villages, and special-purpose governments. Michelle is a current member of the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel.
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 Wednesday, February 24th. 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 24th 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 24th 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.

Sincerely,

AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center
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