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Thursday, June 20, 2013
8:15 AM - 4:35 PM
Registration: 7:45 AM

Pines Manor2085 State Highway 27
Edison, NJ 08817

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in AA


Free Event
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Designed For

CPAs; financial executives in federal, state, or local governments; public practitioners with government clients; and regulators who need to be aware of emerging developments.

This conference qualifies for Yellow Book credits.


Federal, state and local governments are frequently confronted with fiscal challenges that need to be addressed quickly and accurately. Staying up-to-date and informed on these important issues is critical in understanding how they will affect governmental entities and their auditors. Attend this full-day conference and explore this year’s changes and developments with leading experts who will provide the strategies and solutions that will lead you to success.



Registration and Continental Breakfast

Opening Remarks
Robert W. Swisher, CPA – Suplee, Clooney & Company

Division of Local Government Services Update
Gerald Seneski, CPA, RMA – NJ Department of Community Affairs
The Division of Local Government Services has been reviewing work processes to determine how to use current technology for efficiency gains while increasing transparency to its constituents. Digital versions of the Municipal Budget and Annual Financial Statement forms have been developed and are in the vetting process. This session will provide a preview of the new forms that incorporate the user-friendly budget requirements, facilitate website accessibility with possible report query functionality, and will lead to an efficient transmittal and review process.

GASB Update and a Look to the Future
Scott A. Reeser – Governmental Accounting Standards Board
This session will review the pronouncements that will become effective for reporting governmental financial statements in the near future. Additionally, discuss some of the current projects on GASB’s technical and research agendas.

Morning Break

Developments in Single Audits
Kimberly Hancy, CPA – Ernst & Young LLP
Single audits are an important accountability mechanism for the expenditure of federal funds. However, they can also be complex engagements and have been prone to audit quality issues. This session is intended to provide auditors with the latest news and information, including changes to federal grant policies and single audits, updates with the Government Auditing Standards, proposed revisions to Circular A-133 and the new Compliance Supplement.

Update From Trenton on the Budget, Government and Politics
Speaker TBA
A senior-level governmental affairs professional from Princeton Public Affairs, the largest state lobbying firm in the country, will address some of the timeliest issues facing New Jersey. Gain insight into how issues at the local and state level will impact you and your audit clients.


Fraud Detection and Prevention: The Auditor’s Responsibility
William I. Eskin, CPA – WIE, Inc.
We are all aware that fraud impacts our society. But what some of us may not realize is the pervasiveness of this problem. Fraud against the government is a serious crime, and is generally pursued to the fullest extent of the law. In this session, we will explore the common types of fraud that occur in not-for-profit organizations and governments and address the auditor’s responsibility related to fraud and prevention. We will discuss the many issues surrounding fraud with a particular emphasis on its impact on everyone attending today's session.

Afternoon Break

The Clarity Project
John F. Dailey Jr., CPA, RMA, PSA – Bowman & Company LLP
The Accounting Standards Board (ASB) has recently completed the Clarity Project to improve Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) understandability, address concerns over length and complexity of audit regulations, and enhance audit quality. The Clarity Project became effective for audits of financial statements for periods ended after December 15, 2012. This session will review all substantive, clarifying and formatting changes relative to the Project, with emphasis on how these changes affect audits of New Jersey governmental entities.

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John Dailey

John F. Dailey, CPA
Retired Partner, Consultant
Bowman & Company LLP

John F. Dailey Jr., CPA, is partner and ethics compliance officer at Bowman & Company LLP. Specializing in the audits of governmental agencies, he is currently the partner-in-charge of five municipal, two school district, three charter school and twelve fire district audit engagements. He has acted as an expert consultant on the establishment, consolidation and dissolution of fire districts. In addition, Mr. Dailey has served the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services as a member of the Registered Municipal Accountants Steering Committee, charged with the responsibility of revising the Requirements of Audit for New Jersey municipalities. Mr. Dailey has authored articles that have been published in several professional journals, and speaks regularly as a discussion leader for continuing professional education seminars.

Mr. Dailey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and the New Jersey Registered Municipal Accountants Association. His professional accomplishments include a term as president of the NJCPA (2002/03). In addition, Mr. Dailey served as a member of the NJCPA executive committee for five years, and has also served as vice president, treasurer and board of trustees member. In December 2009, Mr. Dailey was awarded the Society’s Distinguished Service Award for “Exceeding Expectations and Setting the Standard of Excellence for Others to Follow.” He has co–authored revisions to the New Jersey Law and Ethics course sponsored by the NJCPA and serves as one the of the Society’s discussion leaders for the New Jersey Law and Ethics course. Mr. Dailey has served the AICPA as a member of council and currently serves as a member of the Institute’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee. In March 2005, Mr. Dailey was appointed to serve as a member of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy and currently serves as president of the Board.

Mr. Dailey earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova University. In 1997, he received a Certificate of Educational Achievement in governmental accounting and auditing from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

William Eskin

William I. Eskin, CPA
AICPA/Professional Development Institute

William (Bill) I. Eskin is very active in the accounting, auditing, and fraud investigation fields in general, and the construction and surety industries in particular, where he may be best known for identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Recently, he had two books published: "Construction Contractors: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing" and "Real Estate: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing." Each year he also assists in the writing and reviewing of the Construction Audit Guide Alert and the Construction Industry Update. Previously, Eskin had been the Director of Financial Analysis & Investigation for the world's largest surety group. His professional experience also includes more than 12 years of experience working for various CPA firms where he specialized in construction, real estate, litigation support, and other services. He has been a Discussion Leader for various organizations where he led numerous courses, presentations, and web-casts. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015, he was presented with the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. He has also been a featured speaker at the National Construction Conference, state CPA society conferences, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, and various other organizations.

Kimberly Hancy

Kimberly M. Hancy, CPA
Senior Manager/Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Kimberly M. Hancy, CPA, is a senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP, where she focuses on the audits of governmental entities. Ms. Hancy is also a resident in the firm’s Professional Practice Auditing Group, regularly fielding questions on various technical matters. She is a frequent speaker on GASB accounting and compliance audit topics for the firm. Ms. Hancy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Lehigh University.

Scott Reeser

Scott A. Reeser
Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Scott Reeser is a project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is currently working on GASB projects related to fiduciary responsibilities and debt disclosures. Previously, he has worked on projects leading to statements pertaining to guidance for postemployment benefits, financial guarantees, and transactions reported as deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources.

Before joining the staff of the GASB in 2010, Mr. Reeser spent ten years working for the Office of the Comptroller in the State of Illinois. During that time, Mr. Reeser was responsible for the coordination and preparation of the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the development statewide accounting policies. His previous experience also includes over five years with a public accounting firm performing financial and compliance audits of not-for-profit entities and governmental agencies.

Mr. Reeser is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.

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Gerald Seneski

Gerald C. Seneski, CPA, RMA
Chief Financial Officer
Cumberland County

Gerry Seneski, CPA, RMA, is the assistant director of the Division of Local Government Services for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DLGS), where he is responsible for fiscal oversight of counties, municipalities, authorities and fire districts. Prior to his current role, Mr. Seneski served as the administrator and CFO of Cinnaminson Township, the vice president of administration for Gloucester County College, the CFO of North Brunswick Township and the manager of the Financial Management Improvement Program for the DLGS. Additionally, he has been an instructor for Rutgers University’s Center for Government Services, Farleigh Dickenson University’s Master’s in Administrative Science Program, Gloucester County College and Cumberland County College. At different times throughout his career, Mr. Seneski has been active with the Government Accounting & Auditing Interest Group of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Additionally, he has served on the executive board of the New Jersey Government Finance Officers Association and the executive board of the New Jersey Association of County Finance Officers. He was also actively involved with the New Jersey Municipal Managers' Association and the New Jersey Association of College Business Officers. Mr. Seneski received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public administration from Widener University.

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David Smith

David A. Smith
Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.

David A. Smith, a principal in the Princeton Public Affairs Group, is a veteran of the public affairs arena and has successfully managed public affairs campaigns impacting auto insurance, life insurance, tort reform and environmental legislative initiatives. He has appeared on television and radio stations representing clients' interests, authored articles on politics/policy issues in New Jersey and is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer at conferences, legislative hearings, meetings and seminars. He has been a consultant to political campaigns and is a member of several politically related finance committees. Mr. Smith received national acclaim when he was honored with a "Pollie Award" by the American Association of Political Consultants and named to their United States "Public Affairs Team of the Year," the only state lobbyist in the country to receive this honor. Mr. Smith has also been named one of the most influential players in New Jersey's Healthcare arena by the Annual HealthSense Listing. He is a Commissioner on the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Development Commission. Mr. Smith serves on the National Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council, and was one of the few contract lobbyists in the Country to be appointed to a National Task Force charged with creating ethical standard for lobbyists throughout the United States. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of, an advocacy organization. Mr. Smith has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation. He is a Committee member of the NJ Society of Association Executives and leads the firm’s multi-state public affairs management services. Mr. Smith also serves as the President of PPAG IA, LLC, a subsidiary company of the Princeton Public Affairs Group, which identifies and manages business development joint venture opportunities. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and currently holds various insurance licenses. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Director of Policy and Planning for the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office. He was a Director with the New Jersey Dental Association and served on health care and insurance advisory committees. Mr. Smith was awarded a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) Degree from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College. He is a Graduate Fellow of the Public Affairs Institute, a three year educational program of the Public Affairs Council. He also graduated from Gettysburg College.

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