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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Live Webcast

Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference (E2407020)

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT


8 CPE Credits in AA


Our annual in-depth look at governmental accounting and auditing will help you effectively implement current and new statements from the GASB, overcome implementation issues, enact changes in single audits, comply with local government regulations and circumvent fraud in your organization.


CPAs, auditors, city officials and other financial professionals who are involved in local government audits


8-8:50 a.m.
Single Audit Update
John D’Amico, CPA and Philip Marciano, CPA, CGFM – Marks Paneth LLP
This session will provide an update on the most recent changes in single audits. Common single audit deficiencies will be reviewed, and suggestions will be provided to help auditors avoid these errors.

9-10:15 a.m.
GASB Update
Kara Deiana, CPA - Governmental Accounting Standards Board
This session will provide an overview of the GASB pronouncements that will become effective in the upcoming fiscal years, including recently issued Statement No. 103, Financial Reporting Model Improvements. This session also will include a discussion of the active projects that are on the GASB’s technical and research agenda.

10:30-11:20 a.m.
Governmental Fraud
Special Agent Robert Glantz - Internal Revenue Service
Details coming soon

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
SAS 145 and 148 Update
Susan Maloney and Stephanie Jacobs - Baker Tilly
Details coming soon

12:20-12:50 p.m.
Lunch Break

12:50-2:05 p.m.
Governmental Auditing Update
Sam Latimer, CPA, CFE - Galaso Learning Solutions
The government audit update will cover various changes impacting Single Audits, including changes to the Uniform Guidance and the 2024 Compliance Supplement. We'll also review the changes in the 2024 Yellow Book and the process around submitting the new Data Collection Form.

2:15-3:05 p.m.
Implementing Generative AI in Governmental Accounting
Karl Ahlrichs
This fast-paced facilitated discussion goes beyond theory into the tactics needed to make AI effective. It starts with a look at the future and ends with actionable items for Governmental Accounting professionals to solve both future sustainability and talent shortage issues. The discussion then looks at how AI has different benefits and risks in each department.

3:10-4 p.m.
Department of Local Government Services Update
Jason Martucci - DLGS
Hear from the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) about its current initiatives and what is planned for the future.




Karl Ahlrichs

Karl J. Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Karl Ahlrichs is a national speaker, facilitator, and author, presenting on AI Implementation and people issues, and is often quoted in the local and national media. Karl brings broad experience in Technology, Human Resources and Operations, giving organizations strategies and tactical answers to complex issues.

Karl served on the senior staff of Gregory & Appel, an Indianapolis-based risk management firm, after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire. His clients have included Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple Computer, and Frito Lay. He led the creating of the video training department at the headquarters of AB Dick Co., and has enjoyed a career in marketing, training, and human resources.

Karl was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He has presented at the Annual SHRM Conference for more than 20 years. He holds the SHRM-SCP and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certifications, is a Virtual Master Presenter (VMP) from eSpeakers and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association.

John D'Amico

John D'Amico, CPA


Marks Paneth LLP

John D'Amico, CPA, is a Partner within the Professional Standards Group at Marks Paneth LLP, which is responsible for monitoring quality control in the firm as mandated by professional standards. He specializes in pre-issuance reviews and inspections of nonprofit organizations, governments and Single Audits. Mr. D’Amico also provides consultation on accounting and attestation matters and tests and monitors the firm's quality review policies and procedures. He teaches continuing education classes for the firm and on behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) nationally.

As a sought-out thought leader in his areas of expertise, Mr. D'Amico has authored numerous articles pertaining to nonprofit accounting/auditing, governmental auditing standards and Uniform Guidance. He frequently leads training seminars for his clients and is an instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has presented at the annual Nonprofit Conferences of the New York State Society of CPAs; the New Jersey Society of CPAs; and the Connecticut Society of CPAs; as well as the annual Governmental Conferences of the Connecticut Society of CPAs and the Michigan Society of CPAs.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. D’Amico is a dedicated volunteer who regularly donates his time to charitable organizations. He currently serves on several nonprofit boards of directors in a variety of capacities.

Kara Deiana

Kara Deiana, CPA

Assistant Project Manager

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Kara Deiana is an assistant project manager with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is currently working on GASB projects related to revenue and expense recognition, the classification of nonfinancial assets, the post-implementation review of Statement 87, Leases, and GAAP utilization research.

Before joining the GASB in June of 2022, Kara spent ten years working at the Office of the New York State Comptroller. She spent three and a half years working for the Bureau of Financial Reporting and was responsible for the preparation of the state’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the implementation of Statement 87, Leases. She also spent over six years working for the Division of Local Government and School Accountability where she provided accounting and financial reporting guidance to local municipalities and worked with municipal auditors to ensure audits were conducted audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

Kara is a graduate of The State University of New York at Albany and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Glantz

Robert Glantz

Public Information Officer

Internal Revenue Service

Special Agent Glantz is currently the Public Information Officer for IRS Criminal Investigation's, Newark Field Office. As the Public Information Officer, Special Agent Glantz is responsible for publicizing cases that are investigated by his coworkers in IRS-Criminal Investigation. In addition, Special Agent Glantz frequently speaks about IRS-Criminal Investigation to professional organizations as well as college and high school students.

Stephanie Jacobs

Stephanie Jacobs, CPA


Baker Tilly

Stephanie specializes in providing auditing and accounting technical  assistance to the public sector industry practice, while also providing  auditing services to state and local government entities. Clients consist of  municipalities and other governmental agencies. 

Sam Latimer

Sam Latimer, CPA, CFE

Galasso Learning Solutions

Sam Latimer is an Audit Partner at a regional accounting firm specializing in local government and nonprofit audits. His background brings real-world experience resolving the types of challenges faced by GLS clients. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC). Sam loves to teach, both as a training facilitator and in his day-to-day interactions with audit clients. On a personal note, Sam volunteers his time and leadership skills serving on the board of Junior Achievement.

Philip Marciano

Philip Marciano, CPA, CGMA, CGFM


Marks Paneth LLP

Phil Marciano, CPA, is a shareholder with Mayer Hoffman McCann CPAs (“MHM”) (the CPA firm associated with CBIZ). He specializes in audits of governments and nonprofit organizations, including federal single audits performed under the Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB A-133) audits, as well as employee benefit plan audits. Prior to joining MHM, Mr. Marciano gained several years’ experience with a mid-sized CPA firm on Long Island, providing accounting and auditing services to his clients within the government, education, and nonprofit arenas. He has led training seminars for his clients and staff, as well as for several professional organizations, on various subjects including governmental and nonprofit accounting/auditing. Mr. Marciano is a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs and is a member of the Society’s Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Not for Profit Accounting and Auditing Committee. Mr. Marciano also holds a certification issued by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), as a Certified Government Financial Manager.

Jason Martucci

Jason R. Martucci, Esq.

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Officer

NJ Division of Local Government Services / Dept of Community Affairs

Jason R. Martucci is the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Officer for the Division of Local Government Services in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and serves as the Department’s designee to the State’s Government Records Council.

As the Division of Local Government Services’ Legislative Liaison and Administrative Practice Officer, Mr. Martucci analyzes local government-related legislation and administers the rulemaking process for all DLGS and Local Finance Board regulations. Mr. Martucci drafts agency technical guidance on various matters including, but not limited to, local government finance and public procurement, and has spoken on local government issues before organizations such as the New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Association of Counties, and the Governmental Purchasing Association of New Jersey. Mr. Martucci is the author of “When Should the Victor Receive the Spoils?: Determining the Proper Threshold for Attorney Fee Awards and the Prevailing Plaintiff Standard Under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act’s Fee-Shifting Provision”, 30 Seton Hall Legis. J. 163 (2005).

Mr. Martucci is an attorney admitted to practice in New Jersey and the District of Colombia, and is certified as a Registered Municipal Clerk. Prior to joining the Department of Community Affairs, Mr. Martucci worked in private practice and served as a Councilman in Seaside Park Borough.

Mr. Martucci received his B.A., cum laude, from The College of New Jersey and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, serving on the Executive Board of the Seton Hall Law Legislative Journal. Mr. Martucci was Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Hoffman, J.S.C., Ocean County Superior Court.

Maloney Susan

Maloney Susan, CPA


Baker Tilly

Sue is a director in the firm’s higher education and not-for-profit team, with over 35 years of experience in public accounting and not-for-profit and for-profit financial management. Her professional experience includes audit and advisory services for not-for-profit organizations, including higher education institutions, behavioral health organizations and single audits.


$299.00 - Member

$449.00 - Nonmember

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