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A-C: NEW Fall 3-Part Webinar Series (Sept.25th, Nov.13th & Jan.22nd)

September 25, 2019 - January 22, 2020

GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME are proud to provide the membership with a fresh lineup of PD opportunities!

Bloom CME is committed to the goal of developing the most comprehensive and highest quality professional development program for financial officers in Canada. We are continually researching topics that are relevant and timely to build content and tools that support financial officers across Alberta. This webinar series is a response to requests from you, the valued GFOA Alberta membership, for additional topics to be covered.

Please click on More Info below for details covered in the new 3-Part webinar series with a reporting and audit focus.

The cost for all three in this series: NEW Introduction to PSAS Financial Statements, NEW Improving Financial Reporting Processes, and NEW Reporting Essentials: Chart of Accounts/Municipal Structure is $350.

Should you prefer, you can register for any as a single webinar only - your choice at $175/ea. All webinars are recorded for your convenience and made available once each webinar has concluded.

The content creation is led by Stephanie Porter – Lead of Reporting and Audit Focus, Bloom CME.

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A. Introduction to PSAS Financial Statements, September 25, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am MDT

  • Understanding key differences between public sector and private sector financial statements and note disclosures,
  • Overview of note disclosures required by the legislation,
  • Understanding of key financial indicators on public sector statements, and
  • How to explain the financial statement concepts to council and other members of administration.

    B. Improving Financial Reporting Processes, November 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am MST

  • Understanding the risk of error, omission and fraud in key accounting and financial reporting processes,
  • Introduction of risk-based approach to improving reporting processes,
  • Tools and templates to improve audit documentation and increase audit efficiency, and
  • Practical tools and templates to help assess and mitigate the risk of error and fraud in your municipality’s financial reporting.

    C. Reporting Essentials: Chart of Accounts/Municipal Structure, January 22, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am MST

  • Best practices for chart of accounts,
  • Chart of accounts as an improvement project (effective and efficient),
  • Using a chart of accounts effectively in your ERP or financial systems,
  • Municipal structure best practices for accountability, and
  • Effective report structure for administration council and the public.

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    Auditing Essentials Webinar - December 11 (Repeat of January 23, 2019)

    December 11, 2019

    Due to the overwhelming success of the 10-part Webinar Series, GFOA Alberta, in conjunction with Bloom CME, is proud to bring you a lineup of additional fall webinars this year. Earn PD credits at your convenience. The fall webinar lineup further the professional development of today's financial professional. The timely fall webinar lineup has a reporting and audit focus.

    Please click on More Info below for the details to be covered in this Auditing Essentials webinar, or click on the red "Register Now" button below to register today! Cost for this webinar is $175 for Members and $200 for Non Members. This webinar will be recorded. Both the presentation and a link to the recorded session will be sent to you.

    Please note: This is a repeat offering of this webinar, first held on January 23, 2019, for those of you who did not take it then.

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  • Review of audit theory and best practices.
  • Project plan/audit calendar overview.
  • What questions will the auditor have and how to be prepared for them.
  • Review of key working papers.

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    C. NEW Reporting Essentials: Chart of Accounts/Municipal Structure - January 22, 2020 (single webinar only)

    January 22, 2020

    Due to the overwhelming success of the 10-part Webinar Series, GFOA Alberta, in conjunction with Bloom CME, is proud to bring you a lineup of additional fall webinars this year. Earn PD credits at your convenience. The fall webinar lineup further the professional development of today's financial professional. The timely fall webinar lineup has a reporting and audit focus.

    Please click on More Info below for the details to be covered in this Reporting Essentials: Chart of Accounts/Municipal Structure webinar coming in 2020, or click on the red "Register Now" button below to register today! Cost for this webinar is $175 for Members and $200 for Non Members. This webinar will be recorded. Both the presentation and a link to the recorded session will be sent to you.

    If you are interested in taking advantage of the special pricing for all three in this 3-Part Webinar Series at a cost of $350, please register instead for the 3-part above called A-C: NEW Fall 3-Part Webinar Series.

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  • Best practices for chart of accounts.
  • Chart of accounts as an improvement project (effective and efficient).
  • Using a chart of accounts effectively in your ERP or financial systems.
  • Municipal structure best practices for accountability.
  • Effective report structure for administration council and the public.

  • Register Now

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    Conferences

    Alberta

    June 7, 2020 - June 10, 2020 Red Deer Conference at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre

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    May 30, 2021 - June 2, 2021 Banff Conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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    International

    Date Location
    May 17, 2020 - May 20, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    June 27, 2021 - June 30, 2021 Chicago, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency & Swiss Hotel Chicago
    June 5, 2022 - June 8, 2022 Austin, Texas at the Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center