Governmental Accounting Conference

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Event Details

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm
(Registration: 7:30am)


Best Western Great Northern Hotel

835 Great Northern Blvd

Helena, MT 59601


Field of Study

  • Accounting (Governmental)

CPE Credit

8 hours CPE credit

Course Code



Level of Knowledge



Montana Society of CPAs




All materials will be electronic only
Flex Credits may not be used for this course
The Montana Society of CPAs’ Governmental Audit, Accounting and Financial Reporting Committee is proud to present a conference that focuses on accounting, auditing and reporting issues affecting Montana’s local governments. This conference has been designed for auditors of local governments, representatives of city, county, town and district governing boards and accountants from city, county, town and school district business offices.


8:00am - 11:30am - GASB Update with Lisa Parker
This portion of the presentation will cover, guidance and resources related to coronavirus diseases, proposals for public comment, pronouncements being implemented, projects currently being deliberated by the board and pre-agenda research activities.

11:30am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30pm - 4:00pm - Fraud & Official Misconduct Criminal Investigations conducted by the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation with Anthony Poppler.
The presentation will help identify past trends and commonalities from previous criminal investigations conducted by DCI and identify basic measures that could have prevented criminal acts from occurring. 
I will also address and answer these questions, including a criminal case that I conducted with the FBI and OIG.

  • What is the relationship between the depart justice & federal officers – OIG
  • Is there mis-use of federal funds
  • What is it that they should be thinking about as preparers and auditors – activities they can engage or participate in to help prevent against fraud - mitigate process?

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