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Annual Financial Reporting (Cash Basis): 4-Part Webinar Series (To Replace All-Day Workshops)

Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 9, 2020
10 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $125
Credits Available: 6.0 CPE credits - see below
 

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Registration closes Friday, April 3 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.


Webinar Series Overview

The Annual Financial Reporting Webinar Series is designed for ‘cash basis’ cities/towns, counties, and special purpose districts. This training is being held in lieu of the in-person workshops that were cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in the state.


Educational Objectives

This webinar series has been developed to meet the need of those individuals responsible for the preparation and filing of the 2019 annual financial report. The series consist of four 1.5-hour webinars, held on consecutive days, with each webinar addressing a specific component of the annual financial report and then allowing for a full half-hour of Q&A.

The series agenda will be as follows:

  • Monday April 6: Preparation Steps for 2019 Annual Financial Report – This session will address the preparation steps needed for reconciliation of financial data, review and analysis of fund classifications (including new GASB 84 requirements for fiduciary funds), and fund balance designations.  
  • Tuesday April 7: Reporting requirements, Schedule 01 and Financial Statements C4/C5 – This session will offer an in-depth discussion on Schedule 01 data, including review and analysis of edit reports received from SAO online system, and includes 2019 reporting requirements and variables for cities, counties, and special purpose districts.
  • Wednesday April 8: Supplemental Schedules 06 to 22 – This session will cover all supplemental schedules, including a detailed discussion of the new Schedule 06 (bank reconciliation) and expanded reporting requirements for Schedule 09
  • Thursday April 9: Notes to Financial Statements, Review and Submit – This session will offer an in-depth discussion of the individual Notes to Financials, including a discussion of how to tie the notes back to financial statements and supplemental schedules. Closing discussions about the internal/external reviews of the annual report and final submission of your report to the SAO.

Registrants should commit to attending the full series, which has been designed to provide a complete understanding of the various steps needed to prepare the financial statements, notes, and supplemental schedules required for the 2019 financial reporting period.


Who Should Attend?

Clerks, treasurers, clerk-treasurers, finance directors, and any administrative or finance staff responsible for preparing the cash basis annual financial report.


Presenters

  • Toni Nelson, Finance Consultant, MRSC. Toni has 30 years of local government experience, including joining MRSC in 2014. Previously, she worked for 11 years at the State Auditor’s Office where she established a focus for cash basis accounting and reporting. She additionally worked nine years as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Town of Twisp and four years as a private local government consultant specializing in cash basis accounting, reporting, and budgeting. She’s co-authored the MRSC Revenue Guides for cities and counties, the annual Budget Suggestions guide, and written numerous articles on local government finance topics.

Credits

  • Eligible for 6.0 credits of CPE for certified public accountants

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