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7:15 a.m. Registration | 8 a.m. Conference

School District 09 Audit Conferences Wednesday, May 27 Stevens Point 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 28 Madison 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


School District 09 Audit Conferences

General Information Purpose:

The conference will provide information relevant to both the beginner and advanced school district auditor. Discussion will focus on Yellow Book update, DPI regulatory issues, debt for beginners, arbitrage compliance, beginner audit, Medicaid school based services, OPEB roundtable and individuals with disabilities education act including flow-through CEIS grants. There will be three separate sessions on Thursday relating to the Milwaukee Parental Choice program.

Who Should Attend:

Both beginner and advanced auditors of Wisconsin public school districts and Milwaukee Parental Choice program schools (Thursday session only). Auditors interested in auditing Milwaukee Parental Choice program schools are encouraged to attend the Thursday session. (Members, nonmembers and clients are welcome to attend).

Meeting Room Temperature:

Due to the uncontrollable temperature in each meeting room, please plan on bringing a sweater or jacket.

Registration Information:

$205 first and second registrant $145 third and subsequent registrant Fee includes luncheon and conference manual. (Members, non-members and clients are welcome to attend). Group discount applies only to registrations made at the same time.

Registration Deadline:

Friday, May 22 CPE Credit:

agenda

Stevens Point

wednesday, may 27

8 hours Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made 14 days prior to conference date receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to conference receive a 50% refund (not to exceed $100). Cancellations or no shows on conference day receive no refund.

8 – 8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks Renee Messing, CPA, task force chair and manager Clifton Gunderson LLP, Milwaukee

8:10 – 10:20 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION

DPI Update Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor Kathryn J. Guralski, CPA, school finance auditor Natalie Rew, school finance auditor

Location Information

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

Date and Location:

Date and Location:

Wednesday, May 27

Thursday, May 28

Holiday Inn Hotel-Stevens Point 001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point 715-344-0200

Sheraton Hotel-Madison 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison 608-251-2300

Overnight Accomodations:

Overnight Accomodations:

Guest rooms are available at a corporate rate of $89 for single, $99 for double occupancy for the evening of Tuesday, May 26. Book directly by calling 715-344-0200. A block of rooms will be reserved until Friday, May 1.

Guest rooms are available at a corporate rate of $109 for single or double occupancy for the evening of May 27. Book directly by calling 608-251-2300. A block of rooms will be reserved until Friday, May 1.

Topics that will be included in this session are: • Medicaid • Pupil activity funds • Fund 73/HRAs • Risk Assessment • Pupil transportation program and audit requirements • Special education

72nd 10:20 Annual–WICPA Conference | Thursday, Nov. 6 & Friday, Nov. 7 10:30Tax a.m. BREAK


wednesday, may 27

agenda 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent A: Debt for Beginners Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison This session will include introductory discussion of the types of debt issued by school districts, including maximum terms; debt limitations; differences between FUND 38 and FUND 39 debt; and debt refinancing.

Concurrent B: Arbitrage Compliance Gail Robertson, arbitrage specialist Ehlers, Roseville, Minn.

All forms of tax-exempt debt are subject to the arbitrage provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and related Treasury regulations. This session will provide a broad overview of the arbitrage requirements, best recordkeeping practices and recent IRS initiatives.

11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. LUNCH 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent C: Beginner Audit Session Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

This session will include discussion about tools available for new school district auditors including an overview of the DPI Web site, review of the online DPI school district audit manual, mediasite presentations, district report deadlines and audit programs specific to Wisconsin school districts.

Concurrent D: Roundtable for OPEB Kathryn J. Guralski, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

Stevens Point

This session will cover both the federal and state funding rules established for IDEA flow-through and preschool entitlement grants awarded to Wisconsin school districts. Topics will include IDEA’s allowable budget costs, the process for IDEA carryover and when budget revisions are required, the new IDEA funding provision for coordinated early intervening services (CEIS), and the different MOE and supplement rules regarding both IDEA and CEIS funding.

Concurrent F: Medicaid School Based Services Lisa Salo, assurance manager

This session is intended to be a roundtable discussion. The room will be split into groups with each group given questions for discussion. The two main areas of discussion will be departure from GAAP when reporting to DPI and other post employment benefits (OPEB) including fund 73 reporting. Towards the end of the session, each table will designate a spoke person to share the group discussion with the rest of the attendees.

Clifton Gunderson LLP, Racine

1:30 – 1:40 p.m. BREAK

2:55 – 3:05 p.m. BREAK

1:40 – 2:55 p.m.

3:05 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent E: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Flow-through and CEIS Grants Rachel Zellmer, grants specialist, special education team

A Yellow Book Update Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, Logan, Utah

Concurrent Sessions

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

This session will provide an overview of the Medicaid School Based Services program. The overview will include a review of the School Based Services Cost Report which will provide the auditor the knowledge and understanding to be able to effectively audit the program under the appropriate single audit guidelines.

GENERAL SESSION

agenda 8 – 8:05 a.m. Opening Remarks Renee Messing, CPA, task force chair and manager Clifton Gunderson LLP, Milwaukee

8:05 – 9:40 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION

A Yellow Book Update Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, Logan, Utah 9:40 – 9:50 a.m. BREAK 9:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

thursday, may 28 Madison

12:50 – 1:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent A: Debt for Beginners Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison This session will include introductory discussion of the types of debt issued by school districts, including maximum terms; debt limitations; differences between FUND 38 and FUND 39 debt; and debt refinancing.

Concurrent B: Arbitrage Compliance Gail Robertson, arbitrage specialist

GENERAL SESSION

Ehlers, Roseville, Minn.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

All forms of tax-exempt debt are subject to the arbitrage provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and related Treasury regulations. This session will provide a broad overview of the arbitrage requirements, best recordkeeping practices and recent IRS initiatives.

DPI Update Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor Kathryn J. Guralski, CPA, school finance auditor Natalie Rew, school finance auditor

Topics that will be included in this session are: • Medicaid • Pupil activity funds • Fund 73/HRAs • Risk Assessment • Pupil transportation program and audit requirements • Special education

12:05 – 12:45 p.m. LUNCH

Concurrent C: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program I Dennis Hanson, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

1:50 – 2 p.m. BREAK


agenda 2 – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent D: Beginner Audit Session Gene Fornecker, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison This session will include discussion about tools available for new school district auditors including an overview of the DPI website, review of the online DPI school district audit manual, mediasite presentations, district report deadlines and audit programs specific to Wisconsin school districts.

Concurrent E: Roundtable for OPEB Kathryn J. Guralski, CPA, school finance auditor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison This session is intended to be a roundtable discussion. The room will be split into groups with each group given questions for discussion. The two main areas of discussion will be departure from GAAP when reporting to DPI and other post employment benefits (OPEB) including fund 73 reporting. Towards the end of the session, each table will designate a spoke person to share the group discussion with the rest of the attendees.

Concurrent F: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program II Dennis Hanson, school finance auditor Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

3:15 – 3:25 p.m. BREAK

School District Audit Conferences

thursday, may 28

q Wednesday, May 27 | Holiday Inn Hotel-Stevens Point | (Course code SDA1)

Madison

3:25 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent G: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Flow-through and CEIS Grants Rachel Zellmer, grants specialist, special education team Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

This session will cover both the federal and state funding rules established for IDEA flow-through and preschool entitlement grants awarded to Wisconsin school districts. Topics will include IDEA’s allowable budget costs, the process for IDEA carryover and when budget revisions are required, the new IDEA funding provision for coordinated early intervening services (CEIS), and the different MOE and supplement rules regarding both IDEA and CEIS funding.

Concurrent H: Medicaid School Based Services Lisa Salo, assurance manager

Clifton Gunderson LLP, Racine

This session will provide an overview of the Medicaid School Based Services program. The overview will include a review of the School Based Services Cost Report which will provide the auditor the knowledge and understanding to be able to effectively audit the program under the appropriate single audit guidelines.

Concurrent I: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program III Dennis Hanson, school finance auditor Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison

q Thursday, May 28 | Sheraton Hotel-Madison | (Course code SDA2)

Registration Information: Payment information

$205 first and second registrant, $145 third and subsequent registrant.

registration Session choices

Name_______________________________________________________ ID#______________________ Firm/Company________________________________________________________________________

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

q A: Debt for Beginners q B: Arbitrage Compliance

(Group discount applies only to registrantions made at the same time). Fee includes luncheon and conference manual. (Members, non-members and clients are welcome to attend).

Address______________________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________State______________ Zip______________________

q C: Beginner Audit Session q D: Roundtable for OPEB

Registration deadline is Friday, May 22

Phone_______________________________________________________________________________

1:40 – 2:55 p.m.

Fax__________________________________________________________________________________

q E: IDE Act q F: Medicaid School Based Services

Cancellations made 14 days prior to conference date receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to conference receive a 50% refund (not to exceed $100). Cancellations or no shows on conference day receive no refund.

How to Register Online: Fax: Mail: Phone:

www.wicpa.org 262-785-0838 235 N. Executive Drive Suite 200, Brookfield, WI 53005 262-785-0445 ext. 3024/3025

Credit card registrations will be accepted by mail, phone, fax or at www.wicpa.org. All other registrations must be mailed with payment enclosed. Please see inside front cover for cancellation policy. This form may be duplicated.

E-mail_______________________________________________________________________________

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

q prefer a vegetarian meal

Thursday, May 28 Sheraton Hotel-Madison

q have a need or disability with special requirements (you will be contacted by phone)

12:50 – 1:50 p.m.

Payment Method q Check (payable to the WICPA)

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Wednesday, May 27 Holiday Inn Hotel-Stevens Point

Contact Information

q Visa

q MasterCard

Account #____________________________________________________________________________ CVS# (3 digits on back of card)________________________________ Exp. Date____________________ Signature_________________________________________________ Date________________________ Credit Card Billing Address______________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________State______________ Zip______________________

q A: Debt for Beginners q B: Arbitrage Compliance q C: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program I 2 – 3:15 p.m.

q D: Beginner Audit Session q E: Roundtable for OPEB q F: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program II 3:25 – 4:30 p.m.

q G: IDE Act q H: Medicaid School Based Services q I: Milwaukee Parental Choice Program III

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants | 235 N. Executive Drive | Suite 200 | Brookfield, WI 53005


235 N. Executive Drive | Suite 200 Brookfield, WI 53005

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School District

Audit Conferences

Wednesday, May 27 Stevens Point 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 28 Madison 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


School District Audit Conference 2009  

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