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State Auditor's Office 2019 Audit Conference

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Date(s): Aug 05, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019
Time: 8:15AM - 4:45PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 26, 2019
Location: Commons Conference Center
City: Austin

Course Description

The Texas State Auditor's Office invites you to attend the 2019 Audit Conference in Austin, Texas on August 5-6, 2019. The conference is at the Commons Conference Center on the University of Texas Campus at Braker Lane and Burnet Road.

This year's conference features 1 general session and 18 concurrent breakout sessions in 4 tracks. Conference tracks include: Improving Audit Processes, Current Events Impacting Audit, Information Technology Audit and Audit Specialties.

August 5, 2019

7:30 am – 8:15 am             Check-in and Registration


Improving Audit Processes

Current Events Impacting Audit

8:15 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome and Announcements

8:20 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.



Characteristics of Strong Audit Documentation

Amy Adler and Nick Adams, DK Partners


Auditing in the Public Sector - Managing Expectations and Adding Value

Mara Ash, Business & Financial Management Solutions, LLC


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



Making the Most out of Interviews

Courtenay M. Thompson, Courtenay Thompson & Associates


19 Hot Topics for Auditors in 2019

Danny Goldberg, GoldSRD


 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    General Session: Changing Your Perspective of Change, Randy Anderson, E3 Professional Trainers        

12:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.      Lunch on Your Own


Improving Audit Processes

Current Events Impacting Audit

1:20 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.



Audit Analytics: Transforming Data into Audit Evidence

Kels Farmer, Datattest, LLC

Application of Artificial Intelligence to Government Audit

John Craig, MindBridge AI


3:10 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.



Not Your Ordinary Audit Exit Conference

Alan Bowers, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

New Yellow Book Internal Control Requirements

Leita Hart-Fanta, Yellowbook-CPE, LLC


August 6, 2019

7:30 am – 8:15 am             Check-in and Registration


Information Technology Audits

Audit Specialties

8:15 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome and Announcements

8:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.



Elevating the Cyberdiscussions from the Security Operations Centers to the Board Room

Val Mukherjee, EY

Procurement and Contracting Fraud Prevention

Amy Adler and Stacy Whiteley, DK Partners


10:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.



Auditing Digital and Emerging Technologies - Blockchain, Software Robotics, and Internet of Things

James Walton & Thomas Zachariah, EY

Detecting, Mitigating, and Reporting Fraudulent Activity Identified During Audit Engagements

Wayne McElrath, XGEC

11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch on Your Own


Information Technology Audits

Audit Specialties

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



The Importance of IT General Controls in the Audit Process

Brittney King, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

No Tax Dollar Left Behind - Auditing Third-Party Contracts

Daniel Graves & Brandon Tanous, Weaver and Tidwell, LLP


2:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.



CyberSecurity for Non-IT Auditors

Danny Goldberg, GoldSRD

Averting a Second Disaster: Leading Financial Oversight Practices Following Disasters - Latest Trends

Matt Jadacki, EY


3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.



TAC and FISM and NIST - Oh My!

Brian Thomas & Trip Hillman

Weaver and Tidwell, LLP

Accounts Payable (A/P) Fraud & Key Controls

Temika Jones & Laura Soileau, Postlewaite & Netterville, APAC


For Your Information:

    ·        An electronic version of course materials will be provided a week prior to conference start date.

    ·        Coffee and tea will be provided during breaks.

    ·        Lunch each day is on your own.

    ·        Free parking is available at the Commons Conference Center. More information will be sent to registered participants a week before the conference start date.

    Coupons/discounts will not be applied to conference registration fee.

Potential CPE Credits: 16.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 16.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 16.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: 02 Auditing


No prerequisites required.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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