2018 Professional Development Event

TWO DATES – TWO LOCATIONS!  CHOOSE WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF!

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 28, 2018                Thursday, DECEMBER 13, 2018

BEST WESTERN WATERFRONT                      UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER
1 N. Main St.                                                       James R. Connor University Center
Oshkosh, WI                                                       Whitewater, WI

Registration Rates:
WCMA/LWM/WGFOA Member:  $45         StudentS:  $20         Non-memberS:  $65.00


“All the Queen's Horses" Documentary Film (The Rita Crundwell Story)
How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years––making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. The movie, ALL THE QUEEN'S HORSES, investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake. Runtime: 70 minutes.

“Building back Trust after Embezzlement”
By Paula Meyer, Former Finance Director, City of Dixon (Oshkosh presenter)
or Kathryn Schauf, County Administrator, Eau Claire County (Whitewater presenter)

Presenters will discuss the challenges faced when embezzlement occurs, steps taken to restore confidence and trust in the City’s or County’s financial management in the wake of the discovery of fraud in the organization.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

“Hidden in Plain Sight:  Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud”
By Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE   Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP

A strong system of internal controls not only deters fraud but also supports greater efficiency and legal compliance within the local government business function.   This seminar identifies types and common methods of employee dishonesty, the role of the external auditor to detect fraud, and the personality of a fraudster.  The COSO system to install adequate internal controls is discussed and the all-important concept of separation of duties is presented in a practical, easy to apply context.    And because fraud can and will happen, the appropriate way to handle the shock and resulting investigation is outlined. 

 

NOVEMBER 28 AGENDA in Oshkosh:

1:00 -1:30 p.m.            Registration

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.          Showing of “All the Queen’s Horses”

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.          Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.          Presentation: “Building back Trust after Embezzlement”
                                    Paula Meyer, Former Finance Director, City of Dixon

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.          Break

4:15 – 5:15                  Presentation: “Hidden in Plain Sight:  Building a Strong System of Internal  Controls to Prevent Fraud”
                                    Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP

5:15 – 6 p.m.               Hors d’oeuvres reception/networking with cash bar

6 p.m.                          Dinner on your own or any activity WGFOA may have already planned

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DECEMBER 13 AGENDA at UW-Whitewater: 

 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      Registration

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.      Showing of “All the Queen’s Horses” 

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.      Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.        Presentation: “Building back Trust after Embezzlement”
                                    Kathryn Schauf, County Administrator, Eau Claire County

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.          Break

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.          Presentation: “Hidden in Plain Sight:  Building a Strong System of Internal Controls to Prevent Fraud”
                                    Mary O’Connor, ASA, CFE Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Sikich LLP

   Register online for the November 28 session by clicking here:  https://nov28lwm-wcma-wgfoa-allthequeenshorses.eventbrite.com 

   Register online for the December 13 session by clicking here:   https://dec13-lwm-wcma-wgfoa-allthequeenshorses.eventbrite.com 

    Or click here to access the mail-in registration form to submit a check payment.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 21, 2018 for the Oshkosh event and December 7, 2018 for the UW-Whitewater event. No refunds will be given after the respective registration deadlines.