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Common Audit and Financial Reporting Deficiencies in State and Local Governments WEBCAST


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Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00


This 2-hour webcast details many of the more common mistakes that auditors and accountants are making in either the preparation of their annual financial statements or the audits of such financial statements. Deficiencies in audit standards (AICPA, GAO, Single Audit) and preparation standards (GASB) noted in this webcast are driven by the most recent results found in audit organization peer reviews, workpaper or desk reviews, and various organizations checklists for oversight.


Financial statement preparation. Common mistakes made in preparing financial statements. GASB financial statement preparation standards.



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Industry and public accountants.


Identify common deficiencies in both the preparation of, and audit of, annual financial statements. Learn to recognize and analyze the most prevalent mistakes made by both auditors and accountants in the preparation and audit of financial statements of state and local governments. Develop an understanding of the audit standards that govern the auditing of financial statements for state and local governments, such as those set by the AICPA, GAO, and Single Audit.






Leader Bios

Frank Crawford, President, Crawford & Associates

Frank Crawford is President of Crawford & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The firm specializes in providing auditing, consulting and accounting services solely to governmental entities and is a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. During the last 23 years, Crawford & Associates has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes of government including many types of financial statement audits and attestation services, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, contract internal auditing and internal monitoring, developing management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, and expert witness testimonies.

Mr. Crawford is currently the Chair of the AICPA Government Expert Panel (2 years) and the Oklahoma Society of CPAs Government Accounting and Auditing Committee (10 years), and has also been involved in a number of other AICPA committees and task forces as they relate to governmental accounting and auditing, including the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, the AICPA Government and Not-For-Profit Expert Panel, the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee, and the AICPA GASB 34 Audit Guide Revision Task Force.

Mr. Crawford is also currently the Chairman of the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Conference Planning Task Force (5 years), and is also a member of the Planning Committee of the AICPA’s Government and Not-For-Profit Training Conference (9 years).

Over the years, Mr. Crawford has assisted both the AICPA and GASB in the development of several implementation guides as a member of an advisory group, task force or technical content provider. His experience with GASB 34 implementation and audit issues dates back to June 30, 1999, as auditor of the first general-purpose government in the United States to implement the requirements of GASB 34.

Mr. Crawford is also currently working with many of the U.S. territories, commonwealths and freely-associated states on audit finding resolution and financial analysis projects and serves as a technical consultant and advisor to a number of federal government agencies.

He is a frequent lecturer, trainer and discussion leader for numerous groups, including U.S. federal government agencies, various local and national CPA firms, a number of state societies, and has appeared in several AICPA continuing professional education videos and live satellite CPE broadcasts and webcasts related to governmental accounting and auditing.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00