We gratefully acknowledge KPMG and the KPMG Foundation for their generous support of the 2018 GNP Midyear Meeting

2018 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting

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Friday, March 9, 2018

7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Introductions
Speakers: Kathryn Jervis, University of Rhode Island
Karen Kitching, George Mason University

8:15 am – 8:50 am Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Marc Rubin, AAA President-Elect, Miami University of Ohio, Farmer School of Business

8:50 am - 9:05 am

9:00 am – 10:00 am
JOGNA and The kudos Online System
Speaker: Vaughn Radcliffe, JOGNA Editor, Western University 

Should Accountants be Creative or Analytical?
Speaker: Rebeka Mazzone, Chief Operations Officer at International Yacht Restoration School, School of Technology
and Trades

9:50 am -10:05  am Break

10:05 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Effective Audit and Audit Resolution Practices
Speaker: William Bell, Senior Associate Commissioner for Administration & Finance for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and President, AGA Boston Chapter
Patricia Casey, Controller, University of Rhode Island

Medicaid Funding and its Impact on Hospitals
Speakers: Elena Nicolella, Executive Director, New England States Consortium Systems Organization
Michael Souza, CEO and Chairman, Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island

12:00 pm – 1:25 pm Lunch
Speaker: Seth Magaziner, General Treasurer,  State of Rhode Island 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The Role of Governmental Accounting in Municipal Bond Analysis
Speaker: Jeffrey Previdi, Vice-Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm GASB Update
Speaker: Dean Michael Mead, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Government and Nonprofit Education Panel: Using Cases and Other Tools in the GNP Classroom
Michael Granof, University of Texas at Austin
Tammy Waymire, Middle Tennessee State University
Patrick Kelly, Providence College
Barry Marks, University of Houston-Clear Lake

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Off-site dinner at Café Nuovo

Saturday, March 10, 2018

7:00 am – 7:55 am Breakfast/Research Roundtable Session

8:00 am – 9:45 am Concurrent Sessions

9:45 am – 10:00  am Break

10:00  am – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Concurrent Session

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and Business Meeting

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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