Using Internal Controls to Better Manage and Monitor Programs

AUDIO Conference:  
Using Internal Controls to Better Manage and Monitor Programs

March 11, 2009, 9 - 11 a.m.   2 CPE Hours Available!

Program Note:  Due to several requests and high number of participants in the last audio conference, the AGA of Hawaii Chapter is providing members another AGA Training Audio Conference on March 11th at 9:00am.  AGA National has allowed us to setup a local conference call so you can participate remotely.  While this is a benefit to our AGA members, you may allow your fellow co-workers to participate in this session by utilizing your speakerphone.  Please RSVP by emailing "Oki, Patrick" <[email protected]> by March 6th to setup the conference call.
Dial-in instructions will be sent out to members who RSVP.  For CPE purposes, participants will need to complete a sign-in sheet and remit to me.  I will be coordinating the issuance of the CPE certificates. 
Aloha, Patrick Oki
Education Chairperson,  AGA Hawaii Chapter
Phone:  808.441.2803

Using Internal Controls to Better Manage and Monitor Programs
March 11, 2009 , 9 - 11 a.m.    2 CPE Hours Available!

AGA, in conjunction with the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) is pleased to announce a new and increasingly important topic to our audio conference schedule�why internal controls matter to all organizations.

By now, most people understand the need for internal controls. But do they know how to implement these concepts? What are the underlying reasons that intelligent, hard-working people simply ignore or circumvent such checks and balances? Is it a matter of inadequate resources or laziness? Should poor leadership be tolerated? How can poor internal controls lead to fraud?
Once we have recognized the need for internal controls in most organizations and have developed a comprehensive set of internal controls, how can an agency's investment in compliance help it reduce the total cost of controls and regulatory compliance as well as improve performance, thereby reprogramming resources in support of mission initiatives?

To share their views on these internal controls questions are Terry Carnahan, CGFM, CPA, Managing Director for Federal Internal Audit and Regulatory Compliance Services, KPMG LLP; and Robert Gray, CGFM, CIA, CFE, Consultant, Robert Gray Training; Former Regional Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Please join us for two hours of lively discussion about this important and timely topic. In addition to the speaker�s commentary, there will be approximately 20 minutes for Q & A so that the participants can ask the speakers questions and share their own experiences.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (2 � 3:50 p.m. EST)
Learning Objectives: To understand why internal controls matter and how they play an important role in reducing the cost of operations.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with internal control concepts
Advance Prep: None required
Field of Study: Accounting and Auditing
CPE: Two credit hours

RSVP by emailing "Oki, Patrick" <[email protected]> by March 6th.

>> View March 11 Audio Conference Announcement flyer.