Financial Management, Auditing and Accounting (FMAA)

FMAA Workshops are developed for school business officials and auditors of public school districts by NYSASBO in cooperation with business officials and members of the Public School Accounting Committee of the NYS Society of CPA’s. These workshops offer updates on issues affecting financial management, operations and reporting requirements of public school districts in New York State.

Dates & Locations • Cost & Credits • Topic Areas • Speaker Bios


Dates & Locations

Capital - Monday, April 30, 2018
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NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

Long Island - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Hilton Long Island / Huntington
598 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747

Location change! Westchester - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES
200 Boces Dr,
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Central/Western - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14467

Virtual - Friday, May 11, 2018

Zoom webinar login details to be sent closer to event date. Login creditentials are individual. If you would like to register multiple people to participate via a single connection, please email johanna@nysasbo.org and debbie@nysasbo.org for more information. 

Login details will be emailed from Zoom. Please work with your IT department in advance of the virtual session to be sure Zoom is whitelisted. NYSASBO staff may not be able to assist with technical issues on May 11. 

Schedule

All FMAA Workshops will proceed as follows unless otherwise noted:

7:30 a.m. | Registration

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm | Program

Download a pdf of the daily agenda

 

Regarding in-person registration: If for some reason you miss your in-person session and request to be reregistered for the virutal session, there will be an additional administrative fee of $50 imposed for the registration transfer. 

If you would like to register multiple people from the same organization, please email Debbie at debbie@nysasbo.org


 

Cost

In-Person/Livestream
Member: $185 | Non-Member: $245

Credits

CPE (for CPAs): up to 8 credits

CTLE (for SDBLs): up to 8 credits 

 


2018 Topic Areas

GASB Update

A number of changes took place in recent years that have an impact on accounting and reporting for school districts. This session will go over current, upcoming, and proposed GASB pronouncements. It will provide an update on GASB standards for Other Postemployment Benefits – years 1 and 2 of implementation,  Leases, Certain Debt Extinguishment Issues, etc.

2018 Presenters:
Albany, Rochester & Virtual:   Kathryn Barrett, CPA, Director, Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Nassau & Mid-Hudson:   Alexandria Battaglia, Audit Partner, R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP. 

Preparing for Your Audit (including Smart Schools Bond Act)

Your annual reminders of what your external auditors will be looking for and how to efficiently gather the needed information.

2018 Presenters:
Albany, Rochester & Virtual:   Kathryn Barrett, CPA, Director, Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Nassau & Mid-Hudson:   Ernie Smith, CPA, Nawrocki Smith LLP

Fund Balance

This session will discuss fund balance projections, key areas of focus relating to projections, dealing with surplus, and budget challenges.

2018 Presenters:
Albany, Rochester & Virtual:   Tom Zuber, CPA, Partner, Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C. a Division of Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP
Nassau & Mid-Hudson:   Marianne Van Duyne, Managing Partner, R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP. &    Richard Cunningham, Assistant Superintendent, Plainview Old Bethpage School District 

Creating & Communicating Your Reserve Plan

This session will provide practical advice on how to create a reserve plan, communicate the plan, and manage the plan to provide long term financial stability.

2018 Presenters:
Albany, Rochester & Virtual:   Seth Hennard, CPA, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
Nassau & Mid-Hudson:   Marianne Van Duyne, Managing Partner, R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP.  &   Richard Cunningham, Assistant Superintendent, Plainview Old Bethpage School District 

Capital Planning (including Tax Cap)

 Building aid on capital projects – how it is calculated and how to verify the amounts in the governor’s budget and the adopted budget.

2018 Presenters:
Albany & Mid-Hudson:   Mike Los, Senior State Aid Planning Specialist, Questar III BOCES
Nassau:   Rose Fiddemon, State Aid Planning Specialist, Questar III BOCES
Rochester:   Jay O'Connor, Assistant Director, Questar III BOCES
Virtual:   Sarah Morrison, Senior State Aid Planning Specialist, Questar III BOCES

ESSA School Level Reporting 

Learn from experts on the new spending per pupil reporting requirement under the federal ESSA standards and how it compares to the new state school-level reporting requirement. ESSA Task Force members will provide an update on their progress in working with SED to help assist districts with this transition.

2018 Presenters:
Albany:   Bobby Yusko, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Glens Falls City SD
Mid-Hudson:   Rick Linden, Assistant Superintendent for Business, New Paltz CSD
Nassau:   Joe Dragone, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Administration, Roslyn Public Schools
Rochester:   Bob Magin, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations, North Rose-Wolcott Central School District
Virtual:   Chris Abdoo, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District

Legislative Update and 180-Day Requirements   

Get an overview and analysis of the 2018-19 enacted state budget, including a new requirement to report school level allocations, beginning with 76 school districts on July 1, 2018. Session will also include new state policies affecting school districts, including updates on requirements for schools to be in session 180 days a year to receive full State Aid.

2018 Presenters:
All Locations: Deborah Cunningham, Director of Education & Research, NYSASBO or Andrew Van Alstyne, Deputy Director of Education & Research, NYSASBO

 

Regarding in-person registration: If for some reason you miss your in-person session and request to be reregistered for the virutal session, there will be an additional administrative fee of $50 imposed for the registration transfer. 

If you would like to register multiple people from the same organization, please email Debbie at debbie@nysasbo.org

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