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Every member counts ACT GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING MASTERCLASS DATE & DETAILS 6 Thursday, 2 October 2008 Challenges in Managing Reporting Issues and Bernie Sheville Director, Financial Audits, ACT Auditor-General’s Office Accountability Bernie is the current Director, Financial Audits in the ACT Auditor- 6 Monday, 20 October 2008 General’s Office and has been with the ACT Auditor-General’s Office á 8:30am – 4:30pm (registration from 8:00am) B J rett Kaufmann, Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation á 11:45am - 12:45pm since 1997. He has a wide range of experience in public sector financial ? National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra accounting and has worked in both public and private sector organisations. CPE Hours: 8 Key topics covered: Bernie is a recipient of the ACT Public Service Executive Award. $ Member $363, Non Member $418 • Contemporary trends in government reporting Includes Course Materials, Tea Breaks, Lunch and Networking Drinks • Reporting performance – usefulness of the current framework Jim Paul Senior Project Manager, AASB International Public Sector • Changes required to make accounts more meaningful to users of Accounting Standards Board technical support PROGRAM government information Jim is a senior project manager at the AASB and technical adviser to Australia’s Lunch - 12:45pm - 1:45pm member of IPSASB (Peter Batten). He has spent 21 years in standard setting, Update from the AASB on Accounting Developments including 4 years at the IASB. He also has 7 years of auditing experience. J olin Parker, Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and C CFO Roles on Effective IT Steering Committees Principal, GAAP Consulting Strategic Procurement Brett Kaufmann Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation á 8:30am - 9:30am A J ndrew Garner - Partner, Ernst & Young Canberra Brett is currently Financial Reporting Branch Manager, Department of Finance Key topics covered: Mark Nixon - Partner, Ernst & Young Canberra and Deregulation. Brett has over 20 years experience in Commonwealth • Adapting IFRS to the public sector á 1:45pm - 2:45pm public sector accounting, auditing and governance. Prior to his current role, • Differential reporting • Accounting for income from non-exchange transactions Brett was a senior executive in the Financial Audit Practice of the National (AASB 1004 “Contributions”) Audit Office with clients including Telstra, Australia Post, ANL, Department of • GAAP/GFS harmonisation Finance, Veterans, Environment and Treasury and the Commonwealth’s • Service concession arrangements Consolidated Financial Report. Brett was a Member of the Australian Afternoon Tea - 2:45pm - 3:00pm Accounting Standards Board from 2003 to 2007. • Other AASB Projects Update from the ACT Auditor-General’s Office Critique Of Existing Public Sector Accounting Practices Andrew Garner Partner, Ernst & Young Canberra T J o be announced Andrew is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Canberra practice and has over 18 year’s Tu J Pham, ACT Auditor-General, ACT Auditor-General’s Office á 3:00pm - 4:00pm professional advisory experience including 14 years experience in leading major Bernie Sheville, Director, Financial Audits, ACT Auditor-General’s Office á 9:30am - 10:30am business and IT projects from initial strategy through to delivery and ongoing Closing Remarks and complimentary Networking Drinks - Key topics covered: benefits realisation. He is a specialist in delivering technology programs and 4:00pm - 4:30pm • The ACT Auditor-General’s Office – its role and functions projects encompassing: alignment with business strategy, project/ programme • Recent performance audits of government activities and lessons learnt management, ERP Strategy and delivery, technology risk management, • The importance of sound corporate governance GUEST SPEAKERS benefits realisation and operational and performance efficiency. Andrew’s • ACT key public sector financial reporting issues prior role was to lead an Industry Technology practice for a leading global Colin Parker Member, Australian Accounting Standards Board System’s Integrator. Tea Break - 10:30am - 10:45am Colin Parker, Principal, GAAP Consulting ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ Andrew has been a Steering Committee Member of several major IT initiatives Update On IPSASB Projects (www.gaap.com.au), is an expert in financial reporting, auditing and related providing expert advice on risk and issue management to client executives. J im Paul, Senior Project Manager, AASB International Public Sector J governance issues. He is a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. GAAP Consulting provides advice and training on financial and Mark Nixon Partner, Ernst & Young Canberra Accounting Standards Board technical support á 10:45am - 11:45am auditing standards, expert evidence in litigation support engagements, and Mark is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Canberra practice and has over 8 years briefings to preparers, governance and auditors on contemporary issues. professional advisory experience. He is a specialist in public and private sector Key topics covered: • Conceptual framework reforms encompassing: project/ programme management, procurement, Tu Pham PSM, ACT Auditor-General performance improvement; corporate governance, pricing strategies, and • Service concession arrangements • Social benefits One of the ACT’s most experienced public servants, Tu took on the role business risk management. He has been an Assistant Secretary (SES) within • Long-term fiscal sustainability of ACT Auditor-General in 2004. She has worked as Deputy Chief the Australian Commonwealth Government and has managed the delivery of • Borrowing costs Executive, ACT Treasury, and commissioner for ACT Revenue, as well as over $1.5 billion in transfer payment services. • Financial instruments in a variety of other senior roles within the ACT Public Service. Tu is a • Intangible assets recipient of the Australia Day honours-award, the Public Service Medal • Entity combinations and has over 20 years experience in the public sector.
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