Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia
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November 16 & 17, 2017 in Vancouver at Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

GFOABC is partnering with CPABC for the biennial  Local Government Accounting and Auditing Workshop. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for practitioners and auditors on the accounting, auditing, reporting and financing to discuss the issues facing local governments. Practices within the Local Government sector are ever-evolving. This workshop will provide an opportunity for practitioners and auditors to get up to date on accounting and auditing practices, discuss the issues and exchange ideas. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, interact, and exchange ideas with some of those involved in standard setting. more info

GFOABC offers valuable workshops prior to the Conference to maximize your professional development opportunities while in beautiful Vancouver. See below.

Hotel Accommodations 

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

$135 per night - Reserve Now!

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Day One

7:30-8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45AM

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

8:45-10:15AM

Local Government's Role in Providing Clean Drinking Water
Gordon Ruth & Reed Early

10:15-10:30AM

Refreshment Break

10:30AM-12:00PM

PSAB Update Plus
Dave Warren

12:05-1:15PM

Lunch

1:15-2:15PM

Mobility and Smart Cities
Joseph Hickey

2:15-3:00PM

PSAB Employee Benefits Project - There May Be Unintended Consequences
Mario Pirrodi

3:00-3:30PM

Refreshment Break

3:30-4:30PM

Miscellany of Accounting & Auditing Issues
Bill Cox, Sarah Marsh, Brian Szabo and Cory Vanderhorst)

4:30-5:30PM

Reception & No-Host Bar


Day Two

7:30-8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45AM

Introduction to Day 2

8:45-9:45AM

Ethics in Government - Not an Oxymoron
Kristine Simpson

9:45-10:45AM

Business Continuity Planning - Key to Managing Risks and Building Resilient Communities
Cliff Trollope and City of Nanaimo

10:45-11:00AM

Refreshment Break

11:00AM-12:00PM

Emerging Technology Risks - Are You Prepared?
Jason Stevenson & Erik Berg

12:05-1:15PM

Lunch

1:15-2:00PM

Strategic Procurement - A New Approach to Sustainable Economic Development
Sandra Hamilton & City of Cumberland

2:00-2:45PM

Municipal Lean Programs - Addressing the High Cost of Low Taxes
Dale Schattenkirk

2:45-3:00PM

Refreshment Break

3:00-3:45PM

PSAB Conceptual Framework and New Financial Reporting Model - Will Financial Statements Become More Understandable

Bill Cox

3:45-4:30PM

Panel Dicussion: Asset Retirement Obligations 
Bill Cox & Brian Szabo District of Mission

 


Pre-Conference Workshops (Fall PD Week)

Every November GFOABC is pleased to bring you two full days of professional development. You have the options of selecting one of two concurrent workshops held each day. Each course runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included with the program fees.

Tuesday November 14th

Tax Policy and Setting Tax Rates (Tax 302) 

facilitated by Doug Stein 

The Auditors are Coming: Preparing Effective Audit Working Papers Efficiently

facilitated by Eddy Adra, BDO

Wednesday November 15th

Financial Indicators: An Introductory Overview of Financial Statement Ratio Analysis 

facilitated by Shelley Hahn and Lenora Lee 

Performance Management: Uncover the Value of Your Budget Decision 

facilitated by Ashley Whitworth, BDO 

 

 (click workshop title to register, seperate registration is required for each course)

 

WORKSHOP FEES

 

Early Bird

After October 2, 2017

GFOABC Member

$360

$400

Non-Member

$400

$400

 

Requests for refunds/cancellations will be accepted up to Oct 25, 2017. No refunds after Oct 25, 2017. Program attendance is transferable.

PD Point Balances (as of July 15, 2017)

Register using PD points - 9 per day required (register online,  write paying with PD points in the comment space and indicate "paying with cheque" ) Points may not be applied to the conference, GFOABC workshops only.


Hotel Accommodations 

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

$135 per night - Reserve Now!

 Please book your hotel room before October 30th.