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Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Team to Present at MSCPA Governmental Accounting Conference

Missouri Society of CPAs: Government Accounting Conference

The Governmental Accounting Conference is designed for accounting professionals, consultants and public practitioners in the government sector and those who serve government entities. This informative conference features sessions led by top national speakers, as well as local experts specializing in governmental accounting and auditing.

Ron Steinkamp, CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CGMA, Partner at Brown Smith Wallace, will lead "Fraud Prevention for Local Government" on 5/19 at 10:45 am.

Every industry is impacted by fraud, including government. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, in its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, estimated that organizations lose an estimated 5% of revenue to fraud each year. However, there are proactive measures government organizations can take to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud.


  • Discuss the keys to fraud prevention and detection and how government can implement these keys
  • Definition of fraud and categories
  • Results of the 2014 Fraud Survey
  • The red flags of fraud - what are the warning signs?
  • Keys to preventing and detecting fraud
  • How to conduct a high level fraud prevention self assessment

Greg Smith, CPA, Principal at Brown Smith Wallace, will lead "Information Security and Data Breaches" on 5/19 at 2:30 pm.

  • Discuss security and data breaches, costs associated with breaches, and the causes of these security and data breaches
  • Reduce the risks of breaches including the use of security frameworks
  • Review the key questions to ask your leaders in order to help you stay out of the headlines

Keenan McKinney, CIA, Manager at Brown Smith Wallace, will lead "Internal Controls Fraud Prevention in Local Government" on 5/19 at 2:30 pm.

  • The different types of controls, including specific controls for accounting cycles
  • The different categories of fraud and general examples of fraud
  • Results of recent fraud studies and surveys
  • Internal control breakdowns that may increase the risk of the occurrence of fraud
  • Fraud prevention tools and techniques

Event Information

May 19 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Holiday Inn Select Executive Center 2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
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