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NEW LOCATION FOR 2018 - Embassy Suites, Hoover
|GAAF Agenda 2018|
Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:45 am - 9:00 am
|9:00 am - 10:50 am||
GASB Update - Brian Barksdale
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||
Common Audit Findings - Brian Barksdale and Rachel Riddle
|12:00 pm - 1:30 pm||
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm||
Public Corruption - Joe Mays and Carol Phillips
|3:00 pm - 4:30 pm||
Ethics - Michael Brand
Friday, December 7, 2018
|8:30 am - 8:45 am||
|8:45 am - 10:15 am||
Updates to GASB Reporting Model - Lisa Parker
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||
Upcoming Changes to Yellow Book - Christine Harden
|12:00 pm - 1:15 pm||
|1:15 pm - 2:45 pm||
Grants Management - Jerry Durham
|3:00 pm - 4:30 pm||
Economic Update - John Norris
A block of rooms has been reserved for our group from December 5 - 7, 2018. The special room rate will be available until November 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Booking a reservation from the Embassy Suites is simple. To begin the process, click here to receive our group's preferred rate.
Quick and Easy Reservations for Attendees
Special Room Rates:
|1 King Bed - Nonsmoking||Starting at 139.00 per night|
|2 Queen Beds - Non Smoking||Starting at 139.00 per night|
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· Payroll taxes
· Sales taxes
· Carrybacks/Amended returns
· Personal use of auto
· Other skills: Excel, etc.
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