MGFOA Advanced Accounting and Financial Reporting

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel and Suites
2209 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864

This interactive session will deepen your understanding of governmental GAAP by talking through practical every day examples of accounting decisions and tying the appropriate treatment back to the accounting principles. We reference every decision back to the GASB literature, so that we gain a better understanding of why the treatment is appropriate. The program uses an interactive question and answer format with some level of competition between the various tables, so that we can keep things light and engaging.

Attendees should expect to become more self-reliant, including understanding how to research questions which arise in their operations and how to benefit more from discussions with their auditors.


Before or on
Sept. 26, 2018
After Sept. 26, 2018
Member $100.00 $120.00
Non-Member $150.00 $170.00


Joe Heffernan, CPA, has recently “retired” from Plante Moran after 38 years of serving local units of government. Joe is an honorary life member of the MGFOA, and is currently the Chair of the MGFOA’s Accounting Standards Committee (since 1991). Joe has national experience with his role on the American Institute of CPA’s State & Local Government Expert Panel, as well as various GASB projects.


This seminar qualifies for 8 Governmental Accounting & Auditing CPE credits.


The registration fee includes instructions, refreshments and lunch. Registration is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.


Class size is sometimes limited. Pre-registration is required so we can notify registrants if unforeseen circumstances require us to cancel or reschedule a course. Please register early. Confirmations of registrations are sent via email. Registering online will make this process easier.  You may also check the status of your registration by clicking on “View Registrations” at Reservations made by mail, fax, or online, unless cancelled, will be considered a commitment to attend. No shows will be billed, since meeting and meal arrangements have to be made for all registrants.


Refunds will be made ONLY if MGFOA is notified by September 26, 2018. If you have registered and find that you cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Rates may vary based on membership status. Please notify MGFOA of this occurrence.


If you have a disability and need special accommodations or require a special diet, please notify MGFOA by checking the box on the registration form. We cannot accommodate such requests on the day of the program. Because we are not always able to control room temperatures, please wear layers of clothing for your comfort.

Hard-copy Registration Form