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8:00am - 9:40am Plenary Session


Essentials of Project Management - Dr. Karri Perez - Leading Edge (BMO)

[Tasi A, B & C]

Organizations are successfully using project management concepts to deal with increasingly competitive markets, financial pressures to improve performance, restructuring, and globalization. Project management provides a structure for dealing with "faster, better, cheaper" pressures that most organizations are facing.


9:40am - 10:10am Morning Break


10:10am - 11:50am Concurrent Sessions


Ethics - Daniel Fitzgerald, CPA, and Mizpah Wiegand, CPA - Deloitte (BETH)

[Tasi B & C]

As public employees, there are certain expectations from the public on how we conduct ourselves. This course will provide participants with a basic understanding of the principles of ethical conduct which apply to all elected and public employees of the Government of Guam. It also covers some discussions on solving general ethics-related dilemmas, Guam procurement laws and regulations relative to accepting gifts, Guam contracting laws and regulations, and fiduciary responsiblity.


Common Reporting Deficiencies - Lealan Miller, CPA - Eide Bailly (AUD)

[Tasi A]

This session covers the common deficiencies in government financial statement (government wide, fund financial statements and those for autonomous agencies) from the Management Discussion and Analysis, footnote disclosures, and other required supplementary information.


On Motivation - Coming from Within - Bill Miller, CGFM, CPA - AGA National President (PD)

[Tasi B & C]

Where does motivation come from? Can it be developed? Can you train someone to be motivated? What influences motivation? AGA National President Bill Miller will discuss what keeps our juices flowing.


11:50am - 1:20pm Luncheon and Plenary Session Sponsored by Ernst & Young

[Tasi A, B & C]

Perez, K. - Essentials of Project Management
Fitzgerald, D., & Wiegand, M. - Ethics
Miller, L. - Common Reporting Deficiencies
Miller, W. - On Motivation - Coming from Within

AGA Guam Chapter Awards Ceremony


Agency Chapter Service Award


How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Jason Dodd and Jennifer Joyner - Special Agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation (SKA)

The use of a computer has become more commonplace in today's society. With our heavy reliance on technology, there are many risks to being online. Two Special Agents with the FBI will provide us tips for protecting ourselves and how to avoid cyber scams.


1:20pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions


Relevance of IT General Controls and Test of Controls on Performing a More Efficient and Effective Audit - RG Paglingayen, CPA and Melvyn Kwek - Ernst and Young (AUD)

[Tasi A]

One of the goals of the auditor is to make the audit effective and efficient. Traditional audit approach requires numerous manual procedures to examine and obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence. In this session, RG and Melvyn will discuss the benefits of auditing around and through the computer covering IT general controls and application controls.


This session will benefit the auditors and even auditees who manages the IT system or oversees major business process/workflow.


Government Fraud Risk - Lealan Miller, CPA - Eide Bailly (ACCG)

[Tasi B & C]

Like any organization, Governments, need to be proactive instead of reactive to effectively mitigate the risk of loss due to fraud. In this session, you will learn how anti-fruad initiatives can be integrated into risk management programs. This entails understanding potential for fraud to exist and developing a system of internal controls to address these risks.


Electronic and Popular Reporting - Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CPA, CGFM - Mississippi College (SKA)

[Tan Rita and Tun Tomas]

E-Reporting covers electronic access of government financial, non-financial and performance data through a federal, state or local website. Learn what are the best practices on how to progress from traditional paper financial statement and performance reporting to online based.


Billy will discuss the recommendations of teh Association of Government Accountants and other professional organizations to standardize the electronic reporting to the citizenry.


3:00pm - 3:20pm Afternoon Break


3:20pm - 5:00pm Plenary Session


What is Big Data and How Does it Affect Me? - Manny Hechanova (SKA)

[Tasi A, B & C]

You hav probably heard these two words - Big Data - before, but did not know what it really meant. Most refer to companies such as Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, Oracle, IBM, and others. In this age where more and more things are connected, monitored, and captured, what is Big Data? How is it used? What does it mean for me and my organization? How will it change things? UOG's Associate Director for Tellecommunication and Distance Education Operation, Manny Hechanova, delves into this topic to help us understand what we are doing when we log on.


On behalf of the AGA Guam Chapter and the Guam Society of Certified Public Accountants, we thank you for joining us at the 2014 Guam Professional Development Conference.


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Dodd, J. & Joyner, J. - How to Protect Yourself fr
Panglingayen, R. & Kwek, M. - Relevance of IT Gene
Miller, L. - Government Fraud Risk
Morehead, W. - Electronic and Popular Reporting
Hechanova, M. - What is Big Data and How Does it A
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