Texas Association of County Auditors' March On-the-Road Area Training (Virtual)

March 11 - 12, 2021

Virtual Platform (Accelevents)

The Comal County Auditor's Office is proud to host the Texas Association of County Auditors' February On-the-Road Area Training in a virtual platform! This two-day virtual conference is a convenient way to earn continuing education credits, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers, from the comfort and safety of your office.

Event Update: Please note the change of dates for this event from Feb. 25-26 to March 11-12. This is a result of the severe weather conditions we experienced across the state last week and the lingering effects on our counties. The agenda and speakers will remain the same. If you are unable to attend the event on these new dates, please reach out to Sam Burke or Luz Hinojosa to cancel registration.

The Comal County Auditor’s Office is proud to host the Texas Association of County Auditors’ February On-the-Road Area Training in a virtual platform! This two-day virtual conference is a convenient way to earn continuing education credits, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers, from the comfort and safety of your office.

Registration is scheduled to open on Friday, Jan. 29.

Check back often for conference updates.

Event Registration Emails: Attendees will receive an event registration email from events@accelevents.com a week before the event.

Registration Fees

Registration includes all education sessions and evening events.

Registration Fees Registration by Feb. 26
County auditor $100
County auditor assistants /staff $100
 

Continuing Education

The conference offers 14 continuing education credits for county auditors. Please check back for updates on the exact hours offered.

Obtain credit by completing a continuing education form and returning it to the TACA education chair, Kris Klein, by email, kris@co.guadalupe.tx.usDownload a fillable form here.

Continuing education credit is granted only for sessions that you watch live and complete the corresponding polls during the sessions.

Important: We will issue polls throughout the presentations to measure engagement for attendees claiming hours. We will not use code words for this event — only polls — so please stay active during the sessions. Moderating staff will announce when the polls are available through the chat. Expect at least three polls per every 50-minute session.

Payment Information

Please make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties.

Mail checks to:
Texas Association of County Auditors
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Special Services

 To ensure that our event is ADA accessible to all, please contact Sam Burke or Luz Hinojosa at (800) 456-5974 if you need assistance.

Thursday, March 11
8:20-8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks/Welcome
8:30-9:20 a.m. Excel Tips and Tricks
Jeff Collins, Comal County Information Technology
9:25-10:15 a.m. Cybersecurity
Erin Shirley, Information Security Analyst, Texas Association of Counties (TAC)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break/Log in to next session
10:30-11:45 a.m. Grants (Checklists, Responsibilities)
Michele Valadez, Grant Administrator, Comal County
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:05 p.m. Texas Comptroller Transparency Stars Program
Leslie Lawson, Team Lead, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Data Analysis & Transparency
2:05-2:15 p.m. Break/Log in to next session
2:15-3:30 p.m. Cash Counts (Pre-recorded video)
Kris Klein, Guadalupe County Auditor
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break/Log in to next session
3:45-4:35 p.m. GASB 87 – Leases
Adam McCane, Partner, Weaver
Friday, March 12
8:20-8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:30-9:20 a.m. Auditor's Monthly Report (Pre-recorded video)
Kris Klein, Guadalupe County Auditor
9:20-9:30 a.m. Break/Log in to next session
9:30-10:20 a.m. Your Health Is Important Too!
Trina Martin, Accounting Manager/Internal Auditor, Guadalupe County
10:20-10:35 a.m. Break/Log in to next session
10:35-11:50 a.m. Internal Audit Programs (Pre-recorded video)
Erin Esparza Griffin, CFE, Internal Audit Division Chief, Bexar County
11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m. County Auditor Resources (Pre-recorded video)
Roxanne Canales, First Assistant Auditor, Guadalupe County
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break/Log in to next session
2:45-3:35 p.m. Purchasing
Ramona Womack, Purchasing Director, Comal County
3:35-3:45 p.m. Break/Log in to next session
3:45-4:35 p.m. Easing the Pain of "No" – What Do You Say (When You Can't Say 'Yes'?)
J. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, TAC

*Agenda subject to change

The conference offers 14 continuing education credits for county auditors. Please check back for updates on the exact hours offered.

Obtain credit by completing a continuing education form and returning it to the TACA education chair, Kris Klein, by email, kris@co.guadalupe.tx.usDownload a fillable form here.

Continuing education credit is granted only for sessions that you watch live and complete the corresponding polls during the sessions.

Important: We will issue polls throughout the presentations to measure engagement for attendees claiming hours. We will not use code words for this event — only polls — so please stay active during the sessions. Moderating staff will announce when the polls are available through the chat. Expect at least three polls per every 50-minute session.

Continuing Education Types Hours
County auditors 14

Conference Cancellation

Conference fees are fully transferable to other participants, upon request. Please email Sam Burke at samb@county.org or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

Presentations and handouts will be shared via LiveBinder link. Attendees will receive passcode (key) to access virtual binder.

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