The Texas Association of County Auditors' (TACA) County Auditors Institute was held May 4-6 in Austin. The annual gathering brings together county auditors, assistant auditors and others charged with ensuring county expenditures are accounted for and comply with state and federal law. The three-day educational program was composed of 38 panel discussions featuring 47 speakers.
Each two-year appointment term, county auditors must complete 40 hours of continuing education coursework certified by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. This year's County Auditors Institute featured 21.5 hours of approved coursework across a range of subject matters, including ethics, bond issuance, the American Rescue Plan, hotel occupancy taxes, purchasing, cybersecurity and indigent defense.
For decades, the County Auditors Institute has called on the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin to administer the program. This long and successful partnership unfortunately drew to a close with this year's iteration as the school's Office of Conferences & Training is winding down its operations.
TACA will next meet for its annual conference. This year's conference will be held Oct. 11-14 in Denton. Registration will open soon here.
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