Speaking Engagement

TXCPA Single Audits and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference

calendar icon September 25, 2023

This year’s Single Audits and Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference will be available both live in Austin at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol and via webcast on September 25-26. You’ll learn about the latest developments and details in federal, state, and local government to help better serve your government employer or clients.  Count on this popular and unique program to provide relevant sessions presented by a team of knowledgeable speakers.

Leading a Government Finance and Accounting Function in a Post-COVID World

Date: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 12:50 PM – 1:50 PM

Studies show that the state and local government workforce has not returned to pre-COVID levels. Combine that with the shrinking pipeline of accountants, especially in the governmental realm, and many state and local governments are having to do more with less than ever before. This course will evaluate the current landscape for governmental finance and accounting functions, identify the potential current and future impacts of this shortage on their government and communities, and share best practices and innovative solutions to manage the increased workload and never-ending deadlines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an understanding of the governmental accounting landscape across the country
  • Identify the potential issues facing governments impacted by staffing and workload challenges
  • Implement best practices and innovative solutions utilized by other governments in similar situations

Major Topics:

  • Governmental staffing
  • Current events
  • Future hiring/staffing trends


Danny Martinez, CPA, CGFM | Managing Director, Cherry Bekaert