Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Auditors' Fall Conference



Hello, Auditors!

Our fall, 2017 conference is fast approaching. This fall's conference will be Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.

For the State Board of Accounts' call letter and draft agenda, click here: Fall, 2017 Draft Agenda

For the registration form, click here: Fall, 2017 Conference Registration Form

For the vendor registration form, click here: Fall, 2017 Vendor Registration Form

A personalized website has been set up for the hotel. To make reservations, click on the following: Sheraton at Keystone Crossing

We urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible!

Our conference will kick off with a Tuesday educational session on Internal Controls. See below for more details.


Registration Forms & Fees

Send your registration to Marshall County Auditor Julie Fox on or before Sept. 29.
You may email, or fax your registration to the following:

Email:  julief@co.marshall.in.us
Fax: 574-936-4683

Submit registration fees by Oct. 9. Make checks payable to: Indiana County Auditors' Association

Mail your registration fees to:

Indiana County Auditors' Association
c/o Julie A. Fox, Marshall County Auditor
Indiana County Auditors' Association Treasurer
112 W. Jefferson, Room 205
Plymouth, IN 46563

Please let us know on your registration form how many will be attending the following events:
  • Tuesday afternoon education session
  • Thursday evening dinner
  • Thursday evening event: Wine & Canvas
  • Friday morning breakfast
Hotel info

Check-in is Tuesday, Oct. 17. Check-out is Friday, Oct. 20

Special room rates will be available through Sept. 25

Mail tax-exempt certificates to the hotel at least 30 days in advance of the event.

Education Session: Internal Controls

The topic for the Tuesday afternoon education session will be internal control. The presenter will be Dan Hedden, CPA, from Umbaugh. Hedden joined Umbaugh in 1996 and is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis with degrees in accounting and finances. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society, the Association of Government Accountants, and the American Water Works Association. He will address the internal control responsibilities we have as county auditors. Following his presentation will be a Q&A session.

Conference Materials & Resources

The State Board of Accounts plans to post conference materials on its website the week before the conference for auditors to download and/or print.

The SBOA will have its resource tables available on Oct. 18 and 19. County auditors should bring detailed information on any questions or issues they have in order for the resource tables to provide assistance. Any questions for the SBOA leading up to the conference should be emailed to: Counties@sboa.in.gov

Auditor Badges

County Auditors and their deputies are reminded to wear their Auditor Association badge at the conference. Our magnetic badges not only help us get to know each other, but also they eliminate the need for the Association to buy temporary, paper badges.

If you don't already have a badge or need to order a new one, click here for the order form: Badge Form


Thank you, and see you in October!
 








Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Auditors' Fall Conference, 2017

Welcome, Indiana County Auditors!

Mark your calendars: The fall, 2017 conference will be held Oct. 17-20 at Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing.

Conference information will be posted soon. Please check back later for details.

REMINDER: If you and/or your staff members need an Auditor Association Badge, you can place an order by using the order form located on the right side of this page or by clicking on the following link: Auditor Badge Order Form


Spring, 2017 Conference

Our spring, 2017 conference was held at Crowne Plaza--Union Station in Indianapolis from May 23-26.

Video presentations from the conference are now available; go to the Videos tab to review.
Below is a photo gallery from the spring, 2017 conference.

Monday, May 22


Pre-conference kick-off: To help prepare for a successful conference, the officers of the Indiana Auditors' Association held a planning meeting on Monday and again on Tuesday morning. Shown here are (left to right, standing) Past-President Gayle Pennington of Dearborn County, President-Elect Pauline Graff of Elkhart County, Treasurer Julie Fox of Marshall County, (kneeling, center) Secretary Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, and (kneeling, front) Vice-President Patty Ball of Daviess County.

Tuesday, May 23



President-Elect Pauline Graff, Elkhart County Auditor, gets ready for auditor and vendor registration.


Treasurer Julie Fox, Marshall County Auditor (seated), works the registration table and checks in Hancock County Auditor Robin Lowder and her staff. 


Welcome, Ohio County Auditor's Office! Treasurer Julie Fox greets Ohio County Auditor Deb Cappel and her staff.


The conference kicked off with an educational session organized by Vice-President Patty Ball. Morgan County Auditor Dan Bastin, Legislative Committee Chair, gives a presentation on web resources for county auditors, including tips on how to access the Indiana Code.


Panel Q&A: The educational session continued with a panel discussion with questions posed by county auditors. The topics covered a wide array of issues that we deal with everyday, from state audits to appropriations to splits and deductions. Panelists were (left to right) Dan Bastin of Morgan County, Gayle Pennington of Dearborn County, Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, moderator Patty Ball of Daviess County, Jennifer Flater of Clay County, Debbie Stevens of Warrick County, Kay Myers of LaGrange County, and Nick Jordan of Allen County.

Wednesday, May 24


The State Board of Accounts conference gets underway in the Grand Hall at Union Station.


In opening remarks, Indiana Auditor of State Tera Klutz addresses new initiatives in her office. Also giving opening remarks were (left to right, seated) State Examiner Paul Joyce, State Board of Accounts Director of County Services Lori Rogers, and Association President-Elect Pauline Graff.



Indiana Department of Local Government Finance Commissioner Courtney Schaafsma reviews new legislation of importance to county auditors.

Wednesday evening entertainment: Casino night at Union Station






Thursday, May 25

Indiana Commissioner of Labor Rick Ruble kicks off another full day with a review of labor laws and employment issues.



 Indiana State Board of Accounts Director of County Services Lori Rogers outlines new legislation.



From left to right: Association secretary Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, Association Vice-President Patty Ball of Daviess County, Indiana Auditor of State (and former Association officer and County Auditor) Tera Klutz, Association President-Elect Pauline Graff of Elkhart County, and Association Treasurer Julie Fox of Marshall County.

Thursday evening entertainment: Karaoke and line dancing







 

Friday, May 26


 At the Friday morning Q & A, Lori Rogers of the State Board of Accounts answers a wide array of questions submitted by the county auditors. Topics included advertising requirements, proper grant accounting, and county expenditures on meals and personal expenses.

The spring conference concludes with the Indiana Auditor Association meeting.
See you at the fall conference, Oct. 17-20, in Indianapolis.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Auditors' Spring, 2017 Conference


Ready for Spring Conference! Here are the officers of the Indiana Auditors' Association, after a conference planning meeting Monday. In back (left to right) Past-President Gayle Pennington, President-Elect Pauline Graff, Treasurer Julie Fox; (kneeling in back) Secretary Vicki Urbanik, and (kneeling in front) Vice-President Patty Ball.


Spring Conference Is Here!

Our conference kicks off on Tuesday, May 23 at Crowne Plaza Union Station, 123 W. Louisiana St., Indianapolis, IN.

For the draft agenda, click on the following: Spring 2017 Draft Agenda.

For the State Board of Accounts' call letter, click on the following: SBOA Call Letter to Auditors

This year's conference is being planned by the newly elected Association officers, led by President-Elect Pauline Graff of Elkhart County. Once again, a very informative and fun week is planned. Our new 2017 Auditor Association Directory will also be ready for distribution.

The conference begins with an educational session which is being planned by Education Chair and Association Vice-President Patty Ball of Daviess County. The agenda includes a presentation on the use of websites as a research tool and a panel discussion on topics including audits, deeds, splits, tax abatements, CVET and FIT distributions, and veterans deductions. For the education session agenda, click here.

The conference will continue with Wednesday and Thursday sessions. The evening entertainment begins with a Euchre Tournament on Tuesday night. The conference will conclude with a Q & A on Friday morning and the Auditor Association meeting.

Reminder: The Association requests that county auditors wear their auditor badges to the conference in order to minimize the costs associated with the temporary badges. If you do not have a badge, you may download the order form, located to the right on this page. You may also email Roger Bainbridge at: Roger's email.

Auditor Photo Gallery


From Fall, 2016 Conference:


County Auditors playing Family Feud Trivia
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At the Indiana Public Finance Leadership Summit sponsored by Umbaugh, March, 2017:


Barb Hackman, Bartholomew County; Vicki Urbanik, Porter County; Patty Ball, Daviess County
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From Spring, 2016 Conference:


Bumper Cars
Riding the Bull

More Bumper Cars



Do you have a photo you would like to share of Auditors in action, at work or at play? Send it to Association Secretary Vicki Urbanik at vurbanik@porterco.org