Downstate Holiday Seminar 2020

Thursday December 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | Virtual Seminar 

2020/21 Economic Update - The Past is Prologue (1:10 PM to 2:00 PM) 

The 2020 election results, the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertain revenue streams and the prospects for Federal financial assistance have all come together to challenge the public sector like none other.  Gain perspective on where the economy is, what financial indicators are showing for 2021 and the prospects for economic recovery in the Tri-State Metro Area and Hudson Valley. 

1 CPE - Advisory Services / 1 GFI Elective Credit

Stephen Andrews, Senior Vice President, Webster Bank

ACA and Health Care Costs 2021 (2:10 PM to 3:00 PM)

The COVID pandemic continues to challenge and stress the health care system in New York and nationwide.  How will a new Congress address the Affordable Care Act?  How is all this uncertainty impacting health insurance rates?  This session will address what we know (and don't know) about the future shape of health insurance and health care. 

1 CPE - Specialized Knowledge (Gov't) / 1 GFI Elective Credit

Michael Grinnell, Vice President, CPI-HR

Kirsten McBride, Vice President, CPI-HR

Internal Controls in the Finance Department (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)

Municipal finance departments come in different sizes and varying responsibilities.  What internal control procedures should finance departments have in place?  How can these procedures work in small departments where the finance function centers around one or a small number of individuals?  This session, presented by seasoned audit professionals, will share their observations and best practice recommendations.

1 CPE - Auditing (Gov't) / 1 GFI Elective Credit

Susan Barossi, CPA, Partner, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

Catherine Rapfogel, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP






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December 17th, 2020 1:00 PM through  4:00 PM
The Comfort of Your Home or Office, NY
Event Fee(s)
Seminar Fee
Member Rate $ 95.00
Non-Member Rate $ 190.00