CAFR Bafflers: Common Reporting Deficiencies by CAFR Sections

Recorded On: 06/23/2020

Each year, GFOA reviews almost 5,000 submissions to the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Award Program). Using data from those reviews, speakers will identify the most common reporting deficiencies by CAFR sections and will discuss how all governments can improve their financial reporting. Speakers will also discuss the best way to prepare your CAFR for submission to the GFOA Award Program or how you can participate as a volunteer reviewer.

Dennis Kauffman

Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, City of Roseville

Mr. Kauffman is responsible for the City’s Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology departments and reports to the City Manager.  He has served in this capacity since January 5, 2020.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Kauffman served the City of Roseville for one year as Chief Financial Officer and fifteen months as Finance Director.  Prior to his service with Roseville, Mr. Kauffman served the City of Sacramento’s Finance Department for over 16 years as Finance Operations Manager and Accounting Manager. Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Mr. Kauffman worked for a local CPA firm for five years specializing in audits of school districts and other local governments. Mr. Kauffman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Sacramento. In addition to his CPA license, Dennis has earned recognition from GFOA as a Certified Public Finance Officer. 

Kevin Kemp

Partner, BKD, LLP

Susan M Brown

Finance & Accounting Services Manager, City of Gresham

Susan is the Finance and Accounting Services Manager for the City of Gresham, within the Department of Finance and Management Services.  She has worked for the City of Gresham since March 2015 after almost 16 years working for Multnomah County in various roles within the Finance Division.  Accounting Services at the City is responsible for the City's financial management and reporting including cash, investment and debt management, financial analysis, general ledger, capital and cost accounting, purchasing, payroll, grant accounting, internal control management, annual financial audit and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and various other accounting and reporting functions.  Susan is a member of several professional organizations, including GFOA, OGFOA, AICPA and AGA, and has presented at various conferences regarding the implementation of new audit and accounting standards.


06/23/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  100 minutes
06/23/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  100 minutes
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