Continuing Education Programs
The firm maintains a continuing program to improve staff skills, to keep members informed about the latest developments and to comply with educational requirements of the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996.
In addition, auditors must obtain eighty (80) hours of continuing professional education over a two-year period. All auditors on our staff involved in governmental audits have met or exceeded the continuing professional education requirements of the yellow book. We annually attend the three-day Governmental and Accounting Conference in Washington, D.C. to keep us up-to-date with constantly changing governmental regulations, particularly in regards to GASB Nos. 34 and 45, the most recent complex changes in the governmental accounting and auditing industry.
We have also attended Massachusetts Municipal Accountant's Association conferences and Massachusetts Department of Revenue seminars.
We subscribe to many publications and computer aids available to municipal government auditors in order to better serve our clients and assist in accounting, finance and budget issues, and other procedures required by new government laws. We maintain an extensive library that includes Audits of Local Governments, Governmental Financial Statement Illustrations and Trends, Risk-Based Audits of Local Governments, the PPC Governmental Update, GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) publications and more. We subscribe to The Beacon to keep us current on problems facing Massachusetts municipalities.
The firm maintains an ongoing relationship with the Department of Revenue, state agencies and federal cognizant agencies.
Membership in Professional Organizations
The principals and managers of the firm are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. The principal also belongs to the Western Massachusetts Accountants and Auditing Association, and the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum.