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Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement

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This course is 104-minutes, suitable for 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit for government auditors to help satisfy CPE requirements under Government Auditing Standards. After you register, you can download a registration confirmation page to help track GAS CPEs. This course is not eligible for NASBA CPEs.

View this free webinar as a self-study course to learn, at a high-level, about roles and practices auditors have been using to improve how government performance is measured and managed.  Auditor Roles Project Leaders Paul Epstein and Stephen Morgan present the roles and practices.  Tallahassee City Auditor Sam McCall, Chair of the Auditor Roles Advocacy Committee, provides special commentary on how his audit shop uses these roles and practices to add value to government performance in his city.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how auditors use 5 roles and 14 practices that form an entire discipline for government auditors to apply to improve how performance is measured and managed.
  • Learn how changing roles and practices used over time enables auditors to keep adding more value to government performance.
  • Learn about available free advisory services, audit tools, and other resources to help you adapt any of these practices for your government to increase value added by auditors.

Key Topics:

  • Overview of the Auditor Roles in Performance Measurement Project, including free assistance and online resources, and low cost training in roles to improve performance and accountability.
  • Special focus on Role 1. Audit Performance & Performance Management Systems and Role 2: Assess the Quality of Performance Information.
  • Overview of Role 3. Define or Measure Performance, Role 4. Encourage or Assist Management, and Roles 5. Assist Elected Officials or Citizens.
  • Lessons learned from the research on these roles and practices, especially how auditors can increase the value they add to government performance by changing their practices as the performance management system of their entity evolves.
  • Brief examples of how these roles and practices have been applied by government auditors in the U.S. and Canada.
  • In depth commentary on the auditor roles, including how the Office of the City Auditor of Tallahassee, Florida, has been applying these roles and practices.
  • Answers to the best questions asked when a version of this program was presented “live.”

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About the Presenters

Stephen Morgan, CIA, CGAP, CGFM, CFE, is a Principal of Auditor Roles in Performance Measurement and President of Excellence in Government Accountability and Performance Practices.  Mr. Morgan was city auditor of Austin, Texas, where he helped the city advance its performance management system into a national model.  He previously worked in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s National Productivity Group.  He won the American Society for Public Administration’s Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement Practice Award for lifetime achievement (2002), the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum’s Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award (2007), and The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Victor Z. Brink Memorial Award for leadership and service to the global internal auditing profession.  He has served on the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards and he co-authored these IIA Research Foundation books: Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement (2004) and Performance Auditing: A Measurement Approach (first & second editions, 2001 & 2009).

Sam McCall, CPA, CGFM, CIA, CGAP, is City Auditor of Tallahassee, Florida, and Chair of the Advocacy Committee of Auditor Roles in Performance Measurement.  He previously was Deputy Auditor General for the State of Florida.  Dr. McCall has served on the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards and The Institute of Internal Auditors International Internal Auditing Standards Board.  He is Past National President of the Association of Government Accountants and is a Trustee of the AGA Academy of Government Accountability.  In 2008, he received the Robert W. King Memorial Award, AGA's highest award.  In 2008, the Tallahassee Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors recognized Sam with their Lifetime Achievement Award.  His Ph.D. emphasis at Florida State University was Government Financial Management and his dissertation was "An Analysis of Local Government Performance Measurement Reports."

Paul Epstein is Project Manager, Auditor Roles in Performance Measurement and leads the Results That Matter Team of Epstein & Fass Associates. He has over 25 years’ experience in performance measurement and improvement in the U.S. and abroad. He has created audit competency models, trained auditors in performance measurement and management, and led research to determine auditor best practices.  He received the 2003 Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement Practice Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society for Public Administration, influenced passage of the U.S. Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, and served for 10 years on the performance measurement research team of the Governmen­tal Accounting Standards Board.  He was author or lead author of the books Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement (The IIA Research Foundation, 2004), Using Performance Measurement in Local Government (1984 & 1988), and Results That Matter (Jossey-Bass, 2006).