Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at CSU to Host Founder and CEO of Institute for Truth in Accounting

Sheila Weinberg, a nationally recognized expert on state and federal finances, will be presenting “The Secrets of Political Math and Government Budgeting” from 6–9 p.m. April 25 in the Bohemian Auditorium of Rockwell Hall-West on the Colorado State University campus.

Topics of the presentation will include state fund accounting history; Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) background/standards; Institute for Truth in Accounting’s founding and mission; results of current governmental accounting practices; IFTA state analysis (handouts for Colorado); ethical implications for government financial officials; and what can be done.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees do not have to be associated with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. Attendance at the event also qualifies for three hours of CPE credit for Colorado CPAs. Certificates of attendance will be distributed after the event.

The Institute for Truth in Accounting works, in a non-partisan manner, to compel government to produce financial reports that are understandable, reliable, transparent and correct.

Weinberg is a member of the Association of Government Accountants’ Financial Management Standards Board, the Comeback America Initiative Advisory Council and the University of Denver’s School of Accountancy Advisory Board. She has served as an independent legislative advisor to members of Congress on federal budgeting and accounting issues. She was also a member of the Academy of Government Accountability Advisory Council and two FASAB Task Forces.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative seeks to strengthen the teaching of principle-based ethics to foster a high standard of ethics in students and ultimately beyond the campus and into the community. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative is a partnership with seven business schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming whose executive leadership makes ethics a high priority.

To RSVP for this seminar and the CPE credit for Colorado CPAs, visit http://biz.colostate.edu/RSVP/weinberg.aspx. For more information about the event, contact Iris Frederick at (720) 227-4560 or iris.frederick@rams.colostate.edu.