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Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, Ph.D.

Reno, NV

Dr. Yamamura brings to APIPA more than thirty years of experience in industry and academia. She is licensed as a CPA in California and Nevada. She began as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in San Francisco, California, and moved on to work as an Audit Manager for Touche Ross & Co. in the Commonwealth of the N. Marianas. She provided internal audit services for county government and for an international financial services company. She has also worked in a variety of positions ranging from Assistant Controller to Vice President of Finance in the savings and loan industry.

Following the completion of her doctoral studies at WSU, Dr. Yamamura taught accounting information systems and auditing at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). In 2005, she served as Chairman of the Nevada Society of CPAs, the first academic to hold the position in the organization's 58-year history. In recent years, she has been providing training to island governments throughout Micronesia and the Virgin Islands, teaching students in a sustainable MBA program, and developing content for online MBA programs.

She has written articles appearing in the Journal of Accountancy, the CPA Journal, and the Internal Auditor as well as numerous academic journals. Her research focuses on the management of professionals and includes examination of factors impacting ethical judgments as well as the impact of cultural differences.

Dr. Yamamura received a Master of International Management from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

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This 4-hour workshop delivered in 2-hour sessions over 2 days (4 CPE) addresses common
ethical problem areas for government employees. It focuses on the importance of culture
in maintaining an ethical work environment.

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A suite of auditing standards – SAS 134 through SAS 140 will be effective starting December 15, 2021, which will impact the financial statement audits and thus auditees.  Changes include a revised audit report format, optional reporting of Key Audit Matters, additional procedures for related party transactions, and additional communications to those in governance.

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This 5 day (mornings only) course is an introductory course for participants with little or no knowledge of governmental accounting.  It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and includes a basic introduction to accounting principles, internal controls, and documentation requirements

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The island governments are in the news as they step forward to lead the fight to halt climatechange. Going green in the workplace brings the fight homeand enables everyone toparticipate. While “going green” might mean different things to different people, our definitionwill be “making conscious and sustainable choices.” We will take a look today at identifyingchoices that can be made and creating plans for action

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Increasingly, governments and businesses are being asked, if not required, to disclose their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Such disclosures are essential in both identifying the objectives undertaken and the progress made. This course introduces ESG disclosures, focusing on environmental initiatives, and provides examples. The difficulties involved in making such disclosures are also discussed

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This course introduces the Enterprise Risk Management framework with the goal ofunderstanding how to identify, assess, and mitigate risks throughout an organization. In order toachieve strategic objectives, organizations need to be able to identify and manage the risks theyface.The importance of risk management has become increasingly clear in a pandemicworld

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This course introduces basic governmental accounting principles, terminology, and financial statements. It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and related internal control and documentation requirements.  Participants will gain knowledge of the financial reporting process and the end product.

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This course addresses compliance requirements and includes coverage of the Single Audit, findings, and corrective action plans.  The grant reporting function and process are also reviewed as are the links to the governmental accounting system.  Participants will leave the course with improved knowledge and skills in understanding the Single Audit Report and taking appropriate action.

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Leadership, Motivation and Accountability for High Performance Auditors

Great audit organizations need leaders who see their role differently than just being super auditors. This highly interactive course will help audit staff cross the threshold toward becoming super leaders by understanding what makes a good leader, how to motivate others, and create an environment of accountability for high performance. This session will examine the traits, characteristics and styles of successful managers and leaders that can be learned and practiced, as well as why people in leadership positions often fail. We will explore ways to inspire and motivate staff through constructive coaching, growth opportunities and appreciation. This session also explores the communication tools, approaches, and techniques to inspire a new level of performance accountability, self-awareness and commitment through empowerment and ownership.

Business Etiquette in an Instant Information World

The proliferation of computes, smart phones, and other digital devices combined with easy internet access has created a brand new world in which the old rules of business etiquette are no longer adequate. Is texting during a business meeting rude? Are “all caps” messages alarming to recipients? Should you be Facebook friends with coworkers? This workshop offers insights into potential problem areas along with best practices for professional presentation in an online world.

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This course introduces basic governmental accounting principles, terminology, and financial statements. It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and related internal control and documentation requirements.  Participants will gain knowledge of the financial reporting process and the end product.

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This course introduces basic governmental accounting principles, terminology, and financial statements. It will enable understanding of the types of questions that financial statements can answer as well as where to find the answers. Participants will gain knowledge of the financial reporting process, the annual audit, and the resulting reports.  

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This 3-day virtual course addresses managerial controls in the government's financial management system. The budget process and reltated budgetary controls will be revieweved as well as their incorporation into the government information systems.

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This 5-day virtual course is an introductory course for participants with little or no knowledge of governmental accounting. It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and includes a basic introduction to accounting principles, internal controls, and documentation requirements.

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COVID-19 triggered immediate changes to business processes with the widespread movement of employees to “work-from-home” arrangements. The urgency and speed of the required changes resulted in temporary workarounds as processes designed for office environments were extended to a remote, home-based workforce. Organizations
now need to consider their internal controls to determine whether changes are needed to adapt to the new business environment.

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This 3-day virtual course addresses compliance requirements and includes coverage of the Single Audit, findings, and corrective action plans.  The grant reporting function and process are also reviewed as are the links to the governmental accounting system. 

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This 3-day virtual course is an introductory course for participants with little or no knowledge of governmental accounting.  It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and includes a basic introduction to accounting principles, internal controls, and documentation requirements. 

 

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This 5-day virtual course is an introductory course for participants with little or no knowledge of governmental accounting. It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and includes a basic introduction to accounting principles, internal controls, and documentation requirements.

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COVID-19 triggered immediate changes to business processes with the widespread movement of employees to “work-from-home” arrangements. The urgency and speed of the required changes resulted in temporary workarounds as processes designed for office environments were extended to a remote, home-based workforce. Organizations
now need to consider their internal controls to determine whether changes are needed to adapt to the new business environment.

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This 5-day virtual course is an introductory course for participants with little or no knowledge of governmental accounting. It provides an overview of governmental accounting systems and includes a basic introduction to accounting principles, internal controls, and documentation requirements.

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This 2-day course provides an introduction to governmental financial statements and the Single Audit report from a governance viewpoint.  Participants will gain knowledge of the financial and compliance reporting process and its end products. 

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This 4-hour workshop delivered in 2-hour sessions over 2 days (4 CPE) addresses common
ethical problem areas for government employees. It focuses on the importance of culture
in maintaining an ethical work environment.

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A suite of auditing standards – SAS 134 through SAS 140 – was issued in 2019 and 2020 with an original effective date of December 15, 2020.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the extensive changes made in these standards, the effective date was delayed to December 15, 2021. That date is now rapidly approaching.

 

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