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2009 National Conference on Innovations in Government Accountability and Performance

May 18, 2009
Florida Tech, Melbourne, Florida

Overview

The 2009 National Conference on Innovations in Government Accountability and Performance invites you to Melbourne, Florida, for the dissemination and exchange of critical, timely issues associated with government accountability.

The 2009 National Conference on Innovations in Government Accountability and Performance being sponsored by the ABTA Institute brings together professionals from all levels of government - local, state, and federal. They will be joined by a variety of solution providers and researchers from the academic and private sectors to discuss a broad range of topics centering on the role of performance metrics in the budget decision making process.

This conference will examine lessons learned, continuing challenges, and possible opportunities when linking budgets to activity costs and other performance metrics. In many states, budget systems and performance measurement systems live on different sides of the house; and integration is difficult. The result is that useful performance management reporting is nearly impossible.

Special emphasis for the conference is placed on how Activity Based Total Accountability (ABTA) overcomes these challenges. This includes an integrated overview of the usefulness of activity-based costing, government analytics, and government performance.

Three levels of discussions are planned:

  • The first is a set of panel discussions by policy level state planning and budget government professionals.
  • The second is a look into more specific department issues.
  • The third is specific to local government.

CPAs in attendance during the morning conference session are eligible for three (3) hours of NASBA-approved Governmental Accounting and Auditing CPE. Please email Dr. LuAnn Bean, lbean@fit.edu, for further details.

Target Audience

The target audience includes professionals and researchers in local, state, and federal government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and academia. Focal areas include accounting, measurement systems, government analytics, performance standards, and process models.

Theme

The theme is innovations in government accountability and performance for all agencies at local, state, and federal levels. Special emphasis is placed on activity-based total accountability, activity-based costing, government analytics, and government performance.