8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Advanced Financial Reporting and Strategies for Public Officials
Cindy Byerrum, MPA, CPA, Eide Bailly CPAs
LOCATION: SANTA ROSA C
This session will include a deep dive into interpreting budgets and financial statements and the various methods of presentation of both. Multiple cash flow projection models will be reviewed, along with the important elements needed for an adequate cash & investment management plan. The use of debt financing in financial forecasts will be discussed, as well as the establishment of Section 115 trusts as a strategy to reduce future costs. Alternative investment options will be presented that go beyond the often-used strategy of simply investing in the State Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF). Advantages and disadvantages of the different investment strategies will be presented, along with sample treasurer reports that conform to state guidelines.