State and local leaders have an unprecedented amount of funds to invest in their communities, thanks to the federal pandemic aid and Bipartisan Infrastructure Act. The flip side is, this opportunity puts an enormous amount of pressure on government officials to spend their windfall wisely and responsibly.
Smart procurement lies at the heart of making sure money goes where it’s intended and there are steps officials can take now to avoid pain down the road.
This webinar will provide insights and insider tips from government auditors about pitfalls and red flags to avoid in local government procurement.
What You'll Learn
completing this online training session, you will know:
1. Understand the red flags that can result in an audit of your procurement process
2. Learn how to make your procurement process more audit-proof
3. Get tips from auditors on the most critical internal controls in procurement
4. Learn what to do when a vendor challenges results in an audit of a particular contract solicitation
5. Learn what procurement issues are auditors focused on in the post-pandemic era
Mark Funkhouser, president of Funkhouser & Associates, is a municipal finance expert who has spent decades in government service. As the mayor of Kansas City during the Great Recession, Mark made the tough choices to put his city on the path to fiscal sustainability. That experience, his long tenure as an auditor and his most recent post as the publisher of Governing magazine have made him a trusted and credible advisor to government officials across the country. Mark holds a master's degree in social work from West Virginia University, an M.B.A from Tennessee State University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and urban sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Attendance for Individuals
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watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login
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