Tribal Lease Accounting Webinars: How to Implement GASB 87

Tribal Lease Accounting Webinars: How to Implement GASB 87

September 9, 2019


GASB’s New Leasing Standard Takes Effect in December 2019 – Is Your Tribe Ready?

A Series of 3 Webinars Provides Step-by-Step Guidance for Implementing GASB 87

Two years ago, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 87, revising its lease accounting rules. These changes will have significant implications for tribal government entities that may be both a lessee and lessor for land, facilities and equipment – and the effective date of December 2019 is approaching fast.

To help you prepare to apply this new standard to the many different types of leases your Tribe handles, REDW is offering a series of three one-hour instructional webinars, complete with helpful checklists and detailed guidance, plus the opportunity to earn up to 3.0 CPE credits* – for one, all-inclusive registration fee of $150.


Dates:   July 8  |  August 12  |  September 9
Times:  11 am – 12 pm PDT
Cost:     $150 for all three webinars
CPE:      Up to 3.0 credits*

We’ll cover the specifics on:

  • All different types of leases, including: land leases; commercial property/business leases; gaming leases; housing leases; and various asset leases
  • Lease accounting for whether you are the lessee or the lessor
  • Lease accounting in both funds and Tribe-wide financial statements
  • Leases with allottees
  • Leases with component units or related parties
  • Lease impacts to debt agreements
  • Lease impacts to management or developer agreements, financial ratios and cash flows.

Each registrant may earn 1.0 CPE credit for attending each live webinar, provided the attendee answers all polling questions inserted throughout the session. All who register will also receive access to on-demand recordings of all three webinars, plus valuable resource materials. So even if you’ve missed a previous webinar, you will still be able to view it after the fact.


PLEASE NOTE: Within one business day of our receiving registration and payment, you will receive an email that contains webinar login information for each of the sessions in the series, plus links for adding each event to your calendar and testing your system configuration. You will also receive periodic reminders ahead of each live event. Registration will be closed one hour before each live webinar begins.


Please email or call Carla Salizzoni at 505.998.3248.


WEBINAR #1 | July 8, 2019

Corrine Wilson

Corrine Wilson, CPA
REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader

Nationally recognized as an expert in tribal government financial management, Corrine has more than 25 years of experience as an auditor, trainer and consultant who has dedicated her professional career to serving Native American tribes.

Mike DierlamMike Dierlam, CPA
REDW Audit Manager

An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, Mike is passionate about serving tribal governments and enterprises. He has gained considerable experience auditing tribal governments and their enterprises, including performing numerous Uniform Guidance audits.

WEBINAR #2 | August 12, 2019

Stephen MontoyaStephen Montoya, CPA
REDW Audit Senior Manager

Stephen has spent over 12 years in public accounting working almost exclusively with tribal governments, casinos, and other Native American organizations. He specializes in providing financial, minimum internal control compliance, federal programs compliance, and operational performance audit and evaluation services for tribal governments, casinos, and other tribal enterprises.

Wesley DanielsWesley Daniels, CPA
REDW Audit Senior Manager

Wes has over 28 years of public accounting and financial reporting experience, and has managed numerous audit engagements for governmental, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. During his 18 years with REDW, Wes has specialized in accounting and financial reporting for many tribal governmental clients and related organizations.

WEBINAR #3 | September 9, 2019

Chris Bitakis
Chris Bitakis

Chris Bitakis, CPA, CGFM, CGMA
REDW Audit Senior Manager

For more than 12 years, Chris has worked almost exclusively on audit teams serving tribal governments, tribal casinos, and other Native American organizations. He specializes in providing financial and compliance assurance services to tribal casinos and other tribal enterprises, as well as financial and federal program compliance audit services to tribal governments.

Lupita Martinez, CPA, CPM
REDW Audit Senior Manager

Lupita has over 30 years of experience as a financial professional, including 10 years as a CFO for tribal governments. She specializes in OMB Uniform Guidance issues and focuses on helping tribes effectively manage their enterprises and improve efficiency.


*Delivery Method: Group Internet Based | Level: Basic | Advance Preparation: None | Prerequisites: None

REDW LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: For questions, please call Jodi Kellerhals at 602.730.3660.



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