Tribal Training: Grants Accounting & Financial Management

Tribal Training: Grants Accounting & Financial Management

September 7, 2018

Tribal Grants Accounting & Financial Management Training

Whether you’re a longstanding recipient of federal grants or seeking such awards for the first time, it’s important for Tribal Financial Management professionals to understand the many strings attached in order to meet compliance.

This full-day training session will provide a comprehensive working knowledge of the accounting principles for all federal awards/grants, as well as federal financial management regulations and how they uniquely apply to tribal environments. Our combined team of tribal financial and legal experts will also present an overview of the Self-Determination Act and what you need to know to successfully negotiate self-determination/self-governance awards and contracts.

A continental breakfast (beginning at 7:30 a.m.) and lunch are included.


This seminar qualifies for up to 7.0 CPE credits. 

What:Tribal Training: Grants Accounting & Financial Management
When:September 7, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
7425 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost:$495 per participant
About the Presenters:
Corrine WilsonCorrine Wilson, CPA
Principal, REDW LLC

Corrine is a seasoned auditor, trainer and consultant who has dedicated her professional career to serving Native American Tribes. Nationally recognized as an expert in tribal government financial management, Corrine has served as a board member of the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and was a key contributor to its 2017 Tribal Financial Reporting Guide (the Orange Book). She also serves as a lead instructor for the Tribal Financial Managers Certificate Program through Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute.

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

Over the past 10 years, Chris has been a valuable member of REDW audit teams serving tribes and tribal enterprises. He has worked almost exclusively with tribal governments, tribal casinos, and other Native American organizations. He specializes in providing financial and compliance assurance services for tribal casinos and other tribal enterprises, and financial and federal program compliance audit services for tribal governments and schools.

C. Bryant Rogers
Partner, VanAmberg, Rogers, Yepa, Abeita & Gomez, LLP

A partner with the VanAmberg, Rogers, Yepa, Abeita & Gomez law firm since 1981 and graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Rogers specializes in Indian law, commercial litigation, contract and tort claims, construction litigation and civil trial practice. He has particular experience in matters involving P.L. 93-638 contracts and self-governance compacts, Indian Country jurisdiction disputes, protection of tribal sovereignty, reservation economic development, and land use issues. Mr. Rogers has been recognized as a Southwest “Super Lawyer” in Native American Law in 2007, and 2009-2010, and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for ethics and professionalism.

April Wilkinson
Associate, VanAmberg, Rogers, Yepa, Abeita & Gomez, LLP

An Associate Attorney with the VanAmberg, Rogers, Yepa, Abeita & Gomez law firm, Ms. Wilkinson concentrates her practice on health law, working to assist tribal health care providers in navigating complex regulatory schemes, cost reporting and reimbursement rules, CMS Conditions of Participation, and many other federal and state-specific laws. She has negotiated P.L. 93-638 contracts with the BIA and IHS on behalf of tribes for 15 years and also advises tribally-controlled grant schools and tribal organizations regarding personnel issues and matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.



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