2017 West Central Bookkeeper & Payroll Professionals Conference

Pollock (#530)

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Wayde Pollock
Agency Assistant: Jen Lorenz 6087864840
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Heritage A/B
8/24/2017 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:15am.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm (Registration 8:15am)

This conference is designed to aid school business office staff handling payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and benefit administration while providing networking time (and door prizes!)
Only $75 per person!  
(includes light breakfast, materials, and lunch)

Session #1

Financial Audit presented by Wayde Pollock, CESA #4
Why do we need an audit every year? What documents should I have prepared before the auditors arrive? What's an internal control? What are auditor "red flags"? This session will talk about answers to all of these questions and more...more than you ever wanted to know about your fiscal audit!

Roundtable Discussions (TBD)
Session #2 (10:30-11:20am) WISEGrants presented by Rachel Zellmer, DPI
The transition to WISEGrants has been interesting... Learn about the newest updates, entering budgets, filing claims and reporting in this system.
AP & 1099s presented by Debby Schufletowski and Diane Perzborn, Baird
You may not realize that entries are going in and out of an account you never seem to touch. We will review the creation of accounting entries and discuss the use of payroll payables to simplify record keeping and data entry. 1099's will also be reviewed.
Session #3 (12:40-1:30pm) Special Education Reporting presented by Rachel Zellmer, DPI
Learn about the different sources of funding for special ed funding. What expenses should we use IDEA funds for? How do we maximize our resources between IDEA,  HIgh Cost Special Ed Aid, Medicaid and State Categorical Aid?
Excel and Google Sheets presented by Mike Koltes, CESA #5
If you are interested in learning more about spreadsheet tips and tricks, this session is for you. This session will compare some of the functionality of Google Spreadsheets to Excel. Some specific areas covered will be keyboard shortcuts, fill down, formulas and more. Additionally, we will show you a couple of ways to use spreadsheets to help communicate important information with your staff. The goal is that you walk away with a couple new ideas you can take back to your districts that will allow you to save time.
Session #4 (1:40-2:30pm) Workers' Compensation presented by Derek Peterson, The Insurance Center
This session will answer you basic questions about Workers' Compensation. What is it? How is the experience mod determined? What happens when there is a claim?
ACA Update:  Change, Timing and Perspective presented by Suzie Kaiser, Al Jaeger and Bill Heinz, Associated Bank
Session #5 (2:40-3:20pm) Reporting to WRS presented by Kim Schmitz, WRS
Are you confused about the new reporting requirements for WRS? This session will answer your questions and hopefully allay your fears.
Bank Reconciliations presented by Wayde Pollock, CESA #4
Do you find doing your monthly bank reconciliations difficult and time-consuming? This session includes tips and tricks that will make your bank reconciliation easier on you. You will be shown key reports and processes for bank and check reconciliations.

Please contact Wayde Pollock at 608-786-4540/ with any questions or concerns.

Site Location (Google Maps)

Nearby Hotel:
AmericInn, West Salem (0.7 miles)

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.