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ILMCT 2021 Institute & Academy

Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) and its affiliate, the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (ILMCT), will host their 2021 Institute & Academy virtually on March 15–18, 2021. Workshops will cover important topics for municipal finance professionals.

As an Aim annual strategic partner, Baker Tilly is proud to participate in this virtual event. Join us as we present four education sessions for Indiana local governments and utilities.

Baker Tilly sessions

Collecting and accounting for unpaid bills

Monday, March 15
4-5 p.m. ET

Before an unpaid utility bill goes deep into arears, groundwork is laid to work with customers on a cure. The same can be said for ordinance violators. What happens when your efforts fail, and ratepayers and violators do not pay what’s due? There are some options for collecting these debts. Attendees will learn how to account for and write off these bad debts.

Presenters:

  • Jeff Rowe, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • Todd Caldwell, CPA, Director of Audit Services, State Board of Accounts
  • Susan Gordon, CPA, Director of Audit Services, State Board of Accounts

Navigating 2022 and beyond: how the pandemic has changed municipal financial planning

Tuesday, March 16
11 a.m. – noon ET

While many Indiana governments practice proactive financial planning, COVID-19 has put forth financial hurdles not faced before, and the consequences will likely be felt for years. In this session, we will walk through a case study where a city took their historical financial road map and improved it, taking into account expected and potential financial impacts from the pandemic. The workshop will address financial planning for projects, staff succession and debt utilization.

Presenter:

Capital assets

Wednesday, March 17
1 - 2 p.m. ET

Capital assets for local governments are different from what are typically described as fixed assets in the private sector. This session will identify a capital asset and demonstration how local units can account for it properly. It’s time to drill-down into this sometimes-complicated form of government accounting and correct any misunderstandings of the past.

Presenters:

  • Dan Hedden, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • Kevin Watson, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors

Tax increment financing from the beginning

Thursday, March 18
11 a.m. – noon ET

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a vital tool for governments to make community improvements. TIF benefits come with the responsibility to accurately report information about TIF districts. This workshop will provide the critical information you need to know about establishment, maintenance and reporting of TIF districts to ensure your community is able to maximize this valuable tool.

Presenters:

  • Heidi Amspaugh, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • Tom Pitman, Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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