PHA Conference

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15th Annual PHA Conference

June 3rd & 4th, 2014
June 3: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 4: 8:00 am – 3:10 pm

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Course Fee

Course Fee: $650 ($600 for AHACPA Members)**
Fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch,
soda/coffee breaks and a social hour on the first day of the conference at 5:00 pm
**Register before 5/4 and receive a $50 early registration discount




Hotel Accommodations

We will have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $159 per night**. This room rate is valid for June 2nd, 3rd & 4th. You must make your reservation before May 2nd to receive this rate.  Availability is on a first come basis and is not guaranteed. Make your reservations early. Reservations can be made by calling (855) 435-0005 (group code SAHAC4) or online through this link.

**The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of $20 per night to your bill. This fee provides guests with the use of resort services and amenities that are designed to enhance the guest experience. The services and amenities include:

  • High speed internet access (in-room and public areas)
  • 24 Hour Fitness Center access
  • Unlimited local, toll free and domestic long distance telephone calls (all 50 states)
  • Tennis court access (based upon availability)



The following is a tentative agenda.  There may be slight adjustments based on changes in speakers’ schedules.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Speaker Topic Time
and Continental Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am
David Bean GASB Update 8:00 am – 9:40 am
Ray Adair HCV Program Update (Including VMS Reconciliation) 9:50 am – 11:30 am
Marlow Hunter Audit Standards Update | Including Changes to A-133 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ron Urlaub Public Housing | REAC Update 2:10 pm – 3:40 pm
TBA Miscellaneous GASB Q & A 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Speaker Topic Time
and Continental Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Les Sparks What You Need to Know About RAD Conversions – Before & After (part 1) 8:00 am – 9:40 am
Les Sparks What You Need to Know About RAD Conversions – Before & After (part 2) 9:50 am – 11:30 am
Chad Porter AICPA Guidance on Independence & Nonaudit Services 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
Panel Question & Answer Session 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm



  • Ray Adair, Vice President of Finance & Senior Associate, Nan McKay & Associates
  • David Bean, Director of Research and Technical Activites, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Marlow Hunter, CPA, Marlow C. Hunter, P.C.
  • Chad Porter, Audit Partner, Smith Marion & Co, LLP
  • Les Sparks, President, AHACPA
  • Ron Urlaub, CPA, Partner, Urlaub & Co., PLLC

CPE Details

OBJECTIVE: To learn HUD accounting, audit, and electronic submission requirements and how to efficiently implement those requirements.

PREREQUISITES/ADVANCED PREPARATION: General HUD accounting or audit experience. You do not need to print any course materials prior to your arrival. All materials will be provided for you.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Group-Live with interactive discussion, guides and practice aids, case studies.

LENGTH/CPA CREDITS: One-day Update Courses provide up to 8 hours CPE credit (4 hours governmental accounting and 4 hours governmental auditing).  Two-day Conferences provide up to 16 hours CPE credit (8 hours governmental accounting and 8 hours governmental auditing).

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or fax is fine). Registration fees are fully refundable provided the request is received at least three weeks prior to the course. Requests received after this date, but one week before the course will receive a refund less an administration fee of $50 for Update Courses and $75 for Conferences. Due to financial obligations incurred by AHACPA no refunds will be issued on cancellation requests received less than a week before the course.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you are unable to attend a course you may substitute another individual or change locations without penalty. The location change must be within the same calendar year. For proper CPE credit and record keeping, you must notify us in advance of any substitution or change in location.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our office at 800-532-0809.


Course Fees | Registration | Hotel Accommodations | Agenda | Speakers | CPE Details