Update Courses

Course Fees | Registration | Course Highlights | Speakers | Locations | Hotel Accommodations | CPE Details


AHACPA’s one-day update courses provide 8 hours of CPE credit.
We offer update courses for Multifamily Housing, Public Housing (PHA) & FHA-Lender


Course Fees


Member of AHACPA Fee
Multifamily Conference (before 11/6)   $ 550
Multifamily Conference (on/after 11/6)   $ 600
One-day Update Course   $ 345**
**Add $25 for New York, Boston & Chicago ($ 370)
Nonmember Fee
Multifamily Conference (before 11/6)   $ 600
Multifamily Conference (on/after 11/6)   $ 650
One-day Update Course   $395**
**Add $25 for New York, Boston & Chicago ($ 420)


Registration


Multifamily Update Course Highlights

  • HUD Audit Guide Changes
    • 2014 NEW Regulatory Agreement
  • Handbook 4350.3 – Occupancy Guide
  • Auditing Standards Update
  • Guidance on Independence and Nonaudit Services
  • Reporting noncompliance
  • Update on Single Audits
  • Data Collection Form Changes
  • HUD Audit Guide Chapter 3


FHA-Lender Update Course Highlights

  • New FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook
    • Doing Business with FHA
    • Quality Control, Oversight and Compliance
  • Reporting Noncompliance
  • Guidance on Independence and Nonaudit Services
  • Navigating the CFPB
  • Clarity Auditing Standards Update
  • FHA’s Single Family Housing
    • Loan Quality Assessment Methodology (Defect Taxonomy)
      Proposed Draft for Feedback

Update Course Speakers

Les Sparks, President, AHACPA

Les is the President of the Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to this, Les was involved in various capacities in the software manufacturing for governmental “Case Management” systems for governmental agencies. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Professional Staff Management, a large employment services firm. Les began his career with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He spent over 13 years at E&Y providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to variety of clients in many industries. Les is an accomplished trainer in both software and accounting issues.

As president of AHACPA, Les provides support to the more than 600 members of the association. This support includes the interpretation of accounting and auditing and financial statement requirements as specified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Such support is provided either by phone, email or other means and is designed to assist the members in correctly reporting financial information to HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center.

Les is responsible for the development and presentation of training programs which provide continuing professional education (CPE) to auditors and other users of the relevant REAC systems. Les also supervises the preparation of over 700 annual financial statement submissions under multifamily, public housing and FHA lender requirements.

Mike Olsen, CFO, AHACPA

Mr. Olsen brings twenty-six years of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning and educational program development and delivery. Mr. Olsen has a Master’s of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Olsen also has 12 years of specialized experience in the housing industry with a specific emphasis on the audit, financial reporting and submission requirements specifically required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for HUD-approved Lending, multifamily and public housing areas. Prior to joining AHACPA, Mr. Olsen was employed by the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young for approximately 2 years and most recently has been self-employed with his own accounting and tax practice for the past 18 years. Prior to that he spent five years as Chief Financial Officer and Accounting Manager for Skaggs Management Company.


CPE Course List

  • Click here for more information on two-day Public Housing (PHA) Conference
  • Click here for more information on one-day update courses
  • Click here for more information on two-day Multifamily Conference
Date Course Location Hotel Information
06/08/2015 & 06/09/2015 Public Housing (PHA) Conference Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
12/02/2015 FHA Lender Update Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
12/03/2015 & 12/04/2015 Multifamily Conference Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

 


Hotel Accommodations

Location Address & Reservation Information
Las Vegas, NV PHA Conference 6/8 & 6/9/2015
16th Annual PHA Conference 2015
 
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South | Las Vegas, NV 89109

We have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $155 per night**. This room rate is valid for June 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th. Availability is on a first come basis and is not guaranteed. Make your reservations early. Reservations can be made by calling (855) 435-0005. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group (group code to be announced) or online through [link TBA]. Reservations must be made by May 8, 2015. **The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of $25 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) [Back to CPE list]
Las Vegas, NV FHA Lender Update 12/2/2015 FHA Lender Update

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109.

We have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $ 165 per night. This room rate is valid for Dec 1st – 5th. Availability is on a first come basis and is not guaranteed. Make your reservations early. Reservations must be made by calling (855) 435-0005. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group (group code to be announced) or online through [link TBA]. Reservations must be made by November 15, 2015. **The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of $25 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) [Back to CPE list]
Las Vegas, NV Multifamily Conference 12/3 & 4/2015 17th Annual Multifamily Conference The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109. We have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $ 165 per night.  This room rate is valid for Dec 1st – 5th. Availability is on a first come basis and is not guaranteed. Make your reservations early. Reservations must be made by calling (855) 435-0005. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group (group code to be announced) or online through [link TBA]. Reservations must be made by November 15, 2015.  **The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of $25 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) [Back to CPE list]

 


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.


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Course Fees | Registration | Course Highlights | Speakers | Locations | Hotel Accommodations | CPE Details