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Tue, Oct 27


Zoom Online Training

Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes

Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this training is being offered virtually.

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Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes
Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2020, 9:00 AM AKDT – Oct 29, 2020, 4:00 PM AKDT

Zoom Online Training

About the event

Instructions & Materials

Instructions on how to access the virtual training and a link to the electronic materials will be emailed by Friday, October 23, 2020.

Technology Needed

The training will be presented via an online platform. Participants will need a computer, laptop, smart device (tablet) with internet or Wi-Fi connection or telephone. An email address will be required for each registered participant. A web camera is not required.


AAHA will host a three (3) day online training on Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes. The training will deliver highlights of best practices to ensure that the management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds are being observed and practiced in accordance with the regulations. Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their Financial Statements and Single Audit. The training will include a review of relevant sections of the 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance on audit requirements, review of internal controls, expenditure compliance, financial record keeping, the latest OMB Compliance Supplement for the NAHASDA program, and Year-end closing processes. 



Marcie Sherer has over 30 years of accounting and management experience in various positions ranging from Staff Accountant to CFO, and has worked in the education, non-profit, tribal, and governmental arenas. She has over 14 years of housing related accounting experience and has direct experience in accounting systems, internal controls, financial reporting, financial audits, and preparing the Management Discussion and Analysis. Maria Tagliavento brings over 30 years of experience and a practitioner’s perspective to the Financial Management Training. She has held a variety of accounting and auditing positions, including her 6 years with Aleutian Housing Authority, and 17 years with Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), in the positions of Controller and Chief Financial Officer, and was directly involved in the preparation of financial and compliance reports, Indian Housing Plans, and the Annual Performance Reports, and internal audit functions.


Who should attend? 

Accountants, Business Managers, Payroll Professional, Bookkeepers, or anyone who works with the financial aspects of a Tribe.


Questions or to Register by phone, please call Cynthia Gurisko at (907)330-8397 or email at

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