Legislative auditor to offer local government training in Bossier City

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Local government officials and their staffs can improve their knowledge of internal control, accounting, and financial reporting at a two-day training session sponsored by the Legislative Auditor and the City of Bossier City.

The training, which is built around a series of classes, will be held March 1-2, 2016, and also will provide information on legal issues that local government officials and their staff members encounter.

“Our purpose at the Legislative Auditor’s office is to help ensure that government is accountable, transparent, and responsive to the needs of the people of Louisiana,” Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said. “We have heard the call from our partners in local government, and these courses were expressly created to help address the concerns they have shared with us: wanting to deliver better services to our citizens and improve the quality of local government audits.”

The Legislative Auditor’s Center for Local Government Excellence will conduct the training session. Instructors will include LLA General Counsel Jenifer Schaye, LLA Senior Attorney Patrick Virgadamo, LLA Advisory Services Manager Michael Battle, LLA Advisory Services Manager Eric Sloan, and LLA Senior Analyst Andrée Taylor.

The center conducted similar sessions in Covington and Slidell last fall. The Bossier City session will be held at the Bossier Civic Center, Bodcau Room, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA  71111.

There is no fee, but class size is limited so that speakers have a chance to work closely with participants. Pre-registration is required. For more information, see the attached PDF or contact Andrée Taylor at the Center for Local Government Excellence, clge@lla.la.gov or 225-339-3996.

To register for the program, go to https://www.lla.la.gov/CLGE/registration/.