Tribal Government Accounting Working Group Members Announced

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Tribal Government Accounting Working Group Members Announced

November 21, 2018

At NAFOA’s 2018 Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Chairman David Vaudt announced the members of the newly created Tribal Government Accounting Working Group (TGAWG). Given the evolving nature of economic development and programs that support tribal communities, the TGAWG will explore technical solutions to financial reporting matters, including audit issues that tribes face when reporting on a for-profit or FASB basis for their enterprises. NAFOA congratulates Lacey Horn, Hattie Mitchell, and Tasha Repp, all of whom will all play a key role in the group.

Working Group Members:

  • Lacey Horn, Treasurer, Cherokee Nation (member of the Cherokee Nation)
  • Hattie Mitchell, Director of Finance, AMERIND Risk (member of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation)
  • Tasha Repp, National Practice Leader Tribal and Gaming, Moss Adams (member of the Samish Indian Nation)
  • Heather Acker, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Christopher Lee, Vice President—Head of Government Credit, KeyBank
  • J. Paul Mansour, Managing Director and Head of Municipal Research, Conning
  • Clark Partridge, State Comptroller, Arizona General Accounting Office
  • Jacqueline Reck, Professor and Associate Dean, University of South Florida
  • Alan Skelton, State Accounting Officer, Georgia State Accounting Office

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Morgan Aronson, National Single Audit Coordinator, Department of Interior
  • Mary Foelster, Director of Governmental Auditing and Accounting, AICPA
  • Russ Golden, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Scott Showalter, Chairman, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)

The TGAWG will convene its first meeting on October 29, 2018. Thank you to all tribes that participated in a survey to educate the members on tribal financial reporting.