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You may be able to save more for retirement in 2015

Many retirement plan contribution limits increase slightly in 2015; thus, you may have opportunities to increase your retirement savings:

2015 Tax laws Other factors may affect how much you can contribute (or how much your employer can contribute on your behalf). For example, income-based limits may reduce or even eliminate your ability to take advantage of IRAs. For more information on how to make the most of your tax-advantaged retirement-saving opportunities in 2015, please contact us.


 

 

 

 

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

 

The Golden West Council & Pacific Northwest Council of the IMA present:

Reno Education Seminar & Training (REST)

 

 

Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nevada
February 19-21, 2015

Speaker:

Craig L. Greene
CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, CCEP, MCJ

This two and a half day program allows participants to select topics that directly influence their day-to-day professional lives. Topics are designed to provide attendees with practical knowledge that can be used to enhance future performance. Participants may select from topics that will offer the greatest benefits based on where they or their companies currently are, or wish to be. Participants may select courses from either the Managerial or Accounting track, or take some classes from both, you do not have to select all from the same track.

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The World Game Protection Conference (WGPC)

Confessions of a Casino Fraud Buster
March 2-4, 2015

Annual 3-day international conference and expo focused entirely on casino game protection

Craig L. Greene
CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, CCEP, MCJ

Join seasoned fraud buster Craig Greene as he discusses recent fraud cases and trends in the casino industry. Learn about his recent discovery of a software flaw in table games that corrupt employees can exploit in covering drop theft. Hear about his most recent corruption scheme involving an entertainment director. Always entertaining and highly rated, Craig gives you the insight you need to protect your casino from the enemy within.

• The latest casino scams

• Experts & industry leaders

• Game protection & surveillance best practices

• The latest surveillance technology

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National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Conference (NTGCR)

Role of Auditing Staff
March 11, 2015

Harrah's Resort, Southern California

Lynda Hartzell
CPA, CFE, CIA

This session will be presented by a former Chief of the Nevada Gaming Control Board's Audit Division who has also worked in the gaming and forensics practice for public accounting firms and has served as the Senior Audit Manager for a major gaming equipment testing laboratory. In this session, attendees will gain an introduction to the many functions the audit staff of tribal gaming commissions may be called upon to perform. This session will cover general information about auditing for compliance, cage and count room controls and anti-money laundering issues. Highlights of possible financial oversight functions will also be included.

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National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Conference (NTGCR)

Investigating Employee Theft and Corruption
March 11-12, 2015

Harrah's Resort, Southern California

Craig L. Greene
CPA/CFF, CFE, MAFF, CCEP, MCJ

Seasoned Fraud Buster, Craig Greene will present a practical approach to investigating employee theft and corruption. In this how-to session, Greene will discuss the basics of the investigation from discovery of the theft through final resolution. He will cover the legal concerns of the investigation, documents to examine, obtaining investigative intelligence, and share methods of analyzing accounting records to complete the case.

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American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) released a first-of-its-kind study of the economic impact of the casino gaming industry in its totality. The Associated Press and CNBC have already reported on this groundbreaking new research.

GamingReleased as part of AGA's Get to Know Gaming campaign, Oxford Economics found that the U.S. gaming industry:


• Contributes $240 billion— nearly a quarter-trillion—to the U.S.economy, which is equivalent to the total state budgets of New York and Texas combined;

• Supports more than 1.7 million jobs—more than double Washington, D.C.'s total employment—and nearly $74 billion in income;

• Generates $38 billion in tax revenues to local, state and federal governments – enough to pay more than half-a-million teachers' salaries.

Oxford conducted an in-depth analysis on the economic impact, tax revenues and employment figures of commercial casinos, Native American casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers as well as our industry's significant ripple effect, which supports local businesses and communities.

View the full report.

 

 

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) release their
2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse

The Cost of Occupational Fraud

2014 ACFE ReportThere is considerable attention paid to determining the overall cost of fraud. Executives want to know how significant the risk of fraud is to their companies, anti-fraud professionals need to justify budgets and satisfy performance metrics and the media and general public are curious about just how much money white-collar criminals are taking us for.

This ACFE report is based on 1,483 cases of occupational fraud, as reported by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated them. The analysis of these cases provides valuable lessons about how fraud is committed, how it is detected and how organizations can reduce their vulnerability to this risk. Read the 2014 ACFE Report.

What will you do if the Federal Government cancels your contract?

Government contractsLearn how to maximize recovery under complete or partial termination of contract

In the current political climate, companies that contract with the Federal Government need to be aware of the risks associated with Termination for Convenience (T for C) clauses. McGovern & Greene partner, Jim McGovern, has published a series of articles that specifically address these issues. Whether your company is currently engaged in a government contract, or you're considering bidding on one, you'll want to be fully informed on the specifics of government contracts discussed in Jim McGovern's articles:

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