Training & Public Speaking

 

Frank Crawford APIPA Training Guam
Pictured above, Frank Crawford conducting an APIPA Training session in Guam.

 

Crawford & Associates' leadership is recognized nationally and internationally as expert speakers and instructors on topics of governmental accounting, auditing and financial management, and Crawfords are recognized for their ability to educate in an entertaining and easily understandable manner.

Annually, we speak at numerous state, national and international conferences on governmental topics, in addition to providing continuing education to other CPA firms and accounting or auditing organizations. Over the past 30 years, we have had the opportunity to speak or provide training to a tremendous amount of organizations including:

  • State CPA Societies in nearly every state in the U.S.
  • Over 100 CPA firms across the country
  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The USDA Graduate School
  • The Island Governments comprising the former U.S.Trust Territories
  • The National Association of State Auditor's, Comptrollers and Treasurers
  • State Auditor Offices in numerous states throughout the U.S.
  • Other CPE providers such as ACPEN/BPN, Western CPE, Thomson Reuters

In addition to these CPE events for other organizations, in both 2015 and 2017, Crawford & Associates, in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs and the local firm of CPA Diaz Martinez, has organized and conducted the Crawford Government Learning Program - a two-day governmental accounting and auditing conference focused on interactive group-learning sessions in a beautiful tropical island setting. For more information about the most recent or upcoming Government Learning Program, see the related posting in our Blog.

Mike Crawford

Mike has conducted continuing education courses and been speaking at state, national, and international conferences since 1984. He is considered one of the industry's leading experts on governmental accounting and specifically on applying other special purpose frameworks to governmental financial statements, and professional ethics and moral behavior. He is a five-time recipient of the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. Although Mike is retired from active public practice, he continues to speak periodically around the country on topics of special purpose frameworks and professional and personal ethics.

Frank Crawford

Frank has been involved since 1994 in continuing education instruction for the AICPA and other groups on a national and international level, including videotaped AICPA self-study courses on topics related to governmental accounting and auditing. He is one of most sought after trainers and public speakers on governmental topics. Frank was recently recognized for his excellence in training as a recipient of the Graduate School’s “2010 Instructor Excellence Award”, a national award given to only 13 of the over 800 Graduate School instructors. Click here to read letter.

Other Crawford & Associates Professionals

Marcy Twyman, Brenda Wright and Chris Pembrook are also actively involved in public speaking and provide a number of continuing education presentations at state and national conferences on topics of governmental accounting and financial management. In addition, Marcy Twyman annually conducts one of the Oklahoma Municipal League's most popular training programs - The Budget Process Workshop.

 

The pictures above show Marcy conducting the OML Budget Process Workshop on the Rose State College campus, and Chris presenting a session at the Crawford Government Training Program in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Please feel free to contact us for a specific list of organizations for whom we have provided training.