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(Pictured: Left: representatives from Crawford & Associates, Cotton & Company, and CPA Diaz-Martinez. Pictured Right: CPA Soane Diaz-Burgos - Conference Host; CPA Frank Crawford - President of Crawford & Associates; and CPA Kermit Lucena - President of the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs)

The first annual Crawford & Associates Government Learning Program was held on May 28-29, 2015 at the San Juan Marriott and Stelaris Casino in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. The two-day governmental accounting and auditing conference, a joint venture between Crawford & Associates and the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs, was a great success and attended by approximately 100 CPAs and others interested in governmental affairs related to accounting, auditing, financial reporting and fraud prevention and detection. Presenters included David Cotton of Cotton & Company, and from Crawford & Associates - Mike Crawford, Frank Crawford, Marcy Twyman, Brenda Wright, Dwayne Tate, Chris Pembrook and Justin Kersey.

"The Puerto Rico Association of CPAs, as part of its commitment to the economic welfare of our country, has spared no resources in their selection of topics for these seminars on government affairs, bringing a group with unquestionable expertise. As professionals with an interest in quality and ethics, we wish to provide guidance to our colleagues and the community, equipping them for performance with the highest standards," said CPA Kermit Lucena, President of the Puerto Rico CPA Society.