Events

Recent Events

Join Truth in Accounting Director, Christine Kuglin, in-person or online for the DU Graduate Tax Program Ethics Panel!

The panel will consist of experienced practitioner panelists who will share different perspectives on common ethical dilemmas. Panelists include:

  • Christine Kuglin, Esq., LL.M., CPA
  • Paul Harrison, CPA, CFP
  • Bill Peck, IRS Associate Area Counsel, Large Business and International

Thursday, November 10, 2022

CLE Panel: 3 p.m.
Reception: 5 p.m.

at

Sturm College of Law Room 290

2255 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80120

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The University of Denver Graduate Tax Program is pleased to announce the opportunity to reconnect and celebrate our vibrant community while earning free ethics CLE credits.  If you are unable to attend in-person, the panel discussion will be available online.  Please click RSVP for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

October 25 Official Launch of the Truth in Accounting Project at the University of Denver

Watch the recording here.

Are Government Officials the Best Ones to Manage Pension Funds & Social Security?

What are the Biggest Issues Facing Government Finances? 

These and other questions will be explored.

RSVP HERE for in-person RSVP HERE for the live-stream option

Join alumna Sheila A. Weinberg (BSBA 1979), Andrew G. Biggs, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and moderator, Christine Kuglin, Director of the Truth in Accounting Project at the University of Denver's School of Accountancy, as they dive into the government's financial issues and explore if elected officials are the best ones to manage government pension funds and social security.

5 p.m. | Reception

6:30 p.m. | Panel discussion

Reiman Theater, Margery Reed Hall

University of Denver Campus

2306 E. Evans Ave.

Denver, CO 80210

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$15 per person
Free for DU faculty, staff and students

Truth in Accounting will be celebrating its new partnership with the University of Denver School of Accountancy with an insightful panel discussion between Sheila Weinberg and Andrew Biggs. The celebration will include great food from Sodexo catering, libations, and the release of our 2022 Financial State of the States report. 

Mr. Biggs will join Sheila Weinberg at the University of Denver launch event for an exciting conversation on government finances and his experience helping Puerto Rico restructure their debt. Could some states use help with debt restructuring? What reforms are needed? This and so much more with Q&A time with the audience.

Andrew G. Biggs is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Social Security reform, state and local government pensions, and public sector pay and benefits.

Before joining AEI, Biggs was the principal deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he oversaw SSA’s policy research efforts. In 2005, as an associate director of the White House National Economic Council, he worked on Social Security reform. In 2001, he joined the staff of the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Biggs has been interviewed on radio and television as an expert on retirement issues and on public vs. private sector compensation. He has published widely in academic publications as well as in daily newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also testified before Congress on numerous occasions. In 2013, the Society of Actuaries appointed Biggs co-vice chair of a blue ribbon panel tasked with analyzing the causes of underfunding in public pension plans and how governments can securely fund plans in the future. In 2014, Institutional Investor Magazine named him one of the 40 most influential people in the retirement world. In 2016, he was appointed by President Obama to be a member of the financial control board overseeing reforms to Puerto Rico’s budget and the restructuring of the island’s debts.

Biggs holds a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, master’s degrees from Cambridge University and the University of London, and a PhD from the London School of Economics.W

October 26 TIA Lunch Presentation in Colorado Springs

Sheila Weinberg, Founder & CEO of Truth in Accounting, will present to a group of supporters in Colorado Springs on the flaws in government accounting standards and practices found through our annual analysis of Colorado's comprehensive financial statement. She will also demonstrate the use of the TIA proprietary tool Data-Z. This tool will allow the participants to have a lifelong tool to research the facts behind the budgets and the truth behind the political rhetoric. 

November 10 TIA Panel Guest with the Graduate Tax program at DU Law School

Christine Kuglin, Director of the Truth in Accounting Project at the University of Colorado School of Accountancy will be a panel guest for the Graduate Tax program at DU Law School addressing ethics in accounting and tax.

 

October 27 TIA Presentation to the Colorado CPA

Sheila Weinberg, Founder & CEO of Truth in Accounting, will present to the COCPA the flaws in government accounting standards and practices found through our annual analysis of Colorado's comprehensive financial statement. She will also demonstrate the use of the TIA proprietary tool Data-Z. This tool will allow the participants to have a lifelong tool to research the facts behind the budgets and the truth behind the political rhetoric. 

Christine Kuglin, Director of the Truth in Accounting Project at the University of Colorado School of Accountancy will present to the COCPA addressing

  • The history of XBRL from 2008 to the present [XBRL is a reporting process & standard required by the SEC for publicly traded companies]

  • Demonstration of the classic version to the current inline version

  • Recent grants and legislation (proposed and in place) impacting governmental accounting 

  • Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports - Colorado

    • How XBRL would facilitate data collection

  • TIA’s future with XBRL implementation