Washington State Governmental Accounting and Audit Conference Featured Donny Shimamoto as Inspirational Presenter

May 07, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Politics News
Donny Shimamoto was a featured presenter at the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference. The 2018 conference took place April 30th and May 1st at the Conference Center at Sea-Tac in Washington.

Attendees received updates on GASB standards as well as auditing considerations, technology advancements, and an overview of the Washington State economy. Emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and accounting robotics provides opportunities for government accountants to focus on providing value-added decision support and guidance to their organizations that can help it better meet its mission and serve its constituents; Shimamoto's presentation highlighted these opportunities. 16 CPE credits were issued to attendees for continuing education fulfillment.

Donny Shimamoto commented on event, "Governments are often thought of as lagging in innovation, but many accounting technology changes from the business world can be used in government with little modification. Embracing change is hard for humans, but with government, we have the greater 'WHY' of serving the communities and maximizing the benefits provided by tax dollars. So it is even more imperative that government accountants shift to help their agencies make better use of taxpayer dollars, and improve the services provided to our communities."

Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations via CGMA webcasts.

Donny has been recognized as a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 through 2018, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013, 2014, and 2017. He has received the President's Award from the Hawaii State Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2014, recognized by Avalara as one of the Top Social Influencers of 2018 and was recently awarded an AICPA Standing Ovation Award in Information Management and Technology Assurance.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and technology management for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting technology, IT risk management, organizational development, and performance management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations strategically innovate while proactively managing their business and identify technical risk is paramount. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. For more information, visit http://www.donnyitk.com/ where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a CPA.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and operations optimization consulting services. Visit http://www.intraprise.us/ for more information. ###

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