During 2016 and 2017, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) began a training and certification program across the state specifically designed for Louisiana's local government officials and their staffs. The two-day Level 1 Workshops introduced the basics of internal control, accounting and financial reporting for local governments, and delivered helpful instruction on legal issues that local government officials and their staffs often encounter. In keeping with the LLA's purpose to help ensure that government is accountable, transparent and responsive to the needs of the people of Louisiana, these courses were expressly created to help improve both the services local government delivers to its citizens and the quality of local government audits. We believe that if local government officials and their staffs are better prepared for audits, this kind of training can effectively help local government decrease both audit costs paid and its overall operating costs, as employees become more efficient.
If you did not have the opportunity to attend any of the Level 1 sessions and are interested in obtaining the course materials, those are available through this link, Workshop Participant Guides.
For more information, please contact Andrée Taylor at The Center for Local Government Excellence, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-339-3996.