Green Book Implementation: Leading practices for state and local governments

Webcast Overview:

This Webcast will provide a summary of the key provisions of the Green Book, implementation requirements for the federal government, and leading practices for state and local governments and not-for-profit entities.

The KPMG Government Institute and partners and professionals of KPMG LLP invite you to join us for a Webcast discussing the Government Accountability Office’s Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the “Green Book”. The Webcast will address how implementation of the Green Book can be more than a compliance exercise and will provide the following:

  • Insight into application of the GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Green Book)
  • Key concepts of the Green Book
  • Benefits of Green Book implementation
  • Leading practices for state and local governments

The presenters for this Webcast are Scot Janssen, partner in KPMG’s Audit practice, Mandy Nelson, Audit partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, and Joe Seibert, partner in KPMG’s Advisory practice. In their roles at KPMG, Scot, Mandy and Joe devote significant time to emerging issues related to federal, state, and local governments as well as not-for-profit entities, including providing technical assistance and training to KPMG personnel throughout the United States.

Scot is a member of GAO’s Green Book Advisory Council which was established in 2013 to provide input and recommendations for revisions to the Green Book. Scot has served a number of federal clients through financial statement audits, including audits of internal control over financial reporting, under Government Auditing Standards. Many of his audit clients have adopted the Green Book.

Mandy is a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice and in her role issues guidance to KPMG offices on performing audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, and performing Single Audits. She serves as KPMG’s liaison to federal agencies on Single Audit issues. Mandy is a member of the GAO’s Yellow Book Advisory Council which provides input and recommendations on the updates to Government Auditing Standards.

Joe is a partner in KPMG’s Advisory practice and has reviewed, evaluated, and tested internal controls as an advisor or as required by the Single Audit for two states and over a dozen local government and not-for-profit clients in the Mid-Atlantic area. He has been an instructor and speaker at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, and other seminars regarding audit, accounting, financial management, and performance improvement issues.


Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

Partner, Dept. of Professional Practice, KPMG US

Joseph Seibert

Joseph Seibert

Partner, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk, KPMG US