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Green Book and Internal Controls (School District Conference)


CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $29 | Nonmember: $39

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You will have up to 90 days after the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam.


If you attended the School District Conference on June 2, 2016, this course is considered a duplicate. The State Board of Accountancy will not accept credits for the same course twice. Learn what the Green Book is, why it relevant to you, and how to implement it.

Earn CPE on the go!

Hear John Kaschak, CPA, CISA, CGAP and Kristen Kociolek, CPA, CGFM, cover the following:

  • Green Book for state, local, and federal governments, managers, and auditors
  • Relationship of internal control to the strategic plan and governance
  • Fundamental concepts
  • Green Book components
  • On-going GAO projects


Kristen A. Kociolek
Asst. Director, Financial Mgmt. & Assurance Team
Government Accountability Office

Kristen A. Kociolek is an assistant director on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Financial Management and Assurance Team.  Ms. Kociolek is a member of GAO’s audit standards team responsible for developing, drafting, and maintaining Government Auditing Standards (The Yellow Book).  Ms. Kociolek also leads GAO’s financial statement audit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to joining GAO, Ms. Kociolek worked as an audit manager with Ernst & Young in Harrisburg, PA, where her work focused on financial audits of state and local governments.  Ms. Kociolek graduated from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.



John J. Kaschak, CPA, CISA, GGAP, CGFM
Deputy Secretary for Taxation
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

John is the Deputy Secretary for Taxation, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. As Deputy Secretary for Taxation, John is responsible for managing the Bureaus of Corporation Taxes, Motor and Alternative Fuel Taxes, Individual Taxes, and Business Trust Fund Taxes, and also the operations of the Taxpayer Services and Information Center and Voluntary Disclosure Program. He also directs the review of corporation tax reports, motor fuel reports, personal income tax returns, inheritance tax returns, realty transfer tax documents, Property Tax/Rent Rebate claims, sales tax returns, and employer tax returns.

Previous to his current position, John was the Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations, Bureau of Audits. The Bureau of Audits is the primary internal audit function within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is responsible for conducting performance audits of Commonwealth’s agencies and their subrecipients, providing systems development implementation guidance, conducting various desk reviews including those of subrecipient single audit reports, and assisting the Commonwealth’s independent auditors with financial statement and single audit procedures. Immediately preceding his role in the Office of the Budget, John was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General.

Before his dozen years of public service, John spent over four years in the public accounting profession, conducting financial statement and single audits of a variety of state and local government entities in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland. The majority of John’s public accounting experience was spent with Ernst & Young LLP.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, and Certified Government Financial Manager.

John serves on the US Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office, Green Book Advisory Committee. He is currently serving as a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC). He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Council, as well as their Legislative and Local Government Committees, and was named to the 2012 class of the “40 Under 40: PICPA Members to Watch.”

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