Training Services

At Finley & Cook, we use our knowledge, certifications, and experience to develop training presentations to help you attain the knowledge you deserve, while developing the skills, and understanding to enhance performance and staff morale. Register for one of our available classes, attend an educational seminar at a tradeshow or conference we attend, or contact us directly for customized on-site training at your location. Either way, our advisors are here to share their knowledge to help you succeed.

Continuing Education Opportunities:

October 25, 2018

$20 per Person

Morning Session or Afternoon Session Available

Register today to complete this ABLE Commission certified course to earn your employee license and learn how to protect yourself, your organization, and your customers through the responsible selling and serving of alcohol.

October 23 & 24, 2018

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulatory Association (OTGRA)

Beer, Wine, and Liquor, OH MY!  New Alcohol Law in Oklahoma and How It May Affect Your Operations

What are some important new requirements to be aware of as regulators for operations that
serve/sale alcohol?  What is the new employee training requirements, and who should be licensed and trained?  What if you also have a convenient store?  This session will give an overview of some of the new requirements under Title 37A – Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act that went into effect on October 1st.

Finley & Cook Instructors:
Stefanie Ward, Client Relations Specialist and Doug Parker, Compliance Supervisor
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
10:25 – 11:25 AM
Ballroom 4

 

Audit Reports:  You Say Potato, I Say Material Weakness

Regulators and Operation Management do not always see eye to eye, and audit reports are no exception.  Are we arguing for argument sake, or are we working through audit findings with operation management?  How do you have a constructive audit and reporting process in place to effectively communicate, regulate and protect Tribal assets?  We will discuss some best practices from the Gaming Commission and Auditor points of view to help create an audit process that isn’t based on an adversarial relationship.

Finley & Cook Instructor and Guest:
Doug Parker, Compliance Supervisor and Jim Johnson, Fort Sill Apache Gaming Commission
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Meeting Room 1

 

Rise Of A New Audit:  Title 31/BSA Exams By The IRS

External and Internal Audits often have Gaming Commissions in the middle of the process.  With the recent uptick in Oklahoma Tribal Casinos being selected for BSA Exams by the IRS, how much responsibility does the Commission carry?  What do you need to know to ensure Tribal assets are protected and your operations are compliant?  We will discuss what an IRS exam of your operation’s Title 31/BSA program will look like and what role the Commission plays in the operation’s compliance with Title 31 regulations.

Finley & Cook Instructor:
Doug Parker, Compliance Supervisor
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Meeting Room 1
November 5 - 8, 2018

19th Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow

Blockchain Technology – Potential Uses Now and In The Future

Join this interactive session to learn more about the “blockchain buzz”. This session will include a brief introduction to the technology that blockchain involves as well as the types of business application that block is making its way into. You may assume that this is only about Bitcoin or Crypto-currency. That is NOT the case as we will we discuss how blockchain will impact Electronic Health Records, Smart Contracts and Supply Chain Automation, Identification, and many other business opportunities. The audience will be require to participate, ask questions, and suggest a use case that no one has thought of yet! Attendees will leave with the knowledge of WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW Blockchain is used today and into the future.

 

Finley & Cook Instructor:
Bobby Simpson, Chief Information Officer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2:30 AM – 3:30
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
November 1, 2018

Oklahoma Society of CPAs Meet-Up & Job Fair

Oklahoma Society of CPAs Logo

East Central University to Host OSCPA Meet-Up on Campus

1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK

We will be at East Central University to talk with students, stop by our booth for giveaways, information, or just to say hello!

Hope to see you there!