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:

July 16, 2018

Raving's Host Conference at the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Protecting Your Hosts and Your Casino:  Ethics in the 21st Century

Whether it’s personal conduct or company-wide integrity issues, news feeds today are filled with stories of “ethics” gone astray.  And in today’s world of social media, what happens behind closed doors, doesn’t stay behind closed doors.

Dive into the real-world issues facing hosts, from gifts from players that could be construed as bribes to all of the other situations where hosts can be compromised or make a decision that may not be in the best interest of their employer, their customer, or themselves (and sometimes ALL THREE).

Panelist include:

Kevin Huddleston, CPA, CGMA, CFF, Accounting and Auditing, and Partner Finley & Cook

James Snead, Chief Financial Officer, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

July 23 – 25, 2018

OIGA Conference and Trade Show
Workshop: Audit Reports

We’re Not Gonna Take It!

Internal and External audits help provide feedback to Casinos with regard to areas of weakness or non-compliance.  These audits and reports can help a Casino improve internal controls and reduce the potential for fraud and theft, but what if you don’t completely understand or agree with a finding on the report?  How do you ask for clarification?  What should you do when you disagree with an auditor’s finding?

Tackle this topic from the perspective of the auditor, the operation, and the gaming commission, then stop by booth #514 and visit with us for a one-on-one consultation.

August 14-15, 2018

Native American Tribal Training: Grant Management

Indigo Sky Casino, Wyandotte, OK

Native American Tribal Training:  Grant Management

Effective Grant Management is essential to your Tribal organization’s success.

This class will provide discussion on pre-award activities that will set your grant program on the right track.  Learn organizational requirements for solid Grant Management, as well as essential post-award functions invoked in start-up, operation, and closeout.

October 1 – 2, 2018

NAFOA Fall Finance & Tribal Economies

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Hyatt Regency Tamaya, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

The fall conference is an opportunity to meet with tribal leaders, federal agencies, and accounting professionals to discuss important issues facing Indian Country. The two-day conference offers a number of educational sessions and two general sessions made up of industry-leading expert panelists.

October 9 – 11, 2018

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018

Global Gaming Expo presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), is the world’s largest gathering of gaming professionals.

Join us at “the show” in the casino-entertainment industry. Our event showcases the technologies, services and products of exhibitors and provides an atmosphere to buy/sell, network and learn.

October 2018

OTGRA Fall Conference 2018

OTGRA Conference 2018

Details coming soon!

OTGRA – supporting and promoting knowledge and education in Tribal Gaming Regulation