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FCMAT Featured Presentations

FCMAT staff provide an array of school business related presentations across the state in addition to workshops that FCMAT has scheduled or partnered in with other organizations. Many of the PowerPoint and handout materials developed for these presentations are available here.


K-14 LEAs

To Gift or Not to Gift (Public Funds) - Handout on the topic of what constitutes a gift of public funds and how to identify an inappropriate activity. Presented at the CASBO Annual Conference in April 2018 by FCMAT Deputy Executive Officer, Michelle Giacomini.

FCMAT and Extraordinary Audits - Handout on the topic of FCMAT's Extraordinary Audit work, also referred to as AB 139 audits, and suggested actions to help prevent fraud. Presented at the California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA) Fall 2019 Workshop in September 2019 by FCMAT CEO, Michael Fine, and FCMAT staff member Michael W. Ammermon.

Fraud Happens: What you Need to Know — Handout on the topic of fraud and internal controls. This session helps attendees better understand what fraud is, learn best practices to discourage fraud, and know what to do if fraud is suspected. Presented at the Inland Personnel Council 39th Annual Fall Symposium on October 25, 2019 by FCMAT Deputy Executive Officer Michelle Giacomini.


K-12 Districts

Fiscal Health Risk Indicators - Handout on the topic of FCMAT tools: Indicators of Risk or Potential Insolvency and Fiscal Health Risk Analysis (FHRA), presented to Vavrinek Trine Day & Company CPAs in July 2019 by FCMAT CEO, Michael Fine.


Charter Schools

Identifying and Investigating Financial Fraud & Mismanagement - Presentation on the topic of identifying and investigating financial fraud in charter schools. Presented at the Charter Authorizers (CARSNET) Conference in September 2019 by Shirene Moreira of Alameda COE and FCMAT staff member Jeff Potter.

Charter School Accounting, Oversight and Best Practices Workshop - Handout on a variety of topics related to charter school oversight. Presentation handout from the Charter School Authorizing Conference (CARSNET) in September 2018 by FCMAT staff members Debi Deal and Michelle Giacomini.


Community Colleges 

Maintaining Fiscal Health in Community Colleges - Handout on the topic of the FCMAT tools, Indicators of Risk or Potential Insolvency and Fiscal Health Risk Analysis (FHRA) Presented at the Chancellor's Office State Budget Workshop in July 2019 by FCMAT Deputy Executive Officer, Michelle Giacomini, and FCMAT CEO, Michael Fine.


County Office

Superintendent Leadership with Board and Budget - Handout on the topic of district leadership and fiscal stability and the role of the Superintendent. Presented in January 2019 by FCMAT CEO, Michael Fine.

About FCMAT

The Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team’s (FCMAT’s) primary mission is to help California’s local K-14 educational agencies identify, prevent and resolve financial, operational and data management challenges by providing management assistance and professional learning opportunities.

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