Frank Crawford is President of Crawford & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, an accounting firm located in Oklahoma City, OK. The firm specializes in providing auditing, consulting and accounting services solely to governmental entities and is a member of the AICPA and the Government Audit Quality Center. Over the last 31 years, Crawford & Associates has provided a variety of audit and accounting services to all sizes of government including many types of financial statement audits and attestation services, fraud investigations, internal control analysis, accounting policy and procedure development, outsourced internal auditing and internal monitoring, developing management anti-fraud programs and controls, quality assurance reviews, training, and expert witness services.
Mr. Crawford was the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 2014 Private Sector Financial Excellence Award, an annual recognition of one individual who has been deemed by the AGA to have made significant contributions to the field of governmental financial management.
Frank was also recognized as a recipient of the Graduate School's "2010 Instructor Excellence Award". Quoting the Graduate School officials, "Your students and colleagues, as well as Graduate School Staff, honour and value the work that you do here, as evidenced by the many statements of support that praised your skills. Of the School's 800+ instructors, you are one of only thirteen who will receive this prestigious award this year."
He is currently the Chairman in the Oklahoma Society of CPAs Government Accounting and Auditing Committee (19 years) and has also been involved in a number of other AICPA committees and task forces as they relate to governmental accounting and auditing, including the AICPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, the AICPA Government and Not-For-Profit Expert Panel, the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee, the AICPA GASB 34 Audit Guide Revision Task Force, and the GASB’s recent Financial Reporting Model Revision Task Force. Mr. Crawford also served as Chairman of the AICPA Government Expert Panel after serving on the panel for 11 years and as Chairman of the AICPA’s annual Government and Not-For-Profit Training Conference after serving on the Planning Task Force of the Conference for the past 18 years.
Over the years, Mr. Crawford has assisted both the AICPA and GASB in the development of several implementation guides as a member of an advisory group, task force or technical content provider. His experience with GASB 34 implementation and audit issues dates back to June 30, 1999, as auditor of the first general-purpose government in the United States to implement the requirements of GASB 34.
Mr. Crawford is also currently working with many of the US states, territories, commonwealths and freely-associated compact governments on audit finding resolution and financial analysis projects and also serves as a technical consultant and advisor to a number of Federal Government Agencies.
Frank is a frequent lecturer, trainer and discussion leader for numerous groups, including U.S. Federal Government Agencies, various local and national CPA firms, a number of State Societies, and has also appeared in several AICPA continuing professional education videos and live satellite CPE broadcasts and webcasts related to governmental accounting and auditing.
Commonly known as Frankie to clients, friends and family, Mr. Crawford has two children, 25 year-old daughter Madison, a Pediatric ICU RN, and 20 year-old son Blake, a two-time State Champion in HS tennis, and now playing NCAA college tennis as a redshirt freshman at Newman University in Wichita, KS. Mr. Crawford also has the good fortune to be married to Cindy Crawford (not the supermodel, but better).
Frankie Crawford: APIPA 2019 Course Listing
The foundation of auditing is derived from its basic concepts. This session will take a detailed look at those basic concepts, with a focus on which concepts have more "weight" than others. Topics to be discussed include the concepts of quantitative and qualitative materiality, the definition and use of professional skepticism, interviewing skills and many others. Participants will learn foundational audit techniques and how to apply them in their daily work.
From electronic workpapers and innovative writing and report formats, auditors are using new techniques and processes throughout the audit cycle. This session will consider, in workshop format, new techniques and processes in audit tools ranging from workpapers to graphics and from report design to clear writing. Bring your best practices, ideas, and questions for this interactive workshop on techniques to streamline the audit process from design to fieldwork to reporting.
Eight statements, two exposure drafts and several large projects are currently lined up and ready to march into play, including a few that could end up changing some of the most foundational accounting principles in existence, such as revenue and expense recognition. While these statements, exposure drafts and projects have varying effective dates, they are all relatively effective soon or will become principles in the near future. While we take a closer look at the OPEB employer statement, GASB 75, we will cover statements 81, 83-88, and the two exposure drafts in detail. We will also take a closer look at pending decisions about the future of a new reporting model and other projects in this session.