Dr. Yamamura brings to APIPA more than thirty years of experience in industry and academia. She is licensed as a CPA in California and Nevada. She began as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in San Francisco, California, and moved on to work as an Audit Manager for Touche Ross & Co. in the Commonwealth of the N. Marianas. She provided internal audit services for county government and for an international financial services company. She has also worked in a variety of positions ranging from Assistant Controller to Vice President of Finance in the savings and loan industry.
Following the completion of her doctoral studies at WSU, Dr. Yamamura taught accounting information systems and auditing at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR). In 2005, she served as Chairman of the Nevada Society of CPAs, the first academic to hold the position in the organization's 58-year history. In recent years, she has been providing training to island governments throughout Micronesia and the Virgin Islands, teaching students in a sustainable MBA program, and developing content for online MBA programs.
She has written articles appearing in the Journal of Accountancy, the CPA Journal, and the Internal Auditor as well as numerous academic journals. Her research focuses on the management of professionals and includes examination of factors impacting ethical judgments as well as the impact of cultural differences.
Dr. Yamamura received a Master of International Management from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
Jeanne Yamamura: APIPA 2019 Course Listing
Technology and innovation are changing the role of the auditor and the performance of audits. Artificial intelligence, workflow automation, and mobile technologies provide breakthroughs in not only how audits are conducted but the type of insights that can be gleaned as a result. AI can speed audits, help identify risks earlier, and can automate processes to improve audit efficiency. Learning about new approaches to Artificial Intelligence and other new tools and technologies may jumpstart changes in your audit organization!
This active 1½ day course provides an introduction to the basics of governmental finance, accounting and financial reporting. Participants will gain a working knowledge of fund types and categories and learn how to record routine transactions for governmental activities. Internal controls as they apply to the accounting cycle and good accounting practice will be emphasized throughout the course. The session offers hands-on practice in the accounting cycle process, from recording a transaction to preparing financial statements. Participants will leave the course with a more complete understanding of accounting terminology, the recording process, the role played by reconciliations, and the preparation of financial statements. No advance accounting knowledge is necessary.
Individuals and governments face ethics issues regularly. This session will review key ethics rules and methods for government auditors and financial managers to make ethical decisions. From rules and laws to professional judgment, ethics are an important part of today’s professional environment. This session will cover techniques to help individuals and agencies continue to make ethical decisions.