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Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, Ph.D.

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, CPA, Ph.D.: APIPA 2020 Course Listing Current Time Zone: Guam (GMT+10)   Change

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Managers are increasingly charged with designing, implementing and maintaining the internal controls needed in their areas of responsibility.  This task, however, can be difficult without an adequate understanding of what internal controls are and how they should operate.   Managers who attempt to simply implement specific control procedures recommended by their auditors are more likely to fail because they don’t understand why the control is needed and what it is supposed to do.  This session provides a refresher in the internal control framework and how it relates to accomplishing management objectives. 

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This session provides an introduction to governmental financial statements.  Participants will gain a working knowledge of accounting terminology, the accounting equation, and governmental funds.  The session offers emphasizes hands-on practice in reading a set of financial statements and understanding what the numbers mean.  Participants will leave the course with knowledge and skills to improve their understanding and use of governmental financial statements.

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This session will provide participants with knowledge and skills to assess professional ethics, and apply this to their situations and environments.  We will:

  • Review recent regulatory changes in ethics guidance.
  • Discuss common ethical problem areas.
  • Recognize new ethical questions related to technology.
  • Test your knowledge of common ethical requirements.

This session may meet part or all of the ethics renewal requirements for licensed CPAs.  Please review your own government’s requirements.

Meet the Instructors

Find out more about the 2020 APIPA Instructors...

Bastolla
Margie P.
Bastolla

Orlando, FL

Binder
Michael
Binder

Washington, DC

Crawford, CPA
Frank
Crawford, CPA

Oklahoma City, OK

Determan
Steve
Determan

Lakewood, CO

Greenblatt
Mark Lee
Greenblatt

Washington, D.C.

Johnston
Nick
Johnston

Auckland, NZ

Kahn
Drummond
Kahn

Portland, OR

Lameko-Poutoa
Esther
Lameko-Poutoa

Auckland, NZ

Markley
Sarah
Markley

Auckland, NZ

Memmott
Kip R.
Memmott

Salem, OR

Ruben
Martin
Ruben

Charlottetown, PEI

Rykken
David
Rykken

Washington, DC

Schubert
Beth
Schubert

Lakewood, CO