Session #4

Managing your Back-Office Systems in a Post COVID-19 World
2:50 – 4:05 p.m.  
CPE Field of Study: Information Technology

PPT Presentation

The COVID-19 crisis exposed many governments inability to work remotely and how complex their systems and processes are to manage financial operations. This combined with retirements of the most senior and knowledgeable staff are creating a need to reduce redundancy, free staff up for more value-added activities, and assess different work arrangements and operating models.  Robotic process automation combined with intelligent automation and artificial intelligence can help government agencies fill these gaps and free staff up for more valuable analysis and forecasting tasks.  This session will present how these technologies can be introduced into your environment in a cost-effective manner to produce incremental gains and provide a return on investment as one of your tools in the post-COVID-19 world.  Presenters will discuss how these technologies combined with other tools can create a more efficient and virtual capable workforce.


Kirke Everson, CISSP, CISA, PMP, CGFM, is a principal in KPMG’s US Government and Public Sector practice and is based in McLean, VA. He currently serves as the government lead for intelligent automation for KPMG in the US. Kirke has extensive experience in leading large programs supporting technology enablement, intelligent automation, information systems security, information technology risk management, business process reengineering and financial management across federal, state, and local government. He also has a strong background across the full lifecycle of information technology project delivery and considerable program management experience with large government programs. Kirke has published multiple thought leadership papers and articles and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on the subject of AI and automation.

Prior to joining KPMG, Kirke commenced his consulting career at a mid-sized strategy and management consulting company. During his brief time there, he developed internet marketing strategies for Fortune 500 global telecommunications and retail corporations. 

Kirke graduated cum laude with a bachelors of science in business administration from the University of Richmond and graduated valedictorian from Valley Forge Military Academy and College.  In addition the certifications above, Kirke is certified in risk and information systems controls and certified in the governance of enterprise IT. 
  Nadiuska Pringle, CGFM, CGAP, has over 16 years of auditing experience at the local, state, and federal level. During those years, she conducted various compliance and performance audits related to government business process improvement, accounting operations, internal controls, enterprise risk management, strategic planning, and policy & procedure development. She managed various audit and financial projects to assess service delivery, methodology effectiveness, team performance, quality assurance, and client satisfaction. Several of the accounts she managed were A-123, A‐133, A‐87 audits. Mrs. Pringle currently serves as the financial operations branch chief where she administers and monitors the financial operations of the D.C. Courts as it relates to appropriated and unappropriated funds, accounts payable, banking, and grant financial operations. She has a master’s in accounting from the College of St. Rose, Albany, New York.


The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.