Since 1950, the Association of Government Accountants has been--and remains today--the educational organization dedicated to the enhancement of public financial management. AGA serves the professional interests of financial managers, from local, state and federal governments, as well as public accounting firms, responsible for effectively using billions of dollars and other monetary resources every day.
For more than 40 years, AGA has been addressing the issues and challenges facing government financial managers.
AGA has been instrumental in developing accounting and auditing standards and in generating new concepts for the effective organization and administration of financial management  functions, including the passage of the Inspector General Act of 1978 and the Chief Financial Officer's Act of 1990. AGA conducts independent research and analysis of all aspects of government financial management. These studies have led AGA to be recognized as a leading advocate for improving the quality and effectiveness of government fiscal administration.

Chapter News

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, AGA President, Carolyn Young, attended the Nicholls State University College of Business Banquet Award Ceremony.  The Baton Rouge Chapter of AGA congratulates this year's recipients!

Did you know that the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has a free online research tool available on their website? It is called the Governmental Accounting Research System (GARS). With the basic view you have free access to search by browsing the table of contents for a topic.

Upcoming Events

CASA Day to Serve

Our first community event for the program year will be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). This event starts Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, August 19, 2018. Our chapter has designated August 4th as our day to serve, but you are not limited to what date you choose to serve. You can serve on any day that is available. We will be selling raffle tickets at the Mall of Louisiana on behalf of CASA. This event does not require you to solicit anyone to purchase a raffle ticket. Each member (teams of 2) will sit at a table for 2 to 3 hours and collect money for the tickets as individual approach you to purchase a ticket (Note: the second individual that sits with you do not have to be an AGA member; you can ask one to assist you). Furthermore, the 3 hour shifts can be broken up into 1 1/2 hour shifts. (for more detail, please contact me).

Location: Mall of Louisiana
Date: August 4, 2018

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