Please be patient with us while we update our website
(June 29, 2021)

Hope everyone is doing well.  We have received notices of several training events and we sent out a "blast".  Please check your email.  Thank you!  

 

Here is job annoucement for your consideration.

Randi Frank Consulting, LLC has been hired by the Town of Wallingford to assist them with the executive search for their next Comptroller/CFO. Please share the advertisement below and profile attached with any Government Finance Officials and Managers you know with a combination of 10-12 years of experience that may be interested in this exciting and challenging position. If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact me.

 

THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD

INVITES QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR

COMPTROLLER/CFO

 

General Description of Position:

 

This is a highly responsible administrative and financial management position reporting directly to the mayor who is the chief elected official and chief executive for the Town (elected every 2 years-Nov.2020). The Comptroller has direct responsibility for employment and supervision of all aspect of the Department of Finance (about 27 employees) which includes: fund accounting, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, pension accounting and investment, tax billing and revenue collections, assessments, purchasing, auditing, budgeting, treasury management and investments, debt management, preparation of Official Statements and the CAFR, including planning and monitoring the financial positions of the municipality. The Comptroller also functions as the chief fiscal officer of municipally owned Electric, Water and Sewer public utilities department working with the various business and operations managers to maintain the distinct enterprise funds. The Comptroller is also the Chief Budget Officer for the Town.

 

Qualifications for Position:

 

The position requires a BS degree in accounting and 12 years’ accounting experience or master’s degree in business administration or closely related field and 10 years’ accounting experience. Experience shall include progressively responsible accounting experience, including at least 5 years’ experience in municipal or governmental accounting and at least 5 years’ experience as a supervisor. Plus, a valid driver’s license.

 

Application Process:

 

If you are interested in this very unique and dynamic finance position, please send your resume and cover letter to Randi Frank Consulting, LLC – randi@randifrank.com (address available upon request). If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Ms. Frank at 203-213-3722. Resumes are due by June 18, 2021. For the four-page profile about position email Ms. Frank or visit her website – www.randifrank.com.

 

The Salary Range is $130,019 to $166,364 DOQ. The Town of Wallingford has an attractive benefit package.

 

Ms. Randi Frank

Randi Frank Consulting, LLC

www.randifrank.com

randi@randifrank.com

203-213-3722

Randi Frank Consulting, LLC has been hired by the Town of Wallingford to assist them with the executive search for their next Comptroller/CFO. Please share the advertisement below and profile attached with any Government Finance Officials and Managers you know with a combination of 10-12 years of experience that may be interested in this exciting and challenging position. If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact me.

 

THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD

INVITES QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR

COMPTROLLER/CFO

 

General Description of Position:

 

This is a highly responsible administrative and financial management position reporting directly to the mayor who is the chief elected official and chief executive for the Town (elected every 2 years-Nov.2020). The Comptroller has direct responsibility for employment and supervision of all aspect of the Department of Finance (about 27 employees) which includes: fund accounting, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, pension accounting and investment, tax billing and revenue collections, assessments, purchasing, auditing, budgeting, treasury management and investments, debt management, preparation of Official Statements and the CAFR, including planning and monitoring the financial positions of the municipality. The Comptroller also functions as the chief fiscal officer of municipally owned Electric, Water and Sewer public utilities department working with the various business and operations managers to maintain the distinct enterprise funds. The Comptroller is also the Chief Budget Officer for the Town.

 

Qualifications for Position:

 

The position requires a BS degree in accounting and 12 years’ accounting experience or master’s degree in business administration or closely related field and 10 years’ accounting experience. Experience shall include progressively responsible accounting experience, including at least 5 years’ experience in municipal or governmental accounting and at least 5 years’ experience as a supervisor. Plus, a valid driver’s license.

 

Application Process:

 

If you are interested in this very unique and dynamic finance position, please send your resume and cover letter to Randi Frank Consulting, LLC – randi@randifrank.com (address available upon request). If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Ms. Frank at 203-213-3722. Resumes are due by June 18, 2021. For the four-page profile about position email Ms. Frank or visit her website – www.randifrank.com.

 

The Salary Range is $130,019 to $166,364 DOQ. The Town of Wallingford has an attractive benefit package.

 

Ms. Randi Frank

Randi Frank Consulting, LLC

www.randifrank.com

randi@randifrank.com

203-213-3722

 

We are planning the FIT event with the IIA tentatively scheduled for September 2021.  Please submit suggestions for training and speakers.

Our chapter year is coming to a close. Thanks everyone!  This page will continue to be updated everyday.  Please feel free to contact me at franklinmoy@hotmail.com anytime.  I mean anytime!

 

Good news! Chicago is reopening!

 

We have sent out the the member satisfaction survey.  Thanks for your responses to the survey.

A first we held our very first members Zoom meeting on Monday!  We will await responses to the community service donation requests. Please respond. Thanks!

Responses to the May 12 webinar has been great or excellent!  

Please support the AGA!

To all our valued members.  Please renew your AGA membership if you have not already done so.  We need you to keep the chapter going and vibrant!  Please contact David C. Acerra <dacerra@agacgfm.org> for information on the ethics board or other AGA boards.  Summer is almost here. It actually got here today!

Great News!  This week the Chicago Chapter was awarded the AGA's Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting for the fiscal year ending 2020.  AGA is looking for volunteers to review other chapter's CCR.  Please contact Frank Moy at franklinmoy@hotmail.com for more information.  The CCR summarizes an AGA chapter's activities. 

 

The Chicago Chapter wants to thank Richard Urbanowski for putting together the Citizen-Centric Report!

Tell us the training you want!  We are here for you!  Please do your best to recruit students, the government needs a skilled workforce in the coming years! Let us do our part!

Hope everyone is well!   Looking forward to seeing all members in the next year! Tell us what training you need and want.  We are again NASBA certified.  We also have Zoom license.

March Madness. Loyola is moving on, hope they make it to the Final Four. Lets see what happens tomorrow when they play Oregan State.  Our Membership Madness is continuing.  Please welcome new members: Virgel Ross J. Carrillo and Nicholas Dispensa!

Please stay healthy and again keep active and involved! Of course with the Chicago Chapter!  Lets remember, March is Membership Madness!   We also would like to celebrate ourselves by growing our chapter during March Membership Madness month.  To that end we would to our newest member Keith Withycome to our chapter!

Everybody please help us recruit new members!

Any suggestions on improving the chapter please email franklinmoy@hotmail.com

Our chapter bought a Zoom license and plan on holding an all members conference in about a month or so.  We need your input on training needs and also we like to decide on a community service event such as helping out at a food bank, shelter, education, or other volunteer activities.  

In the next few days we will post feedback from chapter members who attended the AGA webinars and the IIA conference.  Remember for Chicago Chapter members the chapter already paid for selected webinars, so your membership gains you access at no additional cost.  The AGA webinars generally offer 2 NASBA certified CPEs!  It is a benefit of membership!  Also we will keep you apprised of training (sometimes free) offered by other AGA chapters across the country.  Also, we will keep you informed of Audit Forums, which are sponsored by the GAO and local governments.  They also offer CPEs and access to outstanding speakers.

 

My message of the day is a quote:  The busy bee has no time for sorrow.  Please stay active!  Go out enjoy the weather, spring is coming!  Go for a bike ride!

 

We want to thank the members who attended the March 3, 2021 AGA webinar on improper payments.  We will sending out an evaluation email to attendees.  Your time is valuable so it only asks for a one word response!

We would like to welcome new members Rabiya Salman and Jakai Washington and transferred member Attoh Cudjoearmah!  Also, Rabiya has agreed to join our executive committee.

Please welcome Byran Stewart to the Chicago Chapter's executive committee!  Mr. Stewart is an accomplished financial management executive.  See below for Mr. Stewart's impressive credentials. 

                                                                      

 

 


As part of a national AGA initiative, we need your help in recruiting student members This year AGA national is offering complimentary virtural memberships to students.  They can sign up at www.agacgfm.org and join the Chicago Chapter.  This is great step in professional development and making contacts for career opportunities! 


Ladder Up (non profit) is looking for volunteers to assist in the front end (meeting clients and looking at their documentation) and back end (exit quality reviews) of the tax preparation process. Tax preparation is being done by charter accountants or CPAs. You will be trained and have to pass IRS certification tests.  The knowledge you gain is well worth the effort!  See the Community - volunteering page for more information. You have to pass certification tests. After that you can volunteer through April 15, 2021.

 

Mr. Byran Stewart

An expert on state and local government, corporate finance, anM nonprofits.  Byran J. Stewart has served as the chief executive officer of his own company, the Stewart Group since 2007, where he advises governments, conglomerates, nonprofits and individuals on fiscal matters.  He also works in private equity since 2017.  He began his professional career as a freight analyst for Mobil Oil Corporation, now Exxon Mobil Corporation in 1981, remaining in this position for three years before serving as Treasurer for the Village of Maywood, Illinois from 1985 to 1990.  He then served as an internal auditor for the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services from 1992 to 1995 and Director of Appropriations for the Illinois Senate Minority Leader in 1995 and later a management consultant for Robert Half Inc. from 1996 to 2000.

Continuing on his professional path, Mr. Stewart served as a risk analyst for Comark/Insight from 2000 to 2003 and credit analyst for the National Association of Credit Managers from 2003 to 2005.  Following this, he served the Illinois Department of Transportation as Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2007.  Additionally, he has served as a Board Director for four separate organizations. 

Prior to embarking on his professional path, Mr. Stewart pursued a formal education at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, where he earned an Associate of Science in 1977.  He went on to attend Eastern Illinois University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in business majoring in finance in 1980.  In addition, Mr. Stewart is a Certified Illinois Municipal Treasurer and Certified Government Financial Manager. 

Beyond his efforts within the industry, Mr. Stewart has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles.  He directed the food program of the Community Economic Development Association (CEDA) in Maywood, IL from 1985 to 1986 and as Treasurer for the MaywoodFest 1985 to 1986.  Some years later, he served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Housing Helpers of Maywood from 2009 to 2011.  Since 1986, Mr. Stewart has been a Deacon at the Second Baptist Church of Maywood.  As Treasurer from 2008 to 2011 for the Chicago Chapter of the Financial Executive International (FEI) he was creative founder for the annual pageant entitled “CFO OF THE YEAR”.   He was notably the first African American: 1) Treasurer of Maywood; 2) Director of Appropriations for a former the Illinois Senate President; and 3) Chief Financial Officer of the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

In addition to his primary trade, Mr. Stewart remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise.  He has maintained involvement with the Association of Government Accountants.  Over the years he has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA) – Chairman of the Publicity Committee, and the International Platform Speakers Association.  Likewise, he has been a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Mu Lambda Chapter Treasurer, and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity.  

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Stewart has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career.  A Gold Brick Honoree of Operation Uplift Inc. in 2018, he was named among the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1983 and was named Alumni Man of the Year by Mu Mu Lambda Chapter and State of Illinois District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in 1989.  Later on, he received the Ethics Speaker Award from the Illinois Department of Transportation in 2006 and a First African American Treasurer/Role Model proclamation in his name from the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Maywood, Illinois in 2013, also seeing the Chicago chapter of the Financial Executive International (FEI) named National Chapter of the Year in 2010.  Mr. Stewart was selected for inclusion in the third edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, as well as three editions of Who’s Who in the World.

Most recently he was inducted into the 2019 Triton College Alumni Wall of Fame.  The Triton College Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame honors notable individuals who have walked the Triton’s halls throughout the college’s history and have contributed to their chosen profession and community.  In recognizing the academic, personal and professional of Triton’s distinguished, current students and the campus community will be inspired by their accomplishments to strive for excellence. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT:

The AGA Chicago Chapter is proud to announce that it is has awarded two scholarships for the spring
2020 semester. The Excellence in Accounting or Finance Award and the Leadership/ Community
Involvement Award are two scholarships offered by the AGA Chicago Chapter to current college
students (undergraduate or graduate students) in the field of Accounting and Finance studies. The awards
are restricted to students from Illinois or Greater Chicagoland Area institutions of higher education. The
AGA Chicago Chapter will be announcing another scholarship opportunity in the Fall of 2020.
Rabiya Salman, a student at the DePaul University, was awarded AGA’s Excellence in Accounting or
Finance Award. The scholarship recognizes outstanding college students in the field of accounting or
finance who have achieved positive academic records.

Olivia Celinski, also a student at DePaul University, was awarded AGA’s The Matthew Matczynski
Award in Leadership/ Community Involvement. The scholarship recognizes students in the field of
accounting or finance with strong leadership qualities and community service involvement.

The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 towards their tuition and a free AGA student
membership.
On behalf of the CEC Board, we want to congratulate these two individuals on their outstanding
academic achievements and wish them success in their future accounting careers.
For more information about the two awards, please contact Chanel Castaneda
(ccastaneda@agachicago.org and franklinmoy@hotmail.com

 

2019 LEAD, BALTIMORE, MD


Tiffany N. McCoy, NCC Representative, Wendy Morton-Huddleston, AG National President-Elect and Adriane D. McCoy, Membership Director

 

2018 National Professional Development Training

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

 

 

 
 
 
2018 Bike Race for Charity
 
 
 
2018 IIA / AGA Fraud Symposium

 

 

2018 Professional Development Training

 

 

 

 

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