The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) supports the careers and professional development of government finance professionals working in federal, state and local governments as well as the private sector and academia. Founded in 1950, AGA enjoys a long history as the thought leader for the government accountability profession. Through education, research, publications, certification and conferences, AGA reaches thousands of professionals and offers more than 100,000 continuing professional education (CPE) hours annually.

AGA members, who number more than 15,000, are local finance directors, state auditors, federal chief financial officers, academicians and private sector leaders. They all join for the same reason—access to the organization that represents the breadth of the profession.

AGA operates within a national/chapter structure. The national organization works to develop programs and services for members that are larger in scale and generally outside the scope of a local chapter. To learn more about the Association of Government Accountants, go to the AGA National website.


The AGA Chicago Chapter was chartered in May 1953.  The mission of the AGA Chicago Chapter is to carry out an educational responsibility of enhancing public financial management and accountability.  The Chapter is a licensed continuing professional education (CPE) provider in Illinois (CPE Provider License for 2015).  It serves the public interests of financial managers and auditors from local, state and federal governments from the Chicago area. The Chapter provides an opportunity for accountants and auditors to meet on a regular basis for training and networking.

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