AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals.

Who We Are

Known by its mission, Advancing Government Accountability, AGA is embracing the fact that government accountability is more than good accounting. Accountability in the 21st century is a holistic field that includes not only accountants, but professionals in social research, legal analysis, information technology, investigation, and the sciences. We must use every source of information and every avenue of inquiry to make sure that government is operating for the good of the people. To these ends, we provide members with outstanding educational opportunities, encourage professional development, influence governmental financial management policies and practices and serve as advocates for the profession. Further, our members support several community activities and we provide scholarships for future leaders in government accountability.

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision: Advancing government accountability for informed public decision making.

AGA is the premier association for advancing government accountability and defines government accountability as a government’s obligation to the people for its actions and use of resources.

Mission: For members, to provide quality professional growth and development opportunities through educational programs, professional certification, peer networking, and civic activities; for employers, to develop a highly skilled workforce knowledgeable in the unique aspects of governmental accounting; for the public, to promote transparency and accountability in governmental financial reporting.

AGA fosters learning, certification, leadership, and collaboration for professionals and stakeholders committed to advancing government accountability.

Core Values: Service, Accountability, Integrity, Leadership

Chapter News

AGA's annual membership renewal season is upon us! Members are now able to log in and renew their AGA membership dues and/or their CGFM certification. The renewal deadline for both AGA membership and CGFM is March 31, 2019.  Join or Renew your membership today!

Iowa Public Television is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Accounting Manager.

Everybody Wins! Iowa (Mission: To increase children’s success in school and life through one-to-one reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers.)

Upcoming Events

March 6, 2019 Lunch 'n' Learn and Webinar

Join us for a CGFM celebration of pizza and cupcakes!

  • Lunch-n-Learn - An Overview of State Treasury Activities, presented by Karen Austin, Deputy State Treasurer, Treasurer of State
  • Webinar - Updates to the New Tax Reform - This webinar will explore how tax reform will affect governments, your workplace and your taxes. We will also explore what tax provisions have changed or eliminated and understand how these changes will affect government services and tax collections, along with the impact to the federal deficit.  Register here.

Location: Grimes Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines 50319, Room B100
Date: March 6, 2019
2019 Ozarks AGA Spring Membership Seminar

Mark your calendar, you will not want to miss the 2019 Spring Membership Seminar. 

2019 Ozarks Spring PDT Agenda and Registration

Location: White River Conference Center 600 W Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807
Date: March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019 Financial Systems Summit 2019

NOTE:  This is on a newly scheduled day, March 28th, due to the federal shutdown.

A virtual and in-person event discussing federal financial management systems in a budget-constrained environment.

Location: individual web-streaming
Date: March 28, 2019
Des Moines Chapter AGA 2019 Spring Seminar

The conference features a full day of sessions covering leadership, GASB updates and ethics. 

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages on the day of the seminar. The registration fee for the Wednesday pre-conference webinar is waived for Thursday’s conference attendees. Dress for both days is casual.

Location: Noah's Event Venue, 1805 90th St, West Des Moines
Date: April 11, 2019

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