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

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Upcoming Events

June 12, 2019 Lunch 'n' Learn and Webinar

  • Lunch-n-Learn - “Revenue Estimating Conference” presented by Joel Lunde, Fiscal & Policy Analyst Principal, Dept. of Management
  • Webinar - “Journey to The Frontline” - This webinar will teach strategies on networking, time management and mentorship to help you prepare and change your environment for the next generation of workers…and set yourself up for a successful career! In this interactive webinar, participants will be encouraged to ask questions to our three panelists on how they have overcome their challenges to get to where they are now. Let their journey inspire you! Register here.

Location: Grimes Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines 50319, Room B100
Date: June 12, 2019
July 10, 2019 NASACT Webinar

GASB Review 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100
Date: July 10, 2019

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