Message from the President

AGA Phoenix Chapter

March 2024

March is CGFM Month! Congratulations to all CGFMs on your hard work and achievement!

AGA is celebrating 30 years since the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Program was created in 1994 to fill a need in the government management community. Through preparation and exams encompassing governmental accounting, auditing, internal controls, budgeting, and financial reporting at all levels of government, CGFMs become well-versed in the knowledge and skills needed for the rigors and complexities of their duties.

If you are accredited, join us in celebrating by encouraging others to earn their CGFM.

We have an upcoming webinar on March 27 on Cybersecurity/ERM. You can register by following the link. In April we offer two webinars: on April 10th – Behavioral Ethics and on April 24th – CARES Act/ ARPA. You can register by following Ethics and CARES.

Our most anticipated event – Professional Development Training – is scheduled for May 3rd. It is an all-day in-person training (8 CPEs) at ASU SkySong. We have lined up excellent speakers with topics on Yellow Book, Single Audit, GASB Updates, Strategic Planning, and more. The State Treasurer will be our luncheon speaker. We are looking forward to seeing you all there. Registration is now open for PDT.

We are looking for more members to join the Board, so the Chapter can continue to operate and provide services to its members. We are in dire need of a Webmaster. If you are interested in serving on the board, please email us at

Thank you for your continued support of our chapter!


Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM

AGA Phoenix Chapter President

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