President’s Message
October 2018

It was great to see everyone back again, after the summer break. We held our first event of the year, on September, 12th at ASU Skysong. It was a webinar on the topic of Communication. Additionally, there was a member’s only free webinar on September 6th, entitled “Bridging Cost, Performance and Evidence: Building the Insights from the PIO-CFO Summit”. Way to start the year off right!

Now that September is over, time is flying quickly, as we are already headed into fall. The weather will start cooling down and the holidays are just around the corner. Don’t forget to make time to attend your professional training, as we head into this busy season. It would be easy to procrastinate. The Phoenix Chapter of AGA makes it easy for you. We do all the work and all you have to do is show up. Also, the topics are very relevant to the government environment that we work in. You can start by attending our next event, which will also be at ASU Skysong, and will be on October 10th, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The topic for this next event is, “Leveraging IT to Detect Fraud, Waste and Abuse”. It will be worth 2 CPE. Don’t forget, this is just the beginning. Over the course of this year, we will provide the opportunity to achieve at least 40 CPEs.

If you like the events that the Phoenix Chapter of AGA has to offer, I would suggest that you consider purchasing the package deal. It is a great offer and will save you money on your professional training. There are still 12 events remaining, covered by the deal, at a total CPE count of 26 CPEs, for a low cost of $220. This is a cost of $8.50 per CPE hour and always includes lunch. Also, if you buy in the package deal now, you will save $105, over the other option of paying individually for each event. We hope that you will take advantage of this. To see a full event listing for the year, please check out our website: https://www.agacgfm.org/Chapters/Phoenix/Training-Events/Event-Calendar.aspx.
Click on any event and this will navigate you over to our Eventbrite page, where you can pay for either just that event, or the package deal.

As always, we are very interested in what suggestions you have for how we can make things better. We also would like to encourage our members to consider serving on the board of AGA. It is a great opportunity to meet others and give back to our profession. Please contact us at contact@agaphoenix.org, or approach any of your board members, at our next meeting.

Thank you for your continued support of the Phoenix Chapter, and we hope to see you at the Internal Control webinar on October 10th!

Michelle Huckabay, CPA, CGFM
President
AGA Phoenix Chapter

 

 

Upcoming Events

Block Chain

Block Chain

November 14th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Block Chain 

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Speakers:
Grant Thornton International

Location: Arizona Department of Education - 1535 W Jefferson St., Room 312 - Phoenix, AZ 85007
Date: November 14, 2018
December Education Meeting - Holiday Social

Topic TBD

December 19th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Topic TBD 

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Speakers:
Dennis Green

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: December 12, 2018 – December 19, 2018
Grants Management

Grants Management

January 9th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Webinar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Grants Management 

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Speakers:
TBD

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: January 9, 2019
Professional Ethics Update for Arizona CPAs

Constantly updated, this course is designed to meet the Arizona biennial four-hour ethics CPE requirement for CPAs renewing their licenses. In addition to meeting Arizona State Board of Accountancy requirements, the course includes materials designed to reinforce the CPA's practical understanding of professional ethics standards. In times such as those we are facing, all CPAs likely will be dealing with new and difficult challenges. These challenges will require that a CPA has a firm grasp of the professional ethics standards as well as an increased awareness of both accounting and business ethical issues.

Location: MCCCD Governing Board Room
Date: January 18, 2019
February Education Meeting

Topic TBD

February 6th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Topic TBD 

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Speakers:
TBD

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 201 Ingenuity
Date: February 6, 2019

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