The AGA was founded as the Federal Government Accountants Association (FGAA) by Robert W. King and a group of federal government accountants on September 14, 1950.  The Association expanded in 1975 to include state and local government finance professionals.  At that time, the organization's name was changed to the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).  To learn more, read our Chapter History.

We are a diverse group of accounting and audit professionals with the common bond to serve the public through the various levels of government and the private sector.  As public servants faced with the stewardship of taxpayer resources, we are held to the highest standards of accountability, honesty, and trust; which we readily accept and continuously strive to attain.  By working together and assisting each other in our varied disciplines, we can enhance our knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve the public in the most efficient and effective means possible as professional government financial managers.