The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) supports the careers and professional development of government finance professionals working in federal, state and local governments as well as the private sector and academia.

AGA West Michigan is a local chapter of the AGA serving the Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, and Kalamazoo areas.  We offer our members and the communities we serve a variety of educational programs to advance governmental accountability.

Upcoming Events

Webinar - Practical Implementation of GASB 87

Date:  October 22, 2019
Location: Online

[Register here]

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (2 CPE hours)

Governments use leases for a variety of routine transactions. Historically, these have been divided into two categories: operating leases and capital leases. Learn about the GASB's new single model for leases, which is effective beginning 12/15/2020. Topics discussed will include determining whether a transaction is a lease or a financed purchase, how to value lease assets and liabilities, and enhanced note disclosures. This standard could require a fair bit of advance preparation by more than the just the Finance Department. Learn the practical steps your government can start taking now to prepare.

AGA GFOA Double Feature

Date:  November 7, 2019
Rehmann, 2330 East Paris Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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9:00-5:00 (8 CPE)

AGA’s Professional Development Training Presented by Stephen W. Blann, CPA, CGFM, CGMA

  • Ethics
  • Excel tips & tricks for governments (hands-on session: laptops recommended)

GFOA’s Annual GAAP Update Presented by GFOA Staff

  • New and upcoming GASB statements
  • Implementation guidance
  • Audit update

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Webinar - 2020 Governmental GAAP Update

Date:  January 21, 2020
Location: Online

[Register here]

2:00-3:40 p.m. EST (2 CPE)

State and local governments and higher education institutions are charged with the responsibility of complying with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) annually issues a number of accounting pronouncements and other implementation guidance. Keeping up with these ever-changing rules can be challenging and time consuming.

Attend AGA West Michigan's quarterly webinar to learn the significant changes in 2020 including:

  • Recently issued GASB statements
  • Implementation guidance
  • New standards expected to be released in 2020
  • Ongoing projects

In addition, we'll address any and all of your GASB-related questions live.

Please select the areas of interest for which you would like to receive occasional email from us.