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

Governmental Accounting Training Series (GATS)

AGA West Michigan’s premier training series features three information-packed days of governmental CPE. Each level offers 8 hours of CPE, and costs just $75 per day, including lunch! Since its inception in 2006, the GATS has had over 300 participants, and is fast becoming one of the state’s leading training programs designed to provide elected officials and others charged with the responsibility of governmental accounting with a basic understanding of the principles of governmental GAAP, and to enhance their skills for accomplishing this important function. This training is ideal for elected officials, clerks, treasurers, bookkeepers, and others desiring a better understanding of governmental accounting and internal controls.

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Location: 1500 W. Big Beaver Rd, 2nd Floor, Troy, MI 48084
Date: April 18, 2018 – April 20, 2018
Webinar - Implementing GASB 75 (OPEB)

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board's (GASB) final statement in the pension and other postemployment benefits series, GASB 75 (OPEB), will be implemented by employers beginning with June 30, 2018 fiscal year ends. While much of the heavy lifting was done for pensions with GASB 68, OPEB will add several unique wrinkles for many governments.

With this significant standard about to be implemented nation-wide, there are plenty of issues for governmental entities to watch and prepare for. 

Attend Rehmann's quarterly webinar to learn practical tips for implementing GASB 75, including: 

  • Working with your actuary
  • Sample templates for calculating the Net OPEB Liability (NOL)
  • The Alternative Measurement Method available for small plans

We will also cover the often discussed but frequently misunderstood "implicit rate subsidy" that the GASB retained in the standard.

Please register here 
CPE is offered for this webinar

Location: Online
Date: April 24, 2018
Webinar - 2018 Single Audit Update

1:00 - 3:40 p.m. (2 CPE)

Each year Rehmann provides an update on the significant changes to the single audit guidance, including what auditees should be doing to prepare for a smooth audit. Hear the latest from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and more! 

Attend Rehmann's quarterly webinar to learn about these significant changes. Topics include:

  • Review the major changes and challenges auditees and auditors faced in implementing the new Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200)
  • Learn about the proposed revisions to Governmental Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book)
  • Understand OMB's emphasis on internal controls over compliance and what changes may be required at the local level
  • Discover the latest information on the OMB's 2018 Compliance Supplement and the Data Collection Form
  • Learn practical tips to avoid common single audit findings 

Please register here 
CPE is offered for this webinar

Location: Online
Date: July 24, 2018

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