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 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), and costs just $150 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: 2330 East Paris Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Date: April 10, 2019 – April 12, 2019
Webinar - Enhancing the Effectiveness of Management's Discussion and Analysis

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

State and local governments include management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) with their financial statements as required supplementary information. Too often, however, MD&A becomes an exercise in simply updating boilerplate language that doesn’t hold the readers’ interest. Learn how to go beyond the basic requirements and use MD&A to tell your government’s story in a compelling way.

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CPE is offered for this webinar

Sponsored by Rehmann

Location: Online
Date: April 23, 2019
Webinar - 2019 Single Audit Update

2:00 - 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 2019 Compliance Supplement and the Data Collection Form
  • Learn practical tips to avoid common single audit findings 

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CPE is offered for this webinar

Sponsored by Rehmann

Location: Online
Date: July 23, 2019

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