Who is AGA?

AGA is the association for professionals that support government at all levels, academia, non-profits, and industry and work in the areas of financial management, accounting, auditing, IT, budgeting, policy, grants management, performance management and other business operations areas to help government work more efficiently and effectively. Members boost their careers through AGA education and the CGFM certification, and by taking advantage of opportunities to network, and share ideas and solutions. 


AGA is committed to increasing government accountability and transparency. The association has been instrumental in helping develop accounting and auditing standards and in generating new concepts for the effective organization and administration of government financial management.

AGA is made up of more than  14,000 members, including senior executives, mid-level managers, entry-level employees, elected officials, professors and students. Our members work in government financial management disciplines, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial reporting, performance reporting, grants management, contract management and information systems.

AGA membership is distributed among:

  • State and Local Government Members – 44%.
  • Federal Government Members – 24%.
  • Private-Sector Members – 19%.
  • Academics, Non-Profits, Students and Retirees – 13%.

Our members connect to each other through chapters, leadership roles, networking at national events and social media. Join us and gain many benefits, including free, high-quality training and education (with CPEs), discounts on national training events, and a subscription to the Journal of Government Financial Management.