CEAR® Virtual AFR/PAR Preparer Training

Aug. 12, 2020  | 2 - 3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUDG

Due to recent federal restrictions on large gatherings and current recommendations on social distancing, the CEAR Preparer Training will be held 100% virtually.

Hear from the experts on how to prepare an award-winning Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) or Agency Financial Report (AFR) for your agency.  Whether you are compiling a PAR or AFR, you will learn strategies and successful practices for presenting the program and financial information in a comprehensive and easy to read style. We will also discuss any updated memorandums including A-123 and A-136. Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by participating in this training.

For FY2020, OMB understands that most agencies will be able to submit their AFR or PAR by the usual 45 days after year end, however if agencies require additional time, those reports submitted before December 30, 2020, will be accepted for review by the CEAR program.

Learning Objective:

Though the program guidelines have been written to help an agency prepare a PAR/AFR and SPFI reports, at the end of the training attendees will: 

  • Learn additional methods on how to identify other content that can improve a report’s usefulness and usability
  • Apply updated memorandums from A-123 and A-136 into producing the AFR/PAR
  • Leverage best practices of communications and tools to complete the project on time


  • Diane Dudley, CGFM, CPA, CEAR Board Chair
  • Harold Steinberg, CGFM, CPA, CEAR Technical Consultant, AGA
  • Kia Lor, PMP, CMP, Senior Manager, Meetings & Programs 

Keynote Preparer Speaker

  • Allison Ritman, CGFM, Director, Financial Management, FAA

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Professional Development (PD)
Delivery Method: Group Live

Post-training Materials

Please see below to download the materials needed for this training. 

Registration Fees?

Agencies participating in CEAR

Each agency can register up to five team members to attend in person in DC. Additional team members will need to be registered to attend virtually from home/office. Please email cear@agacgfm.org with team members' full name and email address.

Agencies NOT participating in CEAR

Registration closed.

Private sector employees

Registration closed.


All attendees will receive an email from AGA stating that the CPE certificate is ready to download within five business days post training. 


Email cear@agacgfm.org or call 800.242.7211 ext: 322.