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CEAR® Virtual AFR/PAR Preparer Training

Important Dates

June 20, 2024 | 9 –11 a.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUDG

If you are a CEAR preparer – this training is for you! 

Hear from the experts on how to prepare an award-winning Agency Financial Report (AFR) or Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for your agency. Ask questions and seek advice!

Whether you are compiling an AFR or PAR, you will hear about strategies and successful practices for comprehensively presenting the program and financial information in an easy-to-read style. Agency representatives will discuss their approaches to preparing award winning AFRs and PARs.  CEAR Lead reviewers will also discuss the changes in the FY2024 Guidance for Preparing AFR/PARs driven by updates to OMB Circulars A-11 and A-136. The final FY2024 CEAR Guidance document is still in DRAFT format.

NOTE: This Webinar will be recorded and will be available soon after training, so you can share it with your colleagues that missed the webinar and listen again to make sure you haven’t missed a key tip! Note – you cannot earn CPEs for listening to the recording. 

Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by participating in this training!

Learning Objectives:

The program guidelines have been developed to help an agency prepare a PAR/AFR and/or SPFI. Training attendees will:

  • Learn methods to identify and include other content that can improve a report’s usefulness and readability.
  • Learn about and apply updates from OMB Circulars A-11 and A-136 into producing the AFR/PAR.
  • Leverage best practices of communications and tools to complete the project on time.


  • Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA
  • Andrew Lewis, CGFM, CPA, PMP
  • Diane Dudley, CGFM, CPA, CEAR Lead Reviewer

Keynote Preparer Speakers

  • Coming Soon!

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: AUDG
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based

Registration Confirmation/CPEs

Upon completion of your registration, you should have received an email from AGA Webinars (no-reply@zoom.us) containing the link to access the webinar. If you did not receive this email, please email cear@agacgfm.org

CPE Retrieval

CPE certificates will be available online to download and print within two weeks after the training. When they are ready, all attendees will receive an email about it.


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

Thank you to our sponsors KPMG and Kearney & Co.