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"Accountability Talks" is a podcast focused on the government accountability community. We hope these conversations will enlighten and inspire you as you navigate your career, provide fascinating insights from government thought leaders and encourage you to take part in this vibrant community. 

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About the Host

Paul Marshall, CPA, CGFM, CIA, CICA, PMP is a Vice President at the MIL Corporation and avid AGA member. He has worked in the government accountability world for 20 years supporting audits, audit readiness, financial reporting, accounting operations, process improvement, software implementation, enterprise risk management and pretty much anything else you can think of. Paul has also served on AGA boards at the Northern Virginia Chapter and National level and is passionate about sharing best practices in government accounting.

 

Current Episodes

 

Episode 28 - Young Professionals at the PDT

2019 Young Professional Scholarship Winners

2019 Young Professional Scholarship Winners

On our third and final podcast from the 2019 PDT in New Orleans, we speak with winners of the Young Professionals scholarship, first time attendees at the PDT!

Episode 27 - Education and the Workforce

Billy Morehead, AGA Past President

Billy Morehead, AGA Past President

Our second of three PDT podcasts is with Past President Billy Morehead. We discuss the education and skills that new hires need in the modern accountability workforce.

Episode 26 - AGA President John Lynskey

John Lynskey, AGA Past President

John Lynskey, AGA Past President

Join us as we podcast from the 2019 AGA PDT in New Orleans! Our first of three PDT podcasts is with Past President John Lynskey. He discusses how his tenure as president went, his presidential initiatives and what he learned from all of you across the country this year.

Episode 25 - Agile and GAO

Jennifer Leotta, Asst. Director, GAO and Michael Holland, Asst. Director, GAO

Jennifer Leotta, Asst. Director, GAO and
Michael Holland, Asst. Director, GAO

Today we speak with Jennifer Leotta and Michael Holland from GAO about their upcoming Agile guide, agile development, best practices, challenges and the future of agile in the government!

Episode 24 - Quality Assurance at the DHS OIG

Tom Salmon, Assistant Inspector General, Audit Services Office, HHS

Tom Salmon, Assistant Inspector General, Audit Services Office, HHS

Want to learn how IGs ensure the quality of their reports, investigations and professional staff? Today we chat with Tom Salmon from DHS OIG about quality assurance of audits, investigations, inspections and agency internal affairs offices. 

Episode 23 - G-Invocing and RPA at the ARC

Marisa Schmader, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Marisa Schmader, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Join us as we chat with Marisa Schmader from the Treasury on this "two-fer" podcast! We discuss G-Invoicing. What is it? What do agencies need to do? When do agencies start using it for inter-agency agreements? Then we turn to innovative use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) at the Treasury's shared service provider, the ARC. RPA is helping the ARC do more with less, learn all about it.

Links: 
G-Invoicing Training: https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/g-invoice/training.html
G-Invoicing Home Page: https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/g-invoice/ 
G-Invoicing Program Guide: https://fiscal.treasury.gov/ussgl/resources-g-invoicing-program-guide.html
Treasury ARC: https://arc.fiscal.treasury.gov/

Episode 22: Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act

Linda Miller, Director, Grant Thornton LLP and Rebecca Shea, Director, GAO

Linda Miller, Director, Grant Thornton LLP and
Rebecca Shea, Director, GAO

Linda Miller from Grant Thornton and Rebecca Shea from GAO discuss the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act. We discuss what agencies need to do to comply with the act, report on fraud and put together an approach to detect, and hopefully prevent, fraud.

Episode 21: The Future of Audit

Andrew Lewis, Partner, Federal Audit, KPMG and Heidi Williams, Senior Manager, KPMG

Andrew Lewis, Partner, Federal Audit, KPMG and
Heidi Williams, Senior Manager, KPMG

Today we speak with Andrew Lewis and Heidi Williams from KPMG about the future of audit. We'll cover the skillsets that future auditor and technology CFOs need to know and the direction audits are headed.

 

Episode 20: The ABCDs of Technology and the Federal CFO

John B. Hill, Assistant Commissioner for Payment Management Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy CFO, National Science Foundation and Douglas A. Glenn, former AGA National President

John B. Hill, Assistant Commissioner for Payment Management Bureau of the Fiscal Service,
Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy CFO, National Science Foundation and Douglas A. Glenn, former AGA National President

On this episode we chat with John Hill, Mike Wetklow and Doug Glenn about the ABCDs of Technology — Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cyber and Data Analytics. Based on an AGA Journal article by John, Mike and Doug, we deep dive into what tomorrow, and today's, CFO needs to know about the ABCDs!

Episode 19: GASB

David Vaudt, Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

David Vaudt, Chairman, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

On this episode, we speak with the chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), David Vaudt. We learn about the standard setting process, the makeup of the board and major projects underway in the state and local government accounting world. Learn more about GASB at their website: gasb.org.

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