Accountability Talks Podcast

"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. 

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 over 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 DC Chapter, Northern Virginia Chapter and National level and is passionate about sharing best practices in government accounting.

  
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Current Episodes

Episode 95: Transformational Tools for CFOs

Jay Hurt, Grant Thornton

Jay Hurt, Grant Thornton

On this episode we speak with Jay Hurt from Grant Thornton about a toolbox of transformational tools for CFOs!

Episode 94: Financial Transformation at HUD

Irv Dennis, HUD former CFO

Irv Dennis, HUD former CFO

On this episode, we chat with Irv Dennis, former CFO at HUD. We discuss his recent book, Transforming a Federal Agency: Management Lessons from HUD's Financial Reconstruction, where we get an inside look into how HUD made significant changes to obtain a clean audit opinion and modernize it's financial systems and processes! Check out the book on Amazon!

Episode 93: YPs at the NLT

Dess Vince Cruz, Courtney Bruce, Colton Williams and Matthew Williams

Dess Vince Cruz, Courtney Bruce, Colton Williams and Matthew Williams

On this special video podcast Paul, Dess and Courtney chat with Colton and Matthew, YPs that won scholarships to attend this year's NLT! View the video version at https://youtu.be/xcbJLCbp64k

Episode 92: Future of the Profession - Digital Transformation

Chidilim (Chi) Okonkwo, Director of the NASA OCFO Financial Systems Office

Chidilim (Chi) Okonkwo, Director of the NASA OCFO Financial Systems Office

On this episode, we chat with Chidilim (Chi) Okonkwo, Director of the NASA OCFO Financial Systems Office, about the future of the accountability profession and the effect of digital transformation!

Episode 91: CFO Vision Act

Jay Hurt and and Tony Scardino from Grant Thornton

Jay Hurt and and Tony Scardino from Grant Thornton

On this episode, we chat with Jay Hurt and Tony Scardino from Grant Thornton, and both ex Federal CFOs, to discuss the stalled CFO Vision Act, meant to be the successor to the CFO Act of 1990. The Act passed the Senate in 2022 and subsequently stalled. We discuss Jay and Tony's thoughts on the future of the ACT. 

NOTE: This podcast was recorded prior to the reintroduction of the CFO Vision Act to the House of Representatives in March 2022.

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