"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 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.

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Current Episodes

Episode 61: Blockchain for Grants

Mike Wetklow, National Science Foundation (NSF), Justin Poll, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Craig Fischer, US Dept. of Treasury

Mike Wetklow, National Science Foundation (NSF),
Justin Poll, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Craig Fischer, US Dept. of Treasury

Today we speak with Mike Wetklow and Justin Poll from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Craig Fischer from the Treasury about an exciting blockchain case study for grants!

Episode 60: CGFM

Katya Silver, Kimberly Jones, Lora Pickard and Crystal Robinson, AGA CGFM Team

Katya Silver, Kimberly Jones, Lora Pickard and Crystal Robinson, AGA CGFM Team

Today we learn all about AGA's CGFM certification! Join us as we speak with Katya Silver, Kimberly Jones, Lora Pickard and Crystal Robinson from AGA National. Here's AGA's CGFM page: AGA - CGFM Certification

Episode 59: Lease Standards

Alan Perry, FASAB  and Christi Dewhirst, GSA

Alan Perry, FASAB and Christi Dewhirst, GSA

Join us on this episode as we chat with Alan Perry from FASAB and Christi Dewhirst from GSA about the latest lease standard, SFFAS 54, and how agencies can implement the standard over the next few years. A link to the exposure draft, due February 2020, is here: Exposure Drafts and Other Documents for Comment – fasab.gov

Episode 58: Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making Act Update

Robert Shea, Grant Thornton

Robert Shea, Grant Thornton

On this episode, we chat with Robert Shea from Grant Thornton about the latest and greatest developments for the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making Act! This is an update on our discussion from Episode 17: Evidence, Cost and Performance.

Episode 57: The CARES Act

Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director, Pandemic Oversight Accountability Board (PRAC)

Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director, Pandemic Oversight Accountability Board (PRAC)

Today we speak with Bob Westbrooks, Executive Director of the Pandemic Oversight Accountability Board (PRAC), about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We discuss oversight, analyses, the PRAC's great website and what the Inspectors General have been finding so far as funds have been disbursed. Check out the PRACs website for more information: www.pandemicoversight.gov.

 

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