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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 Director at AOC Solutions and avid AGA member. He has worked in the government accountability world for nearly 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 16: CAROI

Rich Rasa, Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education

Rich Rasa, Office of Inspector General, US Department of Education

Today we speak with Rich Rasa from the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General, about the Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI). Rich was the architect of this innovative program and we learn about its origins, evolution over time, and how both auditors and auditees can benefit from using the CAROI approach. For more info on CAROI, including implementation guides see: www.agacgfm.org/tools-resources/intergovhome.aspx

Episode 15: FASAB

Scott Showalter, Chairman, FASAB and Roger von Elm, AGA Financial Management Standards Board

Scott Showalter, Chairman, FASAB and
Roger von Elm, AGA Financial Management Standards Board

On today's episode, we speak with the chairman of Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Scott Showalter and Roger von Elm from AGA's Financial Management Standards Board. We discuss the inner workings of FASAB, how standards are established and the review process.

Episode 14: CEAR Program

Diane Dudley, Partner, KPMG, Hal Steinberg, Technical Consultant and Ann Ebberts, AGA CEO

Diane Dudley, Partner, KPMG,
Hal Steinberg, Technical Consultant and Ann Ebberts, AGA CEO

We are joined today by Diane Dudley, Hal Steinberg and AGA CEO Ann Ebberts to talk about AGA's Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Program. Tune in to learn about how the program got its start, the benefits of CEAR and why YOU should be involved! 

Episode 13: OMB Circular A-123 Appendix A and the Data Act

Dan Kaneshiro, OMB and Natalie Rico, OMB

Dan Kaneshiro, OMB and
Natalie Rico, OMB

On this episode, we chat with Dan Kaneshiro and Natalie Rico from the Office of Management and Budget about the latest update to Circular A-123 Appendix A, including enterprise risk management concepts and guidance for the Data Act.

Episode 12: Data Analytics at the Palm Beach County OIG

Megan Gaillard, Audit Director, Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General

Megan Gaillard, Audit Director, Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General

On this episode, we speak with Megan Gaillard, audit director at the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General. We discuss how her office uses data analytics tools and techniques to identify auditees, audit findings and even fraud. For bonus content, check out the accompanying presentation.

Episode 11: OMB Circular A-123 Appendix C

Heather Pajak, Senior Policy Analyst at The White House, Office of Management and Budget

Heather Pajak, Senior Policy Analyst at The White House, Office of Management and Budget

Join us as we talk with Heather Pajak from the Office of Management and Budget! We discuss how the OMB Circular A-123 Appendix C addresses enterprise risk management and will reduce the burden on federal agencies reporting improper payments.

Episode 10: City of Fairfax Citizen Centric Report

Jon Stehle, City of Fairfax City Council and Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA

Jon Stehle, City of Fairfax City Council and
Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA

Join Jon Stehle, a Fairfax, Va. City Council member and AGA CEO Ann Ebberts as they discuss Fairfax's Citizen-Centric Report (CCR), as well as other CCRs from around the country. We hope this podcast inspires you to create a CCR for your organization! View the City of Fairfax's CCR here

Episode 9: State of Arizona

Michelle Huckabay, MAIS, CPA, CGFM, Deputy Controller, State of Arizona

Michelle Huckabay, MAIS, CPA, CGFM, Deputy Controller, State of Arizona

On this episode of “Accountability Talks,” Paul speaks with Michelle Huckabay, MAIS, CPA, CGFM, deputy controller for the State of Arizona. During this episode, she talks with about AGA's Fraud Prevention Toolkit, robotics process automation, collaboration with other government agencies, attracting new talent and the Arizona Management System.

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Episode 8: AGA Past National President Jim Arnette

Jim Arnette, AGA Past National President

Jim Arnette, AGA Past National President

On this episode of Accountibility Talks, hear from AGA Past National President Jim Arnette on his accomplishments and experiences from the past year.

Episode 7: Blockchain and Robotics

Craig Fischer, <br />Office of Financial Innovation and<br />Transofrmation, U.S. Department of Treasury

Craig Fischer,
Office of Financial Innovation and
Transofrmation, U.S. Department of Treasury

Curious how blockchain and robotics can help your organization work more efficiently? On this episode we speak with Craig Fischer from U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) to learn how his agency incorporates these technologies into its initiatives. 

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