"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 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.

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Current Episodes


Episode 6: Young Professionals

Interested in getting involved with AGA, networking with government and private sector thought leaders and making a difference early on in your career?  You came to the right place!  Join us as we speak with Alex Yow, associate with Grant Thorton, to learn his AGA story and how his AGA membership has helped him grow his career in government accountability.

Episode 5: Jeff Steinhoff

Jeff Steinhoff is one of the undisputed legends in the field of government accountability. During this episode, we have the opportunity to hear about Jeff's experiences as a leader in the government accountability community as he discusses mentoring, how to work with leadership, navigate your career and much more.

Episode 4: Grants Management

Join us as we discuss grants management with Lucy Mungle from the Department of Justice and Doug Godesky from the Corporation for National and Community Service. During this episode, we talk about AGA’s Candidate Assessment Tool for Grants Management Professionals that helps hiring managers identify candidates who have the right skill sets for grant management and serves as a self-assessment for current grants professionals. We also discuss the common financial management issues grantees face throughout the grants lifecycle and how to fix them.

Episode 3: The U.S. Coast Guard’s Journey to Auditability

As the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community agencies attempt to obtain their first audit opinions, we thought it would be a good time to speak with an agency that’s “been there, done that” – namely the U.S. Coast Guard. Mark Rose, director of financial operations/comptroller for the U.S. Coast Guard, walks us through the long and challenging journey to auditability, as well as how to keep a clean opinion once you’ve got one!

Episode 2: The AGA Journal

Have you ever wondered how to write and submit a scholarly article to the Journal of Government Financial Management? Learn tips and best practices from AGA insider experts, Wendy Payne and Wendy Morton-Huddleston.

Wendy Payne discusses her role on the Journal board, where she reviewed submissions and provided guidance to budding accountability journalists. Wendy Morton-Huddleston provides the perspective of someone who has submitted several articles (successfully) to the Journal!   Get a copy of AGA’s “How-To” guide for submitting articles

How to Write for the Journal

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