Accountability Talks are a series of podcasts focused on the government accountability community. We talk about emerging trends with leaders in the government accounting and audit world.  We hope these conversations will enlighten and inspire you as you navigate your career, provide fascinating insights from government thought leaders, and encourage you 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’s 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 Podcasts


Episode 1: Enterprise Risk Management at the Architect of the Capitol

In our inaugural episode, we check in with the CFO at the AOC, Tom Carroll, to learn what inspired this legislative branch agency to implement an ERM program. We discuss challenges, successes and how to talk about risk openly with senior leaders and the OIG.

Episode 2: The AGA Journal

Have you ever wondered how to write and submit a scholarly article to the AGA Journal? Well, it’s not so scary as we learn from Wendy Payne and Wendy Morton-Huddleston. Wendy Payne discusses her role on the AGA Journal board reviewing submissions and providing guidance to budding accountability journalists. Wendy Morton-Huddleston provides us the perspective of someone who has submitted several articles to the Journal and who wants to encourage you to contribute as well.

Get a copy of AGA’s “How-To” guide for submitting articles

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

As the DoD and Intelligence Community agencies endeavor to obtain their first audit opinions, we thought it’d be a good time to speak with an agency that’s “been there, done that” – namely the U.S. Coast Guard. Join us as Comptroller Mark Rose walks us through the long and challenging journey to auditability, as well as how to keep a clean opinion once you’ve gotten one!