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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 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.

 

Current Episodes

 

Episode 36 - Reimagining the Workforce

David Fitz, KPMG, Amy Parker & Leroy Larkins, US Department of Veterans Affairs and Sean Vineyard, 11th Hour

David Fitz, KPMG,
Amy Parker & Leroy Larkins, US Department of Veterans Affairs and Sean Vineyard, 11th Hour

David Fitz from KPMG, Amy Parker and Leroy Larkins from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Sean Vineyard from 11th Hour discuss their recent article in the AGA Journal of Government Financial Managent, "Reimagine the Financial Management Workforce". And most importantly, you'll learn the meaning of Semper Disco!

Episode 35 - A-123 at ICE

Jeff Knybel, U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Jeff Knybel, U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

We start off this new year with an episode about A-123 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Jeff Knybel discusses the fundamentals of internal controls and then delves into specific requirements for A-123 programs and the internal control audit at the Department of Homeland Security.

Episode 34 - FMSB

Lealan Miller, Chair, AGA Financial Management Standards Board

Lealan Miller, Chair, AGA Financial Management Standards Board

Lealan Miller, chair of the AGA's Financial Management Standards Board (FMSB), discusses FMSB's crucial role in reviewing accounting standards from the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

Episode 33 - Mark Reger

Mark Reger, CPA

Mark Reger, CPA

This week we chat with an government accountability legend, Mark Reger! We discuss his early days in commercial accounting, local and state government, and finally the federal years! Tune in for some inspiration for a career in government accountability!

Episode 32 - Women in Government Accountability - Leadership Lessons

Gwendolyn Sykes, US Secret Service , Mary E. Peterman MPA, CGFM, CPA, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and Tracey Walker, RSM, LLP

Gwendolyn Sykes, US Secret Service ,
Mary E. Peterman MPA, CGFM, CPA, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and Tracey Walker, RSM, LLP

Gwen Sykes from the U.S. Secret Service, Mary Peterman from the U.S. Courts, and Tracey Walker from RSM discuss perspectives and lessons learned as leaders in the government accountability profession.

Episode 31 - The Costs and Benefits of ERM

Vladimir Antikarov, Regional Director, Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)

Vladimir Antikarov, Regional Director, Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)

Vladimir Antikarov, regional director of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) for Washington, D.C., discusses how to calculate the costs and benefits of enterprise risk management (ERM) using a real options approach adopted from the finance world. Vlad is the author of Real Options, A Practitioner's Guide and other papers on the application of real options to ERM.

Episode 30 - Data Lab

Justin Marsico, Data Executive, Department of the Treasury

Justin Marsico, Data Executive, Department of the Treasury

Justin Marsico from the Department of Treasury discusses the USA Spending Data Lab (datalab.usaspending.gov). Check out the site and follow along as we discuss the amazing analyses Treasury is creating with the big data that is available to the public!

Episode 29 - CPM at FirstNet

Kim Farington, CFO, FirstNet

Kim Farington, CFO, FirstNet

This week we chat with Kim Farington, CFO at FirstNet. FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce created to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. Kim discusses standing up a CFO shop and using Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools.

Episode 28 - Young Professionals at PDT

2019 Young Professional Scholarship Winners

2019 Young Professional Scholarship Winners

On our third and final podcast from the 2019 PDT in New Orleans, we speak with winners of the Young Professionals Scholarship! Participants discuss their current career milestones, the benefits of working in government and their experiences at PDT 2019!

Episode 27 - Education and the Workforce

Billy Morehead, AGA Past President

Billy Morehead, AGA Past President

Our second of three PDT podcasts is with Past President Billy Morehead. We discuss the education and skills that new hires need in the modern accountability workforce.

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