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

Mark Rose, CGFM, CPA,<br />Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller, U.S. Coast Guard

Mark Rose, CGFM, CPA,
Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller, U.S. Coast Guard

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

Wendy Payne, MPA, CGFM, CPA and Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP

Wendy Payne, MPA, CGFM, CPA and Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP

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

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

Tom Carroll, CFO, Architect of the Capitol

Tom Carroll, CFO, Architect of the Capitol

In our inaugural episode, we check in with Architect of the Capitol's CFO, Tom Carroll, to learn what inspired this legislative branch agency to implement an Enterprise Risk Management program. We discuss challenges, successes and how to talk about risk openly with senior leaders and the Office of the Inspector General.

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