AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals.

Who We Are

Known by its mission, Advancing Government Accountability, AGA is embracing the fact that government accountability is more than good accounting. Accountability in the 21st century is a holistic field that includes not only accountants, but professionals in social research, legal analysis, information technology, investigation, and the sciences. We must use every source of information and every avenue of inquiry to make sure that government is operating for the good of the people. To these ends, we provide members with outstanding educational opportunities, encourage professional development, influence governmental financial management policies and practices and serve as advocates for the profession. Further, our members support several community activities and we provide scholarships for future leaders in government accountability.

Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision: Advancing government accountability for informed public decision making.

AGA is the premier association for advancing government accountability and defines government accountability as a government’s obligation to the people for its actions and use of resources.

Mission: For members, to provide quality professional growth and development opportunities through educational programs, professional certification, peer networking, and civic activities; for employers, to develop a highly skilled workforce knowledgeable in the unique aspects of governmental accounting; for the public, to promote transparency and accountability in governmental financial reporting.

AGA fosters learning, certification, leadership, and collaboration for professionals and stakeholders committed to advancing government accountability.

Core Values: Service, Accountability, Integrity, Leadership

Chapter News

Kudos - 2019 AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award

Congratulations to Andy Nielsen, for being awarded the 2019 Outstanding CPA in Government Award at the AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference in Washington, DC on August 12, 2019.  

Chapter Awards

Congratulations to the Des Moines Chapter in receiving the Platinum Chapter Recognition Award and Website Award (Group D) for 2018-19!!

Upcoming Events

IN FOCUS GASB Implementation Guides for Fiduciary

Date:  September 26, 2019
Location: Individual Webinar

GASB is offering a free webinar on GASB 84 and 87. Registration is open for an upcoming webinar IN FOCUS: GASB Implementation Guides for Fiduciary Activities and Leases, which will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time.
The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the GASB’s recently issued Implementation Guides on Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities, and Statement No. 87, Leases.
Participants in the live webinar (which is offered free of charge) will be eligible for up to 2 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credit (participants are encouraged to preregister). CPE credit is not available for group viewing of the live broadcast.

October 3, 2019 NASACT Web Conference

Date:  October 3, 2019
Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100

Webinar (NASACT) - "DeMystifying the Cloud" - Issues and challenges (e.g., costs and security), best practices on achieving actual results and effectiveness, and lessons learned from states that have migrated to the cloud will be covered. Register on Eventbrite.

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