President’s Message
May 2018

April was a busy month for the Chapter: an event on April 11th on Audit Risk Analysis and on April 27th our biggest event, the 25th Professional Development Training. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all presenters, who took time of their busy schedules and made our event a success. I would like to extend my gratitude to all members and non-members, who attended the PDT and contributed greatly to the success of the event. Thank you for your feedback on the survey. I hope some of your will join our great organization!

Our next CPE event is a webinar on May 16th from 11:00 to12:50, with lunch served at 10:30. The topic is on Fraud and Data analysis. To find out more about the event and to register, you can visit our website, here:

Thank you for your continued support of the Phoenix Chapter! Please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions, or you would like to participate on the Board, by e-mailing us at: Thank you.

Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM
AGA Phoenix Chapter



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Upcoming Events

Reporting to Our Citizens

June 8| Education Seminar 10:00am - 2:00pm, Lunch Provided | 4 CPEs | 

Join us for this combined AGA Phoenix and AGA Southern AZ Chapter Education Seminar in beautiful Casa Grande.  Participants will learn about citizen centric reporting, including: how to prepare one, what tools are available, why it is important and how other organizations are doing this already.  Also, use this as an opportunity to network with others within the government financial management community.

John Arnold, Arizona Board of Regents, Interim Managing Director
Brent Stockwell, City of Scottsdale, Assistant City Manager
Michelle Huckabay, CGFM, CPA, AGA Phoenix Chapter, Vice President

Location: Public Safety Facility, Fire Department - 377 E. Val Vista Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Date: June 8, 2018

This training will include an in depth look at the skills necessary to enhance leadership qualities to thrive in today’s professional environment. An emphasis will be put on the differences between age groups and will provide attendees actionable items to improve their presence as a leader at their organization. Learning objectives include:

·         The definitions and different theories over leadership

·         Different characteristics for new generations entering the work force

·         Strategies to enhance leadership visibility

Speakers: Brittney Williams, CPA, CGFM and Anthony St. George, CPA of Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: June 13, 2018

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