President’s Message
November 2018

The year has really started off nicely. We have held two education events and welcomed a number of new members to our chapter, so far this year. Thank you, to all of you who participated in our second education event on October 10th, at ASU Skysong. The topic of the event was “Leveraging IT to Detect Fraud Waste and Abuse”. I would also like to give a warm welcome to our newest members: MaryEllen, Melissa, Jordan, Nicole, Sharon, Bradley, Catherine, Fabiola, and Delvin. They are joining us from the City of Mesa, Maricopa County, the City of Somerton and the AZ Office of the Auditor General. Welcome again.

Looking ahead to November, we will host our first live speaker for the program year, on November 14th. Joel L. Waterfield from Grant Thornton, will present on the topic of Blockchain. Joel is actually the Tax Lead of the firm’s Blockchain Technology Service Group, so we excited to hear his unique insights on this topic. Blockchain is a newer technology that provides a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly. Please note, this meeting will begin an hour later than our last two events, at 11:30 AM, and will be held in a different location than normal. It will be held at the AZ Department of Education, which is located at 1535 W Jefferson St., 1st Floor Conference Room #311, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The event is worth two CPE. To register for this event, check out our full event listing, or to register for any of our events, head over to our Eventbrite site, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/aga-phoenix-chapter-2342352490 .

Also, right after the November meeting, we will hold a board meeting, from 2 PM to 3 PM. Typically after most monthly meetings, a board meeting will be held. If you are interested in serving on the board, or hearing more about how to get involved with the Phoenix Chapter of AGA, I suggest that you attend this next meeting, or any future meetings. There are many opportunities to get involved with various committees (e.g., education, community service, young professional, etc.). Additionally, if you want to reach out to the board with suggestions, or to find out more, you can also reach us by e-mail at contact@agaphoenix.org.

In order to make sure that you know about all our events and the latest news, you can check our website at https://www.agacgfm.org/chapters/phoenix/home.aspx, but did you know that we also send out regular e-mails with this information? If you are not receiving this communication and would like to, please let us know at contact@agaphoenix.org .

Thank you for your continued support of the Phoenix Chapter! Have a great month everyone!

Michelle Huckabay, CPA, CGFM
President
AGA Phoenix Chapter

 

 

Chapter News

Please help the Phoenix AGA give back to the community by collecting food items and toys to benefit local charities.  You can donate your items at our November 11th and December 19th meetings.  Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Managing Resources Through the Budget

Managing Resources Through the Budget

December 19th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Topic TBD 

More information to follow

Speakers:
Dennis Green

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: December 19, 2018
Grants Management

Grants Management

January 9th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Webinar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Grants Management 

More information to follow

Speakers:
TBD

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: January 9, 2019
Professional Ethics Update for Arizona CPAs

Constantly updated, this course is designed to meet the Arizona biennial four-hour ethics CPE requirement for CPAs renewing their licenses. In addition to meeting Arizona State Board of Accountancy requirements, the course includes materials designed to reinforce the CPA's practical understanding of professional ethics standards. In times such as those we are facing, all CPAs likely will be dealing with new and difficult challenges. These challenges will require that a CPA has a firm grasp of the professional ethics standards as well as an increased awareness of both accounting and business ethical issues.

Location: MCCCD Governing Board Room
Date: January 18, 2019
February Education Meeting

Topic TBD

February 6th | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs 

Topic TBD 

More information to follow

Speakers:
TBD

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 201 Ingenuity
Date: February 6, 2019
ASRS, Deferred Comp, Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax

ASRS, Deferred Comp, Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax

March 1st | Lunch 11:30am - 12:00pm     Education Seminar 12:00pm - 3:30pm | 4 CPEs 

ASRS, Deferred Comp, Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax

More information to follow

Speakers:
TBD

 

Location: SkySong - Room SS3 130 Synergy I
Date: March 1, 2019

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