President’s Message
January 2018

Thank you all who participated in the Chapter holiday luncheon on December 6th. We hosted a special guest, Donna Sandoval, the Regional Vice President for the Southwest region, who discussed the topic of Cost Allocation. Also, a number of canned food items and toys were collected at the meeting to benefit local charitable organizations.

In January, the Chapter will host two events. The first will be on January 10th, at Skysong, and the topic will be Grants Management. Later in the month, on January 19th, the Chapter will host its annual Professional Ethics Update for Arizona CPAs. This course will be held at the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board Room. The course is designed to meet the Arizona biennial four-hour ethics CPE requirement for CPAs renewing their licenses.

We have a number of board positions open that need to be filled, such as: Webmaster chair, Program chair, CGFM chair and Newsletter chair. If you are interested in servicing on the board, and are a member in good standing, please let us know by contacting us at e-mail: board@agaphoenix.org . Also, please reach out to us at this e-mail if you have ideas on topics or if you have any feedback for us.

Thank you for supporting the Phoenix Chapter!

Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM
President
AGA Phoenix Chapter

 

 

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Upcoming Events

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 19, 2018
Fraud Awareness - A Hands on Interactive Session - How Much Do We Really Now?

Lealan Miller of Eide Bailly, LLP to present.  Presentation will briefly touch upon the Fraud Triangle but spend most of the time testing your fraud IQ through a series of questions and discussions.  It is a group interaction using case studies as well as multiple choice type questions.  This is a chance to see how good you are at identifying fraud and the red flags to look for. 

Handout

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: February 7, 2018
ASRS and Tax Updates

 

Location: SkySong - Room SS3 135 Synergy II
Date: February 16, 2018
Infrastructure Financing

 

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: March 7, 2018
Cybersecurity

 

Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: March 28, 2018

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