President’s Message
November 2017

In October, we held our second event for the program year, a webinar on October 11th - Auditing Relevance and Reliability of Performance Information.

On October 25th the Chapter held an event with GCU Accounting Society on promoting working in the government financial management field. The meeting was a success and I would like to thank our newest Board member Jessica Leal for organizing it. Also, I would like to express mine and Boards’ gratitude to the State Comptroller Clark Partridge for taking the time from his busy schedule to speak at the event.

Our next meeting is on November 15th, Wednesday, at Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. It is a new location and we are hoping that our members will appreciate the change. The topic is very interesting: Who’s on Your Bench? Tips for Succession Planning, and it provides 2 CPEs on Staff and Leadership Development. We have a live speaker- Pat Childress from the AZ Department of Education. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM, followed by the presentation at 12PM. You can register for this event, as well as other future events here:

The CGFM Review Course was held October 30th through November 3rd and I would like to thank our VP Michelle Huckabay for her hard work and dedication to make this event possible.

Please reach out to us if you have ideas on topics, or if you would like to get more involved with Phoenix AGA please do not hesitate to let us know. We can be reached at e-mail:

Thank you for supporting our Chapter!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM
AGA Phoenix Chapter



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Upcoming Events

Cost Allocation

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Location: SkySong - Room SS3 135 Synergy II
Date: December 6, 2017
Grants Management

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Location: SkySong - Room SS1 301 Ingenuity
Date: January 10, 2018
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: SkySong - Room SS3 135 Synergy II
Date: January 19, 2018


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

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