AGA Phoenix Chapter

President’s Message March 2017

In February, we held two well attended events; the February 8th GASB Update for Governmental Fund Reporting and on February 17th our annual ASRS, Deferred Compensation and Tax Updates event.  It was great to see so many in attendance, as this provides us with good input on topics to cover in the future.

March is a busy month, because we again have two events.  Our first event of the month is on March 8th at ASU Sky Song and is on the topic of Uniform Guidance, for two CPE.  This meeting will be an audio conference.  Lunch begins at 11:30 AM, followed by the audio conference at 12 PM.  At this event, we will celebrate CGFM month by recognizing our chapter CGFMs and provide information about how to obtain your CGFM, to those interested.  We would like to congratulate chapter member William Wilson for receiving his CGFM. It is especially exciting that this year Governor Ducey is proclaiming March 2017 as CGFM month. In addition to these activities, we will also hold our annual officer elections this day, so if you are interested in running for President Elect, Secretary or Treasurer, please e-mail ahead of this meeting at: .

The second educational event of the month is our annual Professional Development Conference (PDC), which provides a full 8 hours of CPE on topics such as Data Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management, SAS and GASB Updates, Lean Principles, IT Security Awareness, Partnership Opportunities within Internal Audit and an annual update from the State Treasurer’s Office.  The event will be held on Friday, March 31st at Rio Salado Conference Center and is from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are really excited about this year’s line-up of speakers and topics and hope that you are to.  You can register for either of our March events, as well as other future events here: .

March looks to be an exciting month, so we hope that you join us at these events.  If you have any feedback for us on topics and otherwise, or would like to get more involved with Phoenix AGA, please do not hesitate to let us know.  We do currently have many open committee positions.  We can be reached at e-mail:  In closing, please do not forget that AGA membership renewals close on March 31st, so do not procrastinate.  Renew today at:!  Have a great month!

Gergana Kovatcheva, CPA, CGFM


AGA Phoenix Chapter