Professional Lecture Series (PLS)
The Professional Lecture Series Presentations provide experts in their field to provide insight into government activities in accounting, auditing, budgeting, general government, leadership, and management in state or local government. These speakers are well qualified to provide political insight, commentary, or details on programs, program expansions, or program eliminations that will assist you in focusing on your work and maintaining a valid perspective on the current governmental values and culture within which you and your agency or department must exist.
FREE! 2 CPE Event - AGA National Webinar:
Preventing Fraud and Building Public Trust and Confidence in Government.
Date: April 29, 2015
Registration opens: 12:30 pm
Webinar begins: 1:00 pm and ends at 2:50 pm
Hosted by: The City of Topeka
Location: Holliday Conference Room, 620 SE Madison.
Parking: Along 7th Street (on the south side of the building).
Entry: Please enter via the South doors.
Click this link to access the event flyer.
Building and maintaining public trust and confidence is one of the most important goals for all those that work for and with government agencies. Internal controls in government provide accountability and transparency for protecting public assets from fraud and similar abuse. They also help ensure government program effectiveness and mission accomplishment, which contributes to building public trust and confidence in government. This web conference will present:
- Research about building and maintaining public trust and confidence in government;
- Guidance regarding fraud prevention from the newest versions of GAO’s Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (the Green Book), and OMB’s Circular A-123;
- GAO’s Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book) guidance for detecting and reporting fraud; and
- Ways to prevent fraud in our personal lives.
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Hart, CGFM, CFE
2 CPE Event.
Congratulations to Linda Shaver!
Congratulations to Linda Shaver! Linda has been selected to serve on the DATA Act Workgroup, Red Phone Group Subcommittee, sponsored through National AGA. The purpose of this Subcommittee is to be a resource for OMB and Treasury to reach out to its grant recipient groups on questions pertaining to DATA Act elements.
April 4, 2015 - Run for Life!
On April 4, 2015, please join us for the Run For Life at the Washburn University Campus in Topeka Kansas. Run For Life’s mission is to promote organ, eye and tissue donation in April as part of National Donate Life Month, while also providing a top-quality running event in honor and memory of donors across our community and country. To learn more about participating or volunteering at this event visit www.runforlifeks.com.
March is CGFM Month!
CGFM is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today’s government financial managers. It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels.
Initial Certification Requirements
To earn the CGFM, candidates must apply for the CGFM Program and meet the following requirements:
- Ethics—read and agree to abide by AGA’s Code of Ethics.
- Education—have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Examinations— pass three comprehensive CGFM Examinations.
- Experience— have at least two years of professional-level experience in government financial management.
Governor Brownback signed a Proclamation declaring March 2015 as CGFM Month in Kansas. Click the following link to view the 2015 CGFM Governor's Proclamation.
Shawnee County also issued a Proclamation declaring March 2015 as CGFM Month. Click the following link to view the 2015 Shawnee County CGFM Proclamation.
The City of Topeka also issued a Proclamation declaring March 2015 as CGFM month. Click the following link to view the March 2015 - City of Topeka Mayor's Proclamation.
Check out our CGFM section of this website for more information about achieving your CGFM Certification and maintaining it.
Accountability - Citizen Centric Report (CCR)
Who best to initiate a powerful yet simple example of an easy-to-read document that demonstrates to the public a governmental entity's openness and willingness to be publically accountable than the persons that do the work ensuring that the entity is accountable. AGA has initiated a four-page document that clears out all the confusing information in government reports and highlights just the important issues. The AGA Topeka Chapter has completed such a report as an example of how easy it is to do.
This four-page report is currently being used on an annual basis by States and Municipalities across the United States. Let's get it to use in your governmental entity.
- A Certificate of Achievement was awarded by AGA's National President!
- 2012/2013 Citizen Centric Report for the Topeka Chapter of AGA