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EVENT - Joint Professional Lecture Series & Webinar on Fraud

Part 1: PROFESSIONAL LECTURE SPEAKER: Jim Martin, Henrietta & G.W. Snyder Jr. Professorship in Business at Washburn University.

TOPIC: The Kansas Regulatory Electric Rate-Making Process. Honed from his 19 years with Westar, Jim's presentation reflects the process as practiced at the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Part 2: AGA WEBINAR SPEAKERS: Ryan S. Coble, Special Agent in the Office of the Inspector General HHS; and Linda S. Miller, Assistant Director of Homeland Security and Justice at the GAO.

TOPIC: Fraud Risk Management in Government Programs. Fraud poses a significant risk to the integrity of government programs and erodes public trust in government. Managers of government programs maintain the primary responsibility for enhancing program integrity and managing fraud risks. Hear from two individuals tasked with combating government fraud and learn from their unique perspectives.

Date: October 21, 2015
Registration opens: 11:30 am
Lecture begins: 12:00 pm and ends at 12:50 pm
Webinar begins: 1:00 pm and ends at 2:50 pm
Hosted by: Topeka Chapter of AGA
Location: Jayhawk Florentine Room.
Click this link to access the event flyer.
For more Webinar information, click here: Course Info

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.

Learn more about the process of earning the CGFM designation.

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.

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