WELCOME

Maine Chapter of the National Association of Government Accountants serves government accounting professionals by providing quality education and fostering professional development and certification. Monthly meetings provide a chance for State of Maine and local government accounting employees to meet and network, discussing pertinent accounting and management issues.

 

Chapter Announcements & News

Special thanks to the Honorable Governor of Maine, Paul R. Lepage, for joining our April Chapter meeting.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Positions that are currently being seeked out until filled.

Financial Analyst

Staff Accountant

Tax Examiner

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The community service project for May (Bowl For Kids' Sake) was a success. Each year we gather together to help out the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and this year was no exception. A great time was had by all.

CITIZEN-CENTRIC REPORT

The FY2013 Maine AGA Chapter Citizen-Centric Report is now available. We hope to receive feedback on the layout and content to facilitate the creation of annual Citizen Centric Reports going forward, which are expected to follow this format and should be released in a more timely manner.

Please contact Susan Reynolds @ susan.l.reynolds@maine.gov with any feedback or suggestions. Thank you.

**FY2013 Citizen-Centric Report**

CGFM MONTH

March is CGFM Month. Letter of Recognition. Let's congratulate those who currently hold certifications and encourage others to start the process today! Please see the CGFM section of our website for more information. If you are interested in a study group, please contact Cheryl Libby at cheryl.libby@maine.gov.

 

MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held September through May of each year during luncheon times.  Each meeting features a keynote speaker discussing events or programs currently impacting government and the state as a whole. Throughout the year, Maine AGA members perform several community service events, providing support to local children, veterans and homeless citizens.

STATUS

2014 marked the 64th anniversary of the national AGA while the State of Maine Chapter celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2012. The Maine Chapter has nearly 120 members as of December 2013, with several members holding professional certifications such as CGFM, CPA, CIA and CFE.

 


 

NATIONAL AGA NEWS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

Held in July each year, AGA's annual premier education event offers up to 24 CPE hours and brings together the top officials in federal, state and local government as well as academia and the private sector for three and a half days of intensive training and networking. AGA's PDT has been the go-to event for the government accountability community for more than 60 years.

AGA PUBLICATION

The Journal of Government Financial Management is a quarterly magazine and known for its in-depth coverage of relevant issues afffecting government financial managerss, impeding legislation or trends, proven methodology innovations and research projects. To receive the Journal, join AGA or subscribe now.

TOPICS NEWSLETTER

TOPICS is released every Monday morning by email to members. Each issue will focus on an area of Association interest, including the CGFM Program, Membership, Conferences, Performance & Accountability, etc. This is no download needed and links will be provided to expanded stories and photographs. News of the profession will be presented in AGA Today on alternating Mondays.

AGA CITIZEN-CENTRIC REPORT INITIATIVE

The initiative is intended to foster innovative means of communication between governments and their citizenry. AGA believes that government financial information should be provided to citizens in forms that are clear and understandable, updated regularly and often, delivered to all, easy to locate, honest in breadth and technically accurate in detail. The AGA believes that these reports will make governments more accountable to their citizens, and will help Americans become better educated and better able to participate in government activities.