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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.

 

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Chapter Announcements & News

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The community service project for October through December is the Head, Hands and Feet Campaign to support the Bread of Life Homeless Shelter.

The Bread of Life Homeless Shelter provides for families in need; and in anticipation for the upcoming winter season, the shelter is in need of warm winter items for adults and children. To assist, we are collecting socks, hats, scarves and gloves/mittens for adults and children. Collection boxes will be placed in as many State Offices as possible. If your office does not have a collection box available and you would like to donate, we will be collecting items at the monthly meetings as well.

 

Please contact our Community Service Director, Kathy Godfrey at kathleen.godfrey@maine.gov with any donations or if you would like to set up a collection box at your location.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Revenue Agent

Auditor II

Public Service Manager I

CGFM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The CGFM is celebrating 20 years of excellence in government financial management. See article. With that, for the month of October, the CGFM online application fee is only $20 - That's a $65 discount!

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.