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February 2018  

The Treasury

February 2018 | Volume XXII Issue XIII

 

 

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Welcome

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President's Report

The new year is off to a great start.  I am truly excited about everything that we have accomplished so far during the 2017-2018 operating year.

Some recent accomplishments include:

  •          The migration to Quickbook online;
  •          Implementation of new CPE administration software;
  •          Record attendance at the Fall PDT, December luncheon, and January luncheon; and
  •          Record attendance of college students and young professionals at AGA events.

I am also very proud of Jason Kunau. He passed all three parts of the CGFM exam within the last few months.  He is truly inspiring. Way to go Jason!!!

As always, I am so thankful for the CEC directors that dedicate countless volunteer hours to support the success of OUR AGA.  Many of you don’t realize just how much time, energy, and efforts the directors contribute each month to ensure that communications go out on a timely basis, the website is maintained, meetings and events are properly planned and administered, and educational opportunities are identified for our members.

 I would like to ask everyone to join me in thanking such a dedicated group of professionals.  I would also like to ask for your patience when things don’t go the way that you would expect. Please keep in mind that we are volunteers that willingly give our time to serve OUR AGA.

Please take a moment to review the newsletter for several exciting upcoming events and opportunities, including:

  •          February Young Professionals Networking Event
  •          March Community Service Event
  •          March Workshop at AUM (free for CGFM’s)
  •          Spring PDT (May 17-18)
  •          Accountability Essay Contest
  •          AGA Montgomery Chapter Scholarships
  •          AGA National Training and CPE Opportunities

April is membership appreciation month.  Please stay tuned for the exciting ways in which we are planning to celebrate YOU, including free CPE opportunities.  We read the membership surveys and we want to make sure that you see the value in your membership. Also, please read the message from the Membership Committee regarding renewals.

It is truly an honor to serve as your president. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

   

                                                Emma Cole, AGA Montgomery Chapter President

                                                   Serving OUR AGA with Passion and Purpose

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Membership

 

“Note from Membership for Fall PDT attendees”

 

Renewal season is underway.  If you attended the Fall PDT, your renewal was included in the registration fee.  Please disregard any renewal messages. We have submitted the membership dues and forms to the AGA national office for processing.

 

Please note that some state department have not remitted payment for the PDT.  The renewals for these departments will not be processed until payment is received. Therefore, these employees will continue to receive renewal notices.

 

Please feel free to contact the Membership Committee with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Awards

 

Professional Development Training Awards of Distinction

These awards, presented annually at AGA’s Professional Development Training (PDT), recognize individuals and chapters for their contributions to AGA and the government financial management community. Nominations for the 2018 PDT awards are due March 31, 2018.

 

Awards will be presented at the PDT in Orlando, Florida on July 22-25, 2018:

 

 

· Robert W. King Memorial Award

 

Recognizes superior service that enhanced AGA's national prestige and stature. Any AGA member, except individuals serving on the National Executive Committee or employees of the AGA at the time the award is present, is eligible for the award.

 

· Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award

 

Recognizes government employees who have demonstrated sustained outstanding leadership and notable contributions to financial management, and who have encouraged increased interest, growth, development and distinctive leadership in the field of financial management. Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed. Nominees do not have to be AGA members.

 

· Einhorn-Gary Award

 

Recognizes an AGA member or an organization that has, over a sustained period of time, made major contributions to advancing government accountability at the federal, state, and/or local level. Nominees must have a record of active participation in AGA activities and/or programs at the chapter and national level to be considered for this award.

 

· Achievement of the Year Award

 

Recognizes leadership or outstanding achievement in developing, implementing and improving financial management in government service in the past year. Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed. Nominees do not have to be AGA members.

 

· Educator Award

 

Recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the education and training of government financial managers. Nominees do not have to be government employees or AGA members.

 

· International Achievement Award

 

Recognizes leadership or outstanding achievement in international government financial management. Nominees must have been employed in government service at the time the work being recognized was performed.

 

· Emerging Leader Award of Excellence

 

Recognizes younger government financial managers for notable contributions toward excellence in financial management; it is hoped that this recognition will encourage others to achieve early in their professional lives. Nominees must have within 5–10 years of experience within the government financial management industry. Nominees do not have to be AGA members. An individual may not receive this award more than once.

 

· Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award

 

Recognizes individuals who throughout their careers (minimum of 15 years) have made continuous contributions to governmental financial management by their direct participation in research activities and/or through their encouragement and support of others engaged in government financial management research. The nominated researcher(s), through their individual efforts, enhanced the image and effectiveness of government accountants, auditors and financial managers by their efforts in one or more of the following areas:

 

Basic Research—The gathering of information on a systemic basis for a fuller knowledge or understanding of governmental financial management, thereby contributing to the improvement of government management policies, procedures and practices

 

Applied Research—The application of knowledge leading to the development of new methods and techniques for governmental financial management, thereby contributing to the improvement of the image, operations, control and accountability of government

 

Education—Basic and applied research relating to the education of government accountants and financial managers, thereby enhancing their technical and operational capabilities.

 

Nominees do not have to be members of AGA

 

· Relmond P. Van Daniker Government Transparency Award

 

Recognizes outstanding reporting by a government in the past year through the generation of a report, website, dashboard, or information display, etc. for the public and/or government officials. Reports/Communications/Information Displays/Websites/Presentations produced by state, local, or federal government units may be nominated to highlight great examples of transparency. Successful entries will communicate large quantities of financial information, provide accessibility to information, and achieve a better understanding of the government’s financial results, position, service efforts, accomplishments, or subsequent decisions; communications in which information is easily available to the widest possible audience, is quickly and easily understandable, is presented in a manner that facilitates understanding, and has been read, used, and or acted on will be recognized. Your nomination must include a pdf of or link to the information display being submitted.

 

· Chapter Accountability and Transparency Award

 

Recognizes AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in promoting AGA’s accountability and transparency programs to their chapter members and the government financial community. Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment in being a leading source of information and knowledge on accountability and transparency for members and the government community. It highlights AGA’s Citizen Centric Reporting initiative and other public reporting initiatives, such as Open Government websites, which provide access and easy to understand information to the public on the use of resources and the results of government operations. These initiatives are intended to increase public awareness and confidence in the integrity, competence and professionalism of government accountability professionals

 

· Chapter CGFM Award

 

Recognizes AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in promoting the CGFM Program and its members, other accountability professionals and their community. Receipt of the award reflects that a chapter is willing to and had dedicated significant time and resources to further the recognition and integrity of the CGFM Program.

 

· Chapter Education Award

 

Honors AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in providing educational programs to its members and other accountability professionals. Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment providing one or more educational events, which requires significant commitment of time and/or resources.

 

· Community Service Award

 

Honors AGA chapters that have done an outstanding job in community service projects. Recognizes chapters that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service by participating in a number of community service projects or by participating in one project, which requires significant commitment of time and/or resources.

 

Please submit nominations to the Awards Committee by March 1, 2018 via email address awards@montgomeryaga.org.

 

 

Promotional Announcements

  Montgomery AGA Chapter members please submit your promotions and achievements to awards@montgomeryaga.org.

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Meetings

Thank you to everyone who came out to our January Luncheon held on January 11, 2018 in the Gold Room on the Montgomery campus of Troy University.

    

 

 

Special thanks to our speaker, Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, of the Alabama Department of Labor.

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Calendar of Events

 

  February – Early Career Month

9th - Carver High School Program

  15th - Young Professionals Networking Event - BlackFinn Eastchase 7pm - 9pm

   

 March – CGFM Month

10th - Community Service - Bingo @ John Know Nursing Home 9:30am - 11:30am

15th - CGFM Workshop - Auburn University Montgomery 10am - 2pm

 

 April

*Member Appreciation Month

 

May

17th & 18th - Spring PDT Luncheon

(Includes Awards & Scholarships)

                               

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Montgomery AGA Scholarship Information

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER – AGA

 ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

DEADLINE APRIL 16, 2018

 

There are currently four (4) scholarships available through the Montgomery Chapter of AGA. For more information, please click the link and visit us at Scholarships:

 

1. MONTGOMERY CHAPTER – AGA SCHOLARSHIP for STATE EMPLOYEE

2. MONTGOMERY CHAPTER – AGA SCHOLARSHIP for CHAPTER MEMBER

3. MONTGOMERY CHAPTER – AGA SCHOLARSHIP for CHILD OF CHAPTER MEMBER

4. MONTGOMERY CHAPTER – AGA ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP 

 

 

 

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Early Career

Perspective: Educating Tomorrow’s Government Financial Professionals

By Alfredo Riverol, CGFM, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, City of South Miami

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, during the 2017–18 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award one million associate degrees; 1.9 million bachelor's degrees; 790,000 master's degrees; and 183,000 doctoral degrees(1).

It is great that colleges and universities can educate and help so many individuals accomplish one of their greatest life achievements. However, awarding a degree should not be the sole focus of any institution of higher learning. Making sure that students graduate with real-world skills and a promising career should be the priority. At Florida International University (FIU), we welcomed the opportunity to do just that with our public administration graduate students, through a partnership with AGA.

To offer some background, FIU is a public university located in Miami and is among the 10 largest public universities in the United States. As Miami's only public research university, FIU provides a considerable service to the academic and local community. I am proud to be one of FIU’s adjunct faculty members.

According to U.S. News and World Report, one of the standout programs at FIU is the Masters in Public Administration (MPA), accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Within the program, students are required to choose an area of specialization; e.g., human resource management, community development or finance.

In 2017, AGA and FIU entered into an arrangement, paving the way for FIU to offer a graduate course for students specializing in finance. The course is designed to cover the topics highlighted on the three Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exams, with students using AGA’s CGFM study guides and practice exams as course materials. What makes this arrangement stand out is that students must take the three CGFM examinations required for the CGFM certification.

A few years earlier, I personally learned the value of CGFM. As the chief financial officer of the city of South Miami, I understood the need to have a wider breadth of understanding of government financial management at all levels. I sought a certification that would both enhance my current knowledge and increase my understanding in areas in which I was less familiar. While preparing for the three exams, I realized that anyone responsible for taxpayer funds should know the information I was learning and decided to approach AGA.

My purpose was simple: offer a course that not only helps students meet their elective course requirement and the needs of their finance specialization, but even more importantly, one that puts our students in the best possible position to pass all three CGFM exams and be far more marketable. Now when students graduate, not only have they earned a master’s degree, but possibly the CGFM designation as well—which is as valuable as the degree, in my opinion. My goal is to have my students fulfill two great accomplishments, while attending one institution.

The first CGFM-focused course was offered by FIU starting in May 2017 and, based on student evaluations and CGFM exam pass rates, it was a complete success. There were 18 students who took the course and completed the class. The course was not only open to traditional students, but also to the general public as a non-credit course. This attracted individuals working for state and local government as far away as Broward County — 45 minutes north of Miami. All the students currently served in some capacity in government, from all levels, which helped provide for great discussions and a fantastic learning environment. Approximately 30 percent of the students who took the class have, as of the end of August, passed all three parts of the exam and earned their designation. There are several more who have passed at least one exam. Those who have dedicated themselves to studying for and earning their CGFM will most likely confirm that passing all three parts, and obtaining the CGFM designation, has been a great accomplishment of their professional lives. I know it has been in my own life.

It is critical to understand that the course is not designed to offer tips or shortcuts on how to pass the exams. It was instead developed to focus on the critical skills all government financial managers need to do their jobs well. It is extremely important to understand the difference. The material contained in AGA’s CGFM study guides is enormously important information that government financial professionals must understand to be effective, competent authorities in their field. All three study guides play a critical part in understanding the accounting/auditing principles at all levels of government. I personally do not believe it is possible to pass all three exams without truly grasping the subject matter, which I believe is best presented in the AGA study guides.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024(2).This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate, which is clearly higher than the average growth rate for all occupations at 7 percent(3).

Furthermore, as reported by Pew Research, “Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day(4).” It is critical that we best prepare each and every student to help fulfill the jobs that are going to be left vacant due to the aging workforce. FIU wants each graduate of the program to be ready and prepared to assume these openings; earning the CGFM designation is a big part of that.

I have seen first-hand the difficulties in finding properly educated talent to replace key governmental accounting personnel. Many accounting graduates are deciding to go into the private sector, never considering a career in government (many times because one never even knows it is an option), which leaves a major void in the workforce. Due to this fact, more often than not, many non-accounting, lesser qualified personnel are thrust into the position of accounting in government and are forced to learn on the job.

Many who are interested in accounting, or who wish to further their knowledge and skills of accounting, come to realize the abundance of prerequisites required in most undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. And, once they begin their education, they see that most curriculum is specifically focused on non-government industries and preparing for the Certified Public Accountants exam.

That’s what makes FIU’s MPA program so exciting, as it introduces an alternative and rewarding career path. By educating bright and enthusiastic individuals in the details of governmental financial management through the CGFM curriculum, we have provided a valuable service, not only to the student, but also to the American taxpayer.

Editor’s note: To learn more about bringing the CGFM course curriculum to your local college or university, or to learn more about what AGA is doing to promote careers in public service, please contact gfm@agacgfm.org.

 

(1)https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372 2

(2)https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm 3

(3)https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/occupational-information-included-in-the-ooh.htm 4

(4)http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2010/12/29/baby-boomers-retire/

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Accountability

 

If interested contact:
Carmen Leonard or Rosa Robinson
Phone: 334-242-6383 or 334-353-8164
Email: agawords4print@att.net
AGA Accountability Committee Chairs

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Service

Let's play Bingo with John Knox Manor Residents!

 

Join us Saturday, March 10th from 9:30-11:30am for a fun filled service project! We will assist residents to and from the dining area and help with calling out bingo numbers and marking cards.

We will meet at John Knox Manor (4401 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL 36116) at 9:30am. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:45am.

If you would like to sign up to join us or have any questions, please contact Ashley McTear or Nakia Tetter at communityservice@montgomeryaga.org.

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CGFM Committee

Help us congratulate our newest CGFM

 

Jason L Kunau, CGFM, CICA

Senior Tax and Compliance Auditor

Alabama ABC Board

 

 

Jason graduated Magna Cum Laude from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri earning his Bachelor’s in Business Administration – majoring in Accounting and Business Management.  After graduation, Jason joined the Missouri State Auditor’s Office and worked as an auditor conducting Medicaid Single Audit fieldwork and Local Government financial audits.

One year later, Jason married his college sweetheart, Sara.  They have been together over a decade and they now have a beautiful one-year old girl and are expecting another child in July 2018.

In 2007, he accepted a position with Wyndham Worldwide as an Area Accounting Supervisor overseeing all financial operations of five resorts in the Branson, Missouri area.  After moving to Montgomery, Alabama in 2010, Jason began working for the Retirement Systems of Alabama as an investment accountant executing complex financial instruments by the millions and billions.  In February 2014, Jason joined the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board as a senior tax and compliance auditor.  In this capacity, he has contributed to the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, forms, and processes that have advanced public health and safety; as well as, improved accountability within the alcohol industry.

Jason and Sara both love the State of Alabama and enjoy serving their Alabama family.  They are active members of First Assembly of God on Bell Road in Montgomery, AL.  They teach Sunday School for 6-8 grades, and administer the Fine Arts - Spoken Drama categories for 6-12 grade students.  The Fine Arts program has received numerous state and national awards over the years.

Jason recently passed the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exams and is so thankful to the Montgomery AGA Membership, the Board, and the Scholarship Committee for their financial support.  Every dollar counts when you have one in diapers and another on the way.

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What – CGFM Month Workshop

When – March 15th

Time – 10 am – 2 pm

Where – AUM

Speakers – Keren Deal - AUM, Margie Toney – AL Dept of Labor, Pamela Hill – AL Dept of Revenue

CPE – 3 hours pending ASBPA approval

Lunch Provided            Free Parking                     Free to CGFM’s

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Education Committee

 

Local 

GFOAA 34th Annual Conference

February 21 – 23, 2018
The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors West, NW
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256-428-5401

A block of rooms have been reserved. The special room rate will be available until January 29, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Click here for reservations. Attendees can reference the group code: GB20AA. Questions? Please contact Cathy Hoekenschnieder, cathy.hoekenschnieder@huntsvilleal.gov, Annual Conference Committee Chair.

The attendee Registration Fee includes the $50 Annual Membership Fee for Regular Members (employees of governmental entities). The annual membership period is April 1, 2018 thru March 31, 2019.
(Registration cancellation policy: There is a $50 processing fee for cancellation/refund requests received on or before February 14, 2018. The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellation requests received after February 14, 2018. The registration fee may not be transferred to future conferences.)

Attire: Business Casual

The conference has been approved for 16 hours of CPE, including 3 hours of accounting and auditing CPE, 2.5 hours of behavioral CPE and 10.5 hours of other business related CPE.

Tickets

$350.00 GFOAA Member Attendee Ticket
$300.00 Earlybird rate before February 8
$0.00 GFOAA Student Member Attendee Ticket

$150.00 GFOAA Emeritus Member Ticket - CPE Credit

$0.00 GFOAA Emeritus Member Ticket - No CPE Credit

$350.00 Non-GFOAA Member Attendee Ticket

$50.00 Social Event Guest Ticket for Reception and/or Dinner (Accompanying a Full Registration)

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National AGA Training Events

 

2018 National Leadership Training

Feb. 27–28 | Washington or virtual | 14 CPEs

Developing and training government financial 
professionals to excel as leaders

National Leadership Training (NLT) is the essential event for developing and training government financial professionals to excel as leaders in today’s competitive market. Don’t miss this opportunity to share best practices, find new solutions to challenges, network with peers and learn from the top financial management leaders and industry experts. Need CPEs? This training offers up to 14 CPE hours.

Can’t travel to Washington? NLT offers virtual attendance — from your home or office — so you don't have to miss out on this important leadership training event. Virtual attendance also offers up to 14 CPE hours.

REGISTER 


Infrastructure Financing With State and Local Government

March 7 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: FIN

Local governments play a key role in funding, operating and maintaining infrastructure; however, governments are facing a serious infrastructure deficit and are struggling to find new ways to finance the needed expansions, upgrades and repairs. Meeting the infrastructure financing challenge has emerged as one of the most urgent issues facing the country. To bridge the financing gaps, local governments have turned to creative ways of financing public infrastructure investments. In this session we describe the range of local infrastructure financing mechanisms currently in use. Then we describe recent innovations in local infrastructure financing and illustrate these new options. We will encourage the audience to share their innovations. We also engage the audience in discussing some of the challenges in implementing these new alternatives.

REGISTER


 

Owning My Future: Having an Enriching Career in Changing Times

FREE member webinar

March 15 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: PD

The AGA Women’s Initiative cordially invites you to its next webinar, “Owning My Future: Having an Enriching Career in Changing Times.” Join us as accomplished women in the profession share what they deem essential success factors for women in today’s ever-changing and challenging government financial management environment.

REGISTER


Cybersecurity

March 28 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: CS

For non-information technology personnel, cybersecurity can be a labyrinth of strange concepts, acronyms and techno-babble that is at best confusing and at worst terrifying.  All of us rely on technical staff to secure our systems and data, and unless you are a trained IT professional, the details of cybersecurity will likely remain something of a mystery. However, a little familiarity with the fundamentals will go a long way.  This session will provide a basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts and will empower the personnel who own the data and depend on the systems to better collaborate with their IT staff to ensure the integrity, availability and confidentially of financial data. 

REGISTER

 

 

 

 

 


The ERM HUB.   

Additionally, there is a new resource available for members

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has been considered a game-changer in how government agencies operate and are regulated.  AGA has compiled a list of resources and documents designed to give federal, state and local government officials a complete picture of ERM's past and present, and a glimpse at its future in government.

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Brain Candy

 

Classic attention experiment (1-minute video)

–>You will watch a brief video clip, and your challenge is to count how many times that the players wearing white pass the basketball. 

 

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Minutes from Past Meetings

 

 

CEC BOARD MEETING MINUTES (Approved Februry 1, 2018)

 

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Place:  Zoom

Meeting Called to Order: 12:04 p.m.

 

The 2017-2018 CEC leadership meeting of the officers and directors of the Montgomery, AL Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) was called to order by President Emma Cole.  A quorum for the CEC meetings is three (3) Chapter Officers and five (5) Directors.  A quorum was present with the following officers, directors, and committee members in attendance:

 

President                                                                    Emma Cole

President Elect                                                            Courtney Bruce

Immediate Past President/Certification                      Marcus Johnson

Treasurer                                                                  

Financial Secretary                                                    Ann Franklin

Secretary                                                                    Dixie Black

Assistant Secretary/Programs                                                                       

 

Chapter Directors and members:

Accountability                                                             Carmen Leonard

Awards & Nominations                                               Kizzy Williams

Bylaws and Procedures                                             

Career Opportunities                                                  Saketa Wilkerson Moore

Communication                                                         

Community Service                                                  

Education                                                                    Lashawn Pierce

Internal Audit                                                              

Leadership Engagement                                            

Meetings & Registration                                             Tashundrea Patterson

Mentorship                                                                 

Membership/Early Career                                                     

Scholarships                                                               Carolyn Rhodes

Sponsorship                                                               

Webmaster & Technology                                          Tameka Weathers                 

Business Analytics                             

 

Agenda:

Minutes: 

  •          (Minutes of the October 5 meeting were reviewed and approved with an email vote on November 13.)

President/President-Elect:

  •          Emma thanked the CEC who came together for a successful PDT.
  •          Received positive feedback from PDT.
  •          Spring PDT will be 2 days.
  •          PDT survey results showed 75% of members are satisfied and 82% satisfied with education opportunities; majority prefers activities on Fridays or Thursdays.
  •          Will meet with Education and Meetings and Registration committees to discuss survey.
  •          Courtney commented on the good job on the CRP. Reminded CEC quarterly chapter recognition program updates are due.
  •          Upcoming events include GAAF (December 14 &15), Luncheon (December 14) and Luncheon (January 11).

 Financial Reports and Update: 

  •          Latreeka is preparing the financials.
  •          Ann is working toward a budget, but needs input.

 Committee Reports: 

 Accountability: Carmen reported on status of CCR letters and essay contest.

 Awards:  No report.

Business Analytics: No report.

Bylaws: No report.

Education:  Emma thanked committee for a successful PDT. Lashawn proposed the chapter sponsor setup of a Toastmaster Club.

Programs:  January 11 luncheon will be with the Secretary of Labor.

Career Opportunities: Saketa requested that the CEC notify her of job openings.

Certification: No report.

Communication:  Emma reminded CEC to submit information for monthly newsletter.

Community Service: Events on-going are Montgomery Food Bank Food Drive and Toys for Tots.

Internal Audit: No report.

Leadership Engagement: No report.

Meeting and Registration:  Tashundrea reported CPE certificates for PDT are being prepared. Registration is currently open for 12/14 and 1/11 luncheons.

Membership/Early Career: No report.

Mentorship:  No report.

Scholarships:  No report.

Sponsorship:  No report.

Webmaster & Technology:  Emma and CEC welcomed Tameka Weathers to the CEC. Tameka discussed website updates are in process.

Announcements:  Support upcoming events. Thanks for the successful PDT.

 

Meeting adjourned:  12:40 p.m.   

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BULLETIN BOARD

 

 

Senior Accounting
Full-time job
Senior Accounting position for a long established Birmingham area organization. They are interested in talking with candidates that are interested in a career track that would allow them to be promoted to a Controller position in the next 4-5 years. They require an accounting degree with 2-3 years’ experience and would prefer CPA.

They offer a competitive salary in a casual working environment. They also offer 6 weeks of vacation annually and contribute 80% of the health insurance premiums. If you or someone you are aware of anyone that might have an interest in discussing the opportunity in greater detail, please feel free to use the below contact information.



Don DiPlacido

Robert Half Finance and Accounting

(205)969-1911

don.diplacido@roberthalf.com
Birmingham, Alabama

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CEC - Chapter Executive Committee

 AGA Montgomery 2017-2018 Executive Committee!**

Emma Cole, President

Courtney E. Bruce, President-Elect

Marcus A. Johnson, Immediate Past President

Latreeka D. Williams, Treasurer

Ann Marie Franklin, Financial Secretary

Dixie Black, Secretary

Nicole Boswell, Assistant Secretary

Carmen Y. Leonard & Rosa Robinson, Co-Directors of Accountability

Natasha Jackson, Director of Audit

Kizzy Williams, Director of Awards & Nominations

Robert D. Smith, Director of Business Analytics

Alea DePaola & Margie R. Toney, Co-Directors of Bylaws and Procedures

Saketa Moore, Director of Career Opportunities and Resources

Yeteva M. Johnson, Director of Communications

Ashley T. McTear & Nakia E. Tetter, Co-Directors of Community Service

 Varee LaShawn Pierce & William Goodwin, Co-Directors of Education

Keren Deal, Kathleen Baxter, & Sandra SteeleCo-Directors of Leadership Engagement

Wanda M. Dillard & Tashundrea B. Patterson, Co-Directors of Meetings & Registrations

Vee Mosely & Jonathan L. West, Co-Directors of Membership

Abel Abebe & Mia Johnson, Co-Directors of Mentorship

Pamela R. Hill & Marcus A. Johnson, Co-Directors of Professional Certification

Nicole Boswell & Elizabeth James, Co-Directors of Programs

Carolyn P. Rhodes & Gregory T. Sims & Mary K. Wilson, Co-Directors of Scholarships

Janice Duncan & Amesha GloverCo-Directors of Sponsorship

Roshanda A. McKinnon Raven McKinnon, & Tameka Weathers, Webmasters & Co-Directors of Technology

 

  **All contact information can be found on the chapter website, http://montgomeryaga.org

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Until Next Time...

"Serving Our AGA with Purpose and Passion"

Emma Cole

 2017-2018 President

 

 

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Anything from awards, promotions, articles, etc.....

 

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