The Southern Wisconsin AGA chapter earned Platinum status for program year 2018!!! This is the top level for chapter awards. This reflects the level of training offered and chapter activities. Thank you to Roger Birkett for attending the awards ceremony on July 25 to accept the award on behalf of the chapter. Thank you to each member who was able to participate in a training, webinar, or community service event!
Welcome Members and Non-Members
Thursday, November 1, 2018
TOPIC: Collecting Sales Tax from Online Retailers
SPEAKER: Cory Fish, Director of Tax, Transportation and Legal Affairs,
WI Manufacturers and Commerce
REGISTRATION: 11:30 a.m. LUNCH: 11:45 a.m.
COST: $6 for Members, $12 for Non-Members
PLACE: Babe’s Restaurant, 5614 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711
MENU: Meals served with house cut pub fries and include soda, coffee, or tea.
- Cheeseburger with cheddar cheese
- Grilled chicken breast on a toasted Brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and side of mayo
- Club sandwich – three layers of whole wheat toast with ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo
RESERVATIONS: Register below or contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 with your name, membership status, meal choice (and for carpooling information) at (608) 266-2814 or e-mail.
NEW MEMBERS FIRST LUNCHEON MEETING IS FREE!
About this Month’s Speaker
Mr. Cory Fish serves as Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s (WMC) Director of Tax, Transportation and Legal Affairs.
Prior to joining WMC, Mr. Fish worked for the State of Wisconsin.
Most recently he worked for State Senator Alberta Darling, Co-Chair of the powerful Joint Committee on Finance, serving as her Legal Counsel.
He also advised Sen. Darling on budget and policy issues ranging from higher education and regulatory reform to natural resources and transportation.
Mr. Fish works with the legislature and state agencies to improve Wisconsin’s business climate by advocating for sensible tax policies, strong infrastructure, and a fair civil justice system.
Mr. Fish earned a B.A. from UW-Eau Claire, Summa Cum Laude, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a licensed attorney in Wisconsin.
Thank you to all who presented and attended AGA Southern Wisconsin’s 41st Annual Symposium on May 9, 2018.
Please find the following presentations from our speakers:
- Dane County Regional Airport – Kim Jones
- Accounting Fraud – Jodi Gissel, PhD, CPA, CFE
- Increasing Prevalence of Extreme Weather Events – Jim Swanke
- Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness – Michelle Reinen
- Internal Controls – Things We Do To Keep Bad Things From Happening – Jim Arnette, CGFM, CISA
2018 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM
**Deadline is April 24, 2018**
41st ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
CPE CREDITS: 7 HOURS
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
University of Wisconsin Union South
The Association of Government Accountants
Advancing Government Accountability
7:30 a.m. Registration — 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference
Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors, and individuals whose responsibilities involve governmental accountability and financial management. This conference is designed to enhance understanding of some of the problems encountered today in the public sector, inform of public policies and emerging issues, and provide managerial techniques to affect positive changes. The 41st Annual Accounting and Financial Management Conference continues the Association of Government Accountant’s commitment to a planned program of professional education and development for public sector financial managers.
Full Agenda: AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter Annual Symposium
- AGA Member $40
- Non-Member $80
- Retired AGA Member $30
Symposium Registration Should be Received by April 24, 2018
Mail Registration: Association of Government Accountants
PO Box 1454
Madison, WI 53701-1454
Registration Contact: Sherri Voigt, 608-266-2814, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1-2:50 p.m. | 2 CPEs
A fundamental challenge of our time is lack of ethical leadership. It has been discouraging to see the parade of public-sector officials epitomizing corruption and wrongdoing at the expense of taxpaying public. The breach of trust, brought about by various city, state and federal government officials, continues to fester animosity against governmental organizations. The remedy for public-sector corruption and likely socio-economic ramifications is not legislative controls but leadership values rooted in ethical choices. The essence of a leader is the soul from which character emanates; by successfully harnessing these character virtues, leaders emerge to ensure viability and sustainability of both the organization and society. A comprehensive model is used as the baseline to explore the needs and resulting benefits of ethical leadership. Join us to help build a socially responsible public-sector/professional partnership needed to shape our shared prosperity and regain the public trust!
- Learn the ethical leadership model to apply the six virtues to realize the public-sector goal of preserving the public trust and the public good.
- Develop an understanding of why earning and maintaining the public trust is vital for the viability of governmental organizations, and what role accounting and finance professionals play in building that public trust.
- Develop an understanding of the need for good governance and how it is influenced by ethical leadership for effective risk mitigation.
TOPIC: Ethics in Leadership
SPEAKER: Kasthura Henry, Ph.D., CTP, AGA Chicago Chapter President
REGISTRATION: 12:45 p.m.
MEETING: 1:00 p.m.
COST: Attendance is free to the first 50 people who register. A wait list will be created if more than 50 sign up.
PLACE: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 1 West Wilson Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
Register on-line below, or by e-mail (email@example.com) by 3 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site attendance.