President’s Message – October 2014

We have started off the year a little slower than we would have liked, but we have a lot planned for you for training opportunities.

We have confirmed a speaker for our November 20 luncheon meeting: Joe Chrisman, Wisconsin State Auditor. At that luncheon, he will be highlighting recent audit findings, how state agencies can be proactive and how to keep off their list. We also have several webinars planned for this year as well. Watch for our future newsletters for additional information.

If you have any questions on anything AGA related, feel free to contact any of the board members or myself.

Mary Laufenberg, CGFM, CPA

NEW! AGA Continuing Education at Your Desk

Earn CPE credit with two upcoming AGA events on performance management and internal controls. For the first time, these web conferences offer an individual registration option, so you can participate without leaving your office. These live events feature expert speakers who will present practical information and answer participant questions.

  • Sept. 24: Using a Stat System to Manage State or Local Government Programs: Learn how one state’s performance monitoring system is helping to improve government services. Learn more
  • Oct. 8: Wow! She Stole That Much?: Learn about internal controls from a real fraud case study. Learn more

Each event offers 2 CPE credits and meets CGFM and NASBA continuing education requirements.

Have a group that would like to participate? Group registration is also available.

View the full schedule of upcoming virtual training opportunities.

Employment Opportunity – WI Dept of Transportation

Accountant Advanced

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Executive Offices, Office of Policy, Budget and Finance has a vacancy in the area of General and GAAP Accounting.  This position is located at the Hill Farms State Transportation Building in Madison.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is recruiting to fill an Accountant Advanced vacancy in the area of GAAP Accounting.  This position is located at the Hill Farms State Transportation Building in Madison. Starting annual salary is $54,876 – $90,548, pending relative qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  The deadline to apply is August 3, 2014.  Link for more information or to apply:https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=76524&jobid=76039&org=395&class=00265&index=true

Please direct any questions regarding the exam to Ashley McGree at (608)267-8932 orAshley.McGree@dot.wi.gov.

Monthly Footnotes – May 2014

Inside this issue: May 2014 Footnotes

MS Walk - AGA Southern Wisconsin Team Pictured (left to right): Creole Schmaltz, Kelly Williams-Schmaltz, Mary Williams, Sherri Voigt.    You can still donate at the AGA Southern WI Chapter Team site.
MS Walk – AGA Southern Wisconsin Team
Pictured (left to right): Creole Schmaltz, Kelly Williams-Schmaltz, Mary Williams, Sherri Voigt.
You can still donate at the AGA Southern WI Chapter Team site.
  1. Web Conference
  2. President’s Message
  3. Chapter News – MS Walk May 4th
  4. April Luncheon Meeting Recap
  5. Position Announcement
  6. National News
  7. CGFM Corner
  8. Events Calendar
  9. Board Officers and Member Contacts

President’s Message – May 2014

SherriVoigtAs the year is coming to a close, I want to thank everyone who made our program year a success.  From the dedicated board members who came up with training ideas to the people who got the message out to each person who attended an event… THANK YOU!  our chapter cannot exist without all sides of this equation.

We are in the process of planning events for the new program year.  We are always looking for topic, speaker, and location ideas.  Feel free to send any ideas to Education Chair Mary Laufenberg.  the annual Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

There will be a membership satisfaction survey coming out late next month.  we hope you will take the time to complete this brief survey to tell us about your membership experience and give us ideas on ways to improve the value.

We have one last event for this year, a two-hour web conference on Understanding the DATA Act.

Sunday, May 4 – Join the AGA-Southern Wisconsin Team For Walk MS

MS Walk logoPlease join the AGA-Southern Wisconsin Team and walk with us on Sunday May 4.  When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin living with multiple sclerosis. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

This year the walk starts at Warner Park, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison, WI.   Check-in is at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

To join the team or make a donation, please visit our Team AGA webpage.

Contact Sherri Voigt for details.

 

April Luncheon Meeting – The Budget and Estimated Impact on Operations for the Upcoming Alliant Energy Center Construction

The April Luncheon Meeting will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Babe’s Madison.

Our speakers will be Mark Clarke, Executive Director and Bill Franz, CEO of the Alliant Energy Center.   They will discuss the budget and estimated impact on operations for the upcoming Alliant Energy Center construction.

Community Service Opportunity – At the April luncheon we will continue to support the Salvation Army Shelter and Community Center.

Register Today!