President’s Message – September 2017

President’s Message
Sherri Voigt, CGFM, CPA

Welcome to the 2018 Southern Wisconsin Association of Government Accountants program year!

We have lunch meetings scheduled for September and October. We will be filling in some audio conference dates to increase the number of CPE we can offer. We are using the feedback from the May training event to search out topics and speakers that were included in the comments. If you have any ideas that you have seen recently, please feel free to contact Education Chair Mary Laufenberg at

We are looking at some community service events that have a social component so people can get to know their government accountability peers. If you have ideas that would work for small groups, please send them in.

Take a look at the calendar of events and see what sessions you might be able to attend. We look forward to seeing you over the program year!




September 2017 Luncheon – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome Members and Non-Members to the New 2017-18 Program Year!

Wednesday, September 20
Lunch Meeting

TOPIC: Madison Metro Budget

SPEAKERS: Panel Discussion: Wayne Block, Jeff Daniels, Scott Kort

REGISTRATION:  11:30 a.m. LUNCH: 11:45 a.m.

COST:  $6 for Members, $12 for Non-Members

PLACE:  Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703 


      • Rigby Burger – Aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese, onion rings, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun with house cut pub fries
      • California Grilled Chicken – Grilled chicken, chipotle mayo, avocado, pepper jack cheese, pickled red onion, and arugula with house cut pub fries
      • Mac n Cheese – RP pasta, aged Wisconsin cheddar sauce, tomato, red onion

RESERVATIONS:  Register below or contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 with your name, membership status, meal choice (and for carpooling information) at (608) 266-2814 or


If you are a new member and you are attending your first luncheon, it’s FREE! Please note this when making reservation.

This Month’s Speaker Panel – September 20, 2017

Madison Metro Budget

Wayne Block
Transit Finance Manager
9 years with City of Madison
Previous wok in private sector, so has a unique view of both private and public sector work.
Accounting degree from UW-Madison, CPA, Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner

Jeff Daniels
Transit Accountant 3 – supervises payroll, FMLA and procurement processes
6 years with City of Madison
Bachelor’s from UW-Madison in Accounting and Management

Scott Korth
Transit Accountant 3 – grant administration and procurement oversight
11 years with City of Madison; 17 years in Finance field
MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and Bachelor’s from UW-Whitewater in Finance

Employment Opportunity – LTE Accountant Senior

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is seeking an LTE Accountant Senior.

The position will run from the end of June to the end of August to help out with some of the more routine day-to-day Accountant Senior work while other staff concentrate on the fiscal year-end closing tasks.

Experienced or retired accountants looking to work 24-40 hours per week for 2 months this summer are encouraged to apply,

Please send resumes by the end of the day Thursday, June 15th to:

Register On-Line for 40th Annual Symposium

You may use the following form to register for the AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter Symposium if you will be sending a Purchase Order or will be paying by credit card through PayPal.  Please print the Registration Form  if you are planning to pay by check.

President’s Message – April 2017

Hello everybody:

We have a great luncheon scheduled at Babe’s Restaurant on April 13th with a speaker from Borakove/Osman, LLC, Attorney Shayna Borakove speaking about family estate planning Also don’t forget about our 40th Annual AGA Symposium scheduled at the Union South Building on May 10th. We have a great group of speakers for you this year.

I hope to see everybody at that time.

Mary Laufenberg, CPA, CGFM
2016-17 President
Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the
Association of Government Accountants

April 2017 Luncheon Meeting – Thursday, April 13, 2017

Welcome Members & Non-Members

TOPIC: Estate Planning

SPEAKER: Shayna W. Borakove, Estate Attorney, Borakove/Osman, LLC

DATE: Thursday, April 13, 2017

REGISTRATION: 11:30 a.m. LUNCH: 11:45 a.m.

COST: $6 for Members, $12 for Non-Members

PLACE: Babe’s Restaurant5614 Schroeder Rd., Madison

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
  • Veggie machine – grilled eggplant, mushrooms, yellow zucchini, red pepper, artichoke hearts, onions, topped with melted provolone cheese on sourdough bread with pesto mayo and balsamic reduction.

RESERVATIONS: Register below or contact Sherri Voigt by 1 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 with your name, membership status, meal choice (and for carpooling information) at (608) 266-2814 or


If you are a new member and you are attending your first luncheon, it’s FREE! Please note this when making reservation.

Fortieth Accounting and Financial Management Conference

AGA Southern Wisconsin Chapter

Fortieth Accounting  and Financial Management Conference

May 10, 2017

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference

University of Wisconsin
Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53705

Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors and IT personnel 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 40th 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.
CPE Credits: 7.0 hours
Fee: AGA Member $37
Non-Member $75
Retired AGA Member $25
Registration deadline: April 27, 2017

Agenda and Registration: 40th Annual Symposium

On-Line Registration Available