The registration deadline for this year’s professional development training is Thursday, May 13, 2021. Please join us!
AGA Southern Wisconsin presents
43rd Annual Spring Symposium
Professional Development Training
May 19, 2021 | 8:00am-3:45pm | Virtual | 7 CPEs
- Bad Accounting Leads to Bad Decisions
- How the Pandemic Helped Me Address My Struggle with Burnout
- COVID-19 and the Wisconsin Economy
- Retirement as a Journey, Not an End Point
- Leveraging Funding to Bring Bus Rapid Transit to Madison
- Additional Sales Tax from Out-of-State Retailers
AGA Member $30 | Non-Member $60 | Retired AGA Member $15
** Registration deadline is May 13, 2021**
Save the Date!
43rd ACCOUNTING AND
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
All Virtual for 2021–Registration and Agenda
CPE CREDITS 7 HOURS
Wednesday — May 19, 2021
The Association of Government Accountants
Advancing Government Accountability
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Objective: The intended audience is financial managers, controllers, treasurers, auditors, IT personnel, and accountability professionals whose responsibilities involve governmental accountability and financial management. This conference will explore current problems encountered in the public sector, inform of public policies and emerging issues, and provide managerial techniques to affect positive change. The 43rd 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.
Format: Lecture, Question & Answer
CPE Credits: 7 hours
Fee: AGA Member $30 / Non-Member $60 /Retired AGA Member $15
Inside This Issue: Monthly Footnotes – March 2021
- Webinar March 24
- About This Month’s Webinar Topic
- President’s Message
- March is CGFM Month – Proclamations from Governor Evers and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway
- Webinar April 7
- May 19, 2021 Annual Symposium – Save the Date
- Chapter Board Minutes
- Job Announcement -Accountant, Wisconsin Public Media
- National News
- Calendar of Events
- Chapter Contacts
Ethics-The Spy’s Among Us!
April 8 | 1:00–2:50 PM CT | 2 CPEs | FOS: BETH
The Psychology Behind Unethical Behavior & The Role Technology Plays in Unethical Behavior
Do you know if a Spy is sitting next to you in the workplace? Are you an accomplice to an ethical violation at work unbeknownst to yourself? Will the advancement of new technology compel the public & private sectors to subdue ethics? This Webinar will help you recognize alarming ways that ethics is being compromised in the workplace. It will also help you become more cognizant of the ethical dilemma companies face in their quest for more advanced technology.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Elaborate on ethical concerns in advanced technology
- Discuss the psychology of why an employee would ignore ethical principles and engage in inappropriate business conduct at work
- Identify ways an employer can limit ethical violations in the workplace
- Explain what an employee can do if they discover that a co-worker is violating their company’s code of ethics
- Articulate how ethical framework shapes social responsibility
- Describe unethical practices in the workplace
Speaker: Dr. Alfred Robinson, Chief J1 , DoD
REGISTRATION: 12:30 p.m. – Webinar 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 people sign up.
PLACE: GEF3, 125 South Webster Street. Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3474
Register on-line below or by e-mail by 1 pm on Friday, April 3, 2020.
Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site, in person attendance.
Welcome Members & Non-Members
Wednesday, March 25
1:00–2:50 P.M. | 2 CPEs
SPEAKERS: Sarah Cunningham, CGFM, CFO, Mecklenburg County; Scott
Randels, Director FFRDC PMO, Science & Technology Directorate, DHS; Drew Buttner, DHS; Alec Summers, DHS
REGISTRATION: 12:45 p.m.
Attendance is limited to 30 people. If more than 30 individuals register, we will create a wait list.
COST: Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members
PLACE: Department of Transportation
Hill Farms State Office Building
4822 Madison Yards Way
Register on-line below or e-mail by 1 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Note: The AGA Chapter signs up for a single-site group webinar license. We can only award CPE for on-site, in-person attendance.
Mitigating Threats and Hacks
March 25 | 1:00–2:50 PM CT | 2 CPEs | FOS: CS
Program Level: Overview
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications (CS)
Learn what financial management personnel need to know about cyberthreats and how to manage the risk in our upcoming webinar, “Cybersecurity: Mitigating Threats and Hacks.”
Cybersecurity is not as scary as it seems — as long as you have a plan. Our panelists will share their cyber experiences, plus offer information on identifying and addressing dangerous software errors and how to leverage federal resources for best practices in cybersecurity.
Participants will also hear from two government agencies on the following
- We were Hacked (Mecklenburg County)
- Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors (DHS)
Through this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify types of threats and hacks.
- Understand methods of mitigation to apply to found threats and hacks within the organization.
- Identify the top 25 most dangerous software errors and how to deal with them.
- Sarah Cunningham, CGFM, CFO, Mecklenburg County
- Scott Randels, Director FFRDC PMO, Science & Technology Directorate, DHS
- Drew Buttner, DHS
- Alec Summers, DHS