CGFM Study Group

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (NOVAGA) will be holding a CGFM study group at MorganFranklin Consulting in Tysons on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 to 9:00pm on material from examination one. Participants should review the AGA Study Guide before the session meets (

Garage parking is available on-site through Colonial Parking (maximum charge of $12). MorganFranklin is metro accessible via the Silver Line (Tysons Corner stop). There will be light food and beverages provided for participants and the cost of the course is only $5. Please see the link to the information pages below where you can register for this great study opportunity (advanced registration is required). 3 CPEs in governmental accounting will be awarded. The course will be instructed by current CGFMs, Kevin Shers and Robert Reigle. Space is limited so register today!

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Northern Virginia & Montgomery PG Joint Chapter Meeting

The meeting will be held at Northside Social : 3211 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Our speaker will be Mr. Steven Koons, Partner, Cotton & Company. Following graduate school, Steve joined the U.S. Government Accountability Office and, after four years, the Office of Inspector General at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In those positions, he worked on numerous complex audit and evaluation engagements, including those related to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He joined Cotton & Company LLP as a manager in December 2010 and was elected partner with the firm effective January 1, 2014. Cotton & Company is a certified public accounting partnership of about 200 employees headquartered in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

We look forward to this meeting with our neighboring chapter!

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NOVAGA Chapter Meeting for September

We are pleased to announce the Northern Virginia AGA (NOVAGA) Chapter will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 program year next Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-8:00pm. The meeting will be held at the The Westin Arlington Gateway. Our speaker is Mr. Ross Simms, Assistant Director of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. He will speak on the future of the federal financial reporting model.

Food and beverages will be provided. You will recieve 1 CPE credit. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration.

This location is accessable via the Ballston metro station and has valet parking available.

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The event details are as follows:

Organization:  NOVAGA
Event Name:  Northern Virginia AGA : September Chatper Meeting
Date(s):     Sep. 19, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location:      The Westin Arlington Gateway : 801 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
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2019 NOVAGA Award Gala

The NOVAGA chapter of AGA was pleased to host our annual awards gala this weekend and we enjoyed quite the turnout. Below are a few of the highlights from the event:

Outgoing Northern Virginia AGA President, Reza Mahbod, kicks off the evening with a run down of the 2018-2019 chapter year before introducing the first award.


Mr. Jeffery Steinhoff introduced the recipient of the Jeffery Steinhoff Award for Excellence in Federal Financial Management. The award recognizes the achievements of federal professionals who throughout their career have served as a role model for others and who have consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.


Mr. Thomas Harker, CFO, United States Navy, speaking after receiving the Jeffery Steinhoff Award for Excellence in Federal Financial Management.


Mr. Mike Fredrickson, incoming NOVAGA President for the 2019 – 2020 Program year. Mr. Fredrickson addressed the chapter and was the recipient of the Federal Financial Partnership Award.