Welcome to the Central Ohio Chapter

of the Association of Government Accountants!


About Us


AGA serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.


Another exciting year for the Central Ohio AGA is underway.   Our Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) is hard at work planning for the upcoming months.  Central Ohio AGA is lucky to have such dedicated volunteers who continue to improve our program year after year. 


Please remember we are always looking for new faces and ideas - consider volunteering throughout the year by participating in a sub-committee or accepting a future CEC role.  This is your opportunity to have a voice in our educational and program events as well as promote the accounting profession.  Feel free to contact a CEC member to express your interest in volunteering during the upcoming year.


News & Announcements


COAGA Members can NOW take 2 CGFM exams for FREE!

Enroll in the CGFM program in May and save $250.  To qualify for the promotion, an individual must:
Be a current member of AGA for the 2015-2016 membership year, and

   Complete the CGFM application requirements between 5/5/15 and 5/31/15 (Note: this includes submitting the online CGFM application form, paying the $85 application fee and submitting the required official college transcript to the AGA Office of Professional Certification).

National AGA Voucher for one test:

Individuals who have met the above criteria and are enrolled in the CGFM program will be issued one exam voucher by National AGA that can be used in lieu of payment for the Governmental Environment examination taken at a Pearson VUE testing center. The testing appointment must be scheduled and the exam must be taken by November 30, 2015.

COAGA Reimbursement for the second test:

Individuals who have met the above criteria and are enrolled in the CGFM program will be reimbursed for their second test by COAGA. Members will email their proof of application fee (PDF at end of payment process) to Bryan Cottrill at bryan@kcr-cpa.com. Bryan Cottrill will then provide members with the reimbursement process for the second test.  The testing appointment must be scheduled and the exam must be taken by May 31, 2016.

CLICK HERE to see additional information regarding the National AGA promotion!


Sponsor Central Ohio AGA!

Central Ohio AGA's sponsorship program is an affordable way to support our strategic goals and attain recognition in the government financial management and accounting and auditing community. Sponsors receive numerous benefits corresponding to the level chosen.  For more infomation, including a sponsorship registration form, please CLICK HERE.


Annual Report to Our Members

Central Ohio AGA's annual report to our members for the 2013-2014 program year is now available.  Please CLICK HERE to download and view a copy. 


Now you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter!



Also, be sure to check out our monthly newsletter for the latest on what is happening with the Central Ohio AGA Chapter!


COAGA Scholarships

Each year, Central Ohio AGA awards one or more scholarships to active members, family members of an active member, or other selected candidates who are currently enrolled in full or parttime study. 

We recently announced our scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 program year.  Please CLICK HERE to go to our Scholarship & Awards page and see our winners!


Sponsor COAGA!

Central Ohio AGA is Ohio’s premier association in advancing government accountability. If your target market includes chief financial officers, auditors, accountants and treasurers, then you need to be visible within our organization.  The Sponsorship Program is an affordable way to support Central Ohio AGA’s strategic goals and attain recognition in the government finance community. Central Ohio AGA hopes to make it easy and efficient for you to maximize your marketing dollars. 


Within our Corporate Sponsorship Packet you will find that sponsorships are available at several different levels.  If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or have any questions, please email our Sponsorship Chair, Carrie Simmons.    


Upcoming Events 


2015 AGA Golf Outing

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Albany Links Golf Course

$35/AGA Member & $55/Non-Member

Four-Person Scramble, registration begins at 8:00am and shotgun begins at 9:00am.

Registration deadline & payment due by May 8, 2015.  (NOTE:  Teams do not have to send one check.  Individual payments are accepted.) 

Click here for registration form.


Monthly Education Events

Please check out our Education Opportunities page for a complete listing of upcoming education events.


Family Day @ the Columbus Zoo

The Central Ohio AGA is excited to co-host with the Central Ohio Chapter of The IIA and to invite members and their families to join us for a fun day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM located at 4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065.


The cost is Free for COAGA members and $10 per guest. Children under the age of 3 years old are Free. Registration includes a 1 Day Zoo Admission, Lunch (1:00 - 2:00), and a 30 Minute Presentation (2:00 - 2:30) which allows you to get “up close and personal” with 3-5 of the Zoo Animals.


Please RSVP as soon as possible (but no later than May 20th, 2015) to reserve your spot(s) – (space is limited). In your RSVP, please include how many child and adult guests you will be registering.


To RSVP, for questions, or to find out where to send payment to, please send an email to Bethany Staats at bstaats@uaoh.net. Once registered, and as the event gets closer, instructions on packet pick at the Zoo and any other details will be e-mailed to you.

Volunteer Events

Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by volunteering at the Half-Way to St. Patrick's Day Bash held at Smith Brothers on 4th Street.  The event will take place on September 17, 2015.  Volunteers are needed to work from 5:30-8pm.


Help the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption raise money and awareness to help children in foster care find permanent homes and loving families.  Two opportunities include:

A.       Join the Central Ohio AGA kickball team (space is limited to 15 so register early).  The kickball tournament will take place at the Fred Beekman Park at The Ohio State University on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Our team is guaranteed to play at least three games.  Tournament starts at 11:00am.

B.       Volunteer opportunities are available if you would like to be part of the day, but don't want to play kickball. 


If interested in the volunteering events or would like additional information, please contact the Central Ohio AGA Community Service Chair at Community@coaga.org



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