Monthly Council Meetings

The Council holds monthly meetings via Zoom where topics and discussion varies.

Past Meetings

May 23, 2024

Various Deputy State Accounting Officer Kris Martins and other staff from the State Accounting Office presented.

April 25, 2024

Various staff from the Department of Audits and Accounts presented.

March 28, 2024

Rachael Krizanek, Internal Controls and Policy Manager at the State Accounting Office, discussed internal controls.

February 29, 2024

Cedric L. Johnson, Auditor for the Office of the State Inspector General, presented on fraud schemes.

January 25, 2024

Dr. Bob Buschman, State Economist, presented.

November 30, 2023

Brent Churchwell, Director of the Senate Budget and Evaluation Office, presented.

October 26, 2023

Rachael Krizanek, Internal Controls and Policy Manager at the State Accounting Office, discussed updates to the internal control submissions process.

August 31, 2023

Diana Pope, Director of Financing and Investment for the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, presented.

June 29, 2023

Stephanie Beck, Deputy Director of the Office of Planning and Budget, and Gus Elliot, Planning and Strategy Division Director, presented on budget information and strategic planning.

May 25, 2023

Kris Martins, Deputy State Accounting Officer, presented on year-end close and accounting updates. John Hulsey made a special guest appearance to discuss the CGFM credential.

April 27, 2023

Al Howell, Deputy Commissioner – Human Resources Administration at the Department of Administrative Services, reported on the Accounting Workforce Strategy Initiative work group.

March 30, 2023

Rachael Krizanek, Internal Controls and Policy Manager at the State Accounting Office, discussed internal controls.

February 23, 2023

Morgan Williams, Deputy Director for Federal Compliance at the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, discussed the single audit and federal infrastructure spending.

November 10, 2022

Presenters from Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia presented on professional development opportunities relevant to government finance professionals.

October 5, 2022

Cindy Jones was introduced as the new President, and Peter Adams was announced as the President-elect.

August 2022

Eric Roach from the Government Finance Officers Association discussed the Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) program, and Kimberly Jones from AGA discussed the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) program.

June 2022

Dr. Robert Buschman from Georgia State University presented on Georgia revenue performance over the past three years and the outlook for future revenue collections.

May 2022

Jim Potvin, Executive Director of the Employees Retirement System shared information on recent law changes to the state’s retirement plans. Kris Martins, Deputy State Accounting Officer, presented on year-end close and GASB updates.

April 2022

Stephanie Beck and Meaghan Carver from OPB presented “FY 2022 Year End to FY 2024 Budget Development” and “Strategic Planning Update.”

March 2022

Commissioner Robyn Crittenden of the Department of Revenue presented an overview of the Department of Revenue.

February 2022

Kris Martins, Deputy State Accounting Officer, and Rachael Krizanek, Director of Internal Controls and Policy, from SAO presented “Internal Controls” and “Upcoming GASBs.”

January 2022

Richard Schneider and Jenna Wiese from the Office of the State Inspector General discussed business email compromise in state government.

November 2021

Stephanie Beck from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and Randy Miller from Mythics presented the recent changes to the Planning and Budget Cloud Services (PBCS).

October 2021

Dominic Bruno from the Georgia Building Authority discussed current projects and upcoming plans for Capitol Hill.

June 2021

Dr. Robert Buschman from Georgia State University presented “To V or Not to V? The Shape of Georgia’s Economic Recovery from COVID Recession.

May 2021

Kris Martins, Deputy State Accounting Officer, presented on year-end close and GASB updates.

April 2021

Stephanie Beck and Jen Wade from OPB presented “FY 2021 Year End to FY 2023 Budget Development” and “Grant Programs.”

March 2021

Morgan Williams and Steve Geddes from the Department of Audits and Accounts presented: “Preparing for a Successful Single Audit, Robotic Process Automation and Introduction to the New Client Portal”

February 2021

Rachael Krizanek, Director of Internal Controls and Policy, from SAO presented presented “Internal Controls.”

January 2021

Deb Wallace and Jenna Wiese from the Office of the State Inspector General presented “Fraud Awareness”