This week the Values & Guiding Principles (VGP) were presented at the 60th Annual Association of Government Accountants (AGA), Professional Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. The VGPs received a warm welcome from those in attendance with about 45 individuals attending the session.
Those in attendance represented local, state, provincial, and federal agencies; and included procurement and accounting/ auditing professionals. Attendees discussed the VGPs and further explored how the future development of Practices could help “close the gap” between management and procurement, in terms of expectations, when reporting procurement performance data.
Tom Sadowski, of AGA, and member of the VGP Review Team, was present and provided an accountant/ auditor perspective and commentary during the presentation. This commentary helped spur an interactive discussion about performance measures, at the end of the session, between procurement and accounting/ auditing professionals in the room.
This was a great conference for the VGPs to be presented, and we are looking forward to future engagement from the AGA community.