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The AGA Guam Chapter in association with the Guam Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) invites you to the Biennial Guam Professional Development Conference (GPDC) held from September 17 - 19, 2014 to be held at the Hotel Nikko Guam.


Take advantage of the early registration ratees on or before August 29, 2014! Please see the registration form for more details. Forward completed registration forms to Rodalyn Gerardo at or Maripaz Perez at


Early Registration (on or before September 10, 2014)

AGA Members:       $450

GSCPA Members:  $500

Non-members:        $550


Regular Registration (after September 10, 2014)

AGA Members:       $450

GSCPA Members:  $500

Non-members:        $550


Course Listing (tentative)


  • The 2007 Mortgage Crisis on today's Mortgage Loan shopper

  • GASB Update

  • Updates, Tips and Techniques on the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Exams

  • COSO and Internal Controls – Implementation of the New COSO Framework

  • Higher Education in the Cloud

  • Understanding Personal Financial Planning

  • Investing on Yourself, Your Family and the Future

  • Supercircular and the Effects on Grant Management and Single Audits

  • Ethics

  • Government Accounting

  • How to Write Visually

  • The Current State of the Government of Guam Retirement Fund

  • IFRS and State/Local Government

  • What You Need to Know on Your Social Security

  • Things managers do that make you shake your head

  • GASB 67 and 68 – Accounting and Auditing Implementation Issues

  • Essentials of Project Management 

  • Leadership by Grace (Life Lessons Learned over 30 Years in Various Leadership Roles)

  • Common Reporting Deficiencies

  • On Motivation - Coming from Within

  • How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

  • Relevance of IT General Controls and Test of Controls on Performing a More Efficient and Effective Audit

  • Government Fraud Risk

  • Electronic and Popular Reporting

  • What is Big Data and How does it affect Me?


Scholarship Opportunities


The AGA Guam Chapter will be raffling off nine (9) scholarships to AGA Guam Chapter members to attend the GPDC. To be eligible, you will have to attend the August 2014 General Membership Meeting on August 27, 2014 at the Onward Beach Resort and have participated in a community service event during Program Year 2014-2015. 


For more information on these scholarship opportunities or community service events, please contact Rodalyn Gerardo at or Frances Danieli at


Congratulations to the following AGA Guam Chapter Members for winning the GPDC Scholarship Raffle during the August 2014 General Membership Meeting:


1. Marcia Briones

2. Noeme Jereza

3. Rachel Field

4. Jose Guevara

5. Dr. Filomena Cantoria

6. Josephine Villanueva

7. Zenaida Valencia

8. Keysha Duenas (UOG Student)

9. Artemio "Ricky" Hernandez

10. Frances Danieli (Alternate)


Chapter Awards


Nominations HAVE CLOSED for the 2014 AGA Guam Chapter Awards Program. The following awards will be given at the GPDC.


1. Professor John M. Phillips Excellence in Government Accountability Award

2. Chapter Service Award

3. Chapter Education Award

4. Emerging Leader Award

5. Community Service Award

6. Agency Chapter Service Award


To nominate individuals and/or agencies for an award, please download one of the following nomination forms:



For more information and details of each award, please visit the Awards & Scholarships page.


Sponsorship Assistance Requested


The GDPC Planning Committee is seeking your assistance in securing sponsors for this year's conference. Please contact Llewelyn Terlaje at if you or your company are interested in assisting.

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