DEFINITION of 'Association Of Government Accountants'
An association of accountants that work for the U.S. Government or any governmental agency. The Association of Government Accountants works to further the interest of its members in various capacities, such as through publications such as the Government Accounting Journal. It also provides professional education and other resources as well as professional standards for governmental accounting competence.
BREAKING DOWN 'Association Of Government Accountants'
Founded in 1950, the Association of Government Accountants was originally named the Federal Government Accountants Association. They have offered the Certified Government Financial Manager credential since 1994, and over 14,000 accountants now carry this designation. Over 2,000 accountants attend the association's professional development conference each year.