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CGFM Virtual Panel: March 8, 2023, 12:00 PM

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Sarah Mongeau, CGFM, CPA, CFE |  Yoko McCarthy, MBA, CFE, CISA, CGFM |  Thandee Maung, CPA, CFE, CGFM, MBA |  Kimberly Jones |  Carla Flores
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The Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is a professional certification awarded by AGA, demonstrating competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels. CGFM is a respected credential that recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience needed to be an effective government financial manager. To learn more about this valuable professional designation, visit 

The AGA Boston Chapter would like to invite you to a virtual panel featuring experienced AGA members and guests from AGA National to speak about the value of the CGFM designation. The Chapter is also using this event as an opportunity to celebrate international women’s day and the involvement of women with the CGFM designation in the profession. Insightful speakers will share how their agency/organization values the CGFM designation. In addition, AGA Boston Chapter members who received their CGFM will answer questions on how being a CGFM is helping their career and share some studying tips. 

Event panelists confirmed include: 

  • Sarah Mongeau: CGFM, CPA, CFE, AGA Boston Chapter President-Elect and Audit Director, Independent Authorities and Education, Massachusetts State Auditor´s Office
  • Yoko McCarthy: CGFM, MBA, CFE, CISA, AGA Boston Chapter CGFM/Professional Certification Director and Senior Manager, BerryDunn
  • Thandee Maung: CPA, CFE, CGFM, MBA, Deputy City Auditor, Department of Audits, Office of Comptroller Bill Henry
  • Kimberly Jones: Senior Program Manager, CGFM and Education, AGA
  • Carla Flores: Data Analytics Lead, Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer

This free virtual panel will be held on March 8, 2023 at noon EST via Zoom. This event does not offer CPEs. Interested CGFM candidates should contact the Chapter's CGFM/Professional Certification Director Yoko H. McCarthy, CGFM, at

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Sarah Mongeau, CGFM, CPA, CFE's Profile

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Audit Director, Independent Authorities and Education

Massachusetts State Auditor´s Office

Sarah is an Auditor Director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Auditor’s Office (SAO). Since joining the SAO in 2017, Sarah has worked with public institutions of higher education and independent authorities conducting performance audits to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance and make the Commonwealth’s government work better.

Prior to joining the SAO, Sarah worked for the University of Massachusetts President’s Office as the University Controller from 2012-2017 and as a Senior Internal Auditor from 2008-2012. She worked as an independent contractor from 1998-2008 following completion of several years public accounting at Arthur Andersen in Boston.

Sarah holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Bentley College, is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Presently, Sarah is the Chapter President-Elect for the AGA Boston Chapter.

Sarah is a lifetime resident of Grafton, Massachusetts where she and husband Rick have raised their two children, Matthew and Meredith. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys practicing yoga and running/walking her beloved dog Bergeron.

Yoko McCarthy, MBA, CFE, CISA, CGFM's Profile

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Senior Manager


Yoko is a Senior Manager in BerryDunn’s Government Consulting Group. She leads the Compliance and Risk Management practice, which provides compliance assurance services. Since joining BerryDunn in 2012, Yoko has helped state and local governments strengthen internal controls to protect their resources from waste, abuse, and fraud, and improve operational efficiency while maintaining compliance.

Prior to joining BerryDunn, Yoko worked for the Office of State Auditor in Massachusetts for over eight years. 

She holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Massachusetts Boston, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information System Auditor, and Certified Government Financial Manager. 

Outside of work, Yoko is an active member in her community. She serves as Director of Professional Certification for AGA Boston Chapter. She is a co-organizer of a community with over 500 members that connects Japanese-speaking women in the Boston area, and a co-founder of a community where Japanese-speaking professionals educate and inspire one another to improve racial and gender equality in their professional careers and personal lives. Yoko is also the proud mother of two daughters, Mia and Anna.

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Deputy City Auditor, Department of Audits

Office of Comptroller Bill Henry

Since June 2019, Ms. Maung serves as the Deputy Chief Auditor for the City of Baltimore. Prior to this position, she worked for the City of Dallas for 13 years. Before that, she was a compliance auditor for two years. She has a B.A. in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. She also has an Executive MBA. She is a CPA, CFE, and CGFM. She is a former AGA Regional Vice President for the South-Central Region and a former President of the AGA Dallas Chapter. She is currently serving in the Association of Local Government Auditors, Advocacy Committee that promotes the value of independent performance auditing throughout the local government community.

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Senior Program Manager


An engaging and entertaining public speaker, Kimberly Jones is the CGFM and Education Programs Manager for AGA. In her roles, she promotes AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification, and markets and manages AGA’s virtual and onsite training program. She’s been with AGA for nearly 12 years and is the author of two published novels.

Carla Flores's Profile

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Data Analytics Lead

Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Carla Flores is the Data Analytics Lead at the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, where she is expanding the IRS CFO analytics capabilities and deploying initiatives to realize value from the Integrated Financial System. 

Prior to joining the IRS, Ms. Flores served as a Program Analyst with the Department of the Interior’s Office of Financial Management, where she provided visual insights into the Department's financial and performance results, and supported various Business Intelligence initiatives at the Department. Before that, she served as a Senior Accountant at the Department of Homeland Security's Financial Management Division, where she led the publication of the Department's award-winning Agency Financial Reports, and made superior contributions leading to the Department's first and subsequent clean financial statements and internal control audit opinions. 

Ms. Flores holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager, and a Tableau Desktop Certified Associate.

Ms. Flores is an active member of the Association of Government Accountants, and currently serves as the Dallas Chapter President. 

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