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

This program is not available for credit.

Sarah Mongeau, MSA, CPA, CGFM, 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, MSA, CPA, CGFM, CFE's Profile

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AGA Boston Chapter

Sarah is presently the AGA Boston Chapter’s President. 

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in governmental accounting that includes 6 years at the Commonwealth’s State Auditor’s Office and 15 years at the University of Massachusetts in varying capacities – as a business manager for a grant funded program (6 years), University Internal Audit (4 years), and as University Controller (6 years).  

Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Sarah worked in the high tech environment in Medical Equipment Manufacturing and Software Development following public accounting experience.

Sarah has been a member of the AGA since 2018 and is the 70th President of the Boston Chapter.

She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of MA, a CGFM, and a CFE. She holds a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

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

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Yoko is a principal in BerryDunn’s Government Consulting Team. She co-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 is an incoming president for AGA Boston Chapter. She is a co-organizer of a community with over 600 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.

Thandee Maung, CPA, CFE, CGFM, MBA's Profile

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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.