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Management Concepts is a long-time supporter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) . Our enlightening conversations with members at AGA conferences and training events, help us address the challenges and needs of government financial management professionals.



Appropriations Law and Year-End Spending Webinar

Presented By:
Phil Davidson, COL USAF (Ret.), Financial Management SME, and senior instructor

If you’re a little vague on some of the finer points of Appropriations Law, download our complimentary on-demand webinar to learn or brush up on how to:

  • Avoid Antideficiency Act violations
  • Recognize the Bona Fide Needs Rule and Primary Exceptions
  • Determine Considerations Every Federal Employee Should Know for Year-End Spending
  • Understand Basic Appropriations Law and Key Time Rules

Anyone responsible for Federally appropriated funding will benefit from training on legitimate spending allowables during our Appropriations Law and Year-End Spending webinar. Join us online TODAY.



Reserve Your Free eBook: Internal Control Drives Mission Success

The importance of the internal control process is undisputed and has been well documented. Our complimentary eBook, Internal Control Drives Mission Success — A Fresh Perspective for Every Federal Employee sheds new light on aspects of internal control that are often overlooked or misinterpreted.

This is a must-read reference for any federal employee who seeks to establish or improve their organization’s Internal Control Program. You will learn how to:

  • Identify and mitigate risk with internal control activities
  • Design and implement internal control activities
  • Verify internal control effectiveness
  • Glean insight from other federal agencies’ experiences


Internal Control


AGA Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training 2020

Management Concepts offers 30 courses — all available online — in multiple topic areas affected by the need for internal control and fraud prevention, including financial management, acquisition and contracting, grants and assistance, project and program management, and leadership and management.

Visit Our Virtual Booth

We are excited to share our latest courses on in-demand financial management issues. Our new course, “Emerging Technologies - Robotic Process Automation”, is designed for organizations and individuals who seek a better understanding of what RPA is and how it is being deployed in the federal workplace.

To see upcoming sessions and to register, visit the course profile.

Management Concepts coursework can also help to prepare you for the CGFM® exams or earn CPEs to maintain your certification.

Our extensive financial management curriculum offers both foundational and advanced topics in federal financial management, including accountingappropriations lawgovernment auditinternal controlbudget and performance, and general financial management.


Meet Our Staff

Schedule a meeting or send us a message at the virtual booth to discuss options available to enhance your career and help your organization achieve its mission.

Steve Ripley

Steve Ripley
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Sarah Sprockett

Sarah Sprockett
Business Development Executive

Elizabeth Bauernshub

Elizabeth Bauernshub
Business Development Executive

Kristen Krieger

Kristen Krieger
Business Development Executive

Alla Spivak

Alla Spivak
Open Enrollment
Marketing Director

Vera Medici

Vera Medici
Events Marketing Manager

Tom Devine

Tom Devine
Subject Matter Expert,
Financial Management


Federal Financial Management Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is currently recruiting individuals experienced in Federal Financial Management and related fields to work on a contract basis as instructors, Subject Matter Experts, and to support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit our Careers page.


AGA National Leadership Training 2021

February 24–25 | Washington, DC

Management Concepts is looking forward to exhibiting at AGA’s National Leadership Training this spring. Details coming soon.

Training 2020

AGA Professional Development Training 2021

July 18–21, 2021 | Nashville, TN

Management Concepts is saving the dates for AGA’s Professional Development Training. Look for us in the expo hall!

AGA 2021


AGA Professional Development Training 2020

July 20–22, 2020
Virtual Conference

Management Concepts once again exhibited at the AGA Professional Development Training, in an all-virtual format.

Read the conference recap on our blog >>


AGA National Leadership Training

Washington, DC | February 12-13, 2020

Management Concepts was proud to exhibit at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 2020 National Leadership Training in Washington, DC, supporting financial management professionals in their leadership and career advancement.

Several key points we shared with attendees concerned our fully updated audit suite aligned with the 2018 GAO Yellow Book. We also highlighted our open enrollment training available to help CGFM® candidates prepare for the three examinations, as well as courses available that provide CPE credits for maintaining certification.

Visit our Financial Management webpage for additional information and course listings.

AGA National Leadership Training

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

December 12, 2019

Management Concepts was pleased to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of our partner organizations- including AGA- by hosting our first ever partnership appreciation event. All members of our partner organizations were invited to attend and enjoy an evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, all while supporting a good cause. This year we selected So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) raising money and collecting the much-needed non-perishable food and toiletry items they need to fight homelessness and poverty.

1st Annual Partnership Appreciation Holiday Charity Social

AGA Professional Development Training

July 21-24, 2019

Management Concepts was proud to return to AGA’s annual National Professional Development Training in New Orleans, LA. We welcomed hundreds of attendees to our booth, handing out information on our financial management training courses, and our many other training topics to cultivate well-rounded professional development.

We also handed out information on our complimentary webinars, “Agency Operations in the Absence of Regular Appropriation Bills (The Do's and Don'ts of Conducting Business During a Continuing Resolution)” and the “Fiscal Year-End Webinar.” Download the recordings in our Resource Library.

AGA Professional Development Training

AGA National Leadership Training

Feb 27-28, 2019

Management Concepts returned to exhibit at the AGA National Leadership Training in Washington, DC, highlighting our partnership with AGA as an official provider of CGFM Certification and CPE training.

Read the recap blogs from previous AGA events in our Financial Management blog.

AGA National Leadership Training

Instructor Opportunities

Management Concepts is recruiting experienced individuals to work on a contract basis as instructors, subject matter experts, and support client engagements. For details and available positions, visit or stop by our Booth to inquire or to drop off your resume for consideration.

Who We Are

For over 45 years, Management Concepts has designed and delivered scalable, customized, and targeted learning solutions for the Federal Government. From individual course delivery to comprehensive organizational plans, our singular focus is identifying and addressing workforce skill gaps.

How to Buy from Us

As a leading service provider for the Federal Government, Management Concepts is accessible to our customers through a number of contract vehicles including: the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contract, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Multi-agency Contracts (MACs), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). For additional information click here.


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