About the Certified Government Finance Officer Program (CGFO)
The Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) Program is intended to encourage a level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of government finance. It is also intended to encourage development and maintenance of professional competence for practicing governmental finance officers. For purposes of the CGFO program, a finance officer is any individual occupying a professional level position that includes oversight and/or supervision of one or more financial functions in a government entity.
While the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Inc. (FGFOA) certifies that individuals meeting the criteria in its professional certification program demonstrate certain competencies, the Florida Government Finance Officers Association expressly withholds an opinion as to the capability of any individual to successfully perform in a given position. Prospective employers and employees must make that decision. The Florida Government Finance Officers Association encourages prospective employers and employees to share information regarding the requirements of the position and the capabilities of the candidate in a forthright manner to promote sound employment and professional decisions.
Congratulations to the following CGFO designees after the spring exams!
Carol Conol, Assistant Finance Director, City of Wilton Manors
Donna Cooley, Accountant, City of St. Cloud
Amber Deaton, Director of Finance, City of Lake Alfred
Marianela Diaz, Assistant Budget Director, Palm Beach County
Amanda Hagan, Internal Audit Assistant, Alachua County Clerk of Court
Marilyn Hively, Accountant, Melbourne Airport Authority
Sherry Mazorra, Division Manager-Accounting, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Matthew Pazanski, Director of Finance, City of Juno Beach
Penny Robinson, Accountant, City of Sebring
Jodi Sharkey, Accountant, City of North Port