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 new CGFO designees as of March 22, 2013
Margarita Carmenates, City of Miami
Sarah Graber, Orange County Public Schools
Scott Kinel, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Mariah Mecita Logan, Leon County Clerk of Courts
Marisol Pereira, City of Tarpon Springs
Allan Reynolds, Nassau County CCC
Colleen Scott, Pasco County
Viki Taylor, City of Winter Grden
Michael Ventura, City of Jupiter Island