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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.

Why earn a CGFO Designation? Click here for brochure 
Please join us in congratulating the newest CGFO’s as of the November 2013 exams.


Dan Carpenter, Finance Director, City of Indian Rocks Beach
Robert Crawford, Accounting Manager, Nassau County CCC

Margaret Curtin, Budget Manager, City of Tampa

Kristin Daniels, Budget Analyst, Indian River County

Brenda Fallon, Comptroller, East County Water Control District

Uyen Le, Accountant, City of Tampa

Elissa Nagy, Assistant Finance Director, Indian River County CCC

Blake Rane, Director of Finance, City of Lake Park