Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)

We at FGFOA take all developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously and continue to closely monitor the situation. The FGFOA Board of Directors had an emergency meeting regarding the potential impact of the Coronavirus on the upcoming CGFO exams. In an abundance of caution, a decision was made to cancel the upcoming exams scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020.  

If you have already registered for your exams, your registrations fees will be fully refunded. The accounting department for the League of Cities will begin processing registration fee refunds. You should see these issued in a minimum of 30 days.

Thank you for your patience. More information regarding the next FGFOA CGFO Exam dates will be published as we monitor the rapidly changing situation in the upcoming months.

Currently the FGFOA has a total of 501 CGFOs.

The 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.

CGFO applications must be received by September 15th for the fall exams, and January 15th for the spring exams.

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Fall 2019 New CGFOs
Jennifer Cole, Finance Director, Marion County Clerk of Court
James Cooke, City Clerk, City of Tallahassee
Omar DeJesus, Finance Director, Sun ‘n Lake of Sebring Improvement District
Christine Huston, Senior Functional Business Analyst, Hillsborough County
Laurette Jean, Budget Director, City of Hollywood
Patricia Marston-Duva, Management Analyst, St. Lucie County Fire District
Stacey McKee, Budget & Management Analyst, City of St. Petersburg
April Miller, Special Projects Coordinator, Volusia County
Leslie Moyer, Financial Management Analyst, Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Annette Otiniano, Director of Finance, City of Plantation
Yvette Phillip, Budget Manager, City of Hollywood
Liliya Sablukova, Fiscal Consultant II, Sarasota County
Eugene Sherman, III, Capital Projects, Grants and Finance Coordinator, Tallahassee Fire Department
Sharon Webb, Finance Manager, Lee County Port Authority
Tammy Wilson, Director of Finance, Citrus County School District

Summer 2019 New CGFOs
Melissa Licourt, Budget Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
Valerie Brown, Senior Accountant, Marion County Public Schools
Shernett Lee, Accounting Manager, Village of Royal Palm Beach
Pamela Brosonski, Assistant Finance Director, City of Clermont
Catherine Larson, Senior Accountant, City of Ocala
Jenny Spencer, Director, Comptroller’s Office, Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Seminole County

Spring 2019 New CGFOs
Sandria Barrett-Lee, Accountant, City of Wilton Manors
Donna Brewton, Accountant III, Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Amy Davis, Assistant City Manager/Finance Director, City of Treasure Island
Raymond Herbert, II, Accounting and Budget Systems Coordinator, City of Tampa
Ann Lee, Finance/Administration Manager, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Stephanie Loven, Financial Management Analyst, Alachua County
Jeanette Daniele McDaniel, Finance Officer, Jackson County Clerk of Court
Jacqueline Newell, Treasury Manager, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Lizette Rivera, Accounting Technician Senior, City of Deltona
Kelly Schwartz, Assistant Finance Director, City of Margate
Diane Wilson, Interim Finance Director, City of Gainesville