Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)

CGFO Review Courses and Exams will be offered in conjunction with the 2019 FGFOA School of Governmental Finance at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miarmar Beach, FL. To Register, click “Register for an Event” on the right side of the page.

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2019
All cancellations must be received by October 4, 2019 to be eligible for a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Financial Administration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructors: John McKinney, CGFO, Finance Director, City of New Smyrna Beach and Christopher Quinn, CGFO, CPA, CFE, CGMA, Finance Manager, Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Treasury Management
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructors: Barry Skinner, CPA, CGFO, CPFO, Assistant Comptroller/Fiscal Division, Orange County Comptroller and Kelly Rae Strickland, CPA, CGFO, Director of Financial Administration, City of Sarasota

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Municipal Budgeting
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructors: Diane Smith, CGFO, Budget Manager, Alachua County and Daniel Risola, CGFO, Assistant Budget Director, Pasco County

Debt Administration
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Terri Butler, CGFO and Kelly Bennett, CGFO, CPA, Senior Budget Analyst, City of Sarasota

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Accounting & Financial Reporting
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lorrie Simmons, MSA, CGFO, Manager, Accounting & Payroll, City of Sarasota and Rip Colvin, CPA, CGFO, CPM, Executive Director, Justice Administrative Commission

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NOTE:You must be pre-qualified and approved as a candidate to sit for the CGFO exams. The exams will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive by 7:30 am to get checked in and receive exam instructions. You will need to bring proper identification. All testing materials will be provided.

HOTEL: Hotel reservation link will be e-mailed to you in your email confirmation after paying the registration fees.

Please contact Karen Pastula if you require further assistance