CGFM Test Preparation Program

We are excited to announce the opportunity for individuals to receive the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) professional certification. This opportunity is provided by The Office of the Comptroller (CTR) in conjunction with the Boston Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).

Please pass this information along to those in your office who might be interested and would benefit from this opportunity. Please be advised we are currently moving these training sessions to 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is CGFM?

Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) is a professional certification awarded by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), demonstrating competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels. It is one of only two preferred financial certifications as listed by Mass HRD. It is a credential which exemplifies experience and proficiency; distinguishing individuals who have made a significant commitment to their professional development and the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Benefits of CTR Instructor Led Courses

  • Discounted Exam Application Fee
  • Availability of Examination Vouchers
  • Potential Scholarship Opportunities
  • Six In-Person Training Classes with Commonwealth of MA Peers
  • Exchange of professional experiences of instructors and peers
  • Real time questions and answers
  • Professional Development Opportunity

Benefits of Course Participation

  • Development of Government Financial Management Skills including federal, state, and local government accounting & reporting; financial management functions; performance measurement; business analytics, internal controls & auditing.
  • Better understanding of the Big Picture of Government including the recognition of the different components of government financial management and how they fit together.