CGFM Month in Parkersburg

Mayor Joyce Declared March as Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) Month in Parkersburg, WV.

PARKERSBURG - Mayor Tom Joyce issued a proclamation declaring the Month of March as Certified
Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) Month. Members of the AGA Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter were
present to witness the signing of the proclamation.

First row, left to right: Jeremy Stover CGFM; City of Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce; Dana Morr CGFM,
CPA, Chapter President. Second row, left to right: Alyssa Chevalier CGFM, Chapter Education/CGFM;
Devin Cumpston CGFM; Michelle Yanok CGFM, Chapter Parliamentarian, National Council of Chapters,
National Governing Board; Jennifer Swisher CGFM; City of Parkersburg Finance Director Eric Jiles, CPA.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional
organization, part of the Association of Government Accountants which has a network of more than
15,000 members in 100 chapters in the United States and around the world and approximately 150
active members representing state, federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and
financial managers in West Virginia.

AGA’s CGFM certification recognizes the unique skills and special knowledge required of today’s
government financial managers. It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting,
internal controls and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels. It was specifically designed to meet
the critical need for an increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government
financial managers.

Quick facts about CGFM:

  • This is the 16th year that states and local governments have declared March as CGFM Month.
  • Approximately 9,600 professionals nationwide hold the CGFM certification.
  • AGA’s Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter boasts 32 CGFMs.

Chapter members have responded to AGA’s mission of Advancing Government Accountability, as it
continues its broad educational efforts, with emphasis on high standards of conduct, honor, and
character in its Code of Ethics, and are making significant advances both in professional ability and in
service to the citizens of West Virginia by mastering increasingly technical and complex requirements.

The CGFM program of AGA provides a means of demonstrating professionalism and competency by
requiring CGFM candidates to have appropriate educational and employment history, to abide by AGA’s
Code of Ethics and to pass three examinations requiring expertise in Governmental Environment,
Governmental Financial Management and Control, and Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting
and Budgeting, and requires each CGFM holder to maintain certification by completing at least 80 hours
of continuing professional education in government financial management topics or related technical
subjects every two years.