Course Details: Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Study Guide 1 Material Review
Target Audiences: Intermediate (3-9 years of experience)
Category: Accounting & Auditing
The Central Ohio AGA is pleased to offer a review of the material covered by the CGFM Exam 1. While the session will help individuals be prepared to take the first examination, it is also designed for all financial management professionals who are interested in learning more about the governmental environment at the federal, state and local level.
Outline concepts and realities of public accountability
Understand government organization at all levels
Comprehend interaction among levels of government
Understand what to tax and why
COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
The organization and structure of government — federal, state and local
Legal and other environmental aspects of the government
Interrelationships among planning, programming, budgeting, operations, accounting, reporting and auditing
Until 2010 when she retired, Virginia S. Brizendine was the CFO for the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio. Prior to that position, she was the CFO for the Public School Retirement System in Missouri. Virginia is a Certified Government Financial Manager and a Certified Public Accountant(retired). She holds a master's degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri - Columbia.
She served as the national president of the Association of Government Accountants in 1996 and served for 13 years on the professional certification board. She has received awards from AGA for distinguished services to the Association and for service to the government financial management profession.
She is a past president and founding member of the Public Pension Financial Forum, an organization that addresses issues and provides networking to finance people in public retirement systems.
Virginia also served as a chair of the Committee on Benefit and Retirement Administration of the Government Finance Officers Association and has served on the board of directors and as a Central Chapter President for the Missouri Society of CPA's.