March 2015 is proclaimed to be Certified Government Financial Manager Month by
Governor Douglas A. Ducey of the State of Arizona, stated as follows:
WHEREAS, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is a professional organization, which has a network of 15,000 members in 100 chapters in the United States and around the world, with both a Phoenix Chapter and a Southern Arizona Chapter consisting of approximately 244 active members representing state, federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Arizona ; and
WHEREAS, AGA Phoenix and Southern Arizona Chapter members have responded to AGA’s mission of Advancing Government Accounability, 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 Arizona by mastering increasingly technical and complex requirements; and
WHEREAS, the Certified Government Financial Manager (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, with 106 individuals in Arizona achieving the CGFM designation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona , do hereby proclaim March 2015 as * CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL MANAGER MONTH *