By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the Montgomery 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 14,000 members in 101 chapters in the United States and around the world and approximately 367 active members representing state, federal, municipal and private sector accountants, auditors, and financial managers in Alabama; and
WHEREAS, the Montgomery 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 Alabama 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:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim March 2017, as
Certified Government Financial Manager Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 22nd day of February 2017.
Provided by the Office of the Governor of Alabama | governor.alabama.gov