Guam – The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter promoted its Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation during the month of March with support from both the Executive and Legislative branches of the government of Guam.
The Governor’s Office presented Proclamation No. 2013-024 to the AGA Guam Chapter proclaiming the month of March as the Guam Certified Government Financial Manager Month.
The Guam Legislature also presented the AGA Guam Chapter Resolution No. 57-32 (COR), Relative to recognizing and commending Guam’s Certified
Government Financial Managers of the Association of Government Accountants Guam Chapter on the observance of March 2013 as “CGFM Month.”
The AGA Guam Chapter represents 195 members, of which 24 hold the CGFM designation, that work in both the public and private sectors of Guam’s economy.
“The CGFM designation holds high prestige for those accounting and other business professionals within the government and private sector,” explained Jason Katigbak, MBA, CPA, CIA, CFE, CGMA, President of the AGA Guam Chapter.
“The CGFM designation demonstrates professionalism and competency whereby appropriate education and professional experience is required,” explained Doreen Crisostomo, Ph.D., CGFM, Regional Vice President-Past for the AGA-Pacific Rim and President-Elect. “CGFMs have to abide by the AGA’s Code of Ethics and must pass 3 examinations requiring expertise in governmental environment, financial management and control, and accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting..”
In line with the celebration of CGFM Month, the AGA Guam Chapter partnered with the Guam Society of Certified Public Accountants and the University of Guam to provide over 70 University of Guam and Guam Community College students and business professionals with an opportunity to network toward successful employment after graduation at the 2nd Annual “Building Bridges Mixer.”
“The Building Bridges Mixer showcases the accounting and business communities’ effort in hiring young professionals from our local university and college,” explained Ricky Hernandez, AGA Guam Chapter Early Careers Chairperson.
The AGA Guam Chapter is involved in numerous other events, trainings, community service activities, etc. that benefit the local community. For more information, please visit http:aga.guam.net.