About Us

Mission Statement

The Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association (TGFOA) is a professional organization whose purpose is to enhance the practice of governmental finance in Tennessee’s cities, counties, school districts, utilities, and special purpose jurisdictions.

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Our organization is made up of finance officers from all across the State of Tennessee. Our mission is to promote the improvement of governmental finance practices and to encourage its members to follow the standards developed and recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Comptroller of the Treasury and other recognized authorities in the field of governmental finance administration. Our organization provides professional training and networking opportunities while keeping our members up to date with the current trends in our industry.

Our objectives include providing educational training and informational updates to our membership relating to:

  • Proper Procedures of Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Cash Management
  • Financial Administration
  • Debt Management
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Promote Networking of Finance Officials within all Branches of Government in Tennessee

Our association is affliated with the national GFOA and maintains contact with its staff to promote training opportunities and participation in annual GFOA conferences.

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