Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)

Committee in Brief

The Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting assists public finance officers in their efforts to utilize sound auditing and accounting standards and produce transparent financial reports on the health of state and local finance activities. The committee works closely with the GASB, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other organizations and recommends best practices for effective government finance operations.


Best Practices and Advisories in Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting


2014 Winter Meeting Agenda


2013 Annual Conference Material


2013 Winter Meeting Material


2012 Annual Conference Material


CHAIR: William Hall, Director of Statewide Reporting, State of Vermont
VICE CHAIR: Melinda Gildart, Chief Financial Officer, Illinois Finance Authority


GFOA Staff: Stephen Gauthier and Jake Lorentz



  1. Erin Ballou, Senior Staff Accountant, City of Bowling Green, KY
  2. Allison Bradsher, Controller, City of Raleigh, NC
  3. Vivian Calkins-McGettigan, Deputy County Administrator, County of York, VA
  4. Sharon Edmundson, Director, Fiscal Management, State and Local Govt. Finance Division. North Carolina - Department of State Treasurer
  5. Tim Flora, Audit & Financial Reporting Manager, Buncombe County, NC
  6. Susan Friend, Director, Accounting Services, County of Broward, FL
  7. Anne Fritz, Finance Director, City of St. Petersburg, FL
  8. Denise Grizzle, Assistant Comptroller, City of El Paso, TX
  9. Jodie Hartman, Director of Finance/Treasurer, Village of Lake Zurich, IL
  10. Anne Harty, Chief Financial Officer, City of Rock Hill, SC
  11. Alexandra Johnson, Assistant Audit Manager, Washington State Auditor’s Office, WA
  12. Frances (Fanny) Lee, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  13. Michele Mark Levine, Deputy Comptroller/Chief Accountant, New York City Office of the Comptroller
  14. James McIntosh, Deputy CFO, Clark County School District, NV
  15. Brett Miller, Accounting Manager, City of Hollister, CA
  16. Margaret Moggia, Chief Financial Officer, West Basin Municipal Water District, Carson, CA
  17. Lenny Moore, Controller, Montgomery County-Department of Finance, MD
  18. Kelly Neal, Assistant Finance Director, City of Edmond, OK
  19. Debra Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, State of Maryland
  20. Melanie Seale, Controller, City of San Antonio, TX
  21. Stephanie Walker, CFO, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Madison, WI
  22. David Watson, Director of Finance, City of Maryland Heights, MO 



  1. Stephen Blann, Director of Governmental Audit Quality, Rehmann, Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Carol Jessup, Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois Springfield, IL
  3. Mona Stephens, Faculty, University of Phoenix and Southern New Hampshire University



  1. Steven Solomon, Director of Finance, Prince William County Government, VA
  2. Harlita Robinson, Finance Director and Tax Commissioner, City of Forest Park, OH

Additional Resources on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting


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