1. Why did you want to become a CPFO?
I was seeking broad exposure to all major areas of government finance.
2. What did you learn going through the process?
I learned about several subject areas with which I did not have prior experience.
3. How has becoming a CPFO made an impact on you in your profession?
I earned the CPFO certification relatively early in my career. I believe that the certification set me apart. Being a CPA has been helpful. However, the additional CPFO credential has enhanced my expertise in a way that is specific to government finance.
4. What would you say to others thinking about becoming a CPFO?
Absolutely do it. If you are interested in highly relevant professional development, the CPFO program delivers.