Certification

CPFO - Treasury and Investment Management Outline

Governments have a myriad of responsibilities related to treasury operations. The exam will cover best practices in investing, and treasury operations.

Treasury and Investement Management Outline

SUB-TOPICS

DETAIL

PERCENTAGE WEIGHTING

Investing

  • Program, Policies and Procedures
  • Investment Products
  • Investment Portfolio Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Benchmarking and Reporting

40%

Treasury Operations

Payables (15%)

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Types of Payables
  • Payables Processing

Receivables (15%)

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Types of Receivables
  • Receivables Processing
  • Reconciliation and Reporting

Banking and Merchant Services (10%)

  • Banking Services
  • Merchant Services
  • Selection Process

Fraud Prevention (10%)

  • Internal
  • External

Cash Flow Forecasting (10%)

60%

Resource Recommendations

GFOA recommends that CPFO candidate review the following materials to prepare for the exam.

GFOA Best Practices

Best Practice

GFOA best practices are developed by GFOA's Committee on Treasury and Investment Management and represent the organization's recommended practices in common areas related to treasury.

View GFOA's Treasury Best Practices

Publications

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Available Training

GFOA offers the following training seminars that will help prepare for the planning and budget exam:

  • Treasury Management Best Practices –Overview Training
  • Investing Best Practices – Overview Training
  • Overview of Receivables Function
  • Overview of Payables Function
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Fraud in the Treasury Office

View GFOA's Events Calendar

Additional Web Resources

Coming Soon


Disclaimer

As the exam development process progresses for the seven new CPFO exams, some materials may be added to this reading list. Please check back regularly for updates to this document until the new exams are launched in spring 2021.

Please contact Eric Roach or email GFOA at Certification@gfoa.org with questions.


Last updated December 14, 2020