Job Openings

GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Finance and Administration


Accounting Manager (Hybrid)

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day financial transactions; monthly financial reports; as well as developing, implementing and ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures consistent with GAAP. The ideal candidate will have a record of successful and progressively responsible financial and administrative roles within an organization. As a successful team member, the Accounting Manager will bring a record of success in building relationships and communicating to a variety of constituents.

Research and Consulting Center


Research Associate

GFOA seeks individuals who are both creative and analytical to extend GFOA’s research relating to local government finance. The role will combine conducting practitioner oriented research with leaders in local government with data analysis, data visualization, and program/product development.  The role will also provide creative approaches to outreach for research projects to increase visibility of GFOA’s high quality research initiatives through execution of information/advocacy campaigns and measuring effectiveness of GFOA messaging.


Process Improvement / ERP Consultant

GFOA seeks individuals with a passion for local government and desire to help organizations modernize, improve business processes, and promote financial management best practices. GFOA consultants work directly with local governments across the United States and Canada to assist with modernization efforts including process improvement, ERP procurement, and ERP implementation.


Public Finance Internship Program

GFOA seeks undergraduate or graduate students interested in a career working in local government finance. GFOA’s internship program offers practical experience working with local governments on issues such as budgeting, technology, accounting/financial reporting, treasury management, purchasing, process improvement and others.   GFOA interns will contribute to research, data analysis, communications, and project management. In addition, interns will interact with a broad network of GFOA members and practitioners representing a wide variety of governments. Past GFOA interns have gone on to work with state and local governments, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and GFOA.

Technical Services Center


Technical Accountant - Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

This role is a member of a team of highly skilled professional accountants in the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program at GFOA, a professional association whose mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is an esteemed award recognizing local governments who go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure that is essential to establish trust in local government. This position performs technical reviews of financial reports submitted by state and local governments, applying GASB and GAAP standards with high level of proficiency.

GFOA seeks both entry level accountants and those with experience in government accounting. GFOA will provide the unique and technical training needed for the position. Candidates should have a keen interest in developing specialized expertise in accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments.