Job Openings

GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions


Finance Center


Staff Accountant (Hybrid)

Want to use your accounting expertise to serve an organization that helps local governments build thriving communities? The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is recruiting a Staff Accountant to play a key support role in the day-to-day financial transactions and preparing monthly financial reports. This new position will be the fourth member of our finance team, and we are excited to build capacity for this department to better serve our staff of 65 and more than 22,000 members.

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

Want to apply your accounting knowledge to help local communities through a career serving the public sector? The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is looking for an early career accounting professional to join our team. GFOA is dedicated to advancing excellence in state and local government financial management to help build thriving communities. Our 22,000 members across the United States and Canada rely upon GFOA to provide timely information, practical educational opportunities, high-quality publications, and current best practices. 

This entry-level role is a junior member of a team of highly skilled professional accountants in the Certificate of Achievement (COA) for Excellence in Financial Reporting program at GFOA. The COA 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 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.

Other Openings


Applications Manager (Hybrid)

Want to use your technical expertise to serve an organization that helps local governments build thriving communities? The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is investing in technology to better support our staff of 65 employees and more than 22,000 members. As part of this initiative, we are recruiting for the new role of Applications Manager. This role will serve as the organization’s primary resource for the association management system (iMIS) and will regularly liaise with staff and third-party vendors, such as GFOA’s managed service provider, which provides our day-to-day technical support. GFOA’s IT team will also include an IT strategic leader.