Job Openings

GFOA is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

IT Systems Assistant (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 committed to digital transformation to better support our staff of 70 employees and more than 22,000 members. As part of this initiative, we are recruiting for the new role of IT Systems Assistant.

This position will report to our Senior Manager of IT, who focuses on strategic initiatives like our Microsoft 365 migration, which is nearly complete. The IT Systems Assistant will contribute to this transition by supporting and training employees so that we fully leverage 365. The position will build our IT capacity and improve our support of our remote and hybrid teams in DC and Chicago across a wide range of hardware and software systems. While GFOA’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) supports security, server maintenance, patch management and more complex technical issues, the new IT Systems Assistant will address tier 1 help desk issues and be the go-to person everyone trusts for IT support.

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 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.

Program Assistant, Employee Experience

This is a new and unique hybrid position, providing variety and exposure to just about everything we do on the Employee Experience team at the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Program Assistant is responsible for a variety of administrative duties and special projects designed to support and enhance the general operations of the Employee Experience team at GFOA, which includes HR, IT, Finance, Events/Facilities, and Membership Operations. The Program Assistant will have opportunities to learn and grow in all these areas while providing the necessary support we need to meet our goal of providing an exceptional employee experience at GFOA. This position requires a variety of administrative functions at a high level of performance: accuracy, dependability, confidentiality and a thorough knowledge of the organization and the operation of internal services.