Technical Accountant (Entry Level, 2022) -- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Fully Remote Remote Technical Services Center
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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.


GFOA offers a generous benefits package, including retirement, health insurance, dental, and vision.


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

0-3 years relevant work experience

Attention to detail, critical thinking, project management skills

Ability to use document management technology

Ability to thrive in an independent, fully remote role