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North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association

This site provides information on the NCGFOA, an association of over 400 local government finance officers.


The purpose of this Association is to promote the improvement of the methods of governmental financing in North Carolina as developed and recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, The Department of the State Treasurer, and other recognized authorities in the field of government administration.


FOR CPAs: The North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners changed the CPE rules effective January 1, 2020 for CPE completed in 2020 for the 2021-2022 license renewal that begins April 1 2021.

Big picture, two key messages:

    1. CPE is now recorded in minutes rather than hours. Instead of 40 hours at 50 minutes each, the requirement is for 2,000 CPE minutes. This allows licensees to claim credit for all CPE minutes instead of having to round down time of less than half-hour increments. Nano Learning is a new thing!
    2. The annual ethics minimum requirement has been reduced from two hours (100 minutes) to 50 minutes.

More details about these rule changes are available at

Call for Topics

We want to hear from you!

Each year the NCGFOA hosts several conferences, which focus on innovations in the government finance field, technical know-how and essential tools of the profession. 

Please let us know what your areas of concerns are, what topics you would like to have addressed, etc. In addition, if you have a suggested speaker for the topic, please provide that information also.

The NCGFOA welcomes your input as we attempt to meet the needs of each local government across the state.