The Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) is a statewide Association of government finance professionals.

Since its founding in 1958 by six municipal finance officers, the IGFOA has grown to over 1,000 members. IGFOA members share their knowledge and experience in a variety of ways resulting in a successful collaboration among members to support each other in meaningful ways to meet the increasingly complex demands on local government finance professionals in Illinois.


The purpose of the Association is to serve government finance professionals through Learning, Connecting, and Progressing.


Exceptional professional education is the foundation of IGFOA. The Association provides affordable expert training in the various disciplines of government finance, especially as it pertains to Illinois local governments. IGFOA's training programs are regularly evaluated and updated to ensure they meet the evolving educational needs of the membership. IGFOA is certified by NASBA to offer CPE credit for CPA licensing requirements.


IGFOA offers a variety of opportunities to interact with other government finance professionals to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. In addition to in-person events, members have access to timely and relevant information through the Knowledge Exchange, the semi-monthly IGFOA e-newsletter, and the IGFOA website. 


IGFOA continually looks for innovative ways to advance the government finance profession, including promoting and fostering its professional stature as well as actively encouraging interest in and awareness of government finance as a career. IGFOA is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the government finance profession.

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