Trina Edwards Earns CGFM
DGN audit manager Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM Earns Certified Government Financial Manager Designation from Association of Government Accountants
Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CFGM, an audit manager at Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth in Traverse City, has earned Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Certification required successfully meeting rigorous examination and professional experience requirements. Edwards has been a government and nonprofit audit specialist for 18 years.
The AGA’s CGFM program was specifically designed to help meet the critical need for greatly increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers. This professional designation recognizes the unique skills and special knowledge required of professionals who specialize in government financial management. In addition to meeting the program’s education and experience requirements, those awarded the designation agree to abide by AGA’s strict Code of Ethics and complete at least 80 hours of continuing professional education in government financial management topics or related technical subjects every two years.
Edwards joined Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth in 2008. Her career spans 18 years of public accounting experience, including work with many governmental entities, nonprofits and grant funded agencies as well as five years in government accounting for a Michigan city. She is a member of DGN’s government/nonprofit industry team, the American Institute of CPAs, the Michigan Association of CPAs, the Government Finance Officers Association, and a past member of the MACPA Nonprofit Subcommittee. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Northwood University, graduating magna cum laude and salutatorian.
The Association of Government Accountants is a 15,000-member association that serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and working in the public interest for higher standards of government accountability and transparency.
Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth hosts the largest team of government accountants and auditors in northern Michigan. For more information, contact (231) 946-1722 or www.dgncpa.com