About ICGFM

The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management, Inc. (ICGFM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association, is unique in the financial management community. Established in 1978, a distinguished and international group of financial management professionals from government and academia recognized the need for the various financial practitioners to engage in dialogue about their perspectives for improving government financial management. ICGFM became, and remains, the first "umbrella" organization whose members include government entities, private firms, professional associations and university departments as well as individuals devoted to improving financial management.

 

Vision

ICGFM plays a pivotal global role in improving transparency, accountability and trust in government.

 

Mission

Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management, Inc. is dedicated to improving financial management, so governments can better serve their citizens.

 

Purposes and Objectives

ICGFM is the only global organization within the public financial management space. We work to promote a better understanding of professional financial management among public officials at all levels of government, municipal, state, federal, and international, by:

  • exchanging information and ideas — through virtual and in-person opportunities including forums, blogs, eLists, training events and conferences connecting individuals and organizations to better promote shared objectives in PFM
  • maintaining high professional standards among governmental financial managers
  • encouraging governments to recognize the critical importance of improved professional management of public resources

The Consortium's activities reflect the disciplines of governmental financial management including: 

  • accounting
  • auditing
  • budgeting
  • data processing
  • debt administration
  • retirement administration
  • treasury management.