ICGFM Board of Directors - Biography

Peter Aliferis, Treasurer

Pete Aliferis

Mr. Aliferis was the Director of the Special Projects Office, Office of the Comptroller General of the United States at the United States General Accounting Office (GAO). During his career at the GAO, he was also the Director of Operations of the Accounting and Information Management Division, then GAO's largest technical division. Previously, he was the Director of the Office of International Audit Organization Liaison, where he was instrumental in the setting of INTOSAI world-wide guidelines and standards for Internal Controls, Auditing and Accounting.  Mr. Aliferis also managed the International Auditor Fellowship Training Program, which provided high quality training to senior officials from national audit offices from other INTOSAI countries. After retirement from the GAO, he was Dean of Curriculum for the Government Audit Training Institute at the USDA Graduate School, and Deputy Executive Director - Operations, and Director of Professional certification for the Association of Government Accountants.

Mr. Aliferis holds a Masters' Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Norwich University.  He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (retired).

Mr. Aliferis is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Board of Directors and former President of the International Consortium of Government Financial Management, the Institute of Management Accountants, and is a member of the Association of Government Accountants. He was a member of the Financial Audit Committee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  He is a University Fellow, and a member of the Board of Fellows of Norwich University.  He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions including GAO's Distinguished Service Award, and his leadership was recognized by the Public Employees Roundtable in granting to GAO, their first time award for excellence in International Programs.

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