FIU Executive Workshop for CGFM Preparation

Course Description

The FIU Executive Workshop for CGFM Preparation teaches the principles of Public Financial Management and is designed to follow the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA) Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) exam structure which focuses on three modules; Governmental Environment; Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting; and Governmental Financial Management and Control. Students taking this course are REQUIRED to use AGA’s CGFM study guide materials (which will be purchased by the university).

This FIU Public Administration Workshop is offered in-person at FIU at I-75 in Miramar, FL. If you are interested in attending the workshop, you can find further information regarding work content, schedule, and cost information here, and you can register for the workshop by following this link.

Please Note: Participation in this workshop does not guarantee success on the CGFM examinations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, you should have a strong working knowledge of:

  • Organization, Structure, and Authority of Government
  • Legally-Based Implications of the Government Financial Environment
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of the Government Management System (Cycle)
  • Governmental Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Budgeting
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Federal, State, and Local Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Management Functions
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Financial and Managerial Analysis Techniques
  • Internal Control
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Performance Measurement/Metrics/Service Efforts
  • Auditing

More information on the CGFM program can be found here:


Facilitator Biography

Alfredo Riverol

Alfredo Riverol holds two Master Degrees from Florida International University; Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Taxation. Mr. Riverol is a Certified Public Accountant and licensed in the State of Florida. His other credentials include Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Mr. Riverol was selected as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 2013 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award Winner for Local Level of Government for 2013. The National Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award recognizes the impact of significant contributions of the CPA to the efficiency, effectiveness or innovative service delivery of their respective local, state, or federal employer organization.

Additionally, Alfredo was nominated and selected as the National 2016 Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award recipient by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). The award recognizes the outstanding leadership of individuals in local government that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems or operations and consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.

Furthermore, in 2013, Mr. Riverol was featured in the South Florida Business Journal as one of the best and brightest young professionals under the age of 40 for his professional success and community involvement.

Currently, Alfredo Riverol is an appointed member of the AICPA’s Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC). One of the Committee’s main objectives is to promote greater government accountability and the integrity of government operations, information, and information systems.

Mr. Riverol is an adjunct professor at Florida International University specializing in Public Budgeting and Finance. In addition to his teaching activities, Alfredo at times is requested, nationally, to speak on the topic of Finances in Public Administration. In 2010, Mr. Riverol was selected as the Chief Financial Officer at the City of South Miami, a position in which he continues to serve. Alfredo is an active member and participant to multiple organizations; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, Florida Government Finance Officers Association, S. FL Govt. Finance Officers and City Clerks Association, Association of Government Accountants, and American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Workshop registration

To register please follow the link here

Please email Tatiana Webster or call 305-348-9940 with questions or to register.