Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants is pleased to announce that Ali Barnes, CPA, has achieved the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) credential, awarded by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
“The CGFM credential is considered the mark of excellence in financial management for federal, state and local government,” said Jamie Rivette, CPA, CGFM, Principal and Government Services Group leader. “Ali’s achievement demonstrates our professionals’ commitment to expanding our level of expertise and providing audit, accounting and consulting services for Michigan governmental entities.”
The CGFM credential exemplifies competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls and budgeting. It recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience required to be an effective government financial manager.
Barnes is the managing principal of Yeo & Yeo’s Alma office and provides audit services, with an emphasis on government entities, schools, nonprofit organizations and employee retirement benefit plans. She joined Yeo & Yeo in 2007 and is a member of the firm’s Audit Services Group, Pension Services Group and Government Services Group.
In the community, Barnes serves on the board of directors and finance committee for the Gratiot County Community Foundation. She is also board treasurer for the Alma Police Athletic League and serves on the finance committee for Girls on the Run.