Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR)

The Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting assists public finance officers in their efforts to utilize sound auditing and accounting standards and produce transparent financial reports on the health of state and local finance activities. The committee works closely with the GASB, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other organizations and recommends best practices for effective government finance operations.

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: Melanie Keeton, Assistant Finance Director, City of San Antonio, TX
  • VICE-CHAIR: Diane B. Allison, CPA, CGFO, Director of Business Services, Ascension Parish School Board, Donaldsonville, LA

  • Irma Ashworth, Finance Director, City of Mesa, AZ
  • Robert Balducci, Comptroller, New York City Water Finance Authority, New York, NY
  • Erin Ballou, CMA, CPFO, Assistant Chief Financial Officer, City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY
  • Daniel Buffalo, Finance Director, City of Ukiah, CA
  • Ken Burke, Clerk-Circuit CT & Comptroller, Pinellas County
  • Neil Davies, CGFM, Commonwealth Accountant Manager, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Jerry Durham, CPA, CGFM, CFE, Assistant Director, State of Tennessee - Comptroller, Nashville, TN
  • Kimberly Francisco, Controller, City of Rockville, Rockville, MD
  • Mark Gassaway, Finance Director, Clark County, WA
  • Susan Iverson, Finance Director, City of Lake Elmo
  • Alexandra E. Johnson, CPA, Assistant Audit Manager, Washington State Auditor's Office, Olympia, WA
  • Dennis W. Kauffman, CPFO, CPA, Finance Operations Manager, City of Roseville, Roseville, CA
  • Sheri Larsen, Chief Deputy County Clerk, County of Douglas, Omaha, NE
  • Dan Legard, Finance Director, City of Kennewick, Kennewick, WA
  • Grace Martinez, Deputy Director of Finance & Accounting, City of San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Margaret Moggia, Chief Financial Officer, West Basin Municipal Water District, Carson, CA
  • Kela Pryor, Finance Director/Treasurer, City of Bressemer
  • Anthony Rousseau, Assistant Director, Finance/Controller, City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • Teresa Smith, Deputy Finance Director, City of Charlotte
  • Ember Strange, Asst. Finance Director, City of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
  • Cameron Van Noy, Financial Analyst-Lead, Travis County, TX
  • Shakeel Yusuf, Comptroller, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA


  • Stephen W. Blann, CPA, CGFM, Principal, Rehmann, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Irfan A. Bora, Director, Master's in Govt. Accounting Program, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • John G. Hulsey, CGFM, Public Service Assistant, University of Georgia - C. Vinson Institute of Government, Gainesville, GA
  • Carol Jessup, Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois - Springfield, Springfield, IL
  • Mona Stephens, Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Seattle, WA
  • Christopher Telli, Partner, BKD, LLP, Colorado Springs, CO


  • Diane C. Reichard, Chief Financial Officer, City of Plant City, Plant City, FL
  • Andrew J. Scott, City Budget Director, City of Portland, Portland, OR

GFOA Staff