City Employee Receives Certified Government Financial Manager Designation

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PUBLISHED 1/25/2022

City of Lawton employee Susan Schlecht has earned the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation.

The CGFM certification is overseen by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Certified Government Financial Managers demonstrate competency in government accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels. Benefits of earning this credential include recognition of specialized knowledge and experience, as well as expanded career opportunities.

Schlecht is the Component Unit Accountant for the city’s Finance Department and has been with the City of Lawton for 17 years. She received her Bachelor of Business in Accounting in December 2018 and graduated with honors. She is currently a member of AGA - the Association of Government Accountants.

“I am extremely proud of Susan and her recent certification designation,” said Finance Director Joe Don Dunham. “It took a lot of work for Susan to get this certification and we couldn’t be more proud of her and her dedication.”


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