The value added by professional certification of municipal finance officers / David H. Folz and Chris Shults.
Note:In State and Local Government Review -- Vol. 50 (2) 2018.
Summary:"This longitudinal panel study examines the effect of a state-mandated Certified Municipal Finance Officer program on cities' financial management performance and finds that the program had a statistically significant independent impact on the observed reductions in the number of annual outside audit findings." -- Abstract.