Membership in the GFOA is open to everyone whose career, studies or interests involve government financial management. GFOA members are a diverse group of individuals, from students and entry-level employees to senior managers, who work for:
- Cities, towns and other municipalities of all sizes
- School districts, special districts and retirement systems
- States and provinces
- Schools of public affairs and administration
- Federal agencies
- Accounting and law firms, investment banks, financial institutions, and consulting firms.