Stern Earns CGFM® Designation


PKS & Company, P.A. is pleased to announce Ashley M. Stern, CPA has earned

the Certified Government Financial Manager® designation.   


PKS & Company, P.A. is pleased to announce that Ashley M. Stern, CPA has earned the Certified Government Financial Manager® designation.  In order to become a CGFM®, Ashley has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the Association of Government Accountants.  This professional certification recognizes the unique skills and special knowledge required of today’s government financial managers.  It covers governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting at the federal, state and local levels.  It was specifically designed to meet the critical need for an increased emphasis on the professional qualifications and stature of government financial managers.

Ashley is a graduate of Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration.  She manages a variety of clients including non-profit organizations, local and municipal government entities, for-profit businesses, as well as individuals. Ashley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Ashley is extremely active in the community serving as the Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair for the Salisbury University Foundation, as a member of the Salisbury University Women’s Circle and the Salisbury Sunrise Rotary.  To learn more about Ashley click here or contact her directly via email at

PKS & Company, P. A. is a full service accounting firm with offices in Salisbury, Ocean City and Lewes that provides traditional accounting services as well as specialized services in the areas of retirement plan audits and administration, medical practice consulting, estate and trust services, fraud and forensic services and payroll services and offers financial planning and investments through PKS Investment Advisors, LLC.

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