As Director of Technical Services of the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada, Michele Mark Levine is responsible for overseeing all GFOA member services related to accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, including technical reviews of the annual comprehensive financial reports of over 4,000 state and local governments. Prior to joining GFOA, Michele served as the Chief Accountant and Deputy Comptroller for Accountancy of New York City. Her earlier work included leadership positions in the New York City Office of Management and Budget, serving as the comptroller of six public authorities and local development corporations affiliated with the City, and serving on the audit staff of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Michele is a member of the Editorial Board of the CPA Journal and was honored to have been named the 2011 Outstanding CPA in Government by the New York State Society of CPAs. Michele holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration at Syracuse University.