About CFMA

About Us

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is the source and resource for construction financial excellence and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today's construction financial professionals.

Established in 1981, CFMA's General Members include general contractors, specialty trades, developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include professionals in the accounting, insurance, surety, technology, legal, and banking industries, or any other specialty in the construction industry.

CFMA currently has more than 8,300 members in 99 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada that offer education and networking opportunities.

To view CFMA's bylaws click here.


Mission Statement

To be essential to the success and growth of construction financial professionals.

Core Values


Fostering a culture of ethical behavior in both business dealings and personal relationships.


Creating proficiency in our members and their employees.


Building and valuing personal and professional relationships, information sharing, and camaraderie.


Advancing the profession; understanding what needs to be done and working with others to achieve it.

Professional/Personal Development

Helping each member continually grow and reach his or her full potential.


Providing exceptional value to the member; relevant and timely resources; responsive to member needs, interests, and expectations.

Strategic Goals


Member Value

Members will regard CFMA as the essential construction financial resource, and CFMs will be viewed as leaders in the construction financial industry and an indispensable part of their company’s leadership team.

  • Provide the best educational content with multiple delivery formats.
  • Improve CFMA's relevance and efficiency by capitalizing on technology.
  • Increase marketing and social media engagement.
  • Increase the promotion of the CCIFP designation as essential to career development for CFMs.

Chapter Relations

CFMA chapters will be vibrant, growing, and viewed by stakeholders as the best local educational and networking resource for construction financial professionals.

  • Strengthen the infrastructure and resources to support chapter performance.
  • Reduce the burden of chapter administration on volunteers.
  • Support chapter administration to ensure consistency and efficiencies.


Construction companies will recognize the significant value of CFMA education and engagement as an essential investment in their success.

  • Develop effective methods to demonstrate value to companies in the construction industry.

External Relations

CFMA will be the recognized authority in advancing sound financial and accounting practices in the construction industry and the leading resource for education, financial information, and issues that impact the construction industry.

  • Expand industry awareness of CFMA.
  • Increase the number and scope of strategic partnerships with other industry-related organizations.
  • Promote awareness of mental health and suicide prevention to help create a zero suicide industry.


The CCIFP will become recognized as THE essential financial management certification for the construction industry. 

  • Increase the promotion of the CCIFP designation as essential to career development for construction financial managers.
  • Increase applications of CCIFP certification in the construction industry.
  • Retain and develop current CCIFPs.