Academic journal article The Journal of Government Financial Management

Meet Ernie Almonte, CGFM, CPA, CFE: AGA's National President-Elect

Academic journal article The Journal of Government Financial Management

Meet Ernie Almonte, CGFM, CPA, CFE: AGA's National President-Elect

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Twenty-five years ago, Rhode Island's new auditor general was invited to join AGA. At first, he said no, then his colleagues convinced him to reconsider. Today, Ernie Almonte stands ready to become National President of AGA, calling his membership a great opportunity. "Little did I know AGA would propel my career by improving my skill sets and leadership abilities and vastly expanding my network. It all led me to this point," he said.

Personable, open and warm, Ernie is a first-generation American, former shoeshine boy, and son of an Italian immigrant. He and Kathy, his wife of 37 years "who continues to light up my life," reared five sons and now dote on four grandchildren. "I smile when I even think about them!" he added.

Ernie brings this same passion for building personal relationships to other aspects of his life. "We must always improve our skill sets so we're ready for the future. Equally important, though, is to always treat other people with respect and help them succeed as we advance. We owe this to each other as human beings and as leaders in our communities and profession."

In a career that includes 16 years as state auditor general, a term as chair of the American Institute of CPA's board of directors and recipient of its highest award, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, Ernie recognizes the need to prepare for imminent change. Now a partner in global accounting firm RSM's Boston office, he plans to focus his AGA presidency on "future-proofing" the profession, advancing opportunities for women and underrepresented groups, and promoting inclusivity. …

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