Maripaz N. Perez is the Assistant Chief Financial Officer of the Guam Power Authority (GPA). She joined the GPA’s management team in 2011 as their Internal Auditor and became the Assistant Chief Financial Officer in November 2020.
Paz holds the professional designations of a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM); Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP); Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA); Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
She attended George Washington High School in Mangilao. She earned her degree in International Business and minored in Human Resources Management at the University of Guam. In 2005, she received her Masters of Arts in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix.
Prior to working at GPA, Paz worked at the Guam Office of Public Accountability (OPA) for more than eight years. At the OPA, she started as a Management Analyst until she was promoted as an Auditor III. She also worked at the University of Guam as an adjunct instructor teaching Principles of Financial Accounting for two years from Spring 2017 thru Fall 2018.
Paz is an active member of the Association of Government Accountants where she served as the Secretary and the Directors for the Education and Accountability Committees. She is currently serving as the chapter’s President-Elect and the Certification Committee Director. Paz is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, and the Institute for Internal Controls.
8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
The course will present key areas covered by the CGFM Examination Part 3. These topics include internal and management control, auditing, performance measurement and reporting, financial and managerial analysis and techniques, and concepts and controls. The session aims to augment study materials for those pursuing their CGFM. It also provides accountability professional refreshers and updated information on internal and management control, performance measurement, and managerial analyses.
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.