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Gerry Boaz, CPA, CGFM, CGMA

Technical Manager

Tennessee Division of State Audit

Gerry has been with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, since January 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He was a Legislative State Auditor for five years before becoming State Audit’s Technical Manager.  As a Legislative State Auditor, he served as an audit in-charge for three of the five years primarily on college and university audits.  As the Technical Manager, he is primarily responsible for monitoring GASB, FASB, AICPA, OMB, and GAO accounting, auditing, and compliance standards relating to financial statement and financial-related audits. He reviews financial statement audits for adherence to the above principles and standards, as well as to AICPA and GAO auditing standards.  He is responsible for responding to all due process documents of the above standard setters, as applicable.  He serves as a representative of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) by observing and writing an account of the GASB meetings.  

He was a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board for a three-year term (January 2015-January 2018) and its Audit Issues Task Force (AITF).  He has served and currently serves on various GASB, NASACT, GAO, and AICPA task forces and working groups.  He represents State Audit on the National State Auditors Association’s Single Audit Committee; Auditing Standards and Reporting Committee (ASRC); and Peer Review Committee. He has served as a Vice Chair for both the Single Audit and ASRC committees.  He is also an active member in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).  He currently serves on the AGA National Governing Board (NGB) as AGA National President-elect and will serve as National President beginning July 1, 2021.  He was the Nashville AGA Chapter President for the 2006-07 program year.  He served on AGA’s Professional Certification Board (PCB) for seven years (2007-2014) and as the Chair of the PCB for four of those years.   He was also a member of AGA’s National Executive Committee (now NGB) as a result of being the PCB Chair.  He served on AGA’s Governance Committee July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2019, and as Chair for the 2017-18 program year.  He served as AGA’s Southeast Regional Vice President (RVP) during the 2015-16 program year and as a result served on AGA’s national Nominating Committee.  He served as a member of the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Committee on Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (CAAFR) for two three-year terms (2004-2009) and serves on the Special Review Committee for its certificate of achievement program.  He is also a 2011 alumnus of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute.

He has a BA degree in accounting with a German minor from Murray State University (MSU) in Murray, KY.  He is a 1994 graduate of MSU.  He is married to Melissa Boaz.  He enjoys playing golf.