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Welcome to the CAFP

The Commonwealth Association for Financial Professionals ("CAFP") is a non-profit finance professional association serving central Virginia for over 25 years to provide an active and open exchange of concepts and techniques related to Finance and Treasury Management.  CAFP is a regional affiliate of the national Association for Financial Professionals ("AFP").

Letter from the President 2021-2022

Welcome!  On behalf of the Board of the Commonwealth Association for Financial Professionals (“CAFP”), we are glad you are here.  We have a great year planned, packed full of interesting programming to expand your knowledge of current financial topics.

For over 30 years, the CAFP (formerly Commonwealth Treasury Management Association) has provided Financial Professionals in Central Virginia and the surrounding areas a forum to only exchange concepts, techniques, and strategies related to improving finance, treasury and accounting functions.


Membership is open to individuals, companies and government/non-profit entities.  Most members and guests are those who provide finance, treasury, accounting or consultative type services and most Richmond area employers are represented in our membership--from corporates, governmental, non-profit, education and banking sectors.


We have adapted to the hybrid work environment to continue to add value for our members.  We are continuing to meet virtually monthly & hope you'll consider joining us in person in Spring 2022!

We look forward to resuming our traditional format as soon as prudent - as monthly lunch meetings offer CAFP members the opportunity to learn about relevant finance and treasury management subject matter. We also typically host an annual local facility tour to give our membership an operational experience.  Members also enjoy social networking events during the year.  Our season culminates each spring with a day-long training session that focuses on a variety of topics in the financial and treasury management fields.  As a member of the CAFP, you are invited to all of our events, virtual and in person and encouraged to invite a guest. 

CAFP recognizes the significance of attaining the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FP&A) Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Management Accountants (CMA) and Certified Cash Manager (CCM) designations. Therefore, our meetings qualify for CTP/FP&A/CCM and CPE credit.

I encourage you to add our meetings to your calendar now.  Please arrive early to each meeting so you can network with our diverse membership representing most of Richmond's business community. Through our regular monthly meetings and capstone Spring Training session, you will have the opportunity to earn at least 12 continuing professional education credits annually, meeting the minimum requirements established by the Association for Financial Professionals. You can find details of each meeting on our Calendar tab.


I truly hope you will consider joining our membership by completing the easy online application. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Donavan Manning, Vice President of Membership at (804) 783-1901 or donavan.manning@accountemps.com, or me  / (804) 922-5539 or Leslie.Hardesty@Genworth.com.

We look forward to "seeing" you at an upcoming event!


Best regards,
Leslie Hardesty, MBA
President, CAFP

Upcoming events

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:00 AM • Online
Thursday, June 09, 2022 11:00 AM • Online

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CAFP is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Richmond, Virginia

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