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Steven A. Solomon

Class of 1977

Chief Financial Officer, Prince William County Government, Virginia, Steven A. Solomon, Receives Government Leadership Award

Alexandria, VA – Steven A. Solomon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Director of Finance, Prince William County Government, Virginia, received the prestigious, national Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), Feb. 12. Mr. Solomon’s award was presented at the Association’s NLC: Strategic Innovation for Government Leaders training event in Washington, D.C.

The Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award was formally established to recognize local government professionals who exemplify and promote excellence in government financial management and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing sound financial management legislation, regulations, practices, policies and systems. The award recognizes the outstanding leadership of individuals in local government that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems or operations and consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.

This award serves in recognition of Mr. Solomon’s 28 years of dedicated public service, in which he has demonstrated excellence in financial management and leadership in financial reporting, at the local, State and national level; ongoing support for the local government community; execution of sound financial policies and controls; and a commitment to continuous program advancement, efficiencies and savings. His dedication and contributions to the government bodies he has served have been reflected through several awards for excellence in innovative financial reporting, leadership and continuous implementation of successful initiatives to better government finance.

In his current role as CFO/ Director of Finance for Prince William County, Virginia ($2.1 billion budget), Solomon serves as Vice-Chair of the countywide Information Technology Steering Committee, where all major system projects are managed and reviewed. He pursues the continuous improvement of financial systems in the areas of tax administration, real estate assessments, financial management, procurement, risk management and treasury management. Solomon oversaw the implementation of the financial controls for the new EMS Billing System, which brought in $3.7 million of new revenue to the County from ambulance billings. In addition, he created a dashboard to track national, State and local economic trends and demographic information. The dashboard has been designed to extract data efficiently and periodically from multiple databases into a dashboard that makes it possible to use for revenue forecasting and financial analysis on a platform that can be utilized by multiple stakeholders within the organization.

Solomon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double major in Accountancy and Economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He pursued a Master’s degree in Public Policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

AGA is the member organization for financial professionals in government. We lead and encourage change that benefits our field and all citizens. Our networking events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education help members build their skills and advance their careers. Visit our website at www.agacgfm.org.

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