Why Join CFMA?

There are contractors. There are accountants. But, construction financial professionals are unique. For them, day-to-day accounting is only part of the job. From job cost control and the contract life cycle to risk management and surety relationships.

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is “The Source & Resource for Construction Financial Professionals” and the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the construction financial professional.

The Chapter enjoys strong leadership from year to year. Chapter Officers & Directors are local construction financial managers who have your best interest in mind when developing and holding programs and seminars.

In order to become a member of the Chicago Chapter, you must join CFMA at the national level.
CFMA National offices are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

Membership in the Chicago Chapter Provides Many Benefits

The Chicago Chapter was formed in 1985 and is one of 94 chapters throughout the U.S.

Local Networking: Gain access to a network of over 180 professionals from the top construction firms in the Chicago area.

Education and CPE: 8 Monthly education meetings and a minimum of two major classes per year. Meetings are held around the Chicago area and include breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings. Earn your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits with CFMA programs.

Local Industry: Stay on top of current local events affecting our industry.

CFMA Chicago meets monthly: CFMA Chicago offers local workshops, seminars, and programs that complement the extensive member services provided by CFMA Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

Local chapter meetings are usually on the third Wednesday of the month, September through May. Several months, meetings are preceded by an afternoon seminar to cover more areas of a particular topic. Peer-to-peer discussions, which are informal exchanges of information between members on issues pertinent to the profession, are a recurring feature at meetings throughout the year. Past discussions have covered subject matter in the areas of Financial Statement Analysis, Risk Management, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Information Management Systems, and Field Productivity.

Membership in CFMA Provides Many Tools

Headquarters Web Site:

Information Resources: Monthly "Building Profits" Magazine and The "Book" / "Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry". Visit to explore the wealth of resources provided to members

Industry Publications: Work smarter with useful newsletters and comprehensive magazine articles.

Educational Programs: Learn to be more efficient and profitable through CFMA’s premier educational events.

Professional Networking: Solve problems quickly with experienced input from the largest network of peer resources in construction accounting.

Online Services: Stay well informed on accounting, tax, and regulatory issues.

Career Tools: Prepare for the next step on the career ladder with professional certification, a job resume bank, and industry links.

There are Two Primary Types of CFMA Memberships

General Membership represents all types of contractors, including generals and subcontractors as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals and material and equipment suppliers.

General Member Dues are $355.00 plus $75.00 local chapter dues.

Associate Membership is open to all those serving the construction industry, such as lawyers, public accountants, bankers, sureties, insurance agents and carriers and other service providers. Associate Member Dues are $455.00 plus $100.00 local chapter dues

View all membership types here.

How to Join

You can join CFMA and Chicago Chapter at

At the bottom of the CFMA application is an option to join the local chapter. Select the Chicago Chapter and National will inform us that you have joined. If you have any questions about the Chicago Chapter, please don't hesitate to contact the Chapter Administrator, Deb Hypke, or 815-806-4908. We hope to see you at a Chapter event soon.

Start the membership application process here.