The notoriously difficult Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination has a pass rate of 50 percent. Citizen Potawatomi Nation general ledger auditor April Sitton completed the test in October 2020 and became a CPA, joining the Tribe’s CFO as department staff with the credentials.
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Accounting Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd year in a row in December 2020.
After 13 years of employment with CPN, Mary Chisholm was promoted to the position of CFO. She now uses her expertise to ask questions from a tribal perspective among colleagues.
CPN won the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting in 2018, earning the award three decades straight.
When longtime Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett discusses his tenure at the tribe, first as tribal administrator and then as tribal chairman, he often mentions the decrepit state of the Nation’s finances when he began working at the tribe in the 1980s. Appointed as tribal administrator in 1983, he came to work to find a Read More »