Beth Stenberg, CPA, is currently financial advisor for the council of the newly merged Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Louisville, Ky. Stenberg was the CFO of Jefferson County before the merger. As CFO, she oversaw a budget of $256 million dollars with 3,000 employees throughout the organization. In her new role, she advises the council on financial issues of their $700+ million budget and 7,000+ employees. From 2000 to 2004, Stenberg served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Advisory Council, where she served as the vice chair for three years. She is currently serving as chair of the Governmental Committee and is a member of the Financial Literacy Task Force for the Kentucky Society of CPAs (KYCPA). Prior to 1999, she worked in the Farm Credit System for 23 years in capacities such as vice president, financial services and chief information officer. She also owned a construction company that specialized in commercial and residential remodeling. Stenberg taught in Tajikistan as well as with the Farm Credit System before coming to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) where she teaches continuing professional education courses to state societies and professional organizations nationwide. Stenberg authored two payroll tax manuals, and she was was named an AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award Winner for 2008.