Welcome to the NYGFOA website! We are a professional membership organization supporting those who work in and support the field of government finance. Our goal is to provide the most valuable learning opportunities, up-to-date information, and networking resources so they can be Responsible, Knowledgeable, and Accountable.

NYGFOA is here to help you do your best to perform your job and serve your community. NYGFOA provides many cost-conscious learning opportunities, among other resources, both in person and remotely to help you at any stage of your career. We offer a variety of seminars, workshops, webinars, and forums throughout the year discussing hot topics and trends in the government finance industry in each of the five regions across New York State (Western, Central, Northeast, Downstate, and Long Island) and online. We also provide basic and advanced in-depth training in the nine core areas of government finance through our Government Finance Institute (GFI) and Governmental Accounting Essentials Program (GAE). In addition, we communicate breaking news and information that could impact the duties you carry out every day.



The mission of NYGFOA is to strengthen the capacity of government finance professionals to manage public finances effectively and responsibly and to use the collective knowledge and expertise of its members for the public benefit by enhancing government efficiency and accountability throughout New York State.


Code of Ethics

In 2019 the GFOA of the United States and Canada issued its revised Code of Ethics after extensive research and input from finance officers throughout the two countries.
“Public service is a special trust. The finance office plays an important role in the public service. The finance office has stewardship over citizens' shared financial resources. These resources make possible the services that are essential to the safety, livability, and vitality of our communities.
We, the government finance officers of the United Sates and Canada, have a deep and abiding desire to show that we are worthy of the trust that has been bestowed upon us. We strive to show it to the citizens of the communities we serve and to their elected representatives. We strive to remain true to the values that drive our work as public servants."
-GFOA of the US and Canada
GFOA is working with state GFOAs to help promote and adopt the revised Code of Ethics. We are pleased to announce that the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association Board of Governors has adopted the new Code of Ethics.
If you are interested in adopting the Code of Ethics for your government, GFOA of the US and Canada has made several posters available including a poster size Code, options for a poster that can include your government's name and logo, a poster for signatures, and a poster that can include your logo along with NYGFOA's logo.
You can find the posters, additional information about the Code, and resources, such as how to put the Code into practice here: Code of Ethics
We hope you'll take a moment to review the new Code of Ethics and
consider joining us in adopting the Code!
Code of Ethics poster NYGFOA