41st Annual Conference (July 28-30)


Wednesday, July 28  
3:15pm - 4:30pm  Concurrent Bank #1 (1.5 CPE | 1 GFI)
  - A "Periscope Perspective" on Pandemic Assistance - From All Angles
  - Session TBD
6:00pm - 6:45pm Welcome Cocktail Reception (sponsored by
Thursday, July 29  
7:30am - 8:45pm Breakfast (sponsored by
9:05am - 10:20am P.O.W.E.R. Tactics that Get Leaders Results (2 CPE | GFI)
  Keynote Presenter - Matt Episcopo
10:20am - 10:50am Coffee Break (sponsored by
10:45am - 11:30am GFI Graduation & Annual Business Meeting 
11:45am - 12:50pm Lunch (sponsored by 
1:00pm - 1:50pm Concurrent Bank #2 (1 CPE | 1 GFI)
  - The "Outlook" for Financial Systems in Smaller Governments
  - "Observations" for the 'Risk Aware' Finance Officer
  - "Peering" into the Crystal Ball of Future Revenues
2:10pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Bank #3 (1 CPE | 1GFI)
  - The "Specter" of Data Management and Your Budget
  - Cybersecurity Fraud and Protection through the "Magnifying" Glass 
  - From the "Vista": A State Retirement System Update
3:00pm - 3:30pm  Coffee Break (sponsored by
3:30pm - 4:20pm Concurrent Bank #4 (1CPE | 1 GFI)
  - Muting the "Glare" of Tackling Complicated Bank Reconciliations 
  - Enterprise Fund Accounting: Keeping Your "Eye" on the Ball
  - Under the "Microscope": Reading an Actuarial Report
4:40pm - 5:30pm Concurrent Bank #5 (1 CPE | 1 GFI) 
  - "Foresight" Required: Debt Disclosures and Your Entity
  - "Spying" Technologies for Your Payables and Receivables 
  - OSC Compliance Audits: Do You "See" What They See? 
6:45pm - 8:00pm Dinner (sponsored by
8:30pm - 10:00pm  Casino Night (sponsored by
Friday, July 30  
7:15am - 8:15pm Breakfast (sponsored by
8:20am - 9:10am Concurrent Bank #6 (1 GFI | 1 CPE)
  - "Scenes" from Abandoned Property Laws and Regulations
  - Debt "Perception": Setting Your Entity's Debt Capacity
  - A "Glimpse" at GASB 87
9:30am - 10:20am Concurrent Bank #7 (1 GFI | 1 CPE)
  - Is Your Retirement Within "Eyeshot"? Tips on Preparing Your Office Before You Leave 
  - The "Foresight" of a Solid Capital Plan
  - "Surveiling" the Horizon: Rating Agency Update
10:20am - 10:40am Coffee Break (sponsored by
10:40am - 11:30am A 'Look' at the New York State Financial Picture (1 CPE | 1 GFI)
11:40am - 12:30pm Monetary Policy Through the COVID-19 “Lens”: Actions, Results & Consequences (1 CPE | 1 GFI) 
  Conference Ends 

Full Schedule with Session Descriptions 

Wednesday July 28

A “Periscope Perspective” on Pandemic Assistance – From all Angles
It is an understatement that the pandemic has upended government revenues and expenses like none other in current history.  Federal and State assistance continue to evolve with its focus being on the needs of the moment ranging from expanding hospital and first responder resources to vaccine distribution networks.  This is not to mention the deficits created by the evaporation of some vital revenue streams such as sales tax.  Learn the latest on Federal and State aid and programs available now and what we may expect as the impacts of the pandemic on local governments promise to linger for some time.

Presenters:       TBA
Moderator:        TBA
1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov’t) | 1 GFI Elective Credit


Thursday July 29

The “Outlook” for Financial Systems in Smaller Governments
Financial systems for public sector accounting and financial reporting are not just for mid to large governments anymore!  Learn what systems and programs are in the market that can streamline the accounting and financial reporting processes for smaller government entities without busting the budget.

Presenter:        TBA
Moderator:       TBA
1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov’t) | 1 GFI Elective Credit

“Observations” for the ‘Risk Aware’ Finance Officer
The role of the finance officer in managing risk goes beyond buying an insurance policy and cybersecurity.  Learn what should be included in a comprehensive risk management plan and strategies for its implementation and monitoring. 

Presenter:        TBA
Moderator:       TBA
1 CPE Accounting (Gov’t) | 1 GFI Elective Credit

“Peering” into the Crystal Ball of Future Revenues
The economic disruptions created by the pandemic and new technologies will not abate as we move into a post-pandemic world.  As the economy changes, so do essential revenue streams.  This session will address what is next on the horizon and what governments need to do to prepare so they are not at risk of losing revenue sources to innovation and change.

Presenter:    TBA
Moderator:   TBA
1 CPE Specialized Knowledge (Gov’t) I 1 GFI Elective Credit

July 28th, 2021 2:15 PM through July 30th, 2021 12:30 PM
Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Annual Conference Rate
Early Bird Annual Conference
Member $ 200.00
Non-Member (Govt) $ 300.00
Non-Member (Priv) $ 395.00
2020 Virtual Conference Series
Member $ 230.00
Non-Member $ 280.00

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