NYGFOA strives to deliver the most timely and informative training opportunities to our members. Accessible, affordable instruction is a vital tool in upholding NYGFOA's mission to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of those who work in government finance. Continuous training opportunities allow for members to expand their expertise and to acquire pertinent, relevant information that helps them serve the public more efficiently and effectively.

CPE Credits:  NYGFOA is an approved sponsor with the NYS Education Department to provide courses that qualify for Continuing Professional Education credit.  

NYGFOA offers training in a variety of ways:

 

Regional SEMINARS

Seminars, developed in conjunction with the five regional councils, are typically half day programs. Each region offers between two and four seminars annually and Each includes two to three separate topics.

 

LIVE WEBINARS

Live webinars are offered throughout the year and are usually one hour in duration. Most webinars qualify for CPE.

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Annual Conference is usually held between the last weeks of March and early April.  Preceeded by two-days of pre-conference workshops, the conference offers over 20 individual sessions.  With over 500 attendees, the Annual Conference is the state's premier government finance training and networking opportunity.  

 

GOVERNMENT FINANCE INSTITUTE (GFI)

The GFI program was developed to provide in-depth and hands-on learning opportunities in half and full-day workshops.  The workshops examine the core functional areas of government finance using practical knowledge training taught by experienced government finance professionals.

 

GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING ESSENTIALS (GAE)

The GAE was developed at the urging of individuals working in the finance department who have limited or no governmental or bookkeeping experience.  This two-day program provides comprehensive training in the basic areas of governmental accounting.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS FINANCE PROGRAM

Designed for Chief Elected Officials, Governing Board Members and interested Government Finance Professionals, this program was created to provide attendees with a better understanding of the overall government finance function to enhance the decision making process based on a municipality's financial position.