The Government Finance Institute (GFI) was created by some of NYGFOA’s most experienced government finance professionals from both the public and private sectors and offers a unique opportunity to gain a well-rounded working knowledge of the core functional areas of government finance at a cost-conscious price.

It is a comprehensive, two-level professional development program providing a series of in-depth workshops and forums at both a foundation (basic) and advanced level.  The program was created by some of NYGFOA’s most experienced government finance professionals from both the public and private sectors and offers a unique opportunity to gain a well-rounded working knowledge of the core areas of government finance at a The Government Finance Institute (GFI) is a comprehensive, two-level professional development program providing a series of in-depth workshops and forums at both a foundation (basic) and advanced level.  The program was created by some of NYGFOA’s most experienced government finance professionals from both the public and private sectors and offers a unique opportunity to gain a well-rounded working knowledge of the core areas of government finance at a cost-conscious price.

The GFI Program is open to both NYGFOA members and non-members.  GFI is also open to interested individuals from the private sector who desire to improve their overall understanding of their clients’ world. 
GFI Enrollees who complete the requirements of each level will be formally recognized for their commitment to professional excellence.  Each graduate will receive a Certificate of Professional Development (for each level completed) and recognition at the NYGFOA Annual Conference during the annual graduation ceremony.  For those who cannot attend the Annual Conference, the certificate presentation can be made at a regional event of the graduates’ choosing. Graduates may also opt for acknowledgment of their completion to be disseminated to desired media outlets and/or supervisors

 

GFI Brochure and Enrollment Form

Complete the Enrollment Form and mail it along with your one-time $50 enrollment fee to the NYGFOA office.


Foundations Level 

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals (public or private sector) who are new to government finance
  • Individuals interested in learning about core functional areas of government finance
  • Individuals seeking to refresh their understanding of the fundamentals
  • Individuals wishing to demonstrate their commitment to professional excellence

To complete the Foundations Level you must complete the requirements within 3 years of program matriculation.

Foundations Requirements

  • Accounting & Financial Reporting (12 CPE)
  • Budgeting (4 CPE)
  • Cash Management (4 CPE)
  • Internal Control On-Demand Webinar (3 CPE)
  • 9 GFI elective credits

Foundations Electives


The 9 required elective credits can be earned by choosing from a number of sessions (based on a minimum 50-minute program) which are offered through various ongoing educational programs conducted by NYGFOA, including the Annual Conference, regional training seminars, and webinars.


 Advanced Level 

This program is designed for:

  • Individuals (public or private sector) who have completed the Foundations Level
  • Individuals who are seeking continuous learning challenges
  • Individuals interested in exploring other functions of government finance not directly related to their daily responsibilities

To enter the Advanced Level, participants must have successfully completed the Foundations Level. To complete the Advanced Level you must complete the requirements within 3 years of program matriculation.

Advanced Requirements

  • Accounting (7.5 CPE)
  • Accounting (7.5 CPE)
  • Financial Reporting (7.5 CPE)
  • Debt Management (7 CPE)
  • Cash Management Best Practices (4 CPE)
  • Budgeting Best Practices (4 CPE)
  • Internal Control (Best Practices) On-Demand Webinar (3 CPE)
  • Ethics (CPE based on NYSED regulations)
  • 12 GFI elective credits

Advanced Electives


The 12 required elective credits can be earned by choosing from a number of sessions (based on a minimum 50-minute program) which are offered through various ongoing educational programs conducted by NYGFOA, including the Annual Conference, regional training seminars, and webinars.