Introduction to Local Government Finance
August 26-29, 2013
This introductory course provides basic instruction in local government and public authority finance and financial management. Areas of instruction include the basic legal authority and requirements governing local government revenues, budgeting processes, cash management, purchasing and contracting, expenditure control, conflicts of interest, fund accounting and financial reporting. The course also provides an overview of the state and local economic issues that inform strategic budgeting decisions.
Level of Knowledge: Introductory
Experience Level: The course is recommended for all state and local government, and public authority, officials and employees with direct responsibility, or oversight responsibility, raising, budgeting, managing, and expending public funds. The course is intended to provide a survey of a variety of topics related to local government and public authority finance. Most government officials and employees—elected officials, managers, department heads, finance officers, and other finance employees—will benefit from participation in this survey course.
CPE Credit: Recommended Continuing Professional Education Credit for Certified Public Accountants will be announced. The School of government is registered with the NC State Board of cpa Examiners as a sponsor of continuing professional education. Complaints or comments regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the NC State Board of CPA Examiners, PO Box 12827, Raleigh, NC 27605-2827
Completion of this course fulfills one of the core course requirements for the Local Government Finance Officers' Certification Program.
LGFCU-SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENTSCHOLARSHIP (April 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)
The next deadline for School of Government course scholarships from Local Government Federal Credit Union is April 1, 2013. These scholarships will cover all or part of the tuition for any SOG course, seminar or workshop. Scholarship applicants must be LGFCU members.
LGFCU offers this program to help nurture the career development of its members who are employed in local government in North Carolina. Awards are made three times each year, or until funds (up to $50,000 annually) are expended. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with deadlines of April 1, August 1, and December 1—so advance planning is helpful.
For information and a copy of the application, visit: https://www.lgfcu.org/pages/applications.php.
Applications may also be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-344-4846.
Instructors: Faculty for the course will be composed of staff of the School of Government.
Teaching Methods: Lectures, class discussions, case studies and referral to actual experiences as teaching methods
There are no prerequisites for this course
Advance Preparation: None other than the experience indicated above
Course participants who cancel their registration on or before August 12, 2013 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before August 19, 2013 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after August 19, 2013. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.