Fiduciary Responsibilities for Local Elected Officials

Local elected officials are stewards of the public trust. They are responsible for guiding multi-million dollar county and municipal corporations that depend on numerous sources of revenues and that have multiple layers of policy and management responsibilities. Understanding their financial fiduciary responsibilities is one of their most important duties.

This workshop will focus on understanding and responding to the annual audit, maintaining adequate oversight of fund balance including its limitations and flexibility, and knowing the significance of the various communications and reporting requirements of the Local Government Commission. Attendees will learn from real-life examples of internal control challenges and other significant audit findings, and will see how board involvement can help overcome these challenges in ways that secure the local units’ financial stability. Relationships between the state and local governments in managing public funds will be explored.   

Attendees will receive 3 “Workshop and Program” credits toward Local Elected Leaders Academy recognition. 

The workshop will be held from 10:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
  • Hickory, NC
    September 25
    Western Piedmont Council of Governments
    1880 2nd Avenue NW
    Hickory, NC 28601
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    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 17, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 18, 2018 now you will instead now recieve credit for the course. You can review the updated policy here at the School’s cancellation policy.
    $150.00
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:
Teaching Professor; Secretary, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors