Education

NYGFOA offers many educational programs throughout the year designed to help you at any stage of your career. Join your colleagues at the Annual Conference, regional seminars, statewide training programs, and webinars. Learn about innovations in the field, gain technical know-how, and keep up-to-date on what you need to know to succeed in government finance. These events also provide a great opportunity to network with other finance professionals.  

Education is offered in core functional areas of government financial management, including accounting, auditing, budgeting and cash and debt management, as well as broader management areas, such as human resources, labor negotiations, and internal controls. Programs are taught by peers, for peers, illustrated by real on-the-job examples, as well as by seasoned, expert professionals from the industries that support the government finance profession. 

NYGFOA is an approved sponsor with the NYS Education Department and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to provide courses that qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Connection

Membership in NYGFOA gives you direct contact with your colleagues throughout the state, including local government finance officers, private sector experts, and state agency representatives. Network at any of the multiple events across the state, the Annual Conference in Albany, as well as in the Members Only section of the website.  

Communication

NYGFOA communicates with members through a quarterly magazine, digital outreach (In the Loops and Informational Bulletins), and a resource-filled website. As a member you will receive timely information about such topics as:

  • Changes in the world of government and finance that impact you;
  • State and federal legislation;
  • State and federal budget news;
  • Accounting and auditing practices;
  • Cash management procedures;
  • Debt financing methods; and
  • Other issues associated with government finance.

Legislation

As a municipal finance professional, you need to know about the latest proposed legislation, changing regulations and understand how they impact your work. NYGFOA keeps you informed about the latest changes at both the state and federal level. NYGFOA posts the State's legislative activity on our website, in our quarterly magazine, and through electronic outreach.

Publications

A varety of publications is available to our members including:

  • Our quarterly magazine, The Newsletter.
  • Best Practices Guide to Cash Management in New York State (2nd Edition)
  • Best Practices Guide to Budgeting in New York State
  • Best Practices Guide to Internal Controls in New York State
  • A variety of titles from the GFOA of US and Canada's "Elected Officials Guide To" Series

Scholarship Opportunities

NYGFOA offers two separate scholarships: The Stanley M. Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship and the NYGFOA Professional Development Scholarship. 

The Stanley M. Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship is awarded to public sector members who are enrolled in a post graduate program in public affairs/management (with a concentration in finance) at an accredited New York State university or college. This merit scholarship supports those NYGFOA members pursuing an advanced degree to continue their careers in state or local government finance. 

The NYGFOA Professional Development Scholarship is available for public sector members who have not previously attended the Annual Conference and would not be able to attend without financial assistance.  Each award covers the cost of registration and two nights at the Conference hotel.  


Employment Opportunities

NYGFOA posts job opportunities and 'situations wanted' on our website as a free service for members. We will also include these in the quarterly magazine. Email your job opening or 'situation wanted' to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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