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:

 

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.

 

WEBINARS

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

 

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.  

 

cancellation policies

Non Annual Conference Events Cancellations:

  • Cancellations 7 days prior to the event will be charged an administrative fee of $15.00.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will NOT be refunded.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing to NYGFOA.
  • Cancellation notices may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR faxed to 518-434-4640.
  • No-shows are obligated to pay the full registration fee.

Pre Conference and Annual Conference Cancellations:

  • Cancellations 14 days prior to the conference will be charged an administrative fee of $25.00.
  • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will NOT be refunded.
  • Cancellations and changes must be made in writing to NYGFOA.
  • Cancellation notices may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR faxed to 518-434-4640.
  • No-shows are obligated to pay the full registration fee.