The Government Finance Institute (GFI) 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. 


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.  

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.  

 

Enrollment is a one-time $75 enrollment fee.  To enroll, please click here.

 

Upcoming GFI Programs

Check our Pre-Conference Sessions for Spring 2023 programming.

 

Please see the On Demand Library for recordings of the required GFI Workshops and other programs!

 


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 earn the Foundations level certificate, all of the below requirements must be completed within 3 years of program matriculation.

Foundations Requirements

  • 4 Foundations Workshops
    • Accounting & Financial Reporting
    • Budgeting
    • Cash Management
    • Internal Control
  • 9 GFI elective credits

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 earn the Advanced level certificate, all of the below requirements must be completed within 3 years of program matriculation.

Advanced Requirements

  • 3 Advanced Forums
    • Accounting
    • Financial Reporting
    • Debt Management
  • 4 Advanced Workshops (Best Practices)
    • Budgeting
    • Cash Management
    • Internal Control
    • Ethics
  • 12 GFI elective credits

Electives (both levels)


Elective credits are based on a minimum 50-minute program and can be earned through various educational programs conducted by NYGFOA.  These include Annual Conference sessions, regional training seminars, and webinars.