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The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 19, 2022

NYSLRS Record of Activities - Elected and Appointed Officials
This webinar will explain how the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) determines service credit for Elected and Appointed Officials. Officials, who are not in a time-keeping system, are required to keep a Record of Activities (ROA). The purpose of an ROA is to establish an Official’s service credit in NYSLRS. During this training, we will go over what is required on an ROA, as well as walk you through how to complete an ROA utilizing a template, available on the NYSLRS website.

May 24 - 26, 2022

Introduction to Governmental Accounting (Basic)
This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with the basic concepts of governmental accounting and give them a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures such as understanding debits and credits, a discussion of the modified accrual system of accounting, the practice of maintaining the books and records, developing and accounting for the annual budget, as well as the year-end closing process.

June 2, 2022

Understanding the Budget Process
This session will explain the budget process, the procedures that should be used in preparing the budget and the resources and tools available to assist with budget development. It will also address the requirements and options for amending the budget, and the reports necessary for successfully monitoring the budget during the year.

June 15 - 16, 2022

Accounting Principles and Procedures (Advanced)
This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with accounting and financial reporting requirements for local governments in New York. The course provides guidance on certain operational issues, such as cash management, purchasing, processing claims for payment, accounting for capital projects and utilizing reserve funds.

June 21, 2022

Town Budgeting
This virtual training will help Town officials to understand the process behind developing a structurally balanced budget.

June 22, 2022

Seeking Competition in Procurement
The Office of the State Comptroller's Legal Division will discuss legal requirements for competitive bidding, including statutory amendments to the General Municipal Law § 103 and various exceptions to the bidding requirements.

June 23, 2022

Fire District Budgeting
This virtual training will help Fire District officials to understand the process behind developing a structurally balanced budget.

July 12, 2022

Town Budgeting
This virtual training will help Town officials to understand the process behind developing a structurally balanced budget.