The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials

April 21, 2021

Internal Controls for Cash Disbursements Webinar
Please join us as we discuss the internal control framework for cash disbursements, including steps for assessing risks and implementing safeguards.

May 19 - 20, 2021

21st Annual Town Finance School
The Town Finance School is a 2-day educational event co-sponsored by the Association of Towns and the NYS Office of the State Comptroller being held virtually, and featuring a number of CPE accredited sessions.

May 19, 2021

Accounting for Encumbrances
This presentation will explain the purpose of encumbrances, when they should be used and the benefits of a properly established encumbrance system. We will also discuss the necessary accounting entries and the impact of encumbrances on the budget.

May 26, 2021

Shared Services in Local Government
This session will discuss the benefits and challenges of establishing cooperative ventures with local government partners, recommended practices and resources to assist you.

June 9, 2021

Annual Update Document: Common Reporting Errors
Panelists will discuss the annual financial reporting requirements for Local Governments. Topics will include the filing of the Annual Update Document, OSC's review process, the issues commonly encountered during the review and the OSC resources that are available to you.

June 15 - 17, 2021

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.