The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials

July 12, 2022

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

July 14, 2022

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

July 20, 2022

AFR Modernization – Employee and Retiree Benefits Schedule
This webinar is one in a series preparing local officials for the new Annual Financial Report (AFR) currently being developed by our staff at the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). In this session, attendees will learn how to complete the Employee and Retiree Benefits Schedule. Our staff will provide a live demonstration of how to complete this schedule and how to resolve any triggered validation rules. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to our staff which will be answered at the end of the presentation. Please share this invitation with anyone that works on the preparation of the Annual Financial Report for your entity.

July 27, 2022

Multiyear Financial Planning
This session will help local governments create an effective multiyear financial planning process that helps identify and manage potential fiscal difficulties before crises emerge. We will discuss suggestions on how to make good long-term revenue and expenditure projections; measure expected benefits from proposed local actions; and draw those projections together in a useful document for local decision-makers and other audiences.

August 10, 2022

Management's Responsibility for Internal Controls
Internal controls are essential to the effective operation of local governments and school districts. This webinar will explain the integrated internal control framework, and discuss how a properly designed internal control system can reduce the likelihood that significant errors or fraud will occur and remain undetected.

August 17, 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.