The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials

October 3, 2022

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an annual effort which aims to highlight emerging challenges that exist in the world of cybersecurity today and provide straightforward, actionable guidance to help create a safe and secure digital world. Learn about this year’s themes and other foundational IT controls that can help bolster your municipality’s cybersecurity.

October 11, 2022

Learn about software management practices that you can implement in your municipality to help mitigate cybersecurity threats.

October 12 - 13, 2022

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.

October 17, 2022

Learn about the basics of multifactor authentication and how it can help strengthen cybersecurity defenses.

October 24, 2022

Passwords are one of the most critical controls that help to enable a strong cybersecurity posture. Learn how to help strengthen your municipality’s password practices.

October 25 - 27, 2022

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.

October 31, 2022

Learn how to recognize and report phishing emails and schemes to protect your municipality from the risk of unauthorized access.

November 9, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Performing a regular, timely financial condition analysis can provide board members with valuable information on the current and future state of a local government's finances. Regular analysis can highlight potential fiscal problems and provide information necessary for timely corrective action. This presentation will help board members examine the use of financial reports, results of operations and financial trend analysis to determine and monitor their municipality's financial condition.