The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Cash Management

A Tutorial for Local Governments and School Districts


The purpose of this section is to suggest opportunities for improvements that will result in faster collection and deposit of receipts. These improvements can help a local government or district (unit) gain quicker access to collected funds and in return, earn more interest.

To help you to discover whether your local government or school district can improve the collection and deposit of receipts, a self-assessment questionnaire, which can be taken at any time, is provided for this topic. The results will allow you to focus on the practices that will provide the best opportunities for improvement. There are also links to an overall discussion and the most important concepts and ideas pertaining to this topic.