The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Seminars for Local Officials

We understand that balancing your role as a local government official with your home and work lives is not an easy task and that finding time in your schedule for essential training to enhance your fiscal oversight responsibilities can be difficult.

For that reason, OSC’s Local Official Training Unit offers seminars for municipal and school district governing boards and other local officials. These training sessions take place in a single day and generally incorporate 2-3 different topics. See below for what we are currently offering and register to join us for an interactive discussion and an opportunity to learn alongside other local government officials from a variety of backgrounds.

In-Person Seminars

Governmental Accounting in New York State:

Journal Entry Reinforcement


The Office of the State Comptroller is offering an in-person governmental accounting training session as an extension to our Accounting Schools.  There is no cost to attend but seating is limited.

These one-day sessions will provide a hands-on experience as OSC staff will walk attendees through general journal entries for many common transactions, including entering the annual budget, paying invoices, payroll, establishing capital projects and closing entries.

While previous attendance at the Introduction to Governmental Accounting and the Accounting Principles and Procedures accounting schools is not required, it is strongly encouraged, as this training will allow participants to ask in-depth questions related to accounting transactions.


Seminars will be held at two locations on June 28, 2023 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM:

Utica State Office Building
207 Genesee Street
1st Floor, Rooms A and B
Utica, NY 13501


Village of Lake Success
318 Lakeville Road
Lake Success, NY 11020


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Registration closes on June 7th.