As municipal leaders, you are ultimately responsible for completing projects on-time and within budget. This presentation will provide a planning framework that municipal leaders can adapt to any project regardless of scope, schedule, or budget. We will equip you with the tools to define project parameters, create a strong communication plan, and build in flexibility to “roll with the punches”.
Review of the State ethics laws for local government officials and how to recognize conflicts of interest. Overview of conflicts of interests in contract and common law (“appearance of impropriety”), nepotism, holding more than one office, gifts and other common issues.
Are you confused with all these acronyms and what they stand for? Are you thinking of furthering your education but feel overwhelmed with the process and requirements? This webinar will answer your questions and give you an understanding of all certification opportunities offered to you as a municipal clerk.
Representatives from the State Comptroller's Office will discuss internal controls over the collecting and depositing of money, the disbursement of money, maintaining adequate accounting records and reporting responsibilities for tax collection in Towns and Villages.
Most individuals who work in governmental accounting usually start without any prior bookkeeping, governmental accounting, or governmental finance education or experience. With proper training, local government finance staff and leadership can be more confident that their financial reporting is in compliance with New York State laws and regulations and ensure that their procedures for processing and documenting financial transactions are transparent and sound.
This session will introduce individuals to the most basic and essential components of governmental accounting and are designed primarily for those with limited or no governmental accounting or bookkeeping experience.
The session will include a high-level overview of the following:
Debits and Credits
Journals and Ledgers
The Accounting Process
Accounting for Capital Projects
Month End Reconciliations and Analysis
Year-End Closing Process
Time will also be provided to address your questions.