Finance School

Virtual Finance School

June 16th- July 8th

Sponsored by: 
New York State Association of Counties
Office of the State Comptroller


NYSAC and the NYS Office of the Comptroller have collaborated to create a 5-Webinar online series of trainings to help you earn CPE credits. Our usual conference was cancelled due to the Covid outbreak but we have worked hard to find a way for you to earn 5 CPE credits with the cooperation of the NYS Comptroller's office generosity.

Join us for this special training event. All webinars are free of charge and will earn you 1 CPE for each of the 5 online webinar programs. You must watch the programs live to earn the credits as a mid-webinar survey will be required to earn the credits.
REGISTER TODAY!! Please note that you must submit a registration for each program individually.

GASB & Accounting Update - June 16, 10am
Join us as an accounting expert provides an overview of emerging accounting and financial reporting issues related including GASB updates that will impact NYS county finances. Accounting experts from the Bonadio Group. (1 CPE)

Albany Update - â€‹June 18, 10am
Representatives from NYSAC and OSC will provide an update of the State budget, legislative priorities and other issues and concerns impacting counties. Presenters from OSC and NYSAC. (1 CPE) 

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Internal Controls – Keeping County Data and Funds Safe During Covid - June 23, 2pm
As COVID-19 continues to change the way we live and work. Key employees have been working from home and County departments have been operating with limited staff and with this comes the alteration of key policies and procedures within IT, Finance and Operational departments to accommodate furloughs and emergency needs. Employees are taking home County laptops and remotely accessing critical County systems, segregation of duties and internal control systems have been altered, and County data and funds are as vulnerable as ever. (1 CPE)

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Ethics Compliance - June 25, 2pm
This session will provide an overview of the codes of conduct and legal requirements of county elected and appointed officials under state and local ethics laws, policies and procedures. The session will describe state and local laws governing gifts and inducements, conflicts of interest, financial disclosure requirements, operations of county ethics boards and other areas relating to integrity in government. Presented by Ethics expert Steve Leventhal, Esq. (1 CPE)

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Understanding Covid 19 Relief Programs: Weathering the Financial Challenges - July 8, 2pm
COVID-19 has had a pervasive impact across our society and our economy. The human toll of the virus is widely measured and reported. The financial impact on employers is less clear. The federal government has rolled out a number of programs to help employers weather the financial challenges of government-mandated closures, social distancing, employee illness, and other challenges associated with the COVID-19 disruption. This session will highlight specific elements of the COVID-19 disruption and related federal aid programs that county governments should be aware of in terms of the impact on employers and the potential reaction that might be appropriate for consideration at the County level.

This webinar program is free of charge and is sponsored through the generosity of the NYS Office of the Comptroller. NYSAC thanks OSC for making this online series possible. This program is for county and town officials only.