Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

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"The Government Finance Officers Association is the premier association for public sector finance professionals in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1906, GFOA has nearly 18,000 members at all levels of government that look to GFOA as the gold standard for identifying, developing, and communicating leading practices in government financial management. As a non-profit organization, GFOA’s mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and practices and promoting them through education, training and leadership."

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GFOA ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL BETTER BUDGETING WEB-STREAM EVENT

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | September 01, 2016

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Budgeting is at the very core of local government finance, where it functions as a practical tool for setting policy, establishing priorities, promoting effectiveness and efficiency in operations, and ensuring both financial and programmatic accountability. Budgeting can only be as effective as the budget professionals who make it all happen. Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) First Annual Better Budgeting web-streaming event on October 6, 2016, with an encore presentation on...

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21ST ANNUAL GOVERNMENTAL GAAP UPDATE

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | September 01, 2016

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Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) will offer its 21st Annual Governmental GAAP Update web-stream event on November 3, 2016, and again on December 1, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm (Eastern). The training will provide comprehensive coverage of the most recent developments in accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments, including:Additional authoritative guidance on pensions and other postemployment benefits (OPEB); Proposed final guidance on leases; New standard fo...

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SLLC ISSUES SUPREME COURT REVIEW FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | July 20, 2016

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SLLC Issues Supreme Court Review for Local Governments. As an associate member of the State and Local Legal Center, GFOA engages with other “Big Seven” members to write amicus briefs, ensuring that the court understands the impact of its findings on state and local governments. For a summary of the cases of special interest to state and local governments in 2016, take a look at the SLLC’s Supreme Court review summary....

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ONGOING TREND: PUBLIC-SECTOR EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTING MORE TO THEIR PENSION PLANS

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | July 06, 2016

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Public-sector employees are contributing more money to their pension plans, a trend that is expected to increase, according to the New York Times. Unlike most of the private sector, government employees have always been responsible for making contributions to their defined benefit plans—a steady 5% of salary over the last ten years, but up to a median 6% in 2014, according to a recent report from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA). Quarterly employee contri...

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GFOA ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL BETTER BUDGETING WEB-STREAM EVENT

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | September 01, 2016

Budgeting is at the very core of local government finance, where it functions as a practical tool for setting policy, establishing priorities, promoting effectiveness and efficiency in operations, and ensuring both financial and programmatic accountability. Budgeting can only be as effective as the budget professionals who make it all happen. Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) First Annual Better Budgeting web-streaming event on October 6, 2016, with an encore presentation on...

Read More
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21ST ANNUAL GOVERNMENTAL GAAP UPDATE

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | September 01, 2016

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) will offer its 21st Annual Governmental GAAP Update web-stream event on November 3, 2016, and again on December 1, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm (Eastern). The training will provide comprehensive coverage of the most recent developments in accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments, including:Additional authoritative guidance on pensions and other postemployment benefits (OPEB); Proposed final guidance on leases; New standard fo...

Read More
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SLLC ISSUES SUPREME COURT REVIEW FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | July 20, 2016

SLLC Issues Supreme Court Review for Local Governments. As an associate member of the State and Local Legal Center, GFOA engages with other “Big Seven” members to write amicus briefs, ensuring that the court understands the impact of its findings on state and local governments. For a summary of the cases of special interest to state and local governments in 2016, take a look at the SLLC’s Supreme Court review summary....

Read More
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ONGOING TREND: PUBLIC-SECTOR EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTING MORE TO THEIR PENSION PLANS

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) | July 06, 2016

Public-sector employees are contributing more money to their pension plans, a trend that is expected to increase, according to the New York Times. Unlike most of the private sector, government employees have always been responsible for making contributions to their defined benefit plans—a steady 5% of salary over the last ten years, but up to a median 6% in 2014, according to a recent report from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA). Quarterly employee contri...

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