There’s Still Time to Improve Your Debt Management

The Center for State and Local Finance will offer its debt management training Jan. 24-26. But, the deadline is quickly approaching on Jan. 9. The course is being offered at a new, reduced price: $500. The instructor for the three-day course is Bart Hildreth, a professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and a former member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. In addition to the debt class, here are several other courses and dates to keep in mind: Treasury and...



Revenue Forecasting, Cost Analysis Added to CSLF Public Finance Training

The Center for State and Local Finance has added two-day special sessions covering a range of public finance topics to its 2016-2017 executive education program.  Classes include: Forecasting -- This class covers revenue forecasting techniques and application. Dates: June 16-17. Deadline: June 9. Cost Analysis -- This class introduces students to concepts, data and skills needed to perform cost analysis. Dates: Aug. 11-12. Deadline: Aug. 4. In addition, CSLF's series...



Local Finance Officer Certification Program - Register for Upcoming Classes!

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is now accepting registrations for the Local Finance Officer Certification Program for FY 2016.  Local finance officers will enhance their knowledge of governmental accounting principles and learn how to implement sound financial practices. Please visit http://www.cviog.uga.edu/localfinance to view the course descriptions, class schedule, and registration information.  Classes offered in FY 2016 include: Level I Capital Improvement Program Debt...



Registration is Now Open for CSLF's Executive Education course in Treasury and Investment Management

New Public Finance Training Focuses on Treasury and Investment Management ATLANTA – Registration is now open for the Center for State and Local Finance’s (CSLF) executive education course in treasury and investment management, which will be held Nov. 11-13 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, Ga. The training explores the treasury function, introducing strategies to balance cash availability with efficient asset returns. Topics will include cash flow strategy,...



GGFOA announces a new scholarship for CPFM program

GGFOA is now offering a new Certificate in Public Financial Management (CPFM) Scholarship!   This scholarship will pay for two of the three-day courses in the CPFM program offered through the Center for State and Local Finance.    Criteria for this scholarship: Applicant must be a current GGFOA member and have been continuously a member for the past five years. Applicant must have completed one course in the CPFM program.* Applicant must have completed Level I Finance Officer...



Join CSLF for Two Free Webinars in June (Topics: Executive Education and Dynamic Scoring)

ATLANTA – The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) will host two free public finance webinars this June. The sessions will cover the center’s premier executive education program, as well as dynamic scoring, which considers how a tax change will affect economic behavior and then attempts to predict the effect of the change. Details of the webinars are below. Webinar 1 June 24, 2015: Executive Education for Public Finance Professionals This informational webinar will give an...