Register now for upcoming GASB 84 Webinar

GASB 84: Practical Guidance for Accounting for Fiduciary Activities Webinar The GASB 84 webinar is part of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Local Finance Officer Program and is a Level II elective/continuing education course. Webinar details: Date: September 7, 2017 Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Price: $119.00 This one-hour course (one CE hour) will provide an overview and practical guidance for implementing GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities. Learn how...



Job Opening at the Carl Vinson Institute of Govt. - Financial Management Faculty

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Public Service Faculty position. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member responsible for training and providing assistance to state and local government elected officials and employees. The position will be available February 15, 2017, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The successful candidate will have major responsibility for...



Congratulations, Certified Local Government Finance Officers!

GGFOA would like to congratulate the following individuals for completing their Local Government Finance Officer certification from July to October 2015: Level I: Kimberly Kline, Heard County Board of Commissioners Jodi Ligon, White County Commissioners   Level II: Elizabeth Cromer, City of Lawrenceville Danthea Hill, Columbus Water Works Laurie Puckett, Gwinnett County Government Karen Sanders, City of Tifton Audrey Sullivan, City of...



Fall 2015 Member Spotlight: Tracy Arner

Tracy Arner is the Financial Training Program Manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The mission of the Vinson Institute is to share in the University of Georgia’s overarching public service mission of extending the institution’s resources – professional knowledge and expertise – to promote excellence in government. At the Vinson Institute, Tracy oversees financial training and development for state and local government finance staff and officials through certification...



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 Open for the Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements webinar (September 9, 2015)

GGFOA is pleased to announce our next Wednesday’s News You Can Use session on the topic of “What You Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act Information Reporting Return Requirements.”  The session will be held on September 9, 2015, at 10:00 am in the virtual GGFOA Knowledge Center and will be presented by Christopher B. (Chris) Clark. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in employee benefits consulting. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Vice President for EPIC’s...



Registration is Available for the Local Finance Officer Certification Program

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.  Many of our courses are also offered online through the University of Georgia’s...



New Certification Recipients

GGFOA would like to congratulate the following members who recently completed their Local Government Finance Officer Certification. Level I Recipients: Jackie Pryor – City of Hiram Level II Recipients: Cynthia Campbell – Dawson County Board of Cimmissioners Alicia Serra – City of Gainesville Dinetta Smith – City of Johns Creek Vickie Thornhill – DeKalb County Government To Learn more on how to become a Certified Local Government Finance Officer visit...