GFOA's Best Practices Forum Begins July 29

Did you know that GFOA has approved over 200 best practice statements that serve as the foundation for financial management practices for all governments to implement? Join us virtually, July 29–August 2, as presenters highlight over 20 individual best practices and provide the latest information on current trends, implementation considerations, and essential practices for all governments.

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Registration Open for 2024 GAAP Update

GFOA's Governmental GAAP Update is the premier online governmental accounting event of the year. During this year's program on November 14, we'll highlight last-minute pointers being implemented now, including GASB 100, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections and GASB 101, Compensated absences, plus key updates on the upcoming implementations of GASB 102, GASB 103, and the anticipated GASB 104. Register by October 11 to save.

An encore presentation of the GAAP Update is scheduled for December 5.

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Advance Your Professional Development by Applying for GFOA's Leadership Academy

From the opening reception and dinner to the closing lunch, GFOA's Leadership Academy, November 17–22, at the College of Charleston, features a mix of sessions designed to spur individual learning, develop organizational insights, and nurture development of leadership skills. Sessions are intended to balance the role of the financial professional in state and local government with key trends in leadership for the public sector. Earn 30 CPE credits with your participation. The deadline to apply is August 31.

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Deadline to Apply for GFOA Standing Committees is July 26

Leading in these unprecedented times is now more important than ever for public finance officers. An excellent opportunity for GFOA members to contribute their experience and knowledge to the entire membership is by serving on a standing committee. GFOA's six standing committees typically meet twice each year and develop best practices, advisories, and policy statements for the approval of the Executive Board and membership.

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CPFO Spotlight

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Stacy Willis

Stacy Willis, CPFO, is a senior fiscal & management analyst for the Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She started her CPFO journey to become more well-rounded in her education about government finance. "I want to grow in my government finance career and I knew there were so many topics that I wasn’t as knowledgeable about as I wanted to be. Studying for the CPFO exams helped tremendously with expanding my knowledge," she says.

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Endless Networking Opportunities through GFOA's Affinity Groups

One of the benefits GFOA membership offers is the opportunity to engage and share insights in one or more of our nine affinity groups. Some have been around for more than three decades; some are being revitalized; and some are newly launched. Wherever you find yourself in your career journey, we encourage you to join to be inspired, gain support, and learn about the experiences of fellow finance professionals and how they approach their work.

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Best Practices

GFOA's best practices identify specific policies and procedures that contribute to improved government management.

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Rethinking Initiatives

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Workforce Resources

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2024 GAAFR

The 2024 edition of the GAAFR is your go-to resource for the latest accounting rules and how to implement them.

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Informed Decision-Making Through Forecasting

This publication emphasizes that overcoming these obstacles often involves simplifying techniques rather than adopting more complex ones, ensuring accessibility and integration into decision-making processes.

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