Registration for the NCGFOA Certified Finance Officer Exams on October 25 and 26 will opened today, Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. The following links are for instructions on the registration process and for the registration links page directly. Please note that the School of Government has a new registration system and you may be required to create an account if you have not recently. All of this information is in the instructions page.
REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, AT NOON.
Once registration has closed, complete information regarding instructions for access, technical support and parameters of the exams themselves will be provided no later than Wednesday, October 24.
EXAM ACCESS WILL BE FROM 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. EACH DAY THE EXAMS ARE BEING OFFERED. TECHNICAL SUPPORT, IF NEEDED, WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FROM 8:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. ON THE EXAM DAYS. EACH EXAM IS 2 HOURS MAXIMUM IN LENGTH AND WILL CLOSE AT THE END OF TWO HOURS IF NOT ALREADY COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED. ONCE AN EXAM OPENS, A TIMER BEGINS AND CANNOT BE PAUSED AND REVISITED AT A LATER TIME. ALL OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN YOUR ACCESS CREDENTIALS ARE PROVIDED TO YOU NEXT WEEK.
Exam Registration Links
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As was announced in August, the first online offering for the NCGFOA Finance Officer Certification Exams was scheduled to be Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28. Given the widespread impact of Hurricane Florence and the demands that are going to be placed on management and finance officials over the next weeks and even months, the Certification Committee believed it best to postpone the first offering. Also, the University has been closed since late last week and is now dealing with unexpected IT issues, thus this will give them time to approve the final platform, a task that was scheduled for this week. The first online exams are now scheduled for Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. Afterwards, the online exams will be held on the final successive Thursday and Friday of January, May, and September each year. Continue reading
Budgeting in Local Government
October 31st – November 3rd, 2017, School of Government
This four-day course covers the legal and management framework of budget preparation and enactment in North Carolina local government. Participants will discuss the numerous processes and techniques used to produce an annual operating budget and capital budget.
The UNC School of Government has just posted its most recent Local Finance Bulletin, the 2017-2018 Finance Calendar of Duties for City and County Officials, prepared by Gregory S. Allison. This annual publication is a monthly guide for finance and budgeting officials on all statutory and regulatory reporting and administrative responsibilities. The finance calendar has been a publication of the School of Government for decades and is an online, free resource for finance officers, budget officers, clerks, and other administrative officials.
Registration is open for the School of Government’s Budgeting in Local Government course!
This is a great course that is designed for anyone who has responsibilities regarding local government budget preparation. It also counts towards the Local Government Finance Officers Certification Program and the North Carolina Budget & Evaluation Officer Certification Program.
I am always excited to teach in this course, but I am particularly excited this year because Bill Rivenbark and I are co-directing it (before I take the reins next year).
Some of the topics include: economic development, tax efficiency and equity, financial condition analysis, revenue forecasting, citizen engagement, budgeting for schools, budgeting for enterprises, and the revenue-neutral property tax rate.
I hope to see some of you there this November!
Here is the link to register: https://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/budgeting-local-government
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Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789