Illinois Government Finance Professionals' Academy Level II

Seminar

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Location

Doubletree Guest Suites and Conference Center
2111 Butterfield Road
Downers GroveIL 60515

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  • Members $ 85.00 Before Oct 31, 2014 Members $ 85.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 100.00 Before Oct 31, 2014 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 100.00
  • Non-members $ 125.00 Before Oct 31, 2014 Non-members $ 125.00

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Illinois Government Finance Professionals Academy – Fall 2014

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 

 

IGFOA BASIC GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

 

 

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:30 – 8:40 AM

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

8:40 –9:20 AM

Basic Accounting Theory

 

 

9:20 - 9:50 AM

Double Entry Accounting

 

 

9:50 - 10:30 AM

Chart of Accounts

 

 

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Morning Break

 

 

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Principles of Accounting

 

 

11:30 -12:30 PM

Lunch

 

 

12:30 -1:15 PM

Fund Accounting

 

 

1:15 - 2:10 PM

Basis of Accounting

 

 

2:10 - 2:40 PM

Budgets and Budgetary Accounting

 

 

2:40 – 2:55 PM

Afternoon Break

 

 

2:55 - 3:25 PM

Classification and Terminology

 

 

3:25 - 4:00 PM

Financial Reporting

 

       
   Instructors Brian LeFevre, Sikich LLP
Bill Hannah, Village of North Aurora
Rachel Musials, Village of Hoffman Estates
 
       

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 

 

ACADEMY LEVEL II

 

 

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00 – 10:45 AM

Basic Budgeting for Illinois Local Governments

 

 

10:45 – 11:00 AM

Morning Break

 

 

11:00 – 12:30 PM

Basic Budgeting for Illinois Local Governments, continued

 

 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Illinois Government Finance Professionals Networking Luncheon

 

 

1:15 – 2:30 PM

Public Funds Investing Overview

 

 

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break

 

 

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Hot Topic in Government Finance: ERP Start to Finish for Middle Management

 

 

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Afternoon Break

 

 

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Property Taxation: Understanding Assessments and Levies

 

 

4:45 – 5:15 PM

Closing reception

 

       
  Instructors Mary Dankowski, Village of Park Forest
Andrew Huhn, Town of Normal
Molly Talkington, City of Champaign
Sofia Anastopoulos, Public Funds Consulting, LLC
Linda Dalton, Village of Woodridge
Jaime Cunningham, Village of Lombard
 

 

register for one or both days at www.igfoa.org

 

 

Illinois Government Finance Professionals Academy – Fall 2014

Level II Session Descriptions

Basic Governmental Accounting

Focus on the theory behind accounting principles and the fundamentals of fund accounting.

Basic Budgeting for Illinois Local Governments

Gain an understanding of the history, importance, challenges, and basic elements of budgeting in a local government environment.

Public Funds Investing Overview

Learn the basic principles and best practices for managing public monies and fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities.

Property Taxation: Understanding Assessments and Levies

Understand the property assessment process and levy requirements, including tax cap limitations.  Overview of how the property tax and budget cycles relate.

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Learning Objectives - after attending this Academy, participants should be able to:

  • Identify primary best practices for government finance and access information about implementation of those practices
  • Explain the basic principles of professional government finance
  • Connect with peers to gather information about practices in other communities

 Who Should Attend

Finance department personnel seeking a review of government finance fundamentals or non-finance professionals such as department heads and assistant department heads whose primary duties are related to finance

 

Prerequisites: at least 1 year's experience or completion of Level I Academy or equivalent training

Advanced preparation required: No advanced preparation required, please bring your entities Annual Financial Report and Budget documents

Delivery method: Group-live

CPE program level: Basic

CPE credits at Level II Academy: About 14 CPE hours

 

Are overnight rooms available?

Participants are encouraged to reserve a room at the Doubletree in Downers Grove or any one of the nearby hotels that can be found through the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Are there any scholarships available for the 2014 Academy?

Yes, the Downstate Chapter of IGFOA offers scholarships for the 2014 Academies.  Apply by October 10th to be considered for Level II scholarship at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/igfoascholar.

For more information

IGFOA
info@igfoa.org
630-942-6587

Registration and cancellation policy

• Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis,
• Payment should be mailed in advance or made at the door,
• IGFOA reserves the right to apply non-member fee to any individual that has not paid dues for the current year.
• If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org as soon as possible,
• A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to October 22, 2014. Cancellations after October 22, 2014 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition. Registrants that cancel or fail to attend without paying the required fee will be invoiced and collection pursued in accord with the Executive Board policy on accounts receivable,
• IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full, and
• Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org.

Approved by the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

CPE RegistryIllinois Government Finance Officers Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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