New to Government Finance: The Essentials

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Time 8:30am
Location NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Road
NapervilleIllinois 60563

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Finance - Technical - 2.0 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical - 1.5
NASBA CPE Earn 3.50 CPE Hours
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Event Description

Join us for a half-day seminar to learn the basic principles of how finance in the public sector differs from the private sector. Learn the basic components of the budget process and the difference between the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). After the seminar, enjoy a networking lunch with colleagues.

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Speaker Bios

Speakers: Bill Hannah, Director of Finance, City of St. Charles, IGFOA Past President, Elizabeth Holleb, CPA, Finance Director and Treasurer, City of Lake Forest, Rita Kruse, CPA, Finance Director, City of Geneva, IGFOA Past President, and Frederick Lantz, CPA, Director, Government Services, Sikich LLP 

Delivery method: Group-Live
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: 
Finance - Technical, Accounting (Governmental) - Technical
Last Review/Revision/Update: October 25, 2023
NASBA CPE Credits: 
Earn about 3.5 CPE Credits

NIU Naperville is easily accessible from Interstates 88 and 355, just 27 miles from both O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, and less than five miles from the Metra Train Station. For a list of hotels near NIU Naperville click here. 

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Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card.

Cancellation of an event registration is subject to the following policy:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations the day of the event and no shows.
  • For IGFOA event registration cancellations five (5) business days or more prior to an event, refunds will be offset by a $20 cancellation fee.
  • For IGFOA event registration cancellations within five (5) business days of the training, refunds will be offset by a cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee.
  • A substitute attendee may be designated provided that the payment has been made and the IGFOA office has been notified in advance.
  • Cancellation policy for chapter events may differ from this policy at the chapters’ discretion.
  • A written request for a refund must be emailed to the IGFOA prior to the event.

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. 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 questions about the cancellation and refund policy, your membership, or a complaint, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

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