Introduction to Public Finance

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:30 - 4:30 pm

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

This half-day seminar is being held in conjuction with the 2019 MGFOA Spring Seminar. This session qualifies for 3 CPE Credits - 2 Accounting and 1 General.

Session Description

  • Register for this session using the registration button.
  • The MGFOA is offering its introductory training session to individuals who may be newly entering the world of public finance, perhaps as a newly hired staff member or an elected official.
  • Veteran members of the MGFOA will give a primer on Budgeting, Fund Balance, Revenue Sources, Financial Reporting, Audits, Investments, Capital Planning and Debt Financing.
  • The session is planned from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM on March 5, 2019 which is the afternoon prior to the MGFOA Spring Seminar. The session will take place at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing where the Spring Seminar will be hosted.
  • Each participant will receive a comprehensive reference manual going into details on each topic and providing sample worksheets and policies.

Tentative Agenda

Introduction & Summary of Program 12:30 - 12:35pm


  • Fund Balance
  • Property Taxes
  • State Shared Revenues  
12:35 - 1:30pm    
Break 1:30 - 1:45pm
Financial Reporting / Audit 1:45 - 2:45pm
Investments 2:45 - 3:15pm
Break 3:15 - 3:30pm
Capital Planning / Debt Financing 3:30 - 4:25pm
Questions & Wrap up 4:25 - 4:30pm


Registration Fee
Non-Member TBD

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after February 19, 2019.

Lodging Information

Details coming soon.