The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials

June 5, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

In this session, local officials will learn the importance of adopting a thorough multiyear financial plan and a multiyear capital plan. We will discuss how having a well-developed and routinely reviewed multiyear plan for both your finances and your capital assets can significantly increase the reliability of your budgeting, assist in monitoring financial condition, and help create a platform for increasing meaningful communication both within your municipality, as well as with your taxpayers.

June 6, 2024 Allegany

The Southern Tier West Annual Local Government Conference provides information sharing and training opportunities for elected and appointed local government officials. OSC will be presenting and available for technical assistance. For more information, visit

June 12 - 13, 2024 | 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM Virtual

This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with accounting and financial reporting requirements for local governments in New York. The course provides guidance on certain operational issues, such as cash management, purchasing, processing claims for payment, accounting for capital projects and utilizing reserve funds.

June 26, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

The Office of the State Comptroller's Legal Division will discuss legal requirements for competitive bidding, including statutory amendments to the General Municipal Law § 103 and various exceptions to the bidding requirements.

July 17, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

Dealing with capital projects is often a source of confusion for local officials. In this session, we will review some of the important steps in planning a capital project and focus on proper accounting treatment. A significant portion of this session will walk through the journal entries related to different components of the capital project process.

July 24, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

This webinar will provide an overview of the Constitutional Tax Limit. Presenters will explain Constitutional Tax Limit reporting requirements and review common reporting errors. They will also demonstrate how to complete the Constitutional Tax Limit form using OSC's online reporting system. This filing requirement applies to all Counties, Cities, and Villages located in New York State.