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The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials
UPCOMING EVENTS

March 6, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

This webinar will explain how the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) determines service credit for Elected and Appointed Officials. Officials, who are not in a time-keeping system, are required to keep a Record of Activities (ROA). The purpose of an ROA is to establish an Official’s service credit in NYSLRS. During this training, we will go over what is required on an ROA, as well as walk you through how to complete an ROA utilizing a template, available on the NYSLRS website.

March 12, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

Please join us for a general overview of the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, along with strategies to prepare for the upcoming release.

March 13 - 14, 2024 | 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM Virtual

This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with the basic concepts of governmental accounting and give them a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures such as understanding debits and credits, a discussion of the modified accrual system of accounting, the practice of maintaining the books and records, developing and accounting for the annual budget, as well as the year-end closing process.

April 3, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual

This session will explain the budget process, the procedures that should be used in preparing the budget and the resources and tools available to assist with budget development. It will also address the requirements and options for amending the budget, and the reports necessary for successfully monitoring the budget during the year.

April 10 - 11, 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.

April 17 - 19, 2024 Albany

OSC will be presenting and have an information booth available at the NYGFOA Annual Conference. For details and registration information, please visit https://www.nysgfoa.org.

April 21 - 23, 2024 Albany

OSC will be presenting and have an information booth available at the NYSTCA Annual Conference. For details and registration information, please visit https://www.nystca.com.

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

The Office of the State Comptroller is replacing the Justice Court Fund Internet Report (JCFIR) with a new Justice Court Fund Reporting (JCR) application to collect the monthly court activities. Come learn about the new system’s features and how to access and navigate reports.