Financial Policies Certificate Series
New certificate program launched in 2023 to help municipal officials develop a long-term, strategic approach to financial management.
NHMA has developed this free certificate program for municipal officials who want to explore and improve the fiscal operations of their city or town. The certificate program complements the updating of NHMA’s publication, The Basics of Financial Policy, which provides municipal officials with an overview of basic financial policies. The first cohort of municipal officials will begin the new certificate program in September.
The eight-course curriculum covers core topics (see course curriculum below). This program is for all levels of elected officials and employees looking to understand, refine or develop financial policies. These courses are flexibly designed so you can sign up for as many courses, or as few, as you want.
Who might be interested in taking this certificate program?
Members of the Governing Body, Town Managers, Town Administrators, Budget Committee Members, Finance Officers, Treasurers, Town Clerks, Tax Collectors, Committee Chairs and Department Heads.
DATES, TIMES, & COURSES:
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9:00am-11:30am /1:00pm-3:30pm - Internal Controls, Segregation of Duties, Fraud and Risk
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
9:00am-11:30am - Policies for Operations and Budgeting
1:00pm-3:30pm - Fund Balance Policy
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
9:00am-11:30am - Revenue Policies
1:00pm-3:30pm - Expenditure Policies
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
9:00am-11:30am - Investment Policy
1:00pm-3:30pm - Debt Policy
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
9:00am-11:30am /1:00pm-3:30pm - Capital Planning and Fiscal Capacity
Attendance is FREE to members of NHMA! NHGFOA members will receive GFOA CPE credits for each session attended.
NON-MEMBER RATES (Non-member village districts, counties, school districts, and state agencies)
Half Day: $40.00
Full Day: $70.00
All 8 courses: $320.00
Attendees will receive all material electronically one week prior to each course. No printouts will be provided.
Attendees who attend all eight courses will receive a Certificate of Completion and a free digital download of the publication, The Basics of Financial Policy (a $70.00 value).
ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AT NHMA, 25 TRIANGLE PARK DRIVE, CONCORD, NH 03301