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Municipal Finance 101 - A Fundamentals Course
MFOA’s Municipal Finance 101 is designed to provide participants with a foundation in the fundamentals of municipal finance including the legislation that impacts your role as finance officers in Ontario. MFOA has developed this course to offer a good understanding of the core areas of focus within the role of the finance officer and includes strategies and tools to manage these responsibilities in your day-to-day role.
This course is an intensive
of learning the practical, financial administration and management required to succeed as an effective municipal finance officer and steward of public funds. Topics will be presented through a combination of presentation, group discussion and hands-on exercises.
Who Should Attend?
New Municipal Finance Employees
Provincial employees looking for a better understanding of municipal finance issues and functions
Municipal Managers and Councillors wanting to gain insight into the role finance plays in the success of their organizations
Stakeholders involved in public sector financial management
What you Will Learn:
Overview of the municipal sector; background, structure, service responsibilities
Review of the Municipal Act
Intergovernmental Finance; role and review of the transfer system
The fundamentals of accounting and financial reporting, PSAB compliance
Best practices and principles of long-term financial planning and capital planning
Service cost and pricing strategies; user fees vs. taxation, cost recovery, asset management and much more!
This workshop is limited to 40 delegates to facilitate group exercises and learning.
Tools and Takeaways:
You will leave this course with useful reference materials and templates that can be used in your everyday role in municipal finance.
About Your Course Leaders:
MFOA’s Municipal Finance 101 course is delivered by a host of leading industry professionals bringing with them decades of acquired knowledge and experience.
Paid trainings are eligible for continuing professional education credits. Please check with your professional association to confirm that this qualifies for your CPD record.
Feedback from previous workshop delegates:
This course is very well designed for new comers to municipalities. I wish I took this a year ago.
– City of Oshawa
Thank you very much – I found the whole two-day session excellent and I learned so much.
– Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
3/24/2020 8:00 AM - 3/25/2020 4:30 PM
Courtyard By Marriott Mississauga Meadowvale 7015 Century Avenue Mississauga, ON L5N 7K2 CANADA
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