Municipal Finance 101: A Fundamentals Course F22

Municipal Finance 101: A Fundamentals Course F22
October 25 & 26, November 1 & 2 from 8:30am until 12:30pm

Course Overview:
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 is a virtual four half-day (Oct 25, 26, Nov 1, Nov 2) intensive course 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 Councilors 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!

Group Size: This workshop is limited to 60 registrants 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.

CPD CREDITS: 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

10/25/2022 8:30 AM - 11/2/2022 12:30 PM

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