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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Previous Webinars

Date Webinar Title Topic Availability Related Resources
2017-12-07 Just Elected - What Do You Do Now? Current Issues Presentation [pdf]
To help ease your transition, the Office of the State Comptroller and the Association of Towns invite all newly elected and continuing town officials throughout the State to participate in a live webinar. Our goal is to help you start off on the right track.
2017-11-16 Justice Court Fund Back to Basics Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
This session will help you minimize errors in your financial records and monthly reports, and facilitate a smooth and accurate transition when changes in Justices occur.
2017-10-31 Appropriated Fund Balance Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Please join us in a discussion about appropriating fund balance and learn best practices if appropriated fund balance is used in your budget.
2017-10-12 Property Tax Cap for Local Governments Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Please join us for an informative discussion of the Property Tax Cap legislation. Staff will highlight common reporting errors and provide a walk-through of the updated tax cap form.
2017-09-13 Property Tax Cap - Fire Districts Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will highlight common tax cap reporting errors and provide a demo of the updated tax cap form for fire district officials.
2017-09-12 Fiscal Stress Monitoring: A Briefing for Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages (Calendar Year Filers) Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss what scores do and do not mean, assumptions filers should avoid and how local officials should prepare for questions they may receive from the public.
2017-09-06 PARIS Improvements! Current Issues On Demand Contact Information [pdf]
Staff will demonstrate the new look and feel of the Public Authorities Reporting Information System prior to its September release.
2017-08-30 Agency Funds Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss the various purposes of agency funds, go over sample journal entries and wrap up the session with common findings.
2017-08-03 Federal Aid Reported By Local Governments Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss the types of federal aid, recent trends and explain some of the data behind federal aid numbers.
2017-07-20 Proper Use of Encumbrances Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Participants will learn about encumbrances and when they should be used.
2017-06-20 Improving the Effectiveness of Claims Processing Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Local government and school district officials will learn to establish an effective and efficient claims processing system.
2017-06-02 Fiscal Responsibilities of the Town Clerk Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC staff will discuss the collecting and depositing of money, the disbursement of money, maintaining adequate accounting records and reporting responsibilities.
2017-05-18 Multiyear Planning Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC will discuss the key elements of an effective multiyear plan and ways to help identify and manage potential fiscal difficulties.
2017-05-10 Property Tax Relief Credit Program Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC staff will discuss the Property Tax Relief Credit program and how local officials can comply with the filing requirements.
2017-04-20 Interfund Loans Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC staff will explain how interfund loans work and provide examples of situations in governmental accounting when they may be necessary.
2017-04-05 Property Tax Cap Review for Villages Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC staff will review Property Tax Cap reporting requirements, common reporting errors and demonstrate our online reporting system.
2017-03-22 Local Officials Providing First Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will provide a a non-technical discussion about cyber threats and how local leaders can work to mitigate them.
2017-03-08 Constitutional Tax Limit - Filing Requirements Reporting On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss Constitutional Tax Limit reporting requirements and common reporting errors.
2017-02-15 Local Sales Taxes - 2016 Annual and Longer-Term Trends Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Join OSC for a discussion on the local sales tax and sales tax collection in 2016.
2017-02-09 Fiscal Stress Monitoring System: A Briefing for Village Officials Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss the upcoming release of FSMS scores, what score changes mean and some assumptions to avoid.
2017-02-02 Property Tax Cap Reporting – School Districts Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss the Property Tax Cap Program for school districts.
2017-01-31 Training, Data, and Publications – Overview of Resources Provided by the Office of the State Comptroller General Interest On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Please join us as we provide a walk-through of the OSC website and discuss the resources and upcoming training opportunities we provide.
2017-01-24 Fiscal Stress: Challenges for New York State Local Governments and the National Scene Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC staff will be joined by Dr. Eric Scorsone (Michigan State University) to discuss different perspectives on fiscal stress.
2017-01-18 Fiscal Stress Monitoring System: A Briefing for School District Officials Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will discuss the upcoming release of FSMS scores, what score changes mean and some assumptions to avoid.
2016-12-15 Annual Update Document Common Reporting Errors Reporting On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Panelists will discuss annual financial reporting requirements for local governments.
2016-12-14 Justice Court Fund Reporting: Refund and Adjustment Processes and Requirements for Town and Village Justice Courts Reporting On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Learn how to save time and effort and minimize errors on monthly reports.
2016-11-16 Developing an Effective Fund Balance Policy Policies On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Join us as we explain the components of fund balance, factors to consider when determining a reasonable amount of fund balance, and the need for an effective fund balance policy.
2016-08-16 A How-To Guide to Shared Services Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
As municipal responsibilities become increasingly complex, municipalities are looking to shared services to reduce or avoid costs, improve service delivery and maintain services. Webinar participants will learn about the benefits of and challenges in establishing shared services with other local governments. OSC staff will also present recommended practices and provide resources for those interested in exploring shared services.
2016-06-21 What to Expect from an OSC Audit Auditing On Demand Presentation [pdf]
This session will familiarize you with the entire audit process from its early stages to final report. Learn what the auditors are looking for, the professional standards they follow, and your role in the process.
2016-05-25 Capital Planning Budgeting On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Participants will learn how to develop a capital plan and how to use an OSC capital planning template.
2016-04-27 Fraud Prevention and Detection Fraud On Demand Presentation [pdf]
Presenters will identify steps local officials can take to help detect and prevent fraud and abuse. Participants will learn about the "fraud triangle," which consists of common "red flags," organizational vulnerabilities to fraud and how to minimize risks.
2016-03-09 Common AUD Reporting Issues - Indebtedness Reporting On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC examiners will highlight common reporting errors made by local officials when completing the Annual Update Document. Participants will learn how to account for and report bonds, notes and installment purchase contracts.
2016-01-28 Fiscal Stress Monitoring System: A Briefing for Village Officials Current Issues On Demand Presentation [pdf]
OSC will soon release the third year of fiscal stress scores for all villages, except those with fiscal years ending December 31st. Village officials may see a change in their scores with some also experiencing a change to their fiscal stress designation. During the course of this webinar, presenters will explain what a score change does and does not signify, assumptions to avoid and the types of questions local leaders should anticipate from the public.