Education

Ohio GFOA provides professional development training opportunities to Ohio finance officers from state agencies, counties, cities, villages, townships, school districts, libraries, and special districts in addition to non-governmental entities.

When you attend the various trainings as well as the Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in September, you will not only stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Ohio government finance but also earn CPE credits, required hours through the Ohio Treasurer of State’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM), credits in professional standards and responsibilities (ethics training) for those CPAs holding the Ohio permit which fulfills the 3 credit Accountancy Board requirement as well as CLE credits for attorneys.

2021 Ohio GFOA Education Programs

2020 Seminar and Conference materials are posted on the Members Only side of the Ohio GFOA website. 

Ohio GFOA Webinar Series

Webinar 1: Budget Basics
Date/Time: February 10, 2021 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Jamie Nicholson, City of Pataskala
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
Now Available On-Demand!

Webinar 2: Fundamentals of Debt Issuance
Date/Time: March 10, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Bethany Pugh, PFM
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
Now Available On-Demand!

Webinar 3: Financial Reporting, Audit, and Internal Control Basics

Date/Time: April 14, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Bethany Staats, Director of Finance, New Albany, OH
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
Now Available On-Demand!

Webinar 4: Accounting Principles
Date/Time: May 12, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Cook, Budget Administrator, COTA
Accreditations: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
Ohio GFOA is offering this Live Webinar FREE to Ohio GFOA Members
Now Available On-Demand!

Webinar 5: Ohio's 2021 Biennial Budget – Highlighting Issues Impacting You
Date/Time: June 9, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Speakers: Timothy Cosgrove, Esq. and Nathanael Jonhenry, Esq., Squire Patton Boggs
Accreditations: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
Ohio GFOA is offering this Live Webinar FREE to Ohio GFOA Members
Now Available On-Demand!

Ohio GFOA Sponsored Webinars

Ohio GFOA/OpenGov Webinar: "Tell the Story of Your Finances Better: Meeting New Demand for Data and Earn Distinction"
Date/Time: April 29, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Speakers: Jeff Weckbach, Assistant Administrator of Colerain Township, OH & Mark Welch, Senior Solutions Engineer for OpenGov
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.2 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
This webinar is FREE to Ohio GFOA Members and is brought to you by Ohio GFOA Gold Sponsor, OpenGov!
Now Available On-Demand!

Ohio GFOA/Debtbook Webinar: "GASB-87: Building an Action Plan for GASB-87 Compliance"
Date/Time: August 25, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Speakers: Tracie McCreary, Chief Technical Specialist, Auditor of State & Kasey Harris, Head of Accounting, Debtbook
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.8 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
This webinar is FREE to Ohio GFOA Members and is brought to you by Ohio GFOA Gold Sponsor, Debtbook!
Now Available On-Demand!

Ohio GFOA/Debtbook Webinar: "Highlights of Great Debt and Lease Management Practices"
Date/Time: August 26, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Speakers: Kasey Harris, Head of Accounting, Debtbook & Tyler Traudt, Co-Founder & CEO, DebtBook
Accreditation: Qualifies for 1.2 CPE credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board
This webinar is FREE to Ohio GFOA Members and is brought to you by Ohio GFOA Gold Sponsor, Debtbook!
Registration Coming Soon!

Ohio GFOA Seminars & Annual Conference

Intermediate Accounting Seminar
Date: July 14, 2021
Location: Ohio GFOA Office Conference Room
Speakers: Jason Cowman, Julian & Grube, Mindee Johnson, Rea & Associates, Inc., Brian Moser, Clark Shafer Hackett, Peter Sercer, Julian & Grube, Larry Weeks, Clark Shafer Hackett, and Chad Welty, Rea & Associate, Inc.
Online registration has closed for the Intermediate Accounting Seminar.

Advanced Governmental Accounting Seminar
Date: August 11-12, 2021 
Location: Delaware North at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Speakers: Jeff McCuen, Joann Bury, and Jared Cottrell
Online registration for the Advanced Governmental Accounting Seminar has closed. 

Ohio GFOA 34th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
Date: September 22-24, 201
Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Learn More & View the Conference Homepage