Whether you work for a city, county or state — the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University offers an in-depth public finance program to help you be competitive.
Our program offers public finance training that focuses on the strategic thinking and analytic skills that today’s public finance leaders need to succeed. Experts in the field teach and serve as guest presenters and panelists. Presenters have included the Georgia state treasurer and Georgia state auditor, among others.
The classes are grounded in the content knowledge needed to become a Certified Public Finance Officer through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Continuing education credits are available via the National Association of State Boards and Accountancy.
Participants may take individual courses or complete all six core classes to receive CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management (CPFM).
2020-2021 Executive Education Courses
Registration for the 2020-2021 year is open! Now is the time to discuss with your employer whether they offer any financial assistance for professional development courses.
- Governmental Leadership: Politics, Communication and Influence (Sept. 28–30, 2020) *†
- Operating and Capital Budgeting (Oct. 21–23, 2020) *✧
- Government Financial Statements and Accounting (Nov. 9–13, 2020) *✧
- Debt Management (Feb. 17–19, 2021) *✧
- Forecasting (Cancelled This Year)
- Treasury and Investment Management (Mar. 17–19, 2021) *✧
- Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement (May 12–14, 2021) *
*Core courses that lead to the Certificate in Public Financial Management
Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, the Center for State and Local Finance may be required to alter this schedule. Should any changes occur, we will communicate directly with registrants, and will update the public via email and social media.
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If you have questions about the course content and experience, contact Erin Oakley at (404) 413-0181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Customized programs are available.