President’s Message-Feb 2018

President’s Message

As finance professionals, we are constantly striving to ensure excellence in financial management.  The Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) is dedicated and committed to helping you reach your professional goals.  I encourage you to make the most of your membership benefits by taking advantage of the following training and network opportunities.

GFOAT Forum Finance ListServ
The GFOAT Finance Forum Listserv is an easy way to reach out to other finance officers and tap into their experience and expertise.  Use the Listserv to ask questions, share information, and collaborate on municipal issues.

GFOAT-ACPEN Online Training Courses
GFOAT partners with the Accounting CPE Network (ACPEN) to offer a catalog of online CPE courses. Training topics include accounting, tax, personal development, ethics, and much more.  All courses are approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

GFOAT On-Demand
Our on-demand training service allows you to watch recorded sessions from recent GFOAT conferences at your convenience. Each video is approximately one hour in length, and  you have access to session handouts and continuing education unit forms.

GFOAT Conferences
GFOAT holds two major conferences each year: the Spring Institute and the Fall Conference.  Both events offer the training and resources you need to keep pace with trends and regulations. Registration for the Spring Institute  on April 16-17 in Austin is now open. You will not want to miss this event.

Scholarships are awarded to two attendees at each Spring Institute and Fall Conference.  For eligibility and other program details, go to the scholarship application.

Region Trainings
Regional directors and other volunteers in each of the association’s 15 regions help coordinate training.  These regional events are an easy way to get to know peers and get more involved with GFOAT.

I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.  Let me know if there is anything else that GFOAT can do to support you!

Martie Simpson
GFOAT President


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