School of Governmental Finance ( SOGF)

Our Mission:

In keeping with the school’s objective of providing quality training and education, the School of Governmental Finance Committee has been hard at work designing sessions that will benefit all finance staff, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. There is something for all finance professionals at the School of Governmental Finance! The school provides an opportunity to develop practical skills and tools to apply within your organization. Equally important is networking with your peers in a relaxed classroom environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and resources.

What Sessions are Best for You?

The school offers educational sessions for the entire week. There are two segments offered:

Basic/Intermediate: 2-1/2 days beginning Monday morning and ending Wednesday at noon.
Intermediate/Advanced: 2 days beginning Wednesday morning and ending Friday at noon.

You may register for either or both sessions.

The Basic/Intermediate courses are tailored for all financial support staff and for the staff person just beginning a career in governmental finance. In these sessions, participants will be exposed to an in-depth study and analysis of basic governmental finance concepts and principles. These sessions are also informative for attendees wishing to further expand their area of expertise or just reacquaint themselves with the fundamentals of governmental finance. In other words, they provide a great refresher course!

The Intermediate/Advanced courses are tailored for seasoned finance professionals looking for information on current and more complex issues.

CPE Credit

CPE credit for CPAs and CGFOs will be awarded pending approval from the State Board of Accountancy. Each workshop has been designated as follows: Accounting and Auditing (AA), Behavioral (BEH) or Technical Business (TB). Each hour of CPE is based on each 50 minutes of class time. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to report hours of credit to the Florida Board of Accountancy. FGFOA is not responsible for reporting credit accuracies.

Networking Opportunities

In addition to the variety of educational topics, the school will provide several networking opportunities designed to make the entire week an exceptional experience. 



Future Dates:

2019 SOGF
October 20-25
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

2020 SOGF
October 18-23
Luminary Hotel & Co. - Fort Myers