School of Governmental Finance ( SOGF)

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Registration is NOW OPEN! Join us at the 2019 SOGF on October 20-25th at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

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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 afternoon 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.

A few of the Session Topics will include:

  • Investment strategies
  • ERP conversations
  • Global and International Economic Updates
  • Emergency Management and FEMA
  • Current issues in Human Resources
  • Cyber Risk

Click Here to check out this year's schedule and read more about educational sessions.


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. 

Registration Scholarship Opportunities

If you are located in an area that has been affected by Hurricane Michael, the FGFOA is offering two different subsidized options for the School of Governmental Finance Registration:

5 Scholarships will be awarded for a ½ week registration to the School of Governmental Finance plus a 2-night hotel accommodation and 5 Scholarships will be awarded for One full week registration to the School of Governmental Finance (hotel accommodations not included).

The scholarship recipients will be chosen by a randomized lottery process. If you would like to be entered into the lottery process to be considered for either of these scholarships, please click on the link below and fill out all of the information.

You can apply for both, but will only be eligible to receive one of the scholarships. (Eligible Counties Include: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla)

CLICK HERE to apply



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Future Dates:

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

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