CPFO Course Descriptions

Debt Management

The Debt Management review course covers the content specifications and recommended readings for the GFOA’s Certified Public Finance Officers Debt Management exam.  Course topics include the municipal debt market, capital financing, the bond sale, investment of bond proceeds, and continuing disclosure requirements.  Learn more about EMMA and the MSRB.  Gain better understanding of the underwriting process and how to determine when a refunding is right for your government.

Treasury and Investment Management

This course covers the content specifications and recommended readings for the GFOA’s Certified Public Finance Officers Treasury and Investment Management exam. It covers topics such as investments, banking relationship, collections, disbursements, cash management, cash flow forecasting, short-term borrowing, and internal controls.

It has five main sections as follows:  investing (2 sections), managing banking services (2 sections), and general treasury management

 

NOTE: The following three should be done by the fall of 2017.

Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting

Retirement and Benefits, Risk Management, and Procurement  

Operating and Capital Budgeting