8:30 A.M.

Registration Opens

9:00 A.M.


The What and Why of Fund Accounting


Tom Duensing, Executive Financial Services Director, City of Glendale

This session will cover the basics of fund accounting, including why we use funds and how the concept of fund accounting is tied to accountability for governments. Whether you are new to government (or just need a reminder of why you do the things you do) join us for this fun session on the "fund"-amentals of fund accounting.

10:00 A.M.


Budget Overview


Barry Houg, Budget Manager, City of Peoria

This session will provide a glimpse at budgeting in local government. It will cover the basics by looking at why we budget, the roles in budgeting, and the different types of budgets. We will also review the different components of a budget and what makes a good budget process.

11:00 A.M.


Home Rule Option, Permanent Base Adjustment and the UERS

Because of the election consolidation bill passed by the legislature, several cities and towns will be seeking a renewal of their alternative expenditure limitation authority or seeking to adopt a new permanent base adjustment. This session will provide information about the link between these alternatives to the state expenditure limit and the Uniform Expenditure Reporting System. Make sure that you are up to speed on the procedures for renewal or adoption of these alternatives as wells as the reporting requirements of the UERS.

12:00 P.M.


1:00 P.M.

2 CPEs

Getting Back to the Basics of Interfund Transfers and Loans: When, Why and How


Andrea Davis, Accounting Manager, City of Surprise

This session will discuss the differences between transfers and loans and the different types of each. We will also highlight documentation and transparency including council involvement.

3:00 P.M.

Training Concludes