Financial Management Elected Officials

November 22 - 23, 2018 - Financial Management 3 for Elected Officials 

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Whether you are a councillor, mayor or warden in your first or tenth term, this module is intended to improve your skills in budget review, financial decisions, and communication with stakeholders about important financial matters. It will build awareness and understanding of setting budget priorities and making financial decisions, among other skills. In this module you will learn how to: 

  • perform management duties relating to budgeting and finance
  • strategically set priorities
  • establish or revise taxation structure
  • communicate financial conditions to stakeholders
  • identify issues with financial statements and reports
  • monitor implementation of budgets
  • establish financial bylaws and policies
  • understand audit committee's roles and responsibilities

To register for the module please complete the following form found here. If you are registering multiple people, please complete one form, per one person. 

 AMA/UNSM Members Non-Members 
 $450 $610
Location & Accommodations

Our workshop will be held at the Windsor Foundation Room at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road. There is pay and display parking available across from Pier 21. We do have a block of rooms available at the Westin for $149/night. Please call 1-888-627-8553 to book your room and reference NSFM / Association of Municipal Administrators to secure our group rate. To receive our group rate you must book by October 20.


This module will be facilitated by Greg Herrett, CAO for Town of Amherst and Alain Muise, CAO for Municipality of Argyle. Prior to becoming CAO for the Town of Amherst, Greg served as the Director of Finance. Greg is a past president of AMANS and has served on many committees such as the JMAT Review and Fiscal Review. Greg is also a Chartered Professional Accountant. Alain is the CAO for the District of Argyle and before he began his career with municipal government, he worked in the private sector. Alain is currently the president for AMANS and is working closely with NSFM and DMA on municipal modernization. Alain is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

This module is kindly sponsored by the Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation