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  • Ladies and Gentelmen:  Thank you in advance for reading and hopefully responding and providng any and all examples you have to share.  I am seeking examples of a skills t...  more
    Last post by Shannon Twiddy - Mon at 3:52 PM
  • Good Afternoon!  I am not sure if we have been booking an adjustment correctly in the past and need some of your expertise.  For those of you that have an outside company...  more
    Last post by Leeann Vinson - September 30
  • Looking for information on how to handle the following situation:A new Public Works building was recently completed for the Town of Montreat. The residents of our town, being the g...  more
    Last post by Jewel Lasater - September 10
  • Does anyone have a recommendation for an firm that provides actuary services for OPEB work?  The one we are currently working with is having a problem getting the work back to...  more
    Last post by Sharon McFarland - August 24
  • Has anyone been through the GASB 87 (Leases) implementation yet? If you can share some insights or better yet, share some documentation (Planning, Implementation Milestones et...  more
    Last post by CHRISSY RHODES - August 21
  • The NCGFOA is excited to announce its partnership in the Local Government Technology Initiative (LOGOTIN) project.  The project is being led by a Steering Committee comprising...  more
    Last post by Deanna Rios - August 12
  • Has anyone ran into issues yet with the coin shortage in areas like utility collections, landfill, etc? If so how are you handling it? With utility collections we can round up and ...  more
    Last post by Sharen Apple - August 11
  • What vendor do you use to collect online payments for permits and fees? 
    Susan Hiscocks, CLGFOFinance DirectorTown of Butner
    415 Central Avenue
    PO Box 270...  more
    Last post by Susan O'Brien - August 11
  • Does anyone have any internal control policies, procedures, or processes that they are willing to share?  Thank you.
  • How are governments tracking equipment for assets that are below your capitalization threshold?  For example, our threshold for capitalization is $2500.  How are departme...  more
    Last post by Tonya Sigmon - May 14
  • If your local government unit has successfully implemented a CAFR software, and you have at least 2 years of experience with that software, can you please give me the name of ...  more
    Last post by Jeanne Jarrett - February 10
  • Does anyone currently working in Munis with Pcards have any luck with vendors that do not charge sales tax and adding Category 5 Use tax to the transaction in Pcard Statements?&nbs...  more
    Last post by Miranda Briggs - January 23
  • I was wondering how is your transit tax accounted for? Is there a separate asset line when breaking down the taxes? For example, we have a line for 'food tax'. Does anyone have an ...  more
    Last post by Tabitha McNeill - January 15
  • Good morning,
    We are looking at revamping our budget structure and would like to see how others are doing their budget. We would love to see your line item structure as well.
     ...  more
    Last post by MELISSA WILDER - January 15
  • Good morning, We are looking to modify/change our purchase order and capital outlay policies. Can anyone provide me examples of their purchase order policy, for example, the minimu...  more
    Last post by Tabitha McNeill - January 15
  • Good morning,If anyone is a Munis user and utilizes PNC p-cards, I would like to talk to you about your extract file format if you are willing.Thanks,David
    Last post by David Beck - January 7
  • We have a local organization, Woodmen of the World, that wants to pay for part of the cost of a new police vest for one officer.  The total cost is $806.  Our Board voted...  more
    Last post by Jason Forlines - December 23, 2019
  • Good Morning,A utility customer with a business account tried to pay with a paper check yesterday - a check printed on actual copy paper, no check stock, no MICR ink - just printed...  more
    Last post by Susan O'Brien - December 10, 2019
  • The City of Wilmington is currently reviewing whether or not to establish a minimum AP check amount.  Occassionally we will write an AP check for an amount under $2.00.&n...  more
    Last post by Tabitha McNeill - October 25, 2019
  • Good afternoon,We have completed two USDA funded projects.  Can anyone tell me what the procedure is for closing out project funds and provide any resolutions or documentation...  more
    Last post by Kesha Matthews - October 24, 2019
  • The City of Wilmington is currently recruiting for the following position:JOB TITLE:  Accounting SpecialistCLOSING DATE: 10/30/19 11:59 pm Eastern TimeSALARY: $18.20 - $21.63 ...  more
    Last post by Denise Chambless - October 24, 2019
  • Good afternoon,We are considering outside firms for the collection of our outstanding ambulance service fee receivables, (in addition to the Debt Set-off program).If you are using ...  more
    Last post by Dawn Friedman - September 19, 2019
  • Does anyone have a written policy outlining procedures for disbursing public funds by electronic transaction as required by NC Administrative Code 20 NCAC 03.0410?Thank you!
    Last post by Robin Farmer - July 24, 2019
  • Our Parks & Recreation Department is researching and demoing registration software programs that offer online registration and payments.  We currently use RecPro, but it has s...  more
    Last post by Susan O'Brien - July 17, 2019
  • Does anyone have an ordinance they are willing to share to commit Fund balance for a specific purpose?ThanksShayne Wheeler
    Last post by Shayne Wheeler - June 18, 2019
  • Good evening,We have completed two USDA funded projects.  Can anyone tell me what the procedure is for closing out project funds and provide any resolutions or documentation t...  more
    Last post by Kesha Matthews - May 9, 2019
  • Does anyone limit the amount a customer can pay with their credit card?We absorb the fees for online and in-house credit card transactions, but lately we've had a couple of custome...  more
    Last post by Wendy Pope - May 7, 2019
  • Has anyone done business with a vendor located in another county.  What vendor information did you get from them.
    Last post by Peticia Ritch - April 4, 2019
  • Good Morning,The Town of Fuquay-Varina is in the process of refunding bonds.  If anyone has done this lately can you please let me know what you paid for your attorney. Thank you
    Last post by Nicole Stevens - March 21, 2019
  • I was wondering if any of you guys are currently using RecDesk with Incode. Our Parks and Rec department is currently doing demos of rec software and I am trying to get feedback of...  more
    Last post by Tammy Holland - February 13, 2019
  • Does anyone have information on the process for Escheat Checks for a municipality? We have several outstanding checks dating back to 2016, however, no one here is completely clear ...  more
    Last post by Susan Powell - January 14, 2019
  • Hello,I was wanting some feedback from municipalities that are currently using Incode with laserfiche. Do you have the interface to connect the two systems? Are you able to drill d...  more
    Last post by Tammy Holland - December 7, 2018
  • Hello,I was wondering if any of you would be willing to share your disciplinary or follow up actions for employees not following the purchasing policy, purchase order requirements ...  more
    Last post by Tammy Holland - November 2, 2018
  • I'm interested if any low volumn cities are accepting credit cards and who they might be using.Does anyone use something like pay pal to accept payments.Any one have any other opti...  more
    Last post by Ann Stroud - November 1, 2018
  • Hello All,I am needing a form for departments to submit documenting new purchases or disposal of property for fixed asset and insurance purposes. Does anyone have anything they wou...  more
    Last post by Tammy Holland - October 19, 2018
  • Iredell County has been working for some time to move all of our vendors to EFT payments. We have been successful in transitioning about 36% of our vendors but have faced pretty ha...  more
    Last post by Jason Forlines - October 5, 2018
  • Does your local government do their own mosquito spraying (areal or by truck)? 
    Does your local government contract for mosquito spraying (areal or by truck)?  If so, wh...  more
    Last post by Ivonne Mendez - September 26, 2018
  • Good Morning!! Do you have any resources that know of NC local governments who do their own mosquito spraying by truck  and would be interested in a mutual aid agreement with ...  more
    Last post by Ivonne Mendez - September 26, 2018
  • Does anyone have a memo that they send to departments describing what procedures they should use to track time and equipment use during possible FEMA qualifying events?  Such ...  more
    Last post by Laura Jensen - September 11, 2018
  • I am posting on behalf of a small Town that is losing their part-time finance officer & may need help while searching for a replacement.  I seem to remember at a conference th...  more
    Last post by John Philyaw - September 10, 2018
  • I am posting on behalf of a small Town that is losing their part-time finance officer & may need help while searching for a replacement.  I seem to remember at a conference th...  more
    Last post by Cathy Payne - September 10, 2018
  • Does anyone that currently uses MUNIS for financial software use the CAFR Builder module to assist with the annual reporting?  Does it save you time, would you buy it again?&n...  more
    Last post by Shannon Moore - August 2, 2018
  • where I can find the regulation for Building Permit revenues and expenditures  recording  that stay we can only use these revenues for Building Dept expenses? 
    Last post by Liliana Noble - June 28, 2018
  • The Town of Waxhaw is currently researching new financial software. Can you provide input on what you are using, as well as the pros and cons. We are a smaller municipality so we n...  more
    Last post by Karen Evans - June 26, 2018
  • Good afternoon,For anyone who has transferred from an financial/tax/utility billing system to Edmunds, could you please share your thoughts? We want to have a single ERP system so ...  more
    Last post by Karen Evans - June 26, 2018
  • I am needing to know what the criteria is for contractors for which they are required to provide a sales tax report with their pay applications/invoices?
    Shawna WootenCit...  more
    Last post by Mia Brown - June 26, 2018
  • Who does everyone use for address verification/locator software? I have only used LexisNexis and was wondering if anyone else used anything different.Feedback is appreciated.Thank YouTammy
    Last post by Tammy Holland - June 25, 2018
  • Good afternoon,I didn't get any responses when I tried the first time, so I am trying again.Each year, I try to learn and do more and more to prepare for our annual audit so that o...  more
    Last post by Tony Helton - June 22, 2018
  • Good afternoon,Each year, I try to learn and do more and more to prepare for our annual audit so that our auditor has less to do and fewer JEs.  This year, we have USDA loans ...  more
    Last post by Kesha Matthews - June 18, 2018
  • Has anyone written a policy in compliance with the new “Requirements to Take Advantage of Pre-Audit Certificate Exemption on Electronic Obligations/Payments” (Memo 2018...  more
    Last post by John Overton - June 8, 2018