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What Analysts Need to Know about Government Accounting  

Dean Mead of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) will provide an educational webinar on the rules that state and local governments follow when accounting for and reporting their finances. This two-part webinar will take place on December 8 and 15, and will also be available in replay. 

During this in-depth discussion, participants can expect to hear:
• The basics from the perspectives of the financial statement analyst
• How the accounting standards affect the information that analysts receive
• The significant new changes to government financial reports 

The cost to join both webinars is $100.  

To view the program for this webinar, click here.  

To register for this two-part webinar, click here

NFMA Introduction to Municipal Bond Webinar Series - Available in Replays

Each year since 1987, the NFMA has held the Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis. Though the pandemic prevents us from holding this event in person this year, we have invited speakers to discuss ten topics over a series of ten one-hour sessions. This course is designed for new analysts, support and sales personnel, and has also been found worthwhile for seasoned analysts seeking to brush up on other sectors.

All registrants, including registrants for the live webinars and any new registrants, may watch the replays until February 1, 2021.

To view the list of sessions (all included with registration), click here.  To register, click here

NFMA Advanced Webinar Series

As the pandemic has prevented in-person meetings, the NFMA Education Committee has pivoted to hold the Advanced Webinar Series: Hot Topics in Municipal Finance. The replays of these webinars are available to NFMA members; simply log in and go to Events/Webinars. Non-members who wish to view the replays should contact Lisa Good at [email protected]

  • Airports - October 8 
  • New York MTA - October 15 
  • Convention Centers - October 21

Educational Programs

Due to COVID-19, the NFMA has had to cancel in-person events through the end of 2020, and extending into 2021. In place of in-person events, the NFMA offers virtual events in the form of webinars.  Please watch the NFMA Event Calendar for news of upcoming webinars, and the return of in-person events.

Traditionally, the NFMA has held an Annual Conference each spring. The conference provides members with the opportunity to hear presentations, to meet with members of other Constituent Societies of the NFMA, and to contribute their efforts to the overall advancement of the NFMA. At the conference, the NFMA presents awards to individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to municipal analysis. For a list of past award recipients, click here.

The NFMA has also presented its Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis each fall, covering a wide range of topics/sectors geared to the needs of new analysts.  Advanced Seminars each fall and winter cover in-depth current topics of importance to the industry for seasoned analysts.

Constituent Societies hold educational events for members. Many of these events are open to members of other societies within the NFMA, and are posted on the NFMA's Event Calendar.


Want to Learn More About the NFMA?

Individuals wishing to consider membership in the NFMA are invited to listen to NFMA 101. Click here to view the Webinar.

Market Advocacy

The NFMA has been a strong advocate of improved disclosure in the municipal market since its inception. Throughout its history, the NFMA has issued recommended best practices, white papers, comment letters and position statements on relevant topics in the municipal market. To view NFMA papers, go to Resources.

Job Bank

The NFMA maintains a job bank for its members. Employers may submit job postings via this link: Job Bank Submissions