Education & Events

Municipal Finance 101



Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET 

Location: Zoom (participants will receive their unique link and further instructions upon registration)

New to the world of municipal finance? Join us for this all-new interactive workshop that will provide an overview of the fundamentals of the municipal financial system. We’ll go through the key principles and best practices, what’s involved in budgeting including operating and capital budgets, financial reporting requirements, the municipal purchasing process and considerations for long-term financial planning. This workshop will also provide an overview of current legislation that impacts accounting and financial management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the key principles and practices underlying the municipal financial system
  • Explain the requirements and process of municipal budgeting
  • Describe the principles and practices underlying the municipal purchasing process
  • Understand and appreciate the components and the process of long-term planning

Ideal For:

  • Aspiring municipal treasurers and staff who are new to the finance department
  • Administrative staff who work with municipal finance teams / on operational or capital budgets, financial processes and reporting


This workshop will take place virtually over Zoom where participants are encouraged to come with their questions and be ready for a lively discussion!

About the Instructor

Gayle Frost
Municipal Consultant, G Frost Consulting


Gayle Frost is a former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Finance Officer who served the County of Prince Edward for 20 years as the Commissioner of Corporate Services/Treasurer, where her portfolio was responsible for the clerk’s department, treasury, human resources, fire, home for the aged, economic development, provincial offences, and information technology (IT) departments, as well as contracted services of land ambulance, policing, legal and audit. During that time, she also worked on projects with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and municipal peer groups. Since her retirement, Gayle has been working as a municipal consultant/advisor and facilitating municipal leadership and finance programs for a local college.

Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $100 + HST will be applied to every cancellation received up to five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session.

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