The Balance Sheet

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UNC SOG Internal Controls Course

The UNC School of Government is offering a two-day course on “Effective Internal Controls for Local Governments” on May 23 and 24. See details and register here.

What Time is It? It’s Budget Time!

Local government budget development is underway

April 30 Due Date for ARP/CSLFRF Project & Expenditure Report

The next due date for the ARP/CSLFRF Project & Expenditure Report is April 30.

Report on Fees from Building Code Enforcement Program

Each unit must fulfill this requirement through publication of its own report pursuant to the requirements of the law.

Finance Course Available Online – Register Now!

Learn about the basics of local government finance and the requirements of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act

Guidance for Units with Commercial Paper Investments

Commercial paper investment requirements and how to report

Save the Dates!

For the State Treasurer's and Local Government Independent Auditors' Conferences

Proposed Changes to Administrative Code

Related to the LGC certification of a mutual fund for local government investment

April LGC Meeting to be held at UNCW

Will also be accessible virtually

DEQ Spring Funding Application Training

At five locations statewide

Upcoming ARPA Reporting Deadlines

Reminder: The second annual report for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is coming soon.

Finance Courses Available Beginning in February

"Local Government Finance in North Carolina – A Practical Approach"

Updated List of Firms Providing Audit and Non-Audit Accounting Services

Information current as of Feb. 1, 2023

Firms Providing Audit and Non-Audit Accounting Services to NC Local Governments

As of February 1, 2023, all information on the list will be deleted.

UNC School of Government New ARPA office hours

ARP/CSLFRF Office Hours will continue this year