NAFOA's Professional Development Resources


NAFOA's Professional Development Resources

July 19, 2017

Explore the possibilities today with NAFOA's Professional Development Resources! 


New Fiduciary Activities: What Your Tribe Needs to Know
July 26, 2017


The GASB recently released changes that will impact minors trusts and tribal pension plans. This webinar will also cover whether stand-alone tribal business activities engaging in fiduciary activities should be presented in the fiduciary fund financial statements.

The event is free to all registrants.


Grant Close-Out
August 16, 2017


This webinar will help tribes prepare for the final months of participation in a federal grant. The webinar will review timelines, what tribes should consider with HR responsibilities, consideration in no-cost extensions, match-grant fulfillment, financial closeout, and program elements.

The event is free to all registrants.


2017 Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference
October 2-3, 2017 in Tulsa, OK
Earn up to 10 CPE credits.

This two-day conference brings together tribal, federal, academic, and industry partners in one educational forum to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country. Topics include investment strategies, accounting and financial management best practices, new economic development opportunities, and legislative issues that may affect your tribe.

Member Tribe Price: $400 | Non-Member Price: $600 | Professional Price: $1,200


Tribal Financial Manager Certification Program
December 4-6, 2017 in Tempe, AZ

Earn up to 20 CPE credits.

This three-day course is brought to you by NAFOA and Arizona State University's American Indian Policy Institute. The course covers federal Indian law and its effect on tribal financial management, best practices for internal controls and procurement policies, compliance with the OMB Uniform Guidance, and government accounting principles.

Member Tribe Price: $1,700 | Non-Member Price: $1,850


Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises (Orange Book)

The Orange Book includes ten chapters covering financial reporting for both government and business activities, federal tax and information reporting, and fiduciary responsibilities, as well as a sample set of a tribe's financial statements.

Member Tribe Price: $100 | Non-Member Price: $125

Tribal Broadband Guide: Telecommunications Regulation and Taxation in Indian Country

This publication provides an in-depth discussion of the key tax issues involving the telecom industry, and examines how these issues relate to Indian tribes and tribal lands.

Member Tribe Price: $60 | Non-Member Price: $65

Tribal Business Structure Handbook

This publication is a comprehensive resource on the formation of tribal business entities. It reviews each type of tribal business entity from the perspective of sovereign immunity and legal liability, corporate formation and governance, federal tax consequences, and eligibility for special financing.

Member Tribe Price: $25 | Non-Member Price: $30

Glossary of Indian Tribal Finance Terminology

This glossary is intended as a handy reference guide that includes terminology specific to tribal government financing and credit agreements.

Member Tribe Price: $15 | Non-Member Price: $20