Tribal Economic Leadership Program

Tribal Financial Manager Certificate (TFMC) Training for Practitioners

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Location:  ASU Memorial Union, Turquoise Room 220, Tempe, AZ 85287  Map

The ASU American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) are excited to announce the upcoming Tribal Financial Manager Certificate training to be held June 12-14, 2018 at Arizona State University. 

The cost to attend is $1,850.00 or $1,700 for NAFOA member tribes. (For more information on NAFOA membership, please visit their membership page.)

TFMC is the official training course for NAFOA's newest publication, Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises (Orange Book)

The ASU American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) and Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) are co-hosting the 2018 Tribal Financial Manager Certificate trainings in Phoenix, AZ. 

This professional certificate training for tribal government financial management professionals--a component of our Tribal Economic Leadership Program--provides an in-depth background in tribal government finance, Indian law, taxation, and economic development. Attendees can earn up to 20 CPE credits.  

Tribal Financial Manager Certificate (TFMC) Training for Practitioners Features:

  • Principles of federal Indian law and its effect on tribal financial management
  • Government accounting standards and principles
  • Compliance with the new OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Self-determination, self-governance, financial compliance, and record keeping
  • Effects of federal, state, and tribal taxation on tribal financial management, including development of a revenue allocation plan
  • Best practices for internal controls and procurement policies
  • Key tools for developing and managing budgets
  • Emerging financial issues in Indian Country


  • Host Hotel: Graduate Hotel Tempe
  • Registration Link:
  • Registration includes:
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms
    • No Resort Fees
    • Complimentary shuttle to/from Sky Harbor airport
    • Best of all: The hotel is across the street from our event! There is no need for a car.
    • If you do bring a car, be advised that parking is $7 per night (it's $15 a day on campus)

Continuing Professional Education Information:
You can earn up to 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits through the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).

For questions or more information, contact AIPI at 

Refunds/Cancelation Policy:

 In order to accommodate as many participants as possible, we will accept cancellations on or before May 25, 2018. However, please be advised that no refunds will be issued. Instead, your registration will be rolled over as a credit for up to 12 months or 2 trainings, whichever comes first. If you need assistance, please call (480) 965-1055. 


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