Course

Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management and Accounting

  • Date: 02/16/2023
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 1:00 PM Central Time
  • Hosted By: Midwest Association of Public Procurement Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
    Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M. Experience: Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments. Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University. In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009. In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is the responsible and conforming use of funds. Practitioners must understand the regulations surrounding specific purchases, and plan future purchases based on fund availability.  

NIGP’s Economics, Budget, Financial Management, and Accounting is course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Properly classify an expenditure.
  • Identify non-compliant purchases.
  • Determine if funds are available.
  • Identify what provisions/limitations should be included in the solicitation.
  • Work with departments to shift funds when needed.
  • Project when funding will be available to manage the purchase.
  • Plan capital purchases.
  • Make appropriate decisions regarding the encumbrance of funds.
  • Identify total cost of ownership.
Pricing:
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Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management & Accounting (Member: Standard)$165.00 02/12/2023
Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management & Accounting (Non-Member: Standard)$265.00 02/12/2023
Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management & Accounting (Member: Standard) $165.00
Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management & Accounting (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until Feb 12, 2023)
Spots available: 20

Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Schedule a procurement based on funding attributes.
  • Oversee and direct all spend-related activities to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness by engaging in the continuous process of controlling and analyzing entity spend.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 82% or higher.
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual Course 

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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Herndon, VA 20171

Local Contact

Name:Rania Serences
Phone:630-368-5164
Fax:630-365-5165
Email:rserences@oak-brook.org

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Competency Module: Economics, Budget, Financial Management and Accounting

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