Treasurer Josh Mandel Hosts CPIM Conference in Columbus
Leverages Technology to Streamline and Simplify Experience
Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office hosted the first Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) conference of 2016 today at Columbus State Community College in Columbus. CPIM provides comprehensive financial training in the areas of finance, investments, cash management and ethics, and allows Ohio’s public funds managers the opportunity to receive continuing education training in order to better safeguard taxpayer dollars.
Public funds managers in Ohio are required by law to receive continuing education credits in the areas of investment and management of public finances. In order to obtain these credits, public funds managers can attend CPIM conferences, CPIM accredited courses sponsored by a professional association, or CPIM online courses.
The Treasurer’s office offers CPIM Conferences throughout the year and has expanded the total online course offerings to six, allowing Ohio’s finance officers the opportunity to receive training at their convenience.
“It is important that Ohio’s local government finance officers have the tools they need to make the best decisions on behalf of their constituents,” said Treasurer Mandel. “I am proud to offer CPIM courses to assist Ohio’s public funds managers in managing and protecting Ohio’s tax dollars as safe and effectively as possible.”
This year, the Treasurer’s office launched MyCPIM, a new online reporting system to help streamline and simplify the CPIM experience for local government finance officers. By leveraging technology, MyCPIM offers a one-stop-shop for all CPIM needs where users can report hours, request certification of a Notice of Exemption, download Certificates of Completion and more.
In addition to today’s conference, the Treasurer’s office presented an interactive demonstration of OhioCheckbook.com to CPIM attendees and provided updates from the Treasurer’s office on this most recent initiative of the Treasurer’s Transparency Project.
For more information on the Ohio Treasurer’s office or CPIM, please visit OhioTreasurer.gov.