What is PITI-VITI?
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), is a program managed by the Graduate School USA and funded by the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. PITI-VITI supports the insular governments of American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. Find out more about the PITI-VITI program on the About PITI-VITI page.
GFOA 2023 Summer Meeting
The 2023 GFOA and IGFOA summer meetings will be held in Portland, Oregon, from May 20-25, 2023. Click for details.
May 20-25, 2023
APIPA Conference 2023
The 34th annual APIPA Conference will be held in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands in August 2023. Additional details coming soon.
IGFOA Winter Meeting
The IGFOA Winter Meeting will be held in Honolulu, Oahu from February 14-16, 2023. Click for details.
Feb 14-16, 2023
PITI-VITI Training & EventsALL EVENTS
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Preparing for the Year-End Close - Government
This 4-day course (3 mornings only and 1 full day – 20 CE) is geared primarily toward accountants for governmental units who already have a basic knowledge of introductory accounting principles. It focuses on preparing for the year-end close in the governmental funds, specifically, the General Fund.
31 - 03, 2023
Leases, Leases and More: The Implementation of GASB Statements 87, 96 and 94
Several new GASB accounting standards have recently became effective that alter the historical landscape of how lease accounting has always been performed (GASBs 87 and 96). In addition, a new GASB accounting standard has also been issued related to the accounting and financial reporting of public-private and public-public partnerships (GASB 94). GASB 87 not only does away with the methodology of previous accounting for leases, but also introduces new concepts for what a lease is, and even more importantly what is not a lease, and also provides new guidance on how to determine the true “term” of a lease for accounting and financial reporting purposes.
20 - 24, 2023
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Holds Successful IGFOA Winter Meeting in Honolulu
Feb 19, 2023Monique
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) held its Winter Meeting in Honolulu from February 14-17, 2023. This was the first time since 2019 that the IGFOA had an opportunity to meet in person, and the theme for this year's conference was "Resetting." The conference was a...More Info
ELDP Participants Learn to Navigate Leadership Roles in the Pacific Islands
Dec 28, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives held the first session of the 2023 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) in Guam from December 6-13, 2022. The ELDP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs in 2008 and...More Info
ASG Performeter FY20
Posted Feb 16, 2023
This is the Performeter calculation for the American Samoa based on Fiscal Year 2020 financials. The Performeter is a analytical tool that converts a government’s financial statements into useful and understandable measures of financial ...More Info
Chuuk Performeter FY20
Posted Feb 16, 2023
This is the Performeter calculation for the Chuuk based on Fiscal Year 2020 financials. The Performeter is a analytical tool that converts a government’s financial statements into useful and understandable measures of financial performa ...More Info