The MMA and Suffolk University are preparing to hold the fourth Municipal Finance Management Seminar this fall in Southborough, which will be held regardless of whether the class meets in-person or virtually.

The application is available on the MMA website, and the deadline is 5 p.m. on July 31.

The seminar is designed to provide an overview of municipal finance in Massachusetts, including operational aspects of finance structure, and systems and processes in Massachusetts cities and towns. Topics include budgeting, financial reporting, treasury functions, property assessment, and costing out contracts.

The seminar is for municipal officials interested in furthering their careers in municipal finance as well as for employees who are new to municipal finance. Applicants must be employed by a city or town, and must have the approval of their municipal manager, administrator or mayor to apply.

The program will be held on five Fridays beginning in November. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last class including a panel discussion and celebratory lunch. The cost of the seminar is $825.

Completed applications can be sent to seminars@mma.org.

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