Essential Policies for Budgeting and Financial Management - February 27, 2013

Group-live course
Prerequisites: None
Course level: Intermediate
CPE credits: 2
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)



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Who Will Benefit

This course is designed for public officials who want to better manage their operations by clearly defining the strategic intent for financial management and defining boundaries for financial decision making by elected and appointed officials.


Having formally adopted financial and budgetary policies is and has been for many years a recognized best practice in the field of government finance. This session is based on GFOA’s upcoming publication Financial Policies: Design and Implementation, second edition, and provides examples of financial policies and strategies for governments looking to develop or improve existing policies that guide decision making, promote best practices, and contribute to a well-managed government. An overview of how to incorporate best practices into your policies and procedures will also be provided.

Seminar Objectives

  • Learn about essential policies that every government should have
  • Identify how to communicate the value of good policies to elected officials and others in the organization
  • Learn strategies for developing sound financial and budget policies
  • Review best practice examples from different types and sizes of governments


Registration Fees
GFOA member:  $85     Nonmember:  $160



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