Publications

Publications

As a major publisher, the GFOA maintains an extensive inventory of books, e-books, manuals, guides, and CDs on government finance topics that are available for purchase, with member discounts. 

  • Publication Archive. Many outdated GFOA publications that are no longer for sale through GFOA are available for download through the GFOA website. Each publication is provided as a PDF document.

 


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Author: 
Girard Miller
Year Published: 
2008

The Government Finance Officers Association launched its most popular publications series 24 years ago when it issued An Elected Official’s Guide to Government Finance.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2008

Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments should prove an invaluable resource.

Member Price: 
$40.00
Non-Member Price: 
$60.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Monica Han Na
Year Published: 
2008

Create financial sustainability for your community with An Elected Official’s Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government.

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Sofia Anastopoulos
Year Published: 
2008

Government investors depend on broker-dealers for a number of services. How has technology transformed the broker- dealer industry and the services that broker-dealers offer?

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$35.00
Non-Member Price: 
$35.00
Author: 
John Fishbein
Year Published: 
2008

This comprehensive book presents numerous real-life examples from the best school district budgets across the United States and aims to improve the quality of the budget document for school distric

Member Price: 
$70.00
Non-Member Price: 
$70.00
Author: 
John Ruggini
Year Published: 
2007

Shared services can be used as a tool to provide more efficient government services at a time when most government budgets are extended.

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$30.00
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$30.00
Author: 
Sofia Anastopoulos
Year Published: 
2007

GFOA has published a revised second edition of its popular book, An Elected Official’s Guide: Investing, to help public-sector investors keep pace with the many regulatory, technological, and oth

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$30.00
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$30.00
Author: 
Joseph P. Casey
Michael J. Mucha
Year Published: 
2007

Finance officers have an opportunity to contribute valuable insight to all stages of capital plans and help insure capital project investments align with long-term service goals, objectives, and st

Member Price: 
$35.00
Non-Member Price: 
$50.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Year Published: 
2007

Faced with downward pressures on tax revenues, increasing expenditures, shifting demographics, as well as a host of other complex challenges, local governments need a new approach to planning.

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$40.00
Non-Member Price: 
$60.00
Author: 
Sofia Anastopoulos
Year Published: 
2007

This publication aims to help government officials with selecting, monitoring, and evaluating investment advisers.

Member Price: 
$25.00
Non-Member Price: 
$25.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2006

This publication is specifically designed to educate governing body members and other interested parties on the proper design and operation of audit committees in the public sector.

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$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
M. Corrine Larson
Year Published: 
2006

This electronic book is available for purchase by download from GFOA's eStore.

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$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Rowan Miranda
Year Published: 
2005

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the benefits, challenges, and key success factors related to the implementation of a broad range of enterprise technologies in the public-sector.

Member Price: 
$65.00
Non-Member Price: 
$65.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2005

This booklet introduces the fundamentals of tax increment financing (TIF).

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
J.B. Kurish
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
2005

This publication provides readers with an introduction to the principles and practices of issuing debt.

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$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Judd Metzger
Year Published: 
2005

The role of government as a vehicle to promote job creation and stabilize the economy is something citizens have now come to expect.

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$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Year Published: 
2004

This electronic book, compiled by GFOA’s Committee on Treasury and Investment Management, provides a sample manual on investment procedures and internal controls guidelines that can provide a usefu

Author: 
R. Gregory Michel
Year Published: 
2004

This book shows how to use cost analysis for government decisions and analyses such as setting fees and charges, make-versus-buy decisions, changing the level of service, measuring efficiency, and

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$35.00
Non-Member Price: 
$45.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2004

Provides public officials with a sound conceptual foundation for designing an ERI program, using the real-world experiences of governments who have successfully implemented them.

Author: 
Sam Ashbaugh
Year Published: 
2003

Understand the fundamentals and challenges involved in negotiating and costing public-sector labor contracts with this guide.

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$30.00
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$30.00
Author: 
R. Gregory Michel
Year Published: 
2002

This practical guide examines the responsibilities, design, and staffing of the budget function in state and local government.

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$25.00
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$25.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2002

This book provides trustees and administrators with a conceptual framework for understanding and implementing an effective pension investment program.

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$40.00
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$40.00
Author: 
R. Gregory Michel
Year Published: 
2001

This practical guide presents 12 key budget analysis tools and explains in clear language how to use them.

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$20.00
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$25.00
Author: 
Roland Calia
Year Published: 
2001

All jurisdictions must set priorities during the budgetary process, whether by formal or informal methods.

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$25.00
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$25.00
Author: 
Robert Dean Pope
Year Published: 
2001

State and local governments need permanent access to the debt markets to fund the public projects their citizens require.

Member Price: 
$40.00
Non-Member Price: 
$40.00