Publications

Publications

As a major publisher, the GFOA maintains an extensive inventory of books, e-books, manuals, guides, CD-ROMs, and DVDs on government finance topics that are availablefor 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  Many outdated GFOA publications that are no longer for sale through GFOA are available for download through the GFOA website.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.  
67 Documents

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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.

Member Price: 
$40.00
Non-Member Price: 
$60.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Year Published: 
2012

Financial policies are used by a governing board and executive management to set the baseline standards for how the organization will be managed financially.

Member Price: 
$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$70.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
1996

An ideal guide for public managers seeking the practical guidance they need to assume a leadership role in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive framework of internal controls.

Member Price: 
$22.00
Non-Member Price: 
$28.00
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
Non-Member Price: 
$25.00
Author: 
James C. Joseph
Year Published: 
1994

This book introduces the essential concepts of tax-exempt debt financing, compares and contrasts options, provides practical advice and highlights potential pitfalls.

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$24.00
Non-Member Price: 
$24.00
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

Member Price: 
$35.00
Non-Member Price: 
$45.00
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: 
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
1996

Taking the reader through the steps required to prepare a capital improvement program and budget, this book covers the preparatory phases of CIP development and extends through identifying capital

Author: 
John Fishbein

In Building a Better Budget Document (second edition), the GFOA has assembled more than 250 exemplary budgetary examples taken directly from budget documents submitted to GFOA’s Distinguished Budge

Member Price: 
$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$70.00
Author: 
Rowan A. Miranda
Ronald D. Picur
Year Published: 
2000

This is the first volume in a series related to the recommended budget practices of the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting (NACSLB).

Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2004

This revision of a GFOA classic is an essential reference for both experienced and new government finance officers who are looking for ways to improve the performance from their bank.

Member Price: 
$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$45.00
Author: 
GFOA Committee on Treasury and Investment Management
Year Published: 
1998

Offers a practical viewpoint on effective treasury management guidelines and how to implement them.

Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
Author: 
Linda Sheimo
Year Published: 
1993

Examines the critical components of various treasury agreements used by states and localities, including banking services, wire transfer, lockbox, and trust and escrow account agreements.

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$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
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: 
M. Corrine Larson
Year Published: 
2006

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

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
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?

Member Price: 
$35.00
Non-Member Price: 
$35.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2013

The GFOA's publication "An Elected Official's Guide: The New Pension Accounting" uses a simple question-and-answer format to explain the "new pension accounting" in a way that is designed to be easily understandable even for those with little, if any, experience or background in accounting and financial reporting for pensions.

Member Price: 
$5.00
Non-Member Price: 
$10.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2013

The GFOA's publication "An Elected Official's Guide: The New Pension Accounting" uses a simple question-and-answer format to explain the "new pension accounting" in a way that is designed to be easily understandable even for those with little, if any, experience or background in accounting and financial reporting for pensions.

Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
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: 
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.

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$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$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

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2015
Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2015

There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance

Member Price: 
$5.00
Non-Member Price: 
$10.00
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: 
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