The Data-Informed Finance Office

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Session Time: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
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GFOA encourages governments to make greater use of data when making financial decisions, but transitioning to this type of decision-making process can be daunting. What data should you use? Where and how do you get the data? What do you do with the data once you have it? How do you get staff buy-in for the new approach? At this session, hear about the steps different local governments have taken to adopt a more data-driven approach to decision-making. In addition, case studies will highlight how this approach can even work to influence decisions about how to structure services within the finance office.