Budget Analyst Training Academy

Training Type: 
Live Training
Course Status: 
Repeat Offering
Date and Time: 
Mar 3 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm  CST
Mar 4 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm  CST
Mar 5 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm  CST
Mar 6 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm  CST
Region: 
Central
Location: 

Chicago Office

203 N. LaSalle St Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
Phone: 
+1 (312) 977-9700
Fax: 
+1 (312) 977-4806
Level: 
Basic
Field of Study: 
Finance
CPE Credits: 
24
Member Price: 
$735.00
Non-Member Price: 
$940.00
Speakers: 
Senior Program Manager
GFOA
Management and Budget Director
Town of Gilbert, AZ
Budget Director
City of Portland, OR
City Manager
City of Elgin, IL
Who Will Benefit: 

This course is designed for new and intermediate analysts or others new to government looking to gain important budgeting skills and improve their understanding of the public-sector budget process and budgeting best practices.

Program Description: 

This intensive three and a half day program is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand, impact, and improve the public-sector budgeting process. Knowledge gained in the academy will improve participants’ analytical, problem-solving, and communication abilities, and help them lead their organizations in making better use of resources.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Understand the public-sector budget process including budget preparation, budget adoption, and budget administration
  • Understand the role of key stakeholders in the budget process
  • Recognize the importance of overall alignment of the budget to focus resources on community needs
  • Develop skills for long-term financial planning
  • Learn how to develop and work with performance measures
  • Become familiar with the link between the budget and basic accounting principles
  • Understand key components of an effective budget process, including public participation, revenue forecasting, , prioritization, performance measures and service levels
  • •Understand how capital planning, position budgeting, and salary forecasting relate to the budget preparation process
  • Hear what technologies are available for budget preparation
  • Learn techniques for effective communication of budget and performance information 
  • Become familiar with tools and techniques used by governments to improve efficiency and effectiveness of services

 

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