Letting the Whole World Know: Preparing Effective Popular Annual Financial Reports

CPE Credits: 
Session Time: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Finance Director
Utah Retirement Systems (URS)
Finance Director
City of Westlake, OH
Senior Advisor
Workiva Inc.
Field of Study: 
Accounting – Governmental

Many people can be easily overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data presented in a typical local government’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). A Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) can help such individuals overcome this barrier by presenting selected information from the CAFR in a more readily accessible form. Each year, GFOA’s PAFR Program collects hundreds of examples of successful PAFRs. This session will focus on practical lessons that these examples offer for those who wish to prepare a popular report for the first time, or who desire to improve an existing popular report.