GFOA’s 108th Annual Conference

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  • For this year’s session details, go to GFOA's annual conference page

  • Apply for GFOA’s first-time annual conference attendee scholarships

New Program for Modified Cash Basis Reports

  • Learn more about the Certificate of Conformance Program for Small Government Annual Financial Reports
  • Submit an application and be one of the first winners of the new award!
  • Contact us for materials on the new program to distribute at your next local conference

Check Out the GFOA’s Model for Self-Assessment of the Finance Function

How effective is your jurisdiction's financial management? The CIPFA GFOA FM Model can help you find out. This powerful tool, created by the GFOA's U.K. counterpart, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, and customized for U.S. and Canadian governments by the GFOA, will help your organization achieve high performance in financial management.


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Redmond, Washington, Assesses Its Financial Management Capabilities


GFOA White Paper Defines Zero-Base Budgeting in Current Practice

Zero-base budgeting (ZBB) is a budgeting process that asks managers to build a budget from the ground up, starting from zero. However, ZBB has been the subject of some controversy over the years, owing primarily to questions about the value ZBB analysis provides, in light of the costs incurred to putting ZBB into practice.

The goal of this paper is to define what ZBB means in current practice, describe the uses of ZBB, help public officials have a conversation in their organizations about the value of ZBB, and explore the important alternatives to ZBB.

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GFOA White Paper Gives Tips for Containing Health Care Costs

The cost of employee health-care benefits has increased rapidly over recent years, contributing to the budgetary stress that governments are already facing as a result of declining or stagnant revenues and escalating costs in other areas.

GFOA Provides Online Resource for Jurisdictions Recovering from Financial Distress

The GFOA’s recently released online resource was designed to help public officials cope with budgetary difficulties and ultimately improve the financial health of their governments.
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