Publications

Publications

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 Many outdated GFOA publications that are no longer for sale through GFOA are available for download through the GFOA website.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

 


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74 Documents

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Author: 
Roland Calia
Year Published: 
2001

All jurisdictions must set priorities during the budgetary process, whether by formal or informal methods.

Member Price: 
$25.00
Non-Member Price: 
$25.00
Author: 
Barry Blom
Salomon A. Guajardo
Year Published: 
2001

This second volume in the GFOA Budgeting Series was written to provide financial analysts and public managers with the tools and techniques they need to improve both the process and the methods for

Member Price: 
$25.00
Non-Member Price: 
$25.00
Author: 
Salomon A. Guajardo
Rowan Miranda
Year Published: 
2000

Revenue forecasting plays an important role in the budgetin

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2000

GASB Statement No. 34 established a whole new framework or "financial reporting model" for state and local governments.

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$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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: 
GFOA for the Public Finance Network
Year Published: 
2000

This primer covers the history and legislation behind tax-exempt financing, and is an ideal introduction to the basics of this financing method.

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$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
1999

This user-friendly guide was written to help elected officials and others understand the basic choices they have in designing retirement benefits for their employees

Member Price: 
$30.00
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$30.00
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.

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$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
Author: 
Girard Miller
M. Corrine Larson
Paul Zorn
Year Published: 
1998

A valuable reference source for new or experienced public investors, the revised edition of the classic GFOA text on investing offers a complete and up-to-date overview of the public-sector investm

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$79.95
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$79.95
Year Published: 
1998

Of all of the functional areas of finance, the one most in

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$5.00
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$10.00
Author: 
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
1997

The booklet provides guidance on how to develop a good RFP process for the selection of financial advisors and senior managing underwriters.

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$20.00
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$20.00
Author: 
Cathie G. Eitelberg
Year Published: 
1997

Provides elected officials and others interested in the operations of public pension plans with an easy-to read primer on these plans, their benefits, investments and overall operations.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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: 
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: 
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
1995

Devising an optimal approach to structuring and sizing a bond issue can enhance an issuer’s ability to maximize the amount of bond proceeds for construction purposes, to meet cash flow requirement

Member Price: 
$14.00
Non-Member Price: 
$14.00
Author: 
M. Corrine Larson
Year Published: 
1994

Written for government investment officers who must have a working knowledge of money market securities, this updated edition provides information on current money market options and practices.

Member Price: 
$22.00
Non-Member Price: 
$22.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
1994

This booklet provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of internal controls and fraud prevention in the public sector.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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: 
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
1994

Bond insurance can provide important benefits to issuers of tax-exempt bonds. For many issuers, the important reason to purchase bond insurance is to obtain lower borrowing costs.

Member Price: 
$9.00
Non-Member Price: 
$9.00
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.

Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
Author: 
Ian J. Allen
Year Published: 
1992

This book provides practical information and examples of successful practices relating to all aspects of collecting revenues, including: organization of the revenue collections office; assessment a

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$24.00
Non-Member Price: 
$24.00
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

Balancing budgets is one of the biggest challenges facing state and local governments today.

Member Price: 
$175.00
Non-Member Price: 
$175.00

GFOA's Treasury and Investment Management Set includes four titles.

Member Price: 
$145.00
Non-Member Price: 
$235.00