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 Many outdated GFOA publications that are no longer for sale through GFOA are available for download through the GFOA website.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.
74 Documents

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Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to The New Pension Accounting

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$41.25
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$60.00
Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Internal Controls (2nd Edi

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$41.25
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$60.00
Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Debt Issuance (2nd Edition

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$75.00
Non-Member Price: 
$112.50
Year Published: 
2016

These popular booklets provide practical and easy-to-understand explanations - in plain language - on a variety of public finance topics.

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$217.50
Non-Member Price: 
$322.50
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2016

We are all familiar with the notion of optical illusions

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$15.00
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$25.00
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Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2016

We are all familiar with the notion of optical illusions, such as a mirage in the desert or the wheels on a speeding car that appear to be turning backward.

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$8.00
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$16.00
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Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Internal Controls (2nd Edi

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$52.50
Non-Member Price: 
$75.00
Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Revenue Forecasting, and 

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$30.00
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$45.00
Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Debt Issuance (2nd Edition

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$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$67.50
Year Published: 
2016

Includes: An Elected Official's Guide to Government Finance (2nd Ed

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$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$67.50
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2015

There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance

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$5.00
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$10.00
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2015
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$15.00
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$20.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2014

The "GAAFR Supplement" updates the "Blue Book" for recent changes resulting from four new GASB pronouncements and the March 20133 release of a significantly revised and expanded version of COSO's "Internal Control-Integrated Framework."

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$30.00
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$45.00
GAAFR Supplement
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2014

GAAFR Supplement (softcover: 94 pages)

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$40.00
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$65.00
GAAFR Supplement
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2014

GAAFR Supplement (e-book format and softcover: 94 pages)

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$60.00
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$95.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2013

The GFOA's publication "An Elected Official's Guide: The New Pension Accounting" uses a simple question-and-answer format to explain the "new pension accounting" in a way that is designed to be easily understandable even for those with little, if any, experience or background in accounting and financial reporting for pensions.

Member Price: 
$5.00
Non-Member Price: 
$10.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2013

The GFOA's publication "An Elected Official's Guide: The New Pension Accounting" uses a simple question-and-answer format to explain the "new pension accounting" in a way that is designed to be easily understandable even for those with little, if any, experience or background in accounting and financial reporting for pensions.

Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
GAAFR
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2012

This set includes the GAAFR hardcover (2012. 1,121 pages), GAAFR Supplement e-book (2014. 76 pages.), and GAAFR Supplement softcover (2014. 94 pages)

Member Price: 
$199.00
Non-Member Price: 
$239.00
GAAFR
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2012

The GAAFR (e-book) incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66.

Member Price: 
$129.00
Non-Member Price: 
$159.00
GAAFR
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2012

This set includes the GAAFR hardcover (2012. 1,121 pp.), GAAFR e-book (2012. 902 pp.), GAAFR Supplement e-book (2014. 76 pp.), and GAAFR Supplement softcover (2014. 94 pages)

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$239.00
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$279.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Year Published: 
2012

Financial policies are used by a governing board and executive management to set the baseline standards for how the organization will be managed financially.

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$45.00
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$70.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Year Published: 
2011

An Elected Official’s Guide to Fiscal First Aid and Financial Recovery aims to help public officials navigate through these challenging economic times.

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$20.00
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$30.00
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National Performance Management Advisory Commission
Year Published: 
2010

The National Performance Management Advisory Commission has released its final report titled: A Performance Management Framework for State and Local Government: From Measurement and Reporting to Ma

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$15.00
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$15.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2009

There is probably no single number in a typical state or local government’s financial statements that attracts more attention and discussion than fund balance.

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$20.00
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$30.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Phil Bertolini
Year Published: 
2009

This book explains how the budget process can be combined with concepts of IT governance to allocate technology dollars to the most promising uses and to create the management systems needed to ach

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$45.00
Non-Member Price: 
$70.00

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