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 Many outdated GFOA publications that are no longer for sale through GFOA are available for download through the GFOA website.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

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
Author: 
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

Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$15.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2004

Provides public officials with a sound conceptual foundation for designing an ERI program, using the real-world experiences of governments who have successfully implemented them.

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: 
2008

Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments should prove an invaluable resource.

Member Price: 
$40.00
Non-Member Price: 
$60.00
Year Published: 
2008

Targeting elected officials and public administrators, the GFOA’s addition to its Elected Official’s series, Competitive Options: From Managed Competition to Privatization, details the managerial p

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$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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.

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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: 
Sam Ashbaugh
Year Published: 
2003

Understand the fundamentals and challenges involved in negotiating and costing public-sector labor contracts with this guide.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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.

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$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Salomon A. Guajardo
Rowan Miranda
Year Published: 
2000

Revenue forecasting plays an important role in the budgetin

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$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Brennan Schwarz
Year Published: 
2001

What new risks does the public sector face? What are some differences between regular insurance, self insurance, and risk pools?

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$30.00
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.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Stephen J. Gauthier
Year Published: 
2006

This publication is specifically designed to educate governing body members and other interested parties on the proper design and operation of audit committees in the public sector.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
J.B. Kurish
Patricia Tigue
Year Published: 
2005

This publication provides readers with an introduction to the principles and practices of issuing debt.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Judd Metzger
Year Published: 
2005

The role of government as a vehicle to promote job creation and stabilize the economy is something citizens have now come to expect.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Girard Miller
Year Published: 
2008

The Government Finance Officers Association launched its most popular publications series 24 years ago when it issued An Elected Official’s Guide to Government Finance.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
John Ruggini
Year Published: 
2007

Shared services can be used as a tool to provide more efficient government services at a time when most government budgets are extended.

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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

Member Price: 
$5.00
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$10.00
Author: 
Stephen Gauthier
Year Published: 
2015
Member Price: 
$15.00
Non-Member Price: 
$20.00
Author: 
Sofia Anastopoulos
Year Published: 
2007

GFOA has published a revised second edition of its popular book, An Elected Official’s Guide: Investing, to help public-sector investors keep pace with the many regulatory, technological, and oth

Member Price: 
$30.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Shayne Kavanagh
Monica Han Na
Year Published: 
2008

Create financial sustainability for your community with An Elected Official’s Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government.

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
Author: 
Nicholas Greifer
Year Published: 
2005

This booklet introduces the fundamentals of tax increment financing (TIF).

Member Price: 
$20.00
Non-Member Price: 
$30.00
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

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